Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Computer sounds - Distored and Electronic

Q: Computer sounds - Distored and Electronic

I have been currently been having a problem with my computer sounds. This is hard for me to explain but I will try my best to explain it.

During the start of of the computer, after I enter in my password to my account, you would usually hear the Windows start up music. Well I hear it and it sounds very distored. Also I am an average user of Pandora radio and if during times of listening to a station the sounds get electronic sounding if I open another page on a different tab or open a program and it hurts my poor ears.

I have tried to uninstall my sound driver and also have tried updating it with no luck. Any and all help would be great. I am providing both my specs and the hijackthis info.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 235e Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6143 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941478 MB, Free - 742971 MB; E: Total - 226949 MB, Free - 168272 MB; F: Total - 11523 MB, Free - 11423 MB;
Motherboard: eMachines, MCP61PM-GM, ,
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:25:49 PM, on 12/15/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16700)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqbam08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgpc01.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\smart web printing\hpswp_clipbook.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\MSN Toolbar\Platform\6.3.2348.0\mswinext.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SCServer\SCServer.exe
C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\lol.launcher.exe
C:\Users\Shanes\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\ZD2WSZQ8\SysInfo[1].exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Users\Shanes\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\AM4G8BFM\HijackThis[1].exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.emachines.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACEW&l=0409&m=et1331g&r=17360110g116p0335v1i5r4961s220
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
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com
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://www.yahoo.com
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: tvjeeves Toolbar - {4d40c2b7-d881-4d9a-af51-da498e313423} - C:\Program Files (x86)\tvjeeves\tbtvje.dll (file missing)
R3 - URLSearchHook: Zynga Toolbar - {7b13ec3e-999a-4b70-b9cb-2617b8323822} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Zynga\tbZyn1.dll
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe,
O2 - BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: HP Print Enhancer - {0347C33E-8762-4905-BF09-768834316C61} - C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Winamp Toolbar Loader - {25CEE8EC-5730-41bc-8B58-22DDC8AB8C20} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp Toolbar\winamptb.dll
O2 - BHO: tvjeeves Toolbar - {4d40c2b7-d881-4d9a-af51-da498e313423} - C:\Program Files (x86)\tvjeeves\tbtvje.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Search Helper - {6EBF7485-159F-4bff-A14F-B9E3AAC4465B} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Search Helper\SEPsearchhelperie.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
O2 - BHO: Zynga Toolbar - {7b13ec3e-999a-4b70-b9cb-2617b8323822} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Zynga\tbZyn1.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.6.5612.1312\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: Bing Bar BHO - {d2ce3e00-f94a-4740-988e-03dc2f38c34f} - C:\Program Files (x86)\MSN Toolbar\Platform\6.3.2348.0\npwinext.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: SingleInstance Class - {FDAD4DA1-61A2-4FD8-9C17-86F7AC245081} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\YTSingleInstance.dll
O2 - BHO: HP Smart BHO Class - {FFFFFFFF-CF4E-4F2B-BDC2-0E72E116A856} - C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Winamp Toolbar - {EBF2BA02-9094-4c5a-858B-BB198F3D8DE2} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp Toolbar\winamptb.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Google Toolbar - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
O3 - Toolbar: tvjeeves Toolbar - {4d40c2b7-d881-4d9a-af51-da498e313423} - C:\Program Files (x86)\tvjeeves\tbtvje.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: Zynga Toolbar - {7b13ec3e-999a-4b70-b9cb-2617b8323822} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Zynga\tbZyn1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: @C:\Program Files (x86)\MSN Toolbar\Platform\6.3.2348.0\npwinext.dll,-100 - {8dcb7100-df86-4384-8842-8fa844297b3f} - C:\Program Files (x86)\MSN Toolbar\Platform\6.3.2348.0\npwinext.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast5] "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe" /nogui
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SwitchBoard] C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\SwitchBoard\SwitchBoard.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdobeCS5ServiceManager] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CS5ServiceManager\CS5ServiceManager.exe" -launchedbylogin
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpqSRMon] C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Bing Bar] "C:\Program Files (x86)\MSN Toolbar\Platform\6.3.2348.0\mswinext.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Default Manager] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Default Manager\DefMgr.exe" -resume
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctliepack] rundll32.exe "C:\Users\Shanes\AppData\Local\ctliepack\ctliepack.dll", DllInit
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RGSC] E:\Games\GTA4\Rockstar Games Social Club\RGSCLauncher.exe /silent
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools Lite] "C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe" -autorun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [igndlm.exe] C:\Program Files (x86)\Download Manager\DLM.exe /windowsstart /startifwork
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [IndxStoreSvr_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe" ASO-616B5711-6DAE-4795-A05F-39A1E5104020
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DW6] "C:\Program Files (x86)\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop\DesktopWeather.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AlcoholAutomount] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\axcmd.exe" /automount
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - Startup: OneNote 2007 Screen Clipper and Launcher.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
O4 - Startup: Zotac FireStorm.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\ZOTAC FireStorm\Firestorm.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Winamp Search - C:\ProgramData\Winamp Toolbar\ieToolbar\resources\en-US\local\search.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Google Sidewiki... - res://C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_89D8574934B26AC4.dll/cmsidewiki.html
O9 - Extra button: Blog This - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Blog This in Windows Live Writer - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Show or hide HP Smart Web Printing - {DDE87865-83C5-48c4-8357-2F5B1AA84522} - C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.clonewarsadventures.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.freerealms.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.soe.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.sony.com
O16 - DPF: {1E54D648-B804-468d-BC78-4AFFED8E262F} (System Requirements Lab) - http://www.nvidia.com/content/DriverDownload/srl/
O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: ASP.NET State Service (aspnet_state) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\aspnet_state.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.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: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
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: nProtect GameGuard Service (npggsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\GameMon.des.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
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: @%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: @%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: @%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)
End of file - 14848 bytes
Again any help would be great.

