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Weird music in my headset everyday. performance issues as well

Q: Weird music in my headset everyday. performance issues as well

Hi guys,

I keep hearing this weird low music in my headset. I don't think it's in my head because I hear it every night. This is my hijackthis log. Let me know if you see anything wrong with it. Thanks
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:22:03 AM, on 29/06/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\WZCSLDR2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\D-Link\D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band DWA-160\AirNCFG.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\concentr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\wfcrun32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Users\PCPC\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\PCPC\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\PCPC\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\PCPC\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe
C:\Users\PCPC\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\PROGRA~2\FREEDO~1\fdm.exe
C:\Users\PCPC\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\PCPC\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Users\PCPC\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\PCPC\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Users\PCPC\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Freecorder Toolbar - {1392b8d2-5c05-419f-a8f6-b9f15a596612} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Freecorder\tbFree.dll
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: Freecorder Toolbar - {1392b8d2-5c05-419f-a8f6-b9f15a596612} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Freecorder\tbFree.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\ProgramData\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\IE\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: Increase performance and video formats for your HTML5 <video> - {326E768D-4182-46FD-9C16-1449A49795F4} - C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Plus Web Player\npdivx32.dll
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Use the DivX Plus Web Player to watch web videos with less interruptions and smoother playback on supported sites - {593DDEC6-7468-4cdd-90E1-42DADAA222E9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Plus Web Player\npdivx32.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: URLRedirectionBHO - {B4F3A835-0E21-4959-BA22-42B3008E02FF} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office14\URLREDIR.DLL
O2 - BHO: FDMIECookiesBHO Class - {CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Free Download Manager\iefdm2.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Freecorder Toolbar - {1392b8d2-5c05-419f-a8f6-b9f15a596612} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Freecorder\tbFree.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ANIWZCS2Service] C:\Program Files (x86)\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\WZCSLDR2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [D-Link D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band DWA-160] C:\Program Files (x86)\D-Link\D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band DWA-160\AirNCFG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZoneAlarm Client] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Real\RealPlayer\update\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_TRAY] C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BCSSync] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\BCSSync.exe" /DelayServices
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ConnectionCenter] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\concentr.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DivXUpdate] "C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe" /CHECKNOW
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Vidalia] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Vidalia\vidalia.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Users\PCPC\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
O4 - Global Startup: Monitor Apache Servers.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\bin\ApacheMonitor.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files (x86)\Free Download Manager\dlall.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download selected with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files (x86)\Free Download Manager\dlselected.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download video with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files (x86)\Free Download Manager\dlfvideo.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files (x86)\Free Download Manager\dllink.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office14\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Se&nd to OneNote - res://C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office14\ONBttnIE.dll/105
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Se&nd to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: OneNote Lin&ked Notes - {789FE86F-6FC4-46A1-9849-EDE0DB0C95CA} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIELinkedNotes.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: OneNote Lin&ked Notes - {789FE86F-6FC4-46A1-9849-EDE0DB0C95CA} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIELinkedNotes.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - C:\Windows\bdoscandel.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Uninstall BitDefender Online Scanner - {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - C:\Windows\bdoscandel.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O11 - Options group: [ACCELERATED_GRAPHICS] Accelerated graphics
O16 - DPF: {0D41B8C5-2599-4893-8183-00195EC8D5F9} (asusTek_sysctrl Class) - http://support.asus.com/select/asusTek_sys_ctrl3.cab
O16 - DPF: {5D86DDB5-BDF9-441B-9E9E-D4730F4EE499} (BDSCANONLINE Control) - http://download.bitdefender.com/resources/scanner/sources/en/scan8/oscan8.cab
O16 - DPF: {67DABFBF-D0AB-41FA-9C46-CC0F21721616} (DivXBrowserPlugin Object) - http://download.divx.com/player/DivXBrowserPlugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\avgpp.dll
O18 - Filter hijack: text/xml - {807573E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\MSOXMLMF.DLL
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Apache2.2 - Apache Software Foundation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\bin\httpd.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: ASO3DiskOptimizer - Systweak Inc., (www.systweak.com) - C:\Program Files (x86)\Advanced System Optimizer 3\ASO3DefragSrv64.exe
O23 - Service: AVGIDSAgent - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
O23 - Service: AVG WatchDog (avgwd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\efssvc.dll,-100 (EFS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\fxsresm.dll,-118 (Fax) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\fxssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Jumpstart Wifi Protected Setup (jswpsapi) - Atheros Communications, Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\D-Link\D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band DWA-160\JSWUtilVst\jswpsapi.exe
O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service - Lavasoft Limited - C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Update Service Daemon (nvUpdatusService) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\daemonu.exe
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) (rpcapd) - CACE Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: SBSD Security Center Service (SBSDWSCService) - Safer Networking Ltd. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\sppsvc.exe,-101 (sppsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Steam Client Service - Valve Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Steam\SteamService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service (Stereo Service) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vaultsvc.dll,-1003 (VaultSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Check Point Software Technologies LTD - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Wat\WatUX.exe,-601 (WatAdminSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\wbengine.exe,-104 (wbengine) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe,-101 (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)

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Preferred Solution: Weird music in my headset everyday. performance issues as well

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.)

