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Q: distorted sound jumpy video very slow pc

I uninstalled several dvd conversion programmes on the 18 dec 08, They did not work and then installed one that did. After this my pc ran very slow, sound from online bbc radio was distorted and online videos would not play without jumping, firefox was very slow to load in fact any programme i tried to load was very slow and i occasionally had a crash. I tried cc cleaner, norton and several other registry cleaners but other than telling me that i had a problem and saying they had been fixed, the problem remained. I also uninstalled as many programmes as i could including itunes, google earth etc.etc. I cannot play itunes without distortion. I reset to an earlier date but this was on the 18th and could not go back further. My pc is an Acer Aspire 1640z with xphome and service pack 3. It's time to replace it but I would like to keep it going a little longer. I am reluctant to do a system restore as I'm not too savvy. Can anybody suggest a solution that a none too technical person like me, could try?

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Preferred Solution: distorted sound jumpy video very slow pc

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A: distorted sound jumpy video very slow pc

check your drives are dma mode

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
wattage

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

registry cleaners are not recommended for general use

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help!

my pc's become very slow and the sound jumpy. i don't know what caused this problem. i also noticed that it's taking very long to load windows. the first time this happened i didn't know what to do so i reformatted my drive C. the problem was gone for some time and here it is again. i don't want to reformat again coz it's a very exhausting process.

i defragment the drives regularly. i also run spybot search and destroy and norton one button checkup regularly. the results are ok. windows, norton, and spybot are uptodate.

can you help me on this please....

here's the specs of my pc:
Processor: Athlon 1.2Ghz
MOBO: MSI MS-6330 K7T TURBO2
Memory: 256MB SDRAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce FX5200 128MB
Hardisk: 120GB with 3 partitions
1st Partition (30GB) contains the windows directory and program files
2nd Partition (30GB) contains My Documents
3rd Partiton (60 GB) contains downloads, installers, MP3s

A:Slow Pc And Jumpy Sound

Check to make sure your drive isnt stuck in PIO mode:

Go to start, control panel, system, device manager, IDE ATA/ ATAPI, Primary IDE controller, right click properties, advanced settings tab, what does it say under Device 0 for:

Transfer mode:
Current Transfer Mode: ???

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HI , I was given an older computer to revamp for my brother. He is on a disability income and I want to burn him some video files to watch .. have some old family movies. It is an older computer with a Celeron 466 processor, and integrated video and sound. The video shares ram . I have assigned it 64 megs of ram and have installed 256 megs total . It is running windows 98SE. Is there any hope of getting divx video or mpeg video to run smoothly on here ? If so would my best bet be trying to install a separate video card, adding more ram , upgrading the cpu , all of the above? I need to do this the least inexpensive way possible please. I know my last pc before the one I built was a 533 and it could play video without this difficulty as long as I didn't run other things at the same time. PS have also tried putting the video on the hard drive and still get pauses in the video and then the sound isn't in sync.
Thank you very much.
 

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Have recently un-installed my ATI Radeon x1300 video driver because it caused endless problems and re-installed the NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE that my computer (Dell C521, Vista Ultimate 64-bit) originally came with, plus a recommended NVIDIA update. And, by the way, I use an ATI Theater 650 Pro card, 32 bit version with Media Center.

Problem: old TV recordings (from the ATI Radeon days) work perfectly. With new recordings, as well as live TV, the pictures and sound jump from one frozen 1-2 second episode to the next. Sound the same thing. Is there a setting in the NVIDIA control panel, that could fix this, or is it something else??

Thank you in advance for your help.

-Ravn (an intermediate computer guy)
 

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Jumpy sound and video and flash and java and cpu maxing after XP SP3 argh

I was forced by my ISP to download XP SP3. Since then .... any video, game or sound runs for about 10 minutes before the game/video/dvd goes all jumpy and the sound eventually goes to a buzz. My CPU maxes out with system.exe about 60% and Chrome about 30% and a couple others making 100%.... I read a bit on here before getting confused....argh
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:12:51 PM, on 1/26/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\ASUS.SYS\config\DVMExportService.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton Internet Security\Engine\17.8.0.5\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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A:Jumpy sound and video and flash and java and cpu maxing after XP SP3 argh

Trimming down that bloated Startup directory might help:

Click Start > Run > type msconfig

Select the Startup tab.

