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T440s speaker noise

Q: T440s speaker noise

Hello! I have following issue with my new T440s' speakers:a) having generic audio driver, there is silent noise everytime some sound is played approx. for 5 secondsb) having most recent Realtek there is permanent the same noise unless it is muted using Fn+F1. Only "software mute" doesn't work. I have Windows 8.1 x64.I tried some googled tips with disabling the microphone but none of them has worked. This is very annoying, since there is SSD and ULV this is the only noise this laptop produce. Thank you! Drozi

Preferred Solution: T440s speaker noise

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: T440s speaker noise

I have exactly same problem. However, I don't think that this is driver problem since this buzzing is heard even when laptop is in bios. From what I can tell, sound(buzzing) is comming directly from speakers.(both of them) And you are right, it is extremly annoying and it is killing this otherwise very quiet laptop.

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Hi, I am using T440s from last two years. From last couple of days my T440s fan making loud noise and I am not sure what was the problem. I need the solution or any technical support for this problem and laptop is out of warrenty. Please suggest.

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Hi there. Could anyone help me with a silly question? I'm setting up my computer because my old one died the final death. I find now that when i scroll my mouse, it makes nasty noises over my speakers. Annoying!! Why the heck is this happening and what can I do about it?
Thank you for your help!

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When the volume control on my speakers is at half to full volume but not playing, there is a steady ticking from the speakers and background buzz.

Sometimes they make a single click when I click my mouse button.

I have a Creative SB Live! series card and CM18738/C3DX PCI
if this helps.

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My speakers make a loud vibrating noise (like a morse code from the subwoofer) after being on for awhile. Doesn't matter if I am playing music or just leaving them on. I have Conexant HD audio 5.1 speakers (media center) with subwoofer.
My PC is Dell Inspirion 620
Intel i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10ghz
RAM 6.00 gb
64 bit Operating System
Windows 7 Professional
I checked drivers and it says everying is up to date.
I am not a geek, so please help in plain language.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6056 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 935589 MB, Free - 832431 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0GDG8Y
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 5.2, Updated and Enabled

A:Speaker noise

Connect them to a different source (ie: NOT the PC) and test.

I'd suspect interference or the speakers are faulty.

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I've had my system sitting in it's present location for about two months (see specs below). The speakers are connected via a very minimalist IOGEAR KVM (it's 95% just the wires, with a small button for swapping systems). I have a set of old Creature II speakers. Recently, I've noticed some speaker noise - a high-pitched noise. Not quite a hum, just, well, electrical <g>. I've not too much choice in how the wires are run, but for most of their run they are more than 6" from any power cable they may run parallel with. Where they plug into the subwoofer, they are perpendicular from the nearby power cable.

Before I buy new speakers, I want to eliminate interference as a reason for the noise. What's the distance to keep speaker wires from power lines? Is there anything else I can do besides trying to keep this distance, and having the two cross perpendicular whenever possible?

Are there any other reasons besides interference or old speakers for the noise? As I mentioned, it just started a few days ago. It can still be heard when the speakers are muted. It does not go up and down in volume when volume is adjusted.


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I'm an IT in the Treasure Coast, FL area and a client of mine purchased an HP 22-b016 All-in-One on February 17 of this year from Staples. I got it set up for her and everything was great until a couple of days ago when she called to tell me that whenever she's using Skype, the sounds and voice of whoever she's talking with crackles and distorts. This problem only began to manifest itself a couple of days ago.Calling myself from her computer, sure enough the audio sounds robotic. I have tried:1. Turning off "Automatically adjust speakers/microphone" options in Skype.2. "Disable all sound effects" for both the speakers and microphone.3. Turned "Microphone Boost" all the way down.4. Reset her modem. She gets about 30 mps so I know it's not related to poor bandwidth.5. Updated the speaker and microphone driver to the most recent version.6. Installed the newest version of Skype on her computer. The first three corrected the problem for about ten seconds before the sound became distorted again. Oddly, the Windows voice recorder picked up my voice and played it back crystal clear; video and music online and local are equally fine. It's ONLY with Skype calls. Even the Echo service is affected. A spare (and much older) laptop she has, with the same aforementioned settings and versions of everything has no problem. I have never seen this problem before and she is adamant about getting it fixed. The two-week return period at Staples has expired and I'm not sure what else to t... Read more