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Hi
Not sure if this is the right forum, but since I can't locate the error, I start out here.
Bought a new computer 2 months ago, but I have a weird problem that I haven't been able to locate a fix for. The problem was bigger when I first received the computer, so I ended up returning it to the producer, and got the graphics card replaced. I got my computer back a few days ago, and sadly the problem remains (however in a smaller scale, and not so frequently), so I turn to you guys for help.

At random intervals the sound will get twisted and start lagging, and the overall performance of the computer will drop massively. The performance get so bad that I can't drag the mouse pointer over the screen without it lagging. This will happen when I surf the web, and often in combination with streaming videos or listening to music.

The problem I'm facing is that I can't locate the reason for the problem. For example I can play the new Dragon Age Inquisition on Ultra settings for hours at a time, with no problem. But sometimes I open Dragon Age, and the lag is so bad I just have to turn off the computer. At the same time I can stream videos, surf the web and play music for hours one day, while the next day streaming a video will be impossible because of the lag.

The problem occur on all browsers (Firefox, Opera, chrome), and on all streaming sites (youtube, live streams and so on). I have tried to disable almost all background programs (like skype, steam... Read more

A:Weird performance/sound issues on a brand new PC

as they have already replaced a part on the PC - i would take it back and see what they have to say

if you have all the latest drivers installed on the machine and its still a problem , i would return it personally, as they already must have thought there was an issue to replace the graphics card
 

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OPERATING SYSTEM:WINDOWS XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2Using Browser Firefox 3.6.15Hi Guys,I've been experiencing some really worrying and weird things ~Summary of issue:Peoples voices, music and windows mouse click noises can be heard.Computer freezes or loses memory.Computer resets.Browser opens up ad sites in new tabGet a lot of 'stop script' pop ups.Receive frequent 'referenced memory' errors.Receive popup: NMIndexStoreSvr.exe has encountered a problem error.History of the problem:Whilst online and surfing I have noticed that my laptop goes quite slow - CPU usage increases and then all of a sudden I'll hear random music playing, or voices even though there are no programs or browsers open that seem to be the culprit.Have I been hijacked? tI don't know what it is but .. audibly.. it's like someone has taken over my PC.I can hear their actions. This is a nuissance as I have payments to make online and don't trust using this computer.I frequently hear mouse on click events (like windows being opened) while I'm inactive and reading a site etc.I updated AVG and ran a scan. It found a trojan of sorts. There was no room left in the virus vault so I selected the option to delete the infected files entirely.(As well as this it found lots of ad tracking cookies - these got deleted)Since this, I have had a lot of issues on startup...My laptop crashed on the welcome screen and restarted itself several times. (It went blue and had s... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

As always, got harassed into using Vent, and with every stupid ass Mic program, my music sounds like ass in a handbasket. Staticy mainly. Not overwhelming but enough to be annoying when listening to rock..Can anybody tell me the possible cause of this? Thanks. Windows 7 64bit OS.
 
Forgot to mention, The program has been removed and the problem still persists.

A:Static in music after using headset?

Have you tried using System Restore to roll back Windows to a point in time when everything when your computer was functioning correctly? It allows you to undo system changes without affecting your personal files, such as e-mail, documents, or photos.Video: Fixing a problem using System RestoreIf that doesn't help, try restoring an earlier system image or backup.No suitable restore point, backup, or image available? Kick yourself -- you missed the easy solution, and you're left with digging through Windows' many settings.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 51.2

Hi!

I recently purchased a usb headset and I'm having some problems with it. It's always producing a soft beeping, kind of like morse code but faster. I also regularly hear the sound you get when someone is about to receive a text message (cell phone interference), like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0O1_FYzbjw but longer and without a visible cause. The beeping is the most annoying though, since it's always there.

Some things I tried:

- The headset works perfectly on another pc.
- The same problem in all usb ports.
- I tried moving the pc to another part of the house, it's the same everywhere.
- Raising or lowering the sound volume has no effect on the volume of the beeping.
- If I play music or a video, the beeping remains. If the music is loud enough, I don't hear it anymore.
- I updated some drivers (usb, sound) without effect.

What's weird is that it seems like the pc itself is the source of the sound, whether the headset is plugged in or not. There seems to be some very silent beeping around the power inlet. Somehow this seems to be transferred to and amplified by the headphones. I tested all fans I can see (by stopping them briefly) and removed the dust inside, without results.

Also, very strangely, if I go to "recording devices" and just leave that tab open, the sound disappears almost completely (it seems to become very silent).

Any ideas?
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 51.2

I have been having a strange problem recently, I am currently using the Razer Kraken Pro (World of Tanks lim. ed.) headset [analog] and every now and again the sound will completely cut out.
Originally i thought that the headset had died and i needed to buy a new one but for some reason, when i unplug the microphone jack for the headset, the sound reappears. So basically when the mic is plugged in, the sound plays out of my laptop, and when i unplug the mic lead, the sound is back in my headset.
This wouldn't really be a problem if i didn't play games that require a mic (but i do ).
Also the headset will work completely fine the next day (but not after a restart :/)

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16301 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 464 GB (20 GB Free);
Motherboard: CLEVO, N15_17RD
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
 

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i'm new to these forum style help so please bear with me, i'll provide what ever information your software did not get.

i'll outline the common faults/happenings
BSOD code Driver Power State Failureaudio static and rarely high pitch squeal (i've removed the built in speaker because i couldn't tolerate it anymore, could be temporarily fixed by tapping the surface area but it can cause a freeze/BSOD or no audio output 50/50 chance whether lucky or not)visual on screen fails to properly display(haven't tested if it still happens when i use the vga output yet but will next time)laptop freezes (can only be fixed by holding power button to power off, then normal startup, or if lucky a light tap above the harddrive)Caps lock and num lock lights flash, 5 times)sound drive fails to load(i get a notification when the desktop has fully loaded icons and tiles)videos will speed up, audio includedUSB ports will not recognise devices, 10101 serial port(with 2 adpaters serial > ps/2 > USB) pushes out too much power for usb devices) My USB devices are Nokia 520 cellphone, WD external HD, USB mini camera.