Preferred Solution: Computer sounds - Distored and Electronic

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

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

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

A: Computer sounds - Distored and Electronic

Forgot to add that the sound card is a Realtek High Definition Audio built into the motherboard. This is the information provided by the Realtek HD Audio Manager Information panel:

Audio Driver Version:
DirectX Version: DirectX 11.0
Audio Controller: HD Audio
Audio Codec: ALC888S

Read other 3 answers

Just bought this HP notebook.  Seems very good, except for the audio.  When music is playing, it appears to automatically cut the volume when the level gets high, then it slowly increases.  This gives music an annoying loud-soft-loud-soft feel that sounds awful.  I don't want it normalized, just played straight. This occurs both for online music and for local music.   However, it only happens with the internal speakers.  With an external speaker plugged in, no distortion. I am trying to turn this off, if at all possible.  My searching shows that some drivers have "loudness equalization" for audio effects;  However, when I go to Playback Devices > Properties, the Enhancements tab does not have any options at all.  Any ideas?  The laptop will be used for frequent music playing, so this is a deal breaker if it can't be modified.

Read other answers

Recently imaged compaq evo. Plays all sounds too fast regardless of format or program used to play them. Kind of funny in a way. Any idea what setting to check? sonething in the soundcard settings?


Read other answers

I am new to this website, but I heard Phantom010 works well, but not 100% sure it would work for my computer. Any solution please and thank you ?

A:My computer sounds like its on helium, or sounds like alvin and chipmucks

Read other 6 answers

OMG help help help!!! I was on my computer and the screen like switched and now the screen is distored and i can barely see anything!! There is like no way to fix this!!! Whats going on?!?! I am desperate for help, I am looking at tons and tons of sites but no one has a problem even closely remotely related to mine.

The screen was normal but now is distored and odd shaped, the adjust screen things on my monitor don't work now!! Help I would consider you a god if you could help me!!!

A:Distored Monitor few help me!!

Calm down

Go to start>controlpanel>system>device manager>click on display adapter, what does it say exactly

Any yellow or red indicators in device manager

Go to start>controlpanel>display>settings What is it set at, do you have options to change it.
Go to start>controlpanel>display>settings>advanced>monitor tab, what does it say for installed monitor

What video card do you have

Read other 3 answers

The cd is in great condiction so should I cleen my laptop disk place and then if that, how?

A:Distored i'm an american cd

Mmm - could do with a bit more explanation here. Do you mean the sound is "distorted" and not "distored" (no such word)?
if you meant to type "distorted", try cleaning the CD with purpose-made CD cleaner.
You can also buy a special CD that will clean the CD drive. Most good audio centres or computer stores will have them.
They have little bristles attached to them which are designed to clean dirt from the laser lens, but don't get carried away - only use it a couple of times a year as over-use can do more harm than good.

If other CDs play okay and only that one is distorted, then despite what you say it must be a bad CD.

Read other 1 answers

My son and husband uploaded a Disney mp3 player to download songs from our pc which then changed the volume settings. Every sound the pc makes now echos. The speakers, the connections and sound card are fine. I have tested all of them. Any suggestions?

A:Distored Sound

Have you tried clicking on the Speaker icon in the system tray? An amplify or boost mode may have been turned on in here. Go through the Advanced Properties and ensure everything is set correctly.

Read other 2 answers

Hi I am new here.