A:Speaker noise during Skype

@Valce, welcome to the forum. You have done a very thorough job of diagnosis.  Have you tried using the "Troubleshooting" app / Hardware and Sound" in the Control Panel to see if it finds a problem?  Also, are there any electronic devices near the computer that could be causing interference?  Otherwise, it may be a hardware failure. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I am using Windows XP Home edition OS with DSL. Every so often I hear a noise which appears to be emanating from my speakers. This noise only lasts for about 5 seconds and sounds like "tat-tat-tat-tat...". I have noticed that I also occasionaly hear this noise on my FM car radio (not near my home) as well as my Walkman. I am wondering if this noise can be emanating from a wireless internet system nearby, either at home or in the case of the car radio from a connection at the radio station or near their transmitter?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Computer speaker noise

I wonder if anyone near by has a high powered HAM radio or a CB radio and is causing the interference.

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Almost everytime I click on something with the mouse, I get a quick static or "shorting" sound from my speakers. I noticed this occasionally for a month or two. I went on a trip, unplugged my computer while I was gone. When I returned, I found it is making the "shorting out" sound almost everytime I click on something. What could be causing this and how do I remedy it.
System info:
Pentium 90 computer
Koss Hard Drivers speaker system
Windows 95

A:{SOLVED} speaker noise

Is the sound a quick "tick" followed shortly by another "tick" something like a static discharg or a long buzz like sound? If it is the tick, try this. Go to Control Panel>Sounds and see if the drop down box in the middle of the window has a sound scheme enabled. If it does, select none and check to see if the sound goes away. If you happen to like MS sounds you can always select the sounds again if it does not stop the tick. It is probably a sound for letting you know that a program is launched or stopped. If the sound is not the tick, try moving the cable from things like speakers, modem, mouse and keyboard around so that they are not crossing any power lines.

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I recently brought a new motherboard (Asus P5K-SE) which has an onboard sound
I've been having a problem with a humming noise in my speakers that won't go away
I turn my computer on and when it gets half way through the windows screen at boot up it starts humming..
It has done this nearly every time I've started the computer up bar once, when it worked perfectly fine.
I read it could be a mother board problem, so I rang the place I brought it from and they told me to bring it in and they'd test the board, after treating me like an absolute idiot they told me there was nothing wrong with the board.

I've tried updating the drivers, totally uninstall all sound drives, doesn't seem to go away.
I also tried using head phones, and the noise still comes through them.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as this is really annoying me.

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I had a desktop computer and I recently noticed that whenever I play a CD or DVD in my d: drive, my speaker sound would make a noise so I can't hardly hear the sound coming out from the speaker. Anyone know what might have caused this issue?

A:DVD ROM creates noise in the speaker


Usually there is a cable that links the cd unit to the soundcard (or if its an onboard soundcard to the motherboard) open the case and locate the cable and check it is in good condition.


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From when I first turn on my machine, I hear:
b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b from my speakers, along with other feedback. This happened awhile ago, when I first bought my computer. Muting from within Windows doesn't work, and sometimes, the sound from windows stops, to I turn the dial to >OFF, and back to >ON.

At first it was a faint noise when I moved the mouse. AND, this doesn't happen with headphones, or when the speakers are plugged into something besides the computer (like my iPod).

It is really getting on my nerves, please help :/

A:Acer speaker b-b-b-b-b noise


Sorry for the late reply.

In this regard, I suspect that the grounding connection for the plug to which you have connected your PC is improper.

► If your power Cord is 2 Pin, then connect it to a 2 pin Plug.
► If your power Cord is 3 pin, then connect it to a 3 pin plug.

This could be the reason for such noises at times. For the above reasons, some of the capacitors on the main board might have gone bad. So, you try to sort out the same.

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About two days ago I started getting popping and crackling noises from my laptop speakers while playing any kind of in-browser video. It's not a hardware thing, because anything run outside the browser (CDs, iTunes, VLC, DVDs, etc.) sounds just fine. Tested in both Firefox and Safari, both have the popping/crackling problem, so it's not something with one browser.