My computer habits
always on it everydayi use Google Chrome(with extensions)i use facebook a lot just to play games and watch videosi also use youtube a lot as well as anime streaming sitesi leave the power cord in and turned on at wall, even when going to sleep

i think that is basically it. I hope that it is something that can be fixed through software changes.

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A:BSOD everyday, sound issues, Driver Power State Failure?

Hi Kaboose79 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I am really sorry for the delay in response. Life is very busy for everyone in the BSOD section

The ZIP file uploaded by you is Empty. Kindly follow the instructions again and re-upload the freshly generated Diagnostic ZIP file. Also, kindly do not touch any components of the system, since it is very dangerous. Did you try removing the Graphics Card and using the inbuilt graphics processing unit?

Let me know how it goes ^_^

-Pranav

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.8

Whenever I try to use my Logitech Premium USB headset 350, all the sound is highly distorted and sounds tinny/robot like. I thought that it was the headset, so I tried it on another PC, just to make sure. On my friend's, it seems to work perfectly fine with no distortion. Could this mean that maybe the drivers for the headset/soundcard are messed up in some way? I have tried installing the new realtek audio driver and numerous other things, but nothing seems to work and my headset still remains distorted. Speakers however seem to work fine on my PC. Please help.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

Hi all,

I am posting this for a friend:

I have recently bought a new headset, because I saw it at a friends' and I liked it alot. When I plugged it in, everything worked fine. But in my first skype call, people could hear all the sounds I heard, except for themselves.

So I tried muting my microphone, but that made it even worse. It was like my stereo mix was the recording device. People could hear everything, just as if it was their sound. The weird thing is that they do not hear themselves.

Edit: My friend, who has the same headset, has no problems at all with it.

Help would be really appreciated,

Marty
 

A:Really weird sound issue with 'Fatal1ty' gaming headset

You mentioned hear themselves but normally you are not suppose to hear yourself but the other side talking.
 

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Computer-Dell Inspirion 530: I530-110B
OS-Vista Home Premium 64bit (Tweaked)
CPU-Intel Q6600 Quad Core
Memory- 6 Gigs
Music Production Computer: Does not connect to internet. Does not need or have Antispyware or Antivirus. Does not need to be updated. Strictly music produciton/mixing/mastering

Anyway, for music production puposes.
Running the Recording Program, Sonar 7 or others
Plus all the plugin effects like Compression, Eq, Reverb,
You know, Music production purposes.
In System Properties>Advanced Tab>Performance Settings Advanced Tab> Under Processor Scheduling
Should I adjust for best performance of "Programs" or "Background Services"?
This is what I read on Swee****er.com, a place you buy music gear.

Processor scheduling determines which types of processing are given a higher priority by Vista. The default setting is to devote more to your programs. This seems good on the surface; however, audio drivers run in the background, and NOT as separate programs. In order to get the most performance from AUDIO gear, it is best to set your processor to handle background services first.

Does this hold any truth?
Thanks for the help guys.

PS- Ive already done most of the other tweaking, such as disabling certain services, and other things. This is the only thing that makes me wonder.

A:Music Production Computer-Performance

Hello Dozer, and welcome to the vista forums,

the Background settings on windows OS is more related to desktop Vs Server set-ups but as the statement made on the site is basically true then it may well be that running in Background Process mode may improve performance in your specialised role.

I would have to assume that the statement made is from their experience but as each system is unique the only way to truly know in your case, is to give it a try change the setting and use it for a while and see if there is a perceivable improvement.

The correct way would of course be to create a benchmark for your machine. EG process a particular file both with and without this setting and compare time taken, but I have found that often it is the perceived performance that really matters in these things

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somehow my computer has received something that gives me the sound of waves briefly and then a few bars of music.
i cannot download my mail until it finishes.
am using xp and juno is my e-mail provider.

how do i get rid of it.

thanks,

herb
 

A:weird waves & music

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Hi everybody

About 1 month ago I had some weird issue with my HDD after a power failure so I had to change the HDD with this one.

I cloned it and for a short perod of time everything seamed to be fine.
However, 1 week leater I start experiencing system lag & freezing. For example, if I try to copy something (usually big files or many files and when I try to copy to/from USB drives), I simply can't watch a movie or surf the web without lag & browser/player freezing. Sometimes even the whole system freezes. At first I couldn't figure it out since in the same period of time I upgraded my AV software (N360), browser (Opera - lately Opera seams to be a CPU & memory hog so it was the first thing I suspected) & uTorrent client (not the first time I'm having problems with it so this was my second thought).