I am running Win XP Home SP2 and recently my computer has been making random background noises. Its like an IE7 mouse click. Sometimes it plays ads in the background and sometimes for long periods of time. I have had no other programs open that have advertisements built into at the time. I have AVG Free and it has decteted several trojans. So I stumped upto this point.

here is my HJT Log.

Mind you I did not have IE7 running at the time but HJT picked it up. Not sure... Anyways

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:36:16 PM, on 8/8/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\Bluetooth\LBTServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\LBTWiz.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acr... Read more

Read other answers

I was wondering iff someone can help me out I am having issues with Thinkpad T570 and my screen looks distroted when I fire up Citrix or Remote Desktop running the graphic looks distorted.  I'd check the drive and make sure everything was up to date.  Have anyone ever experience this before?  The system is using Intel 520 and I am using T570 running Windows 7.  TIA.    

Read other answers

Audio Cds and Mp3s sound Distorted. Tried different speakers, sound cards, PCI Slots. Is there something in Windows that may be causing this?

Read other answers

I have Windows XP/Version 2002/Service Pack 3 on my Dell laptop. In early December 2015, I found an old, unopened, uninstalled, unregistered copy of CA Internet Security Suite 2009. I thought I would install it and see if it would automatically upgrade to the current protection level of 2015/2016 for possibly a year and then I would have to pay to continue getting upgrades. Once I installed it, it seemed to slow my laptop down quite a bit. It seemed like every web page I visited, I'd have to manually add it to the firewall to allow access to the site. I started to search for another product and saw that Vipre Internet Security Suite 2016 got good reviews and had a 30 day trial period. I uninstalled the CA product and installed Vipre. This didn't seem to help speed anything up (not that I really thought it would). The most annoying problem I have, and it seemed to start when I installed the CA suite, is that web page images seem to load OK for the first few pages I visit. Then after a few pages, images load half way and the bottom half of the image loads grainy and/or distorted ("piecemeal"). I'm using Chrome version 48.0.2564.103. It happens in FireFox (43.0.1) as well, but doesn't seem to happen as often. I frequently clear the cache and history in both browsers and this doesn?t help. Since the browsers are up-to-date, I'm assuming the problem is with XP. I suppose it could be the graphics card, but I thought I would see dead pixels on the screen, whi... Read more

Read other answers


I recently purchased a Compaq Presario CQ71 and when I ran it for the first time, I noticed the Volume Icon was all distored and fuzzy.

This is really annoying me as its a brand new laptop and its like this.

Does anyone know how i can solve this problem?

Hope you can help,

Many thanks in advance.

A:System Icon Distored/Fuzzy, Please Help!

If all the other icons are fine, then it's probably just a low-res/poor quality icon that Compaq have used.

Read other 2 answers

Greetings, i digged out an old HP t3545.uk desktop computer, install fresh version of windows XP SP3 on it, and i cant figure out its sound problem. It also has ATI card in it.

The thing is that by default in bios on board audio is set to auto, and once you boot up into windows, there is no Realtek HD audio device in manage screen as if it does not exist at all.

So i changed the bios setting to onboard audio device enabled, and i appeared in the system. Ive installed latest audio driver from Realtek, i got sound but its heavely distorted. I tried to install audio driver provided by HP, but its extremely outdated and cant be installed to SP3.

Ive tried everything, reainstalling drivers, disabling ati HDMI audio, switching bios parameters to auto, enabled, disabled, nothing helps.

Does this mean that this PC actually has a dead built in audio, or is there something im missing?

Read other answers

Hello, I have been searching high and low for a way to resolve this. I'm hoping someone here can help me. I'm having a problem in Windows 7 (64 bit) where a lot of my prompt/dialog boxes are blank and I can't see the text. This mainly happens on prompt windows, like if I am trying to update or install a program. I am on a Dell XPS 9100, with an Intel Core i7 2.8 GHz processor. It has 3GB of Ram and a 500GB hard drive. If that helps at all.

Can anyone help me fix this error? I've run all kinds of virus/spyware/malware scans, but they don't come up with anything. I've attached some screenshots

Thanks in advance!

A:Blank/Distored Dialog Boxes

Nothing in the screenshots unfortunately.

Read other 9 answers

so recently i took everything out of my computer to clean it..i put eveything back where it was but when i turned it on its starts making beeping sounds and the screen stays black.. fans and power run but dont know whats the problem.

i also recorded a video of how its sounds like:
so please help/B]

A:Solved: computer beeping sounds when i turn on computer

There are three possibilities here, all related to your memory.

1) You have forgotten to fit your memory back in.
2) Your memory isn't properly seated in its slot(s)
3) You have killed your memory because of not following antistatic procedures.