I have tech support for this computer (Dell business model, Latitude E6500 w/XP), they tried updating sound card drivers, updating BIOS and uninstalling and reinstalling sound card. The last thing actually fixed it, until I started up my PC tonight, now the problem is back again. Anyone have suggestions for me? I really, really don't want to do a restore, because I've just spent the last four hours installing a game that I would then lose. If that's the only option, though...

Don't seem to have any issues with connectivity, or lag that I can detect.

A:Speaker noise only in browser

Uninstall and Reinstall Adobe Flash Player, in-browser video's use Adobe Flash player and since it is browser only related this may indicate there's an issue with Flash/the codecs for flash.. Just do a reinstall, post back with if it worked.

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I've got this strange issue with my XPS 9360 that seems to have started after having the motherboard replaced a few days ago, although it could have been happening before this, I'm not 100% sure. 
The right speaker is making a pop noise before and after any audio that is played. It's as if the audio driver is switching on to play the sound, then switching off immediately after the sound has finished. This behaviour also occurs in situations where there is no sound being played, such as loading webpages. In these cases the speaker pops twice/three times in succession. It's not a loud noise, but is annoying and noticeable in a quiet environment. In between the popping, sound plays fine and I haven't noticed any other noises during playback. It doesn't occur when using headphones.
I'm using the latest drivers from Dell support and the latest 1.2.3 BIOS.
System specs:
XPS 13 9360 | i7 7500u | 16gb | 512gb - Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Speaker pop noise - XPS 13 9360

Thank you for writing to us!
Can you please check if you are able to hear the pop sound when windows starts up and also we would suggest you to check if the same thing happens wit external speakers or headphone, kindly run the diagnostics test to check if its a hardware failure.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.

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I have a new compaq presario 1200 which came with McAfee Virus Scan preinstalled. When I tried to update, I was unable, so I called McAfee. They told me it was because I had version 4.0 and needed 5 or higher. I went to their web site and downloaded according to the instructions they had e-mailed me. Within a day many things went haywire with my machine. I called Compaq and we ended up restoring to a time frame before I uninstalled 4.0 and installed the new version of McAfee. Everything went back to normal except for the static coming out of my speakers. I can get no satisfaction from Compaq as they contend it is a McAfee problem, and dealing with McAfee is an exercise in total frustration. Can anyone out there help me?

A:McAfee Install Seems to Cause Speaker Noise

If I'm not mistaken (hmmmm), I believe Compaq has had an issue with speaker noise for quite some time, check on their site, I think it is a bios issue.

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My computer speakers have a reoccurring speaker booming noise. It is very low in freq. and, when it is a problem, happens every few minutes (one boom - not very loud).

There are days that go by when it doesn't happen at all. It doesn't seem to matter what programs are running - as long as the speaker volume is on.

I thought it could be a pulse running through the electrical system? Any ideas how I can diagnose this?

Could it be an ASUS P3C-2000/Intel 820 problem?

I have a SBLiveValue board and Klipsch ProMedia Speakers - which are otherwise performing wonderfully.

Thanx for any help offered,



A:Reoccuring speaker noise (bass pop)

Hope this helps... try the following:

1. Expirament with various lights, small appliances, telephones, etc., in the home and close to the machine. See if switching them on/off causes the noise.

2. Make sure your computer has an outlet dedicated soley to the computer. No heaters, fans, etc., should be plugged into the same plug.

3. The computer should have a surge-protected power strip (preferably one that can support your phone line as well).

4. Make sure all the connecting speaker system's wires are tight, including the power plug.

5. If it persists, I suggest you get a different set of speakers (just borrow a set from a friend) and see if it still does it. If so, check inside your machine that your audio card is not loosely installed.

6. If all else looks good, it could be a factory defect. In which case, is this a new problem that just started happening out of the blue, or one that you've had every since you installed the speakers? Is this a new computer an old computer? Did you build it from scratch with new parts or old parts from a previous computer?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 14.  Lately whenever I open a browser IE or Chrome...and have something that requires audio, such as youtube for example or a video on FB etc...and I click play the left speaker on the laptop starts to emit a static white noise of sound.  This occurs only on the left speaker and occurs even if I mute the volume.  
Any suggestions on what may be causing this and how I can fix?

Thanks in advance....