So I uninstalled them all and tried to figure it out. Unfortunately nothing changed so I am starting to suspect the new HDD. I ran a full test before cloning the old one and ran another few test when I start experiencing those problems but nothing showed up.

The system was fully tested after the power failure & HDD replacement, just to be sure.

Another weird thing is that CrystalDsk Info doesn't show up the correct info and doesn't detect the RPM/buffer size and Speccy shows 10k RPM when the HDD has 7200.

There is another problem: the new HDD is SATA3 with 64MB cache while the mobo only supports SATA2 (32MB the old drive). I wasn't expecting any issues ho... Read more

A:Weird behavior & bad performance with new HDD

The FAEX's RPM and cache come up as unknown in CrystalDiskInfo here as well so it's not an isolated occurrence, it's probably just the HDD and CrystalDiskInfo disagreeing with each other. There is probably nothing to worry though, since the SMART info appears to be read correctly.

I'm afraid I can't constructively advise regarding the performance of the HDD though, I've never had an HDD act like that before so I have no experience to relate to.

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I experience some kind of strange issue with my laptop performance. It is Toshiba L505 with onboard Graphic chipset from Intel. When I connect a second monitor the laptops' performance is going down, although the usage of CPU and RAM stays on it's normal level. After rebooting the computer everything starts to work perfectly. Now each time I turn on the computer, I have to restart it again to ba able to work. The monitor works well on any other computer. I would say the problem is related to the hardwere of my laptop, but if it works after restart, than it should be able to work without restart - than there must be the way to fix the issue.

I have installed different drivers (the latest and some of the earliest) for my chipset from Intel site. There is no changes. Changing the resolution of the second monitor also didn't help. The only way to make it work fine is to reboot the system (Win 7) each time after turning on the computer. You must accept it is kind of weird problem ..

Any advice would be highly appreciated.
 

A:A weird performance issue.

You're not using "Hibernate" are you, instead of shutting down normally when you've finished using it for the day?
 

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My friend and I have been going back and forth about his computer for a while.
Asus A8s-x mb
amd x2 4200
2gb pc3200
160gb sata
ati hd2600xt
creative audigy
Vista Ultimate 64

When Vista is installed it runs fine. Its not until we add the ATI vista 64 drivers does the machine slow down to a crawl. Originally this was with an x1600xt so we upgraded to the hd2600xt. Same issue. Now comes the weird part. So we got our hands on a single core amd 64 3200+ cpu and put it in. Now the machine runs fine. Why would using a dual core processor slow the machine down significantly. He has set up a dual boot with xp 64 and it runs fine with the x2 processor. So the cpu isnt bad. Any ideas would be great, since we are out of them at the moment. Thanks

J

A:Weird performance problem

Hi J,

Welcome to the forum.

Have you updated the BIOS or chipset drivers to the latest one for your motherboard? If not, you should and test it then.

Shawn

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Ok well it has been a while since I posted requesting help in here. I suppose that could be considered a good thing... Anyway I checked the "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using HijackThis and Other Malware Removal Tools" thread just to double check the proper way to post in here and noticed you guys mention to use a program called "DDS". I have never used this in the past, I have always only used HijackThis but I will, for the sake of covering all my bases, included both the DDS files and the HijackThis report.Ok on to the problem at hand. I will list the problems as I remember them in the order of when they happened (hopefully, knowing my memory...) starting with the more recent problems. (1.) What has happened recently is I have noticed that my processor has been maxing out at 100% doing things that would normally not require more than maybe 20% of the processor. (2.) I have recently done some fairly major creation/deletion/moving of files in hopes of lowering the amount of junk on my computer. I have also run a defragmentation on my hard drive but it is hard to tell if it really worked because whereas in Windows XP the disk defragmentation tool gave you the ability to analyze your hard drive and then actually watch the progress as it defragmented the hard drive, Windows Vista only gives you the ability to "Defragment Now" and then all you can do to tell whether or not it is done is to stare at the little 'Vista ... Read more

A:Performance Issues...May be caused by long-standing issues? (HijackThis/DDS log)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.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.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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My computer started doing something weird today when I got home. When I got online I could hear music and people talking in the background. I also am being overwhelmed with pop-ups. I ran all the scans and cme up with quite a few, deleted all those and ran hijackthis. I have posted the HJT log below. Can someone please help me figure out this problem???Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:47:31 PM, on 7/11/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exeC:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Scan Ser... Read more

A:Weird Music Playing On My Computer

Hello,Your system is terribly infected. Problem with these infections nowadays is, it causes a lot of damage. Even if we clean the malware off your system, I can't guarantee that your system will be clean afterwards, because these infections/bundles leave a lot of leftovers behind that most scanners won't even recognise and logs won't show.Also, I can't promise you we can repair all the damage it caused... Even after cleaning the malware, you can still get errors afterwards because of the damage. Solving these is not always possible since it will be searching for a needle in a haystack to find the right cause and solution.So, we can try to clean this up and do what we can, but keep in mind that we can't solve ALL problems this malware already caused.In light of this it would be wise for you to back up any files and folders that you don't want to lose before we start. Reason I am telling this is because when a system is so terribly infected and we try to clean this up manually, the damage that is already present may interfere with our removal attempts. Perform next instructions in the right order..I see you have the NeoPets toolbar installed. This Toolbar has a questionable reputation, so that's why I recommend you uninstall it.Then, * Download Brute Force Uninstaller.Unzip it to a folder of it?s own (c:\BFU).Read here how to unzip/extract properly:http://metallica.geekstogo.com/xpcompressedexplanation.htmlStart the Brute Force Uninstaller by doubleclicking BFU.exeNext to... Read more

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Hi,
I have windows vista and have been listening to my music in iTunes and windows media player, about 1 minute into a song, a radio commercial or celebrity news will just start playing too. I've tried to see if another program is running, but I can't find any. I recently updated chrome and adobe, and some toolbars got downloaded as well. I deleted the toolbars as I didn't want them to start with. It's like a Internet radio station or something just comes on and I can't get rid of it.
 