Other than Symantec/Norton, almost all items can be unchecked.
Reboot the computer.

After rebooting, when the small System Configuration Utility window appears, ignore the message. Put a check mark in that window, then click OK.
 

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Main problems: Programs take a while to start-up, windows takes a while to start-up, all icons on desktop take a while to appear when starting up (just generic icon for a while until computer actually starts responding), video and audio is choppy.Already went through the Malware attempts and disk scanning, defragging, and all that:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1586320Not sure if it's software or hardware related as I'm not sure what CPU temperatures I should be expecting and the computer has always run hot.The previous HD on this computer got borked and ended up getting a new one thats much bigger and faster (7200 vs 5400). So far from all the different hardware testing programs everything seems to be passing.Any ideas? It's been driving me crazy and sure is making it hard to get work done.Thanks!

A:slow comp, especially on start-up & jumpy streaming video

How much RAM installed?How much free space on C:? How large is C:?I find that..."slow" is a relative term and when applied to a system...much depends on what is installed and running.Don't know if you have looked at remarks by Quietman7 at Slow Computer-browser Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/87058/slow-computerbrowser-check-here-first;-it-may-not-be-malware/.FWIW: From the time that I press the power button...until all icons are present and system is accessible...normally takes 2-3 minutes for me (which is probably a good average).Problems with video files...depends heavily on system capabilities and origin/locale of the video source (online or hard drive).Louis

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Yesterday laptop started behaving weird after travelling. Ran full Avira AntiVir and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scans but returned no results. Could find no obvious hardware problems and going through running processes and searching them on google came up with no results for viruses.Thanks in advance for any help, bock

A:Acer 8200 running slow, sound distorted, slow startup

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Please download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will o... Read more

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Im Using Windows Media Player 10 and When i play a dvd i get no sound and distorted video like a roll of film being exposed to sunlight. It may have somthing to do with overlays. The video problem started after i installed the latest 6800 Ultra drivers. All media players have the Video distortion. Distortion does not happen when i play video of my HDDs.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions or fixs for the problem.
Thanks,
~DA Bob~
 

A:No Sound/Distorted Video DVD Playback, Please Help

Ok the video problem has been sovled in another thread by another TSG member. But am still with out sound from my CD/DVD drives.
 

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My problem started when Microsoft Security Essential couldn't finish a complete scan on my computer. It would stop in the same file every time. I used some other programs like Malwarebytes and Hijackthis to see if there was anything wrong with the computer but nothing came on. (I also scanned the file individually with MSE and it scanned it just fine).
I decided to uninstall MSE and get AVG antivirus instead. AVG does scan my computer completely (with good results) but it takes foreeeever. I think the slowness started before I uninstalled MSE, so really MSE might be completely unrelated to everything. I'm not completely sure about that, though. The biggest problem about this is that I know nothing about computers.
This computer was a gift and the main thing I use it for is for picture editing and surfing the web, which I think is a bad idea because I don't think this computer has what's needed for such spacious activities. I'm not sure, though. Like I said, the world of computers is really far away from the world I live in): I really need your help, everyone!
This is totally off topic but I apologize for my horrible grammar. English is my second language and I'm barely learning it. =/

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.66GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945... Read more

A:Computer became super slow. Sound is also slow and really distorted.

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Hello
I am having a bit of a nightmare with my Dell PC - I am running Vista and recently reformatted it as the internet clock had stopped working, it was losing up to an hour a day - unfortunately the reformat has not solved that problem and created a new one - now all the sounds my PC make are slow and distorted - from the 'welcome' sound when the PB boots up to mp3 and CD playback - even the images on WMP are slow and distorted. I have tried downloading new drivers etc. but nothing seems to work, everything is slow and distorted on speakers and thru headphones - even the 'test' sounds are the same.
Can anyone help??

A:Sound slow and distorted

My first thought was that you need a new CMOS battery on the motherboard.

Did the Dell do this right after your reformat on some time later? If the former, you may have to do a backup and a clean format, if the latter, then try performing a system restore to the earliest point available.