A:White Noise coming from speaker

Hello. If you plug in headphones, do you hear the noise in the left earpiece too? Do you get the noise if you play some audio from your hard drive, or only with internet audio?
You could try updating/down-dating your audio driver and/or BIOS. If you need links please supply the full model name of the laptop and its operating system.
If you don't hear the noise in headphones then probably a bad speaker.

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I recently bought at logitech s-150 usb speakers. When I tried on my Compaq Presario CQ40-310AU laptop, I hear static noise after a few hours when listening to music or when a windows sound is played.

I tried the speakers to another laptop (ASUS X80Le) and to my Desktop Computer, the speakers worked properly without static noise.

I'm beginning to wonder if there's a hardware conflict between the usb speaker and the Compaq laptop.

I hope you could give me some opinions or suggestions on what to do.

A:Logitech S-150 usb Speaker static noise

Hi AMDTurion,

It doesn't sound like a problem with your speakers, if they're working on other hardware. It sounds like a USB port issue (let's hope it's not the mobo). Have you tried the speakers on multiple USB ports on your Presario?


Windows Outreach Team

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I recently formated my pc, something came up that had never happened before... I get this very low buzzing and whenever I move the cursor over icons, scroll, move a window or a webpage is loading the buzz becomes more noticeable.

I have an LCD 19" monitor, Logitech Z640 Speakers, Audigy2 ZS audio card and Logitech Cordless Duo mouse and keyboard... don't know where the problem lays but it's beggining to anoy me, I've tried reinstalling sound drivers, turning off monitor, moving away speakers and nothing seems to work. PC is also plugged to a grounded outlet. Weird thing is it did not happened with my previous windows installation.

Hope someone can help me on this matter, thx in advance!

A:Speaker noise with cursor movement

This happens to me as well. I don't think it happens all the time but I have the exact same problem. Never figured out what was causing it.

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I hope this is the right section to post this in!

I have a Toshiba laptop and the speakers on it aren't so great, so I plug in my Harman Kardon speakers that I got with another computer. The only place I can plug-in my speakers are in the headphones jack. Whenever my speakers are plugged in, I heard this extremely annoying loud noise that is kindof similar to the old AOL Dial-up sound. This sound never goes away, and I have to turn up the sound on my music to not hear it anymore.

Weirdly, when I unplug my laptop from the power the sound stops. What the heck?

Anyway, what could this noise be? Is it sounds my computer is making, my wireless internet, some type of silver plug-in thingy? (both my speaker plug-in and power plug-in for my laptop have silver ends to plug in, if that means anything)

How can I get rid of this noise? It's really really annoying.


A:Speaker buzz noise from laptop

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The static noise started happening as soon as I got the laptop last year. It would start and stop for no apparent reason but now it is constant. I have tried updating but everything is up to date, troubleshooting, disabling microphone, uninstalling realtek and reinstalling, and so far, nothing has worked. Is there a solution to my problem?

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I have strange clicking or cracking sound intermittently. It look like a static interference noise (but it is not a static interference) This is worst when I'm listening to a video on Youtube.
Clicking or static could be hear, even when the video as stopped. Look like the system can't keep up

I played with the sound mixer. I got many applications running at the same time that sent me sound indicators

The clicking sound is lowered when I lowered the sound on the : "Sound System", leaving the others on the max level. When clicking or static do occurs, I could clearly see on the System Sound level bar, the increase or the movement that occured in the "System Sound" application

This is clearly an electronic or drivers problem, not a speaker or physical one

Hope I'm clear enough on my approximative English

Any help appreciated

A:Strange clicking noise coming out of speaker

Cracking sounds you described could be generated by signal interference, oscillating electronic circuit, or even any loose end of connectors/plugs.
Since you're sure it isn't about your sound system, I try to help you making some guess.
Make sure there is no inducting device too near to your machine (fan, motorized device)
Observe your sound input cable and both side connectors/plug, are they all intact, and well fitted.
If you plugged it in on front audio panel, unplug it, and try to plug it in on rear audio panel
No more guess can be made here, but hope it could give you something.


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Windows 7 Ultimate
MSI 760GM-P34 FX motherboard
Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
I have the newests drivers from MSI installed. When the computer goes into sleep mode, there is low volume hissing and popping noise from the speakers constantly.

Any suggestions on fixing this greatly appreciated...