Moderator Edit: Moved from the Audio & Video Forum to a more appropriate forum due to suspect Malware.
See part of the post I bolded.
Roger

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My computer runs weird tones randomly. I am not connected to the internet & never was. I ran Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes. The problem still persists.
Any solutions?
 

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Hi,

I just discovered there's a faint music playing in the background of my computer even when there are no programs running at all.. Funny thing is, when I reboot the system, the music plays even when it's during startup and has not even entered windows.. I will really appreciate if someone can provide some assistance.

Below is my HJT log..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:19:51 PM, on 19/1/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\lg_fwupdate\fwupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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A:Weird music playing in background..

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i just got a new headset to have to listen to music and games on comp, so i won't wake others. problem is, i can only hear sounds in 1 side of the headset, i plug in my headset to another comp, and it works fine. i have windows xp, and a stereo headset. plz help if possible.
 

A:Having issues w/ headset, plz help >.<

is there anyone that can help w/ this issue >.<
 

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Hi I recently bought a headset for my PC and I'm trying to set up chat functions on a website called discord, as far as I'm aware the app works fine and I should be part of the chat, after unmuting myself. Audio works fine on the headset and has done for
a while but when I plugged in the mic it didn't seem to work, after some fiddling in manage devices I can hear myself being played back, an echo of me talking and typing etc, but I still can't be heard by other people on the chat?

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I loaded up some Team Fortress 2 on my new build and noticed the sound cuts out after a few seconds of consecutive audio. This happens on all programs now but I've also noticed that when the raw audio (not me turning up and down the volume) is fine when it's loud and when it gets a small bit quiet it cuts out completely. Is this an issue I can resolve in setting or is there something wrong with my headset? By the way, the sound is fine without the headset on the speakers.
 

A:Headset Issues

Headset works perfectly in other systems by the way.
 

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I am having trouble getting my headset to work. At first it was able to transmit but it was way to quite. Then it stoped working all together. Any help would be great.
 

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Hello everyone. I was was given a headset by a good friend of mine since mine had recently broke. He assured me that the headset was fine since he had used it the previous night and both audio and recording worked fine. When I had arrived home and tested it I found that only audio was working but my computer wasn't tracking the detecting sound going into the mic we currently have two different operating systems I'm currently on Windows 7 Ultimate whilst he's currently on Windows Vista Home premium. The mic he had given me is a none USB mic, the link to the mic can be found at: Philips - Webcam Share - SPC1035NC/00 - Webcams with headsets - Webcams and headsets - PC products and phones .

Potential issues that were checked
Check audio deviceCheck audio device
There might be a problem with your audio device. Issue not present
One or more audio service isn't runningOne or more audio service isn't running
Both the Windows Audio and the Windows Audio End Point Builder services must be running for audio to work correctly. Atleast one of these services isn't running. Issue not present
Audio device is disabledAudio device is disabled
The audio device you selected is currently turned off in Windows. Issue not present
Low audio device volumeLow audio device volume
Audio device volume might be too low to hear. Issue not present
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A:Headset Mic Issues.

You have the driver for the onboard sound installed? Unless someone has one hidden somewhere the best you['re going to get for it is the Vista driver from gateway,

Sigmatel HD Audio Driver Version: 6.10.5405.0

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Hey,

I have recently got a new computer ( Packard bell ixtreme M5801). It has no sound card. On my previous computer I tried the headset with no problems however on this one, when the microphone jack is plugged in, the sound is muffled, quiet and distorted. I have tried playing around with the settings on the "Sound" panel and installing the latest drivers from packard bells website. The headset i am trying to use is a Turtle Beach x11.

Today, I plugged my iPod into the microphone port via a 3.5mm cable and when playing it back it was fine.

Thanks for your help.

System Specs:
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i3 550 @ 3.20GHz
6.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Packard Bell ixtreme M5801 (CPU 1)

If you require any more information don't hesitate to ask, as this is my first post.

Many Thanks,
Mike.
 

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I play games like counterstrike and rust where listening to where people are coming from is very important, however, my headset doesn't allow me to do that and instead mixes the sounds.
 

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My headphones are great, but won't record skype loud, I updated drivers and changed my mixers! It still wont work, I need help!

Video Explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMBQeKbAv1I&feature=c4-overview&list=UURyd8wXuafZCOKBh2FvCINg
Mic: Turtle Beach PX21's
 

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Ok well I am not exactly sure where to post this but since it works well on XP and not Vista I will post it here.