Is it still losing time too? Replacing the CMOS battery may not be a bad idea.

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Hello-

Last fall I built my first my computer. The specs are also in my profile, but for the sake of making things easier, here they are:

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
Intel D975XBX2 Motherboard
4GB G.SKILL DDR2 SDRAM 800
ATI Radeon 256MB X1650XT
PCI IDE Controller
60GB ATA Hard Drive
200GB ATA Hard Drive
Standard DVD-ROM and DVD-R/W drives
Windows XP Home
Onboard Sound

Now, to the best of my knowledge, everything was put together fine, and I encounter no issues while using my new PC save for two: Any sound I play frequently is distorted or choppy, even if I'm not running any other programs. I tried installing a separate sound card, but this didn't solve the issue at all. The other issue is regarding video playback. Along the same lines as my audio issues, the video is choppy and I encounter the occasional freeze frame.

I have been searching for a long time for answers, most of the responses I get are to reinstall the drivers. I have tried reformatting, reinstalling drivers, the whole works, nothing seems to work. It'd be nice if I could even figure out what the source of the problem is. Do the constant hangups indicate an issue with the processor, the RAM, a connection to my hard drives? I feel like everything I have is good enough that there's no reason to run into these issues. But I can't figure out what the problem might be.

Anyways, I'm hoping someone here might have some idea what my problem might be. Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:New Computer, distorted sound, choppy video

I'd try pulling a some RAM first. I'd then use a Mem tester.

http://www.memtest86.com/

What's connected to 'PCI IDE Controller'?

You could also test your HD's for speed and proper DMA.

http://www.hdtune.com/

Also grab EFD Inspector from the site as this may help pinpoint some potential problem areas.
 

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hi

A few weeks ago I bought a new Asus N551-JM with i7-4710Hq proc, 8GB RAM and Windows 8.1 installed. Everything fine (except for a driver_power_state_failure blue screen on the third or fourth day, but i guess that was a fluke) until i decided to buy an external USB-powered Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface. A short while after I installed that one at one point after startup the music and video were going in slow-motion and the sound was distorted. With my old laptop I checked the speakers and they are fine. Then I checked the focusrite 2i2 - fine. Then I checked the laptop with its own internal soundcard (Realtek High Definition) - fine. Reading on some forum I discovered that it could be the drivers of both sound cards conflicting. This problem happens once every while, not at all startups. Mostly when I restart it's fine again. But this is of course not how a new system and soundcard are supposed to work.

Therefore does anybody know a solution for this? Is this indeed a matter of conflicting drivers, or is something wrong with my laptop and/or external audio interface? I already rolled back to the old drivers for the Realtek - didn't work. Today I tried to just turn off my Realtek audio card and for now it works. But I'm looking at a more permanent solution as I am a musician and need my laptop and soundcard for my daily bread.

Can anyone please shed a light on this one? Thank you!
 

A:Sound distorted and in slow motion

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Hi all,
hoping you may be able to help. I have a medion laptop (about 3 years old now) anyhow today upon booting up noticed distorted "windows sound" and all programmes running realy very slow, plus all sounds distorted. Any ideas on whats going on would be most welcome. Thanks in advance.


Alan

A:Laptop Very slow and sound distorted

Run anti virus scan and download and run malwarebytes
Try a clean boot
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

If none of those work, try a system restore from 3 days before the problem
System Restore - How to

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I have recently installed Net Nanny and since then my XP system takes forever to start up and furthermore, my sound is completely distorted, like its playing at the wrong speed. I have defragged and cleaned my HD but to no effect. I have a Toshiba laptop.

Any help please?

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hi, first time here

so as the title states i suddenly have sound distortion and crackling noise (on firefox, IE 11 google chrome) whilse streaming video's on fullscreen. this started today and there have not been any hardware/software changes recently.
ive google'd this issue a bit and tried all kind of fixes ive seen

steps undertaken

enabled/disabled hardware acceleration
uninstalled/re-installed flash player plugin,realtek drivers,AMD drivers
enabled/disabled cpu throttle in BIOS
did system restore to a week ago

anyone have any idea what this could be? or some other things i can try? ive added full system spec's in attachement. let me know if any more information is needed.