A:Constant speaker noise in sleep mode

If that noise is never happening any other time, very strange!

Checked all the connections and cleaned your case lately?

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Hello.I have the Ideapad 700 and I'm having a strange noise coming from the right speaker. It's  like whispering, like when you're searching for radio stations. Not sure if I described it well. It only happens from time to time. I'm using Windows 10 64bit. I wonder why's that happening and if anybody else is having the same problem? Thanks.

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himy laptop is IdeaPad 520 15IKB 81bf (8550U/16GB/MX150 4GB/2TB)When in AC mode and battery is FULL and playing movie/music, speaker have noise, and when i moving mouse or touchpad in playing movie/music, this nosie is increasei use the original charger, in box of laptop.. Thanks

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I bought my Yoga 700 about a year and a half ago and up until about a month ago it has been working without a hitch. It randomly started making a very high pitched noise that I thought, at first, only occured when I plugged in my headphones because it was extremely loud when I wore them. However, I soon realised it was also coming from the built-in speakers in my laptop but at just a quieter level. It does not happen when I have my volume on mute but any louder than that and it turns on. It is particularly loud when any audio is playing (eg. youtube and spotify). Does anyone have any solutions? I've tried reinstalling my realtek audio drivers, changing my microphone and speaker settings, etc but nothing seems to be working. I would be so greatful if anyone had any suggestions because I'm someone who adores listening to music and watching videos and it makes me very upset when I cant do that. Thank you

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Asus AV8 Mobo (K8T800Pro + VT8237)
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Audigy 2 ZS (only using drivers that came with Audigy 2 CD)
ATI Radeon 850XT Platinum (Latest Catalyst Drivers)
2 gig Mushkin RAM
Windows XP SP2

Ever since I built this machine I've had a wierd problem with the sound. Assuming the machine is off; I turn it on; it boots up. I then go to play almost any 3D application (X3: Reunion for example) and when the game loads up the sound is all distorted and popping. Its not a speaker problem because it does this when I plug in headphones directly to the computer. I don't detect a drop in frame rates, just the badly distorted sound.

The only way I found to remedy this issue was manually reinstall the sound driver (device manager -> sound and video -> Audigy 2 (WDM) -> manually select driver and reinstall). Whenver I shut down and boot back up the problem is gone. However, the distorted sound will return once I shut down my computer and start it back up again.

I've tried ALL the drivers for the Audigy 2 and none of the drivers fixes the popping problem. I don't have the soundcard in the slot directly adjacent to the video card but I belive its in the slot down from that.

Should I try moving the video card to a different slot? Does this sound like some sort of IRQ or resource assignment problem on startup?

Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated!



A:Audigy 2 Popping noise - Not a Speaker Problem

Someone else I talked to said that it might be a PCI latency issue. When I checked my PCI latency settings in the BIOS they were all 64. I bumped it up to 32 (highest it would go and that setting was for all PCI devices) and rebooted....no change; still had the speaker popping.

I then downloaded a PCI latency utility; PCI Latency tool 2.0. I bumped the latency setting on the Audigy 2 to 000 and I bumped a few other; non-essential PCI devices down to 64 (or lower). I rebooted and I was still having the same problem.

Any Ideas?

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Ive checked the ram and did 2 passes with 0 errors. It affects me both in normal windows and in safe mode.

My minidump files: Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!

Ive been reading through posts for hours from various websites, im just so exhausted from this problem. Can you guys please help me? It also seems that many threads never get a solution, this is in general, havent seen to much on this site.

Can somebody analyze my bsod's?

A:BSOD's, Freezes, Screeching Speaker Noise, etc, etc


Start by installing updated nVidia display drivers from here: NVIDIA DRIVERS 266.58 WHQL
nvlddmkm.sys Wed Mar 10 14:01:49 2010 (4B97EC9D)
Also, run Prime95; all 3 tests would be a good idea (Small and Large FFTs, Blend).


If the BSODs persist, run driver verifier: Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

After verifier has caused a BSOD, upload a full system report: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Finally, what USB devices are attached?