So I went out and bought a headset. Now I have had a couple, but this one is USB so I figured it'll work well. Now then, I use it on XP and I can hear it just fine, everyone else can hear it too. I try it on Vista and it's extremely quiet. I am using Ventrilo to talk to people incase that is needed to be known. So basically I ask, how do I make it more sensative to sound?

Thanks.

A:Headset issues?

hi,

check this Microsoft KB:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933262

download the fix here:
http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog/tom-keat...262-v2-x86.msu

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Greetings, I just switched my main computer from XP Pro to (in a different HD) Vista 64.
One of the reasons for the switch was that I had purchased the computer with 8GB of RAM and I wanted to see what kind of performance I could get from it.

These are my specs:
Computer Systemax
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz (2397 MHz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista x64
8GB of RAM (4 when I extracted these specs - I was testing to see performance)
DirectX version: 10.0

Realtek Winfast PX8600 GT HDMI(NVIDIA)
GPU processor: GeForce 8600 GT
ForceWare version: 162.22
Total av. graphics mem.:2014 MB
Dedicated video memory: 256 MB

As far as the performance issue, I am afraid I am not seeing a definite increase in performnce comparable to the XP Pro installation with just 4GB (3.25 to be exact, due to XP utilization of memory)

I am starting to woonder if there is something I can do to increase the system performance otehr than the obvious (Take out Aero, etc.) It's not the the computer is slow in handling programs, but some interface activities, such as opening and closing folders and windows, launching programs, etc. Are as fast or slower than on the XP OS.

Most recent problem:

It's actually hard to explain precisely what is going on, but I'll try my best.

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A:Vista 64 Issues - Pyrotechnic Desktop - Performance Issues

Performance is an elusive issue in higher end computers such as yours.First tho' - Most likely your graphics drivers are a tad bit corrupted, and the following will help to update them:Download the latest forceware drivers for your OS and video card (according to what I read, these are the most current: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_169.25_whql.html )Uninstall the nVidia stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program.Uninstall the video card from Device Manager (go to Start and type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter)Reboot and dismiss any "Found New Hardware" dialogs.Double click on the freshly downloaded drivers and follow the prompts.In most computers the big 3 performance issues are:- the hard drive- the RAM- the CPUSo, that's the first place to check. Luckily Vista has a number of tools to help with this. The first is Task Manger (right click on the Task Bar and select "Task Manager". Scroll through the tabs to see what's going on inside of your system.Next, go to Start and type in "compmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then start looking at this stuff (it's listed in the left hand pane):- Event Viewer...Windows Logs...both the Application and System logs- Reliability and Performance...Monitoring Tools...both the Performance and the Reliability monitors- Device Manager- Disk Management- Services and Applications...ServicesWhat are you looking for? Well, that's a bit toug... Read more

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OK so my computer is acting up. Two weeks ago while browsing suddenly i get error messages concerning dns failed something probe. Ever since, when i open a new link it takes almost 20-30 seconds to open the page... 
 
When i want to view a new video on youtube, it takes alot of time concidering i have 75/75 up/down
 
Its not the download speed, once i get a connection it works fast, but still not as normal.
 
Also now ive started getting sound stuttering/lag in the video. 
 
Today even the mouse curser lags behind the movement of my mouse and then quickly squirms around the screen catching up all the movement i did.
 
 
 
Does this have something to do with my SSD starting to fail?
 
Is there some virus hijacking my resources?
 
Are my drivers bad?

A:Stuttering, performance issues, internett connection issues

Hello and Welcome ..
 

Does this have something to do with my SSD starting to fail?
Is there some virus hijacking my resources?
Are my drivers bad?

We can try to briefly check these with the following methods, or use stronger programs if required..

Please download Rkill (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com) to your desktop.
There are 2 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.
You only need to get one of these to run, not all of them. This gives a preliminary reading, and clears your Antivirus/Antimalware programs.
You may get warnings from your antivirus about this tool, ignore them or shutdown your antivirus.
rKill.exe: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/10/
iExplore.exe (renamed rKill.exe): http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/
Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
If using Windows Vista, 7 or 8 right-click on it and choose Run As Administrator.
A black DOS box will briefly flash for a minute or so, and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
Do not reboot until you run the next few tools.
If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.
If normal mode still doesn't work, run the tool from safe mode.
When the scan is done Notepad will open with Rkill log.
Post it in your next reply.
NOTE. rKill.txt log will also be present on your desktop.
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Hey everyone! Thanks so much in advance for your help!

So I've been getting these short ads played on my computer and I have no idea where they come from. And of course the computer is running much slower than usual.
Here are my logs:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:10:40 PM, on 12/21/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17093)
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\ccprovsp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\capfsem.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Weird Ads Playing, Slow Performance

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Weird problem that I can't seem to find any info on despite being resourceful with Google.

For awhile now, my PC wants to be plugged in. It will work on battery for browsing or light app work, but if I'm doing something CPU intensive it lets me know right away that just being on battery will not do, and performance breaks down to the point that sometimes it crashes my prog.

I've looked at my performance settings, and as far as I can tell I don't have anything selected that sacrifices power to save battery life. Any help is appreciated.

Also, it's an HP dv7 laptop, a 2010 model (4183cl, I think). i5 processor, 8gb ram... etc etc
 

A:Performance suffers when not plugged in... weird?