A:Crackling/distorted sound while fullscreen streaming video's

erm bump..

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My PC has Windows 7, 8gb ram, an intel i5 4670 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 graphics card, corsair 650w PSU, and 256mb solid state drive as well as some other western digital hard drives. It's around 3 years old at this point.

Recently I swapped my old 19" 4:3 monitor (I know, I know, but I liked that monitor) for a bigger screen with a 1920x1080 resolution. Since then it's been suffering from intermittent slowness and distorted sound.. For example, when playing a game (Archeage, an MMO, 2 year old game so not hugely cutting edge) and trying to play music at the same time from youtube, with several browser tabs open, the game's FPS drops and the sound will become distorted and slurred. I turned down the game's graphics settings from 'very high' to 'normal' which fixed it for a while, but overall it's progressively gotten harder and harder to avoid my PC sounding slurred and distorted and going slow during gaming. I used to be able to reasonably smoothly run two instances of this game at once to multibox, and now I can't even reliably run one without this problem if I do anything else but play the game, and it keeps getting worse.

At first I thought it was overheating, because GPU and processor both typically were maxing in the low 80s (Celsius). I cleaned out a lot of dust from my CPU and GPU fans but now I'm finding that I still get distortion and slowness even though the temperatures are 10+C better. I even got di... Read more

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I had my computer running (downloading a torrent) while I was out and when I came back, it was awfully slow. I figured, maybe it needs a reboot. But when it came to the loading screen it got stuck for 15 min and continued to be slow.
The sound is distorted and plays very slow.

I have tried everything. TrendMicro, AVG, Trojan Hunter, Adaware and Spybot. They all found 1 or 2 infections and nothing more. They appear to have been removed.
Nothing helped and everything, and I mean everything is slow. Even moving the mouse.

Beneath is the log from DSS and some of it is in Danish, but I hope you'll be able to understand it anyway :) Thanks in advance!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Claus Vium on 2007-12-01 22:51:07
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.


-- Last 1 Restore Point(s) --
1: 2007-12-01 21:51:20 UTC - RP1 - Systemkontrolpunkt


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Percentage of Memory in Use: 77% (more than 75%).


-- HijackThis (run as Claus Vium.exe) ------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 23:01:05, on 01-12-2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600... Read more

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I just got a new external dvd rewriter. It plays some dvds fine. Two dvds have a very jumpy sound and/or jumpy image. I had played one of them on my old dvd drive without any problem. All the dvds I play were new when I bought them from a shop.
Do I have to tweak the speed or something? I have tried with power dvd (jumpy sound, no image), media classic player (image but jumpy sound) and vlan (no image, no sound).

A:jumpy sound

There could be something wrong with the DVD's causing the player to have trouble reading those particular DVD's, or it may be an issue with the connection. How is the drive connected, USB? If so, try disconnecting any other USB devices. Are you trying to do anything else on the PC while playing the DVD?

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I am having problems with my video editing software. It is a MAGIX program. All of a sudden whenever i play things back in the program, the video and audio start to go really slow and skippy, It's so annoying and it's impossible to edit any further. Does anyone know what I can do to fix the program. I have worked very hard on this project and I need to get it done.
 

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I am running a fresh install of Windows 7 32bit. I have used Safari, IE9, IE8, Firefox 6, and Google Chrome. I have the latest drivers for my ATI Radeon HD 5450 video card.
I get jumpy or jittery video on many different websites. I am running the latest Flash and silverlight software. Modem has been replaced. DVD's play just fine.

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Whenever I am playing PC games (eg. Sims, Tycoon games) I notice that my video is jumpy, or it pauses as if it is buffering. I have more than enough memory (1GB) in my system. Windows XP Pro. My hard drive is a 180GBB which was recently defraged. My CPU is a 2.6 Celeron. My video right now is an Intel integrated adapter. I also noticed that my CPU usage is at 100% when the game is active. My question is if this is a CPU or a Video problem? I am thinking of purchasing an 128MB AGP Video Card. Another thing is that the game is running from the CD-ROM. Any suggestions.
P.S. I have my system setup for Best Performance.
 