...Summary of the dumps:


Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Sun Jan 16 22:36:56.633 2011 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:55.599
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!NtTraceControl+117 )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x50_nt!NtTraceControl+117
SystemProductName = System Product Name
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Sun Jan 16 22:26:12.406 2011 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:30.733
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!CcInitializeVolumeCacheMap+72 )
PROCESS_NAME: csrss.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xA_nt!CcInitializeVolumeCacheMap+72
SystemProductName = System Product Name
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Zip folder from the diagnostics tool should be attached.

I've noticed the past week or so that after about 4 or less (Source games seem to make it crash quicker) hours of gaming, that my pc just freezes on one frame and makes a loud buzzing noise, a friend has suggested re-applying thermal paste on my cpu, but i figured i'd go here first for your guys verdict. Thanks.

A:PC freezing and making buzzing noise in speaker.

Hi WhatTheFlup. All your dumps are of year 2012.

Configure dumps

First, we want to make sure the computer is saving your dump files. Go to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings -> Startup and Recovery [Settings] Make sure that "Write Debugging Information" is set to Small Memory Dump (256kb) if it is not already.

Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

Next, make sure that the folder C:\Windows\Minidump exists. If not, create it (allow permission if asked). Make sure any dumps you want to analyze, whether yours or others', are in this folder. You can ZIP/RAR the files and send them to someone else to analyze as well.

Recommendations based on the other files uploaded -

Daemon Tools/Alcohol %Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Lite
Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although we have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions). Please uninstall the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): DuplexSecure - FAQ

As an alternative, many people recommend the use of Total Mounter or Magic ISO

Start up

Keep less stuff at the start-up. Only anti-virus, this helps avoid driver conflicts and improves time to log in to windows.
Troubleshoot a Problem by Performing a Clean Startup in Windows 7 or Vista
How... Read more

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I am getting a static crackling noise out of the right bottom speakers (the speaker set that is the bottom side of the front laptop). The noise is constant and throughout regardless of what I am doing on the computer. I have researched and no solutions have helped. I have uninstalled the Realtek audio driver and reinstalled the newer version and I have adjusted the sound control panels to all highest quality. I am still recieving the static noise.Any advice would be helpful.This is a refurbished unit and only 5 months old.Thanks

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For the past year or so, my PC has started making this buzzing noise when my CPU utilization/load goes up to the high 70s-90's. At first I thought this was GPU coil whine, but when compared to all the coil whine videos I found, the sound was very different. Today, (after installing a new PSU because I thought this might be the issue) I figured out it was the MOBO speaker making the noise.

Why would a mobo speaker/beeper make a noise at high CPU load? Please help! I am using my rig VERY carefully right now for fear of it BLOWING UP! (I jest, but seriously im concerned).

i've uploaded my system info to this post and I have a recording of the noise posted to youtube on an unlisted video.


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I'm running on Windows Professional XP SP2. Just yesterday I upgraded my computer with a new motherboard (Asrock G41M-S) and Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo E8400), as well as 2GBs of RAM. For a day or so my computer worked splendidly, but since last night I've had two instances of a very uncomfortable problem.

My computer will freeze and the speakers will start making a loud, loud noise, scratchy and piercing, which continues until I turn it off, and I *must* turn it off: The computer won't respond to any key, and will not reset unless I press the power button. After restarting the computer will function close to normally, except going to My PC leaves me with a flashlight for a few minutes until finally my drives come up (when they do, they function normally). The control panel and system restore act equally slow after the crash.

The last time it crashed I was working on Adobe Illustrator, transforming a vector. Earlier it was during a very specific scene playing a game (a PCS2X emulated Persona 4, to be precise.) Both of these programs functioned before the update.

Could anyone please help me? I will supply any additional information that is required.

A:Windows crashes + loud speaker noise

When you upgraded your system did you install the system drivers for the new equipment as well?
Generally you will need to do a repair install of XP and or install the new drivers.

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hi ,
Im hearing a severe cranckling noise from my right speaker of dell 15r 5520 laptop wats the issue? 

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I have a white HP Roar wireless speaker. It is fully charged.When I turn it on I get a continuos beep loud noise and I am not able to stop so I can use it as a bluetooth device to play music.How can I fix this? It has been working fine the first two months.Thanks!

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Sorry for disturbing but my laptop has come up with another problem.
The left speaker gives off a screeching noise very often while playing sound, be it games or movies.
Most probably a hardware problem, but not exactly sure.