Tbh mate I play league of legends on my brothers laptop and I see the same difference I belive its because the laptop is drawing more power then it was actually using I see the difference of 35-42 fps flucuating to a constant 60 fps because of v-sync when it is plugged in so I doubt it is rly any rly problem from your laptop just the power that it uses

To continue with that its the same thing as happens when u have a weak psu in a computer .The pc wont draw its full potential or wont work at all
 

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Not sure if this is the correct place for my problem or not - don't really know if it's an OS, software or hardware issue, so apologies in advance if the Windows XP forum isn't the best place for it. But anyway...

I have a PC issue that I'm having great difficulty in even describing.

The system boots into windows nice and fast, but once its done so it becomes very temperamental and... slow isn't the right word... almost "lazy". First of all it takes a little time to load up my startup programs, not much longer than usual but if I try opening any other programs during this time, I get hangs (pointer moves but programs and icons don't respond for a long, long, long time, hard drive does not thrash or do much at all until the hang seems to eventually work itself out) and things take a long time to happen. After startup items have loaded, the problem persists - I can usually open Firefox after a few minutes and it runs absolutely fine, my Comodo antivirus and Spyware Doctor software works, but I still constantly and randomly get slowdowns and software will randomly become unresponsive from one minute to the next. And it's stupid things that it seems to get stuck on - I can be happily watching youtube videos one moment, then click on the start button and the menu takes a minute and a half to load, or vice versa. I am unable to run games about 80% of the time, but when I can get into, say, Oblivion then it runs fine at the usual framerate until eventually it will h... Read more

A:Weird performance/stability issue

Hello luscaslayer

You have run most of the error checking already.

I suggest you check msconfig and Task Manager to see what is running at Startup

msconfig check
Start/Run and type in
msconfig
OK

Startup Tab
Keep the page open then go to the link below. It will tell you what all the entries are and whether you can disable them or not. It will also identify any malware. Disable everything which is not needed to run at start up

http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

Read the Key at top of page. Use the Search box to check all your entries

When you reboot you will get a message saying you have started in "Selective Startup" Click "Don`t show this message again" then OK

Task Manager Processes check
http://www.answersthatwork.com/Taskl...s/tasklist.htm

http://www.tasklist.org/

http://www.processlibrary.com/

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Hello, I am getting a pop up on my computer that comes up when I play music. at the top it says "attention! you are listening to an unlicensed song! you have violated the copyright law." it also has the seals of both the RIAA and US department of justice. It has several paragraphs going on about the law. At the bottom it has three options. The options are as follows from left to right: "close" "get legal music" "details"

PLEASE HELP! ITS ANNOYING AS HELL! THANKS A BUNCH!
 

A:weird pop up on computer - illegal music thing

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for some reason internet explorer is running in the background along with wierd music playing that I cant see, Ive ran spybot, registry mechanic and norton virus scan and it says there are no problems. it is really annoying. this is my Hijack this log
thank you for the help

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:18:49 PM, on 6/10/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18372)
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcxcoms.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\wbload.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Quick Search Box\GoogleQuickSearchBox.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\dlcxmon.exe
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Hello, need some help as we seem to have been "attacked" - when opening IE and connecting, we hear a weird mashup of ads, music, news, etc in the background of whatever we are doing.  No other programs appear to be running and even when we shut all other programs off - as long as we are connected, we still hear the sounds.  I've restored computer to a previous date with no luck and also run basic scans - nothing unusual.
 
Dell Inspiron N7010
Windows 7 Home Premium
IE8
 
Thanks in advance

A:hearing weird mashup of ads/music/news

is it only when connected to the internet?

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Hi, I'm on Windows XP and I have a weird reoccurring problem that's been happening for the past two months or so.

Ever once in a while my computer randomly plays via the speakers a split second fragment of a song. At first it was just the line "O Sole Mio" from the song of that same name. Every few minutes it would just play out of nowhere. This wasn't too annoying most of the time since I keep my headphones plugged in my speaker most of the time so I'd only hear it when I listened to music or watched a clip, and then probably only once or twice in a half hour. Recently it's also started randomly playing a different song fragment. I can't identify that song but it sounds like hip-hop and the line that plays is "one in a million". "O Sole Mio" and "One in a million" just randomly burst out of my speakers several times a day (seperate from each other) and I have no idea what's causing it. As far as I know I don't have either of those songs saved on my computer. I have Symantec Antivirus and it doesn't pick up anything, and I don't have any programs besides AIM or Firefox/IE running when it's being doing this.

Does anyone have a clue what's going on and how I can make it stop? Thanks!
 

A:Weird 1 second music clips play randomly

Could be from Windows Messenger. It's capable of opening you up to spam, including random audio.
Try disabling it.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/learnmore/stopspam.mspx
 

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I've had the same problem with 2 wireless gaming headsets. The corsair void pro wireless and now the Logitech G533 Wireless. Basically the mic sounds terrible and I know the problem... I just can't fix it. When I am using the headset using it's wireless USB adapter, it defaults the Default Format to 8000 HZ (telephone quality).




The problem is when I try to change this to higher quality format as seen in the next shot:



It throws this prompt and when i select YES it closes the windows and doesn't save the changes. I have closed all applications using audio and still get the problem... Anyone have any ideas? It's been very frustrating!

Cheers!
 