A:Video is jumpy when playing PC games

I wouldn't think you would need a fancy card for those kind of games, do you have an option of loading the game onto the hhd?? if so try that, but hey, I'm always up for a new video card.
 

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I have followed thoroughly various tutorials for setting up OBS for streaming. Initially I had set it up for Youtube, then switched to Twitch. This works fine. I have absolutely no complaint with that. Streaming out to these platforms is working as I would like.
This issue I'm experiencing is what I can best describe as a pulsing or jumping, about once per second when I play a file back that I have recorded (not streamed) with OBS.

The audio is flawless, no stuttering, nothing like that. Audio BR is at 160...

As I watch the status information in OBS as I am recording, I see no warning about overloaded encoder, the frame rates are where they are supposed to be, no dropped frames. everything should appear to be good. CPU load is unremarkable, again plenty of headroom. It doesn't seem to matter if I increase bit rate, decrease bit rate, CBR, VBR, increase or decrease framerate, or which software i use to view the output fine: VLC, WMP, whatever, there is this pulsing. Its just enough to be annoying. Its subtle, but it's there. And it doesn't matter which PC I play the file on ( I have a few I can test it with)

The computer running OBS is more than adequate for the task.

I have - in an effort to improve things - changed recording format, changed encoder, even the location to which I was saving it ( initially that was a network drive, but I change to an internal SSD for test purposes) I can not get rid of this.

This is just for a little pet project, I ... Read more

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Hi Guys, im having a bit of a problem with my dvd player on my laptop. the laptop is a Dell XPS M170 running XP pro and the dvd player is an HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-T21N. the original died a few weeks ago and i got a replacement part under warranty. the problem is that now i can not watch films. i get about a second or two then it will pause for a second or two. I have updated the firmware and drivers, i have also turned the hardware acceleration on and off. this playback problem occurs in both VLC and Windows Media Player which both worked with my previous drive. its starting to bug me now and any ideas would be great although i am starting to think that perhaps it is a faulty drive and i should get a new replacement??
 

A:Solved: DVD audio and video playback is jumpy

anyone?
 

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It isn't always there...it comes and goes, but it's pretty ugly. I thought it might be a sample rate thing, but I changed those settings in control panel.

Anyone use that card with vista successfully?
bp

A:distorted sound in vista/createiv x-fi titanium sound card

I had a Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic in my rig and I constantly had distorted audio - manifesting in the form of 'crackly', echoing sounds. Really frustrating, I tried all kinds of solutions including a clean uninstall of the audio drivers, replugging the sound card in a different PCI slot, etc. For a while everything would be fine, and then back into crunchy-sound-land...

My rig used to have Windows XP Pro as the OS, and the sound card worked perfectly. It was only after I changed the OS to Vista that the woes began.

This is probably not the solution you want to hear, but after 2 years of despair I flogged the card on eBay and bought myself an Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1 card. Although that is still an X-Fi it works beautifully in Vista, absolutely no problem with the sound since.
-=W=-

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Hello everyone,

Had an issue upon the laptop loading up for 24hrs now and I think is has something to do with Windows Backup!?

I have a little flag with a red X on it and it says you have one problem

Check you backup (important)

when I click on it its comes up with "The request could not be performed because of an I/0 device error"

"Try to run backup again"
or
"Change backup settings"

When I click "Try to run backup again" it comes up with (after attemping) "The last backup did not complete successfully"

Click on "Change backup settings" it just allows me to pick the same backup as there is only one choice my E:DVD .

Also noticed I have no System restore point either...

Now the slow start could have nothing to do with this but i have no idea.

Thanks if you help.

A:Slow/Jumpy Start Up.

Hi Egerton87,

Do you have a desktop or laptop computer? Is an external hard-drive connected to your computer at the moment for backup purposes? Did this issue all of a sudden started happening?

I recommend testing your hard-drive for any errors. Go to the manufacturer's website of your computer hard-drive and download the "Diagnostics Utility". Put the program onto a CD and boot the computer to the CD. Follow the on-screen instructions and test the HDD for any errors.