A:Screeching noise from left JBL speaker in Lenovo Y560


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I have a computer with external active speakers connected to the 3.5mm phone plug. I'm using win 7 32-bit and when I start my computer the speaker starts to make strange sounds, almost sounds like an old modem. I have disabled the start-up sound since I don't want that, the noise is there until I do anything with the sound driver, or so it seams. If I for example I play a sound or even mute/enable the cd volume the sound stops and don't come back until the next time the computer is started. I have had the computer on for a long time without doing anything and the sound don't stop until I do something with any sound or sound setting.

Additional things I have tried so far to fix the problem but not succeeded:
1. I have been into BIOS and the sound does not start in BIOS, it is when windows is starting the sound starts.
2. Re-installed driver
3. Tried to set the register DrvAzComIdlePowerState and a few more to 00 00 00 00.

A:When starting win 7 the speaker makes noise until audio driver is used

What kind of PC do you have? A Laptop or Desktop? If its a Desktop you should be connecting to the GREEN speaker jack.

Do you have the correct sound driver? In most cases the PC Vendor (or motherboard in the case of a home built) sound drivers are the preferred. Non-Vendor drivers, in many cases, either do not work or do not work correctly.

If you have the correct sound driver, go to the Device Manager and RIGHT click on the entry for your sound to highlight it and then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NOT check the box to also uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and after Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. This will put the sound initialization in a different place in the sequence and may even put it on a different shared IRQ (Interrupt) and maybe fix it.

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I received my new P72 and I noticed a high pitch noise from my speakers when I listen to something quiet. Then I plugged in some headphones and noticed, that even then a high pitch noise comes out of my speakers. It stops whenever the sound stops.It seems like the inbuilt speakers are not completely decoupled and generate noise even when headphones are jacked.The problems does not appear, when I use HMDI sound output.Any solution on this? Is it a common problem?

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Hey everyone, thanks for reading.

After switching to a new power supply, the motherboard no longer POSTs and when turned on the internal speaker makes a continous 'clicking' sound, not a beep. its a very very short quiet click.

I was switching a power supply on a friends computer as he was upgrading his graphics card, and so also updated his power supply.

His system was a pentium 4. and the motherboard is a Gigabyte GA 8I915P-G.
The new power supply is 480w.

I did nothing but switch the power supplies. The only thing I suspect that caused this is the original power supply only had a 20pin ATX power connector onto the motherboard. Whereas the new PSU had 20pin + 4pin 12v ATX. Without thinking, I put in the 20pin and also the 4pin.

After I switched it on and it didnt post. I looked at the voltages of the new power supply, and the sticker I took of the 4pin female slot on the motherboard. The sticker said 2.2v 4pin, And the PSU said 12v 4pin. So i'm suspecting I may have fried it.

Does this make sense? Have I fried my friends mobo?

Thanks for your time, I hope you can help.

A:Computer not POSTing. Internal speaker makes 'clicking' noise

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All of a sudden, my asus transformer's left speaker started to make an ugly buzzy and lound noise with any sound that is played. It might be relative that I got another weird error when both of my speakers and headphone jack did not produce any sounds. When I tried to test the sound, windows gave me "failed to play test tone".

It worthy of note that I clicked the compress drive option on my C drive a few days ago to save space, so it also might be related, or is it a hardware failure problem?

Thanks in advance.

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Hello I have a Dell A525 Computer Speaker System, I have had it for a good few years now. Recently when I turn on the speakers it emits a really loud 'boom' noise and then emits a background noise while its on. Over the years the 'boom' noise made when turning the speaker on has gotten louder, and the background noise it now emits used to only be on for about 2 or 3 seconds after the speakers are turned on. How do I decrease or eliminate the background noise?
-Gordan Freeman

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Since few month, I got strange sound coming out of the speaker. Since I don't listen too much music, I did not look to resolve the problem

The noise is always present, but I could hear glitching when i play with my mouse wheel.
When mouse is dragged travel trough some pages, I could hear clicking sound in the back.

I did try to turn off every device that interface with the sound, no luck.

My PC board is an old Asus P5B with the sound controller

Any idea where I could start to the noise?


A:Strange noise , glitch, crack coming out of speaker / headphone


Good day.