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I am pretty sure there are as many recording issues as there are people with microphones, and I've been searching all day for a solutions to my issues to no avail. Either the people with the microphone issues have something different going on or the thread simply ends with no solution.

So I decided to ask my own questions to you guys. Here goes.

Bought a new headset about three months ago due to a similar problem, and assuming it was an issue with a cheap headset I bought a slightly better built one.

For no reason, my microphone will not work. With the pink plug in all I get is static, with the USB attachment only silence. If I fiddle with the mic boost, the green sound bar (that indicates sound being picked up) will move to match the level of boost (boost = half way, the green bar sits at halfway).

The headphones work find with both the plug and the USB attachment, and the microphone will work in my laptop, just not my PC.

I have Win Vista 64, Realtek HD, and Logitech G330 headset. If you need any more info just ask, I'd love ANY help!
 

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Recently my headset has been not only recording my voice but also the background noise that the computer makes. So for example if I am in an online game trying to say something on the mic, my voice will be drowned out by the sound of the game. Any ideas on what could be causing this?

Thanks
 

A:microphone/headset issues

Turn the microphone volume down a touch so it is less sensitive. That might help, always helps with me
 

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Everytime I plug in my G35 headset(usb), any platform of audio/media stops working and will freeze. Any online videos will not play and when I access audio files media player just freezes. I have re installed the drivers before and it didn't seem to help. This only started happening recently and I've been using the headset for 1-2 years now.

Plus no sound comes from the headset but after I plug it out my speakers don't have sound either and I have to restart pc to fix it.

A:G35 Headset causing PC issues

Hiya chi111111 and welcome..!!


sounds like you've got a few probs with the set-up
could you fill in as much info as possible in the System Specs part of your profile
- check out other peoples' System Specs for an idea of the sort of info to include..


- that way anyone answering your query will have a better idea of what you're experiencing..


- cheers..

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Today the headset i've been waiting for arrived. My Steelseries 5h v2 (W/O usb driver).
My old Headset died so i ordered this one..
My problem is that the microphone is EXTREMELY quiet. On my laptop it works just fine with no problem at all. But on my PC its quiet and i cant even get into the Microphone boost menu.
My mate on skype can't hear me talking either, i have to shout in it.
So i wondered if my drivers were the cause of this problem. So i updated them and nothing changed.
I think my soundcard is called VIA P4M890 im not that into Computers so i dont know if this is right. The driver i downloaded had some software called High Definition Audio Deck to manage my soundsettings but these doesnt seem to do anything (When i try to boost my microphone).

My earlier headset was a USB and this new one is with JACK plugs does that make a difference.


I Apologies for my bad English, and i hope someone can help me with my problem.


EDIT:

I think i've placed this topic in the wrong forum /Sorry

A:New Headset, Microphone Issues.

Welcome to TSF
Have you checked your Sound and multimedia setting in control Panel?
Go to Control panel to sound and multimedia to audio tab.
Click the sound recording volume button and try increasing the volume as required.

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I recently purchased the G230 Logitech Gaming Headset. It is a single wired headset that splits into to jack inputs: the microphone and speaker. The speakers work fine and I can hear everything through the headset. However, my mic is not registering and the only recording device functioning is the built in laptop mic on my Alienware M15X.

I have tried adjusting default mics,

Updating drivers,

Rolling back drivers,

Uninstalling and re-installing drivers,

I am running out of ideas. So please help! Here are my specs,

Processor: Intel Core i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50Gz

Memory (RAM): 16.0GB

System Type: 64-bit OS, x64-based processor / WINDOWS 10

Sound: Sound Blaster Recon 3Di by Creative Technology Ltd.
 

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For the past two days, I've been struggling to record commentary for a YouTube video I am making. My Headset works everywhere else just fine, but if I plug it in into my laptop it creates static and so does every other mic. I called HP, and they said there was nothing wrong with the jack since I could hear everything just fine. Sometimes the static is in the files themselves but other times it's just through my headsets. I have no clue what to do. I've looked at every single tutorial thing and tinkered with every little thing. The problem was solved yesterday then I tried to record today and RIP.
I checked, and it says all my drivers are updated.
The headset came with a cable that splits the audio, and I'm thinking of splitting it then splitting it back into the laptop. I really have no clue what else to do.

Thank you in advance.
 

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Ok, I just got a headset for my PC, which was probably a bad move since the headphone quality is crap on my headset but the microphone is excellent. Now.. I was just wondering how I can plug in the USB headset in without it stealing the outgoing audio? I'll include screens of my properties of my audio since everyones is different.

Note: I have the built in audio setup from the ASUS P4C800

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Logitech USB headset issues

Nevermind, I was just toggling around with it and I figured out how to change it.

lol, didn't take me too long to fiddle around with it to get it to work, I'll just leave it like this and not touch it now.
 

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Hello I'm Brad, brand new to the Tech Guy forums. :>

I'm having a problem with my GameCom Plantronics microphone that is attached to the headset. My computer seems to only sometimes recognize that the microphone is on, and when it does recognize the mic, I get major white noise when i talk in programs like Ventrilo.

My sound card drivers are all up to date and am using High definition audio device sound card.

I don't think it matters that much but for those who want to know I also have a ATI radeon HD 4800 Series video card and am running a Intel Quad Core 2.40Ghz processor.

Thanks for any help or suggestions.
 

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