One other thing, can your computer boot into safe mode? If so, does the computer work fine in safe mode?

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Hello,
My problems are on my parents computer this time. Some how they have gotten their computer infected with something. I know my Dad has put Kaspersky Anti-Virus on this computer and had a little success in removing some of the infected files, but it is still very slow (compared to what it should be), choppy when it does finally boot up, and I have just noticed that I am getting the double mouse clicks when I single click on a file, folder, webpage.

Here are the system specs:

Windows Vista 32 bit
HP
Intel Quad Core Q6600
3.0 GB Ram

Like I said it use to run very fast but now is sluggish and something is obviously wrong. I unfortunately do not know how it happened.

Here is the HiJackThis Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:47:21 AM, on 7/10/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\system32\schtasks.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Windows\system32\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
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A:Slow, Jumpy Computer. Please Help!

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So I've got the common problem that many people face...too many people in my family who think they know everything about computers and that they aren't the problem. Well I don't know everything myself but know much more than most my family. I've already run Spybot and Adaware and removed some stuff...I'm about ready to remove Norton off of this box as I hate it. I?d much rather just put AVG on...but it's not my computer and not my ultimate choice. Anywho..here are the results of running hijackthis.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:03:39 PM, on 7/9/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\5248\SAService.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\Sy... Read more

A:Computers Slow and Jumpy

Hi,
You need to post this in the hjt forum.

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Hello,

I am having distortion issues with my HP Pavilion ze4547wm laptop.

My audio from the laptop speakers seems to sound good, but when I plug the laptop into my home sound system, my music sounds very basse and distorted.

I checked the device manager, but the sound card( ALi Audio Wave ) seems to be working properly

The same with the codecs, or do I have too many? IMA ADPCM Audio Codec
Microsoft ADPCM Audio Codec
Microsoft CCITT G.711 Audio Codec
Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio Codec
DSP Group TrueSpeech(TM) Audio Codec
msg723.acm
Windows Media Audio Codec
Sipro Lab Telecom Audio Codec
Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec
Microsoft PCM Converter

Thanks for your attention to this matter. I use this laptop at youth sporting events for sound effects and music.
 

A:Distorted sound from laptop to External sound system

make sure you've plugged from laptops line out not headphone out
if this is not available turn the volume out on laptop down
 

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Hi all,

I have a .VOB file that I just burned onto a DVD+R using Roxio's MyDVD application. But when I watch the resulting video on my DVD player, it looks pretty 'jumpy'.

Any ideas what might be causing this? The source file, the MyDVD application, my DVD player?
For what it's worth, I'm burning at 16x and video quality is set to HQ (High Quality), and my system is Windows XP.

Thanks for your help,
cronopio
 

A:Jumpy video when burning VOB file to DVD+R using Roxio MyDVD

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I've been having problems for a while. I've checked all over the place for things to help. No matter what browser I use the scrolling jumps and/or is slow. I heard things that it may have something to do with Kazaa or other P2P programs. Other things said it might be the Hosts file, I don't know. I'm just looking for some help. I'll post my log for HijackThis so someone can tell me what I need to fix. Advance thanks to however helps me. It's not anything else on my computer just my browsers. I have ran both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D and they found things but nothing to solve the problem.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:05:58 PM, on 6/21/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
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A:I.E. 6 and Mozilla and slow and jumpy scrolling

I don't know if this has anything to do with my above problem but everytime i run Spybot there are 5 entries of a DSO Exploit. Even if you don't see anything wrong with my log tell me because then I need to find out what else to look for that could be the problem.
 

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Hi I have various games on my computer like fifa 11 and assassins creed that when i first got them ran smooth and fast on my computer, but lately they have been very slow and jumpy. I have done everything i can think of (disk defrag, clean registry, analyzed my ram, deleted programs i dont use, cleaned up broken links and done virus scans), but nothing seems to help. What kind of reasons could there be for this lag. When i look at my resource monitor it shows my hard disk usage as off the charts. My computer has a radeon hd 5650 integrated gfx card, an i3 370 m processor and 4 gigs of ram. I hope someone can shed some light on why i have this problem.
Thanks
 

A:Games used to run fast but now very jumpy and slow

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Hello

My chainz 2 game is running really slow. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it, scanned my pc with Ad-Adware and Nortons, and done a defrag. The rest of my computer seems to be fine?