Have you try to contact the re-seller of the headphone? I think there is no conflict with the PC board and headphone.

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Hi, I have a problem with my laptop. It was in service at the end of August with the cpu stuck at 0,8GHz problem. They fixed it with the replacement of the motherboard. This problem is fixed, but after the service a new problem came. My left speaker started making buzzing noise when I start playing games(CS:GO or GTA V tested on both). Feels like as my laptop getting hotter and hotter the noise gets louder and louder. If I close the game there is still buzzing noise, but as the laptop cools down it starts getting quieter until it stops doing it. I tried to uninstall and install the audio driver(latest from the acer website), disable or mute the speakers, but nothing help. I'm always using my laptop with headphones. Thanks for the advices in advance. 

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My XPS 410 has been freezing every time I log on to my name, even in safe mode and as the admin. When it freezes i can still move the mouse but cant click on anything and a high pitch buzzing noise is emitted from the tower. I took the side off the last time it was buzzing so i could figure out where it is coming from. It is coming from a little black speaker on the mother board. I cleaned out the fans and ran multiple virus/malware programs (malware bytes and avira antivir) and still it freezes. i dont know what to do and i need my computer because i am a student. Thanks so much!!

A:XPS 410 freezes and a high pitched buzzing noise is emitted from the internal speaker

Try another key board, I had one that had gotten junk under the keys after a cleaning it was fine. You can check my theory by unplugging the key board when it starts to buzz!


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This is the last time i'm ever buying dell products, this is what i have currently form dell.
dell 5748 laptop
Dell laptop bags
dell speakers, mouses, keyboards, wireless mouses, desktops x2
2 latitude laptops
dell 7559 16GB Ram 1T+128SSD 4GB GTX 960m,
Hissing noise from speakers, black objects appear in menus and other places in low resolution (specifically tested on 1600x900 and lower), stuttering sound/video problem
I think i have locked on closer to were the stuttering problem is coming from, so i have noticed that when fan speed goes up and down the stuttering occurs but it may not have to do with fans themselfs, so to test that i installed SPEEDFAN software and enabled dell notebooks support, when the software is running without me changing or the software changing fan speed the video still stutters and like a lot after 3-4 seconds, a 1 second stutter, so what exactly the SPEEDFAN is doing at that moment? its recording temps and fan speed at the moment using sensors, so i think it may have todo with those fan sensors being on, just may be, what do you think? My second theory is that those sensors or consuming power and leaving less for HDD, thus the stuttering, maybe replacing the HDD with SSD will solve the problem but i will not bother myself with that all that ***, i'm done with dell, second product i'm having problem with, and these are not like those twinki problems that can be fixed by driver updates but on hardware level. i hav... Read more

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My speaker and my audio generate very loud high pitched noise after waking from sleep.I had to mute my audio if this happens, but the speaker is essentially unusable in this situation.If I plug in my headphone through audio jack, the high pitched noise will come from both headphone (and unmutable) and my speaker (if I turn on the volume). I hope this is fixable through driver update.

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I recently discovered a difference in the volume; the left speaker of the laptop has been functioning normally while there seems to be very low to no sound coming from the right speaker.

Any suggestions?

A:Dell Inspiron 15 5559 Audio - Right Speaker has low volume while the left speaker functions normally

Hello.You didn't mention the headphone jack, so if you have not yet done so, plug in headphones and see if the balance is okay in them. If the headphones check out okay, then most probably it's a problem related to the speakers.
The test for speakers is the ePSA audio test. It is a hardware test, which means that if the test  tones are very low in the right speaker, but normal in the left speaker, then there is hardware failure somewhere, related to the right speaker.
If both speakers sound normal during the test, then the problem is in the software. Do the usual things like re-install the audio driver, check the balance levels in the Sound properties, try different audio sources, etc.
Re-installing the audio driver resets the settings to their default configurations, so if you do it then you don't have to bother with things like volumes and balance settings, because they will be okay.(Also if the balance is okay through headphones, then it should be okay through the speakers too.)
Here is how to do a simple driver re-install:
1.    Open the Device Manager.2.    Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" category.3.    Right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".4.    Click "uninstall".5.    Do not check the box to “delete the driver software for this device”. 6.    Restart the computer. Windows will detect your device a... Read more

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