Here are my specs:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/18/2005, 16:18:50
Machine name: OEM-UVENRY0WBI0
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2_gdr.040517-1325)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire T310
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.60GHz
Memory: 224MB RAM
Page File: 208MB used, 339MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0902 32bit Unicode
 

A:chaiz 2 running slow and jumpy

This is a notebook right? Also we will need more information, like the graphics card (judging by the memory, it's onboard and about 32Mb.)
 

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hi im having problems with all media playbacks, they are all jumpy and and slow everytime i try to play something, i have know idea what started it i have combo fix log listed below.

ComboFix 07-12-07.2.F - Brandon and Katie 2007-12-06 18:33:48.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.966 [GMT -6:00]
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Brandon and Katie\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\HDQN5EYV\ComboFix[1].exe
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The following files were disabled during the run:
C:\Program Files\iolo\Common\Lib\sguard.dll


((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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C:\Documents and Settings\Brandon and Katie\Application Data\install.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Brandon and Katie\Application Data\macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\SUTPVW53\www.broadcaster.com
C:\Documents and Settings\Brandon and Katie\Application Data\macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\#www.broadcaster.com
C:\WINDOWS\system32\_000008_.tmp.dll

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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2007-11-07 to 2007-12-07 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2007-12-06 17:18 . 2007-12-06 17:18 <DIR> d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\Brandon and Katie\LimeWire Store Purchased
2007-11-15 19:53 . 2007-10-25 21:34 8,460,288 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\SET46.tmp
2007-11-15 19:53 . 2007-10-25 21:34 8,460,288 -----c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\SE... Read more

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Hello  I have been using my hp for over a year with little or no problems and this only happened 3 days ago. I came home from college and I booted up the laptop and there was no sound what so ever so I plugged in my headhones and the sound was distorted. So I thought It must be a Driver Issue so I updated the drivers and It fixed it or so I thought. The next day I came home and had the same problem but when I had the headphones in I could hear that the sound was going from distorted to normal rapidly so I just jiggled the headphone jack and It was fixed. Now today I came home as usual and same thing happens so I tried the jiggle trick from yesterday and nope it didnt work. But after a few mins It ficed itself  Now I havent got a clue whats causing this and Im getting frustrated. Can I do anything to resolve this   Does It matter that I have my headphones plugged on all the time or could it be the head phone jack that is causing issues

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Just bought this computer from craigslist and installed a fresh copy of xp home and I installed all the correct drivers AFAIK but it's going way slower then it should be.

So the computer is just really sluggish, if i start doing anything the mouse will be get jumpy.

If theres a program i need to download to tell you my system specs let me know.

The computer is a dell optiplex 320 dual core 3.0GHz per core with 1g of ram and integrated ati xpress 200 graphics.

Even with the bad graphics display there is no way it should run this bad

A:Jumpy mouse and overall slow system with fresh xp install.

Dell computers must only have drivers installed which have been obtained from or supplied by Dell (ie from their website). The drivers which Dell computers need are custom-made for the company so they aren't available from anywhere else.

Did you get all the drivers from Dell's website (or from a Dell driver CD supplied with the computer)?

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Just bought this computer from craigslist and installed a fresh copy of xp home and I installed all the correct drivers AFAIK but it's going way slower then it should be.

So the computer is just really sluggish, if i start doing anything the mouse will be get jumpy.

If theres a program i need to download to tell you my system specs let me know.

The computer is a dell optiplex 320 dual core 3.0GHz per core with 1g of ram and integrated ati xpress 200 graphics.

Even with the bad integrated graphics there is no way it should run this bad

A:Jumpy mouse and overall slow computer with a fresh install of xp home

Did you install the chipset driver and video driver?

Open device manager - any yellow or red symbols?

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I'm hoping that my video card isn't fried, but out of nowhere last week I started getting a weird pattern of lines in a small area of my DivX player. At first I thought it was a problem with the file on the CD it was reading, but files from the hard drive also display the pattern. I also thought it might be DivX itself, but the pattern is the same on Windows Media Player. The other odd thing is that it doesn't show up when I'm running either player in a smaller window, only when I use full screen mode. I'd be happy to attach a screen shot if someone can give me a tip on software to use. (Something pre-installed on Windows XP would be good, but not necessary.) Any ideas about this? Also, I should say that I tried changing the Video Acceleration settings with no luck.
 

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Help

The sound coming through my speakers sound like it is coming from an empty warehouse. I have changed the speakers, but it is not them. What can I do?
 

A:distorted sound

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I have an Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe mobo with onboard sound. I also have the Aerocool Extremengine 3t case. All drivers are up-to-date. When I plug in my headphones to either the front headphone jacks on the case or use the line out port on the mobo I hear distortion. It seems to be making sounds along with the HDD. Like the more HDD activity there is, the more distortion there is. I have also connected speakers up to the system using any audio port and it too has distortion. I figured it may no be grounded right, but how can I ground it better? Can someone help me figure this out?
 

A:Distorted Sound

Are the wires inside your case stuck with other ones. Are they in any blocked from a free way to the mobo?
 

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I use the E-MU soundcard and sound system. I recently upgraded from XP to Windows 7 and now my sound card sometimes works OK and sometimes gives very badly distorted sound. If I go to Control Panel > Systems and Security > Troubleshoot Common Computer Problems > Run programs made for previous versions of Windows, it fixes the problem. But as soon as I open Cubase or open Premiere Pro the sound goes distorted again. I tried updating the driver and that cured it, but again opening Cubase makes it bad again. What is going on?

A:Distorted sound

May be time for an upgrade of the recording interface unit. I see posts of problems with old XP hardware on the recording forums I visit. Vista/Win7/Win8 handle some audio functions differently than XP and some functions that were available on XP are no longer there.

I have a recording studio with Sonar X3 and a USB connected Roland Octa-Capture for recording interface.

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I have a Compaq Microsoft Media Center Edition computer running windows XP. Lately not only has my computer been booting up slowly and running slowly, the sound on my computer has been distorted and slow. It happens when I play anything that is on line (video, sound clips) and sometimes when I play iTunes (usually after the computer has been on for a while).
In attempting to fix the problem I have opened up all sound drives to check that they are on the correct mode. I have attempted to update the drivers (they were up to date), so then I uninstalled the Realtec AC'97 Audio driver. No progress after doing all these things.
Here is a log from hijack this:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:04:06 PM, on 12/1/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL Computer Checkup\SDCService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agrsmsvc.exe
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A:Distorted sound

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Hi, the sound on my notebook 15-ac121na (energy star) became distorted and crackly about a month ago. I can't associate this with a specific event such as upgrading the OS etc., it just happened overnight. The sound is really crackly, especially when is on loud. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks. 

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I am using Windows 2000 and have a sony dvd drive. Suddenly, whenever I try to play media from this device, either dvds or avis, mpgs, audio cd's etc, the sound is distorted, with clicks and cracks. The images are ok. If I use another cd-drive, or copy the files to hard disk, the sound is ok. But every sound played in this device is distorted.
 

A:Dvd sound distorted

It may be there is a loose connection or a little corrosion on the pins connecting the drive to the sound card. The cable is small and usually is on the end opposite the power connector.

If you have a set of headphones try plugging into the front of the drive. Most drives place to plug in and a volume control for the plug along side it. If the audio is ok there then the problem is most likely somewhere other than the drive.
 

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The sound on my computer is distorted and slow. It happens when I play anything from the internet (video or music clips) or when I play CDs or DVDs. The only times it does not happen is when I play iTunes.
 

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Have had my new computer 2months all was fine the a week ago the sound has all become crackly and distorted.
I have checked all the leads and connections and all is fine, assume it must be something I have done or something i have installed?

Any suggestions as a way forward to solving this, thanks.
 

A:Distorted Sound

Restore to a restore point before the problem started. If the distortion is still there that would point to a hard ware problem more than a software problem.
 

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Two days ago, for no reason? My sound is now distorted, It's like a "stutter". Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thank You

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6056 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 916 GB (836 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0GDG8Y
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
 

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