I'm suspecting it is either 2 or 3.

Read other 1 answers

When I connect my Acer Aspire laptop to my Westinghouse HD TV the picture is ok but. there are two big lines that go up the tvs display continously. I believe that it is a electronic noise of some sort, How can I stop this?

TIA, bigedsm

A:Electronic waves

It might be some type of a grounding issue. With the laptop disconnected from the AC adapter and nothing else (wired LAN, speakers, printer, etc.) connected to it, do you still get the moving bars?

Read other 3 answers

You guys have helped me with computer problems. I would like to know if it is possible to get a electronic organizer repaired. I have SHARP ZQ-1200A electronic organizer. I was getting a message saying the batteries needed to be replaced. When I replaced them the organizer would not work. I took it to Dick Smiths and the assistant tried other batteries and installed a memory battery also. The organizer will not turn on so I am not able to find anything. Please would anybody know if there is any way I can get all the data retrieved.
Many thanks

Read other answers

HI i am currently looking for a product that can supply electronic signatures within the ALM (HPQC) application. It is required as i am currently looking after a Healthcare Project.Any suggestions would be most welcome. Many thanks

A:Electronic signatures

Hello, HPE offers an eSignature for ALM solution through their Software Services group.  Below is a hyperlink to a recorded webinar about the service and a link to a service brief. Thanks! https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/10699/188477 https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA6-3534ENW.pdf 

Read other 1 answers

Good day! I have some forms that I use at work. We fill it up manually. I need someone to help me convert these forms electronically. The forms will contain icons, drop down menus, pop-outs. It is beyond my computer skill level. If you can help me or recommend somebody who can help, I would truly appreciate it. I'm willing to pay for the services. Thank you!

A:electronic forms

Read other 7 answers


I have a set of electronic drums, they are simmons sd7pk...

I connected them through usb to my system, running xp home, and they are recognized through plug and play, windows tells me its an "audio device" and is set up and working properly.
My question is this...

When I boot up goldwave or any other recording program, I can't get the program to record the drums.
What am I doing wrong??

A:electronic drums through usb

I believe that you need to have a suitable analog audio patch cable from the drum set's line outputs to the audio line inputs on the computer in order to record the drums.

Read other 3 answers

Hello, I have a Sony Vaio note book computer model PCG-9P6L

There are any software for win XP to check temperature of the computer.

And every thing is working fine apparently, but the computer get freeze when the temperature get high.

there are two fans that are working and even with, still freeze after few minutes from power on.

I need all the help that some one can give me.


A:Electronic Tech

Read other 6 answers

I am going to buy a new tv and was looking for a place to get information on it and read some user reviews. Anyone know of some good sites?


A:Electronic Reviews

nothing i can help with there APART FROM
What do you want? Wide screen? Flat panel? 100Hz? PnP? things like that. Talk to other people and get their recommendations. There are usually a few renouned brands that come to mind. I in NZ cant give you my opinion on the American market, but it depends on your needs of a TV. If your going home theatre, Id go flat panel wide screen 100Hz type screen. Philips and Panasonic are the best for that hre.. Sony is not far behind. The brand difference is so little these days. Get a demo at your local store. Youll see something youll like

Read other 2 answers

I have a form which opened up OK in adobe acrobat but I am unsure how to type on the form (as it has a hand tool on it) and also how to send it back to the originator. Can anyone help me please?

A:How to use pdf/electronic forms??

Hi dmcd

If the .pdf form has form fields like a tax return, just fill in the blanks, hitting the Tab key should move you from field to field and highlight the field it is in.

Otherwise, you need to have the full blown version of Adobe Acrobat to be able to edit .pdf files. Adobe Acrobat Reader only allows you to view, print and save the .pdf file. The hand tool will allow you to select and copy text from the .pdf document if the author has not restricted this action in the security settings.

If you DO have the full version of Adobe Acrobat, select the Free Text Tool, draw a box or field and type in what you need. Unfortunately, .pdf files are not like word processing, but you can create the file first in Word and then convert it to a .pdf file with the full version of Adobe Acrobat.

If the .pdf file does not have form fields for you to fill out electronically and the sender expects it back via email, they need to send you a document with form fields in it. Otherwise, they should expect it back by snail mail since you will need to print it out and fill it out by hand.

To send it by email, start an email and click the attach button, browse to the location of the file and click on it to attach it to the message.

www.adobe.com also has a service where you can convert .pdf files on the web, I believe you can convert up to five files for free and after that you have to pay for the service.

Let us know if this answered your question or if you need further assistance.

Read other 2 answers

When I record from my stereo through Audacity on my Dell laptop (windows vista), I get a hum which I only hear when I plug it in...not when I am using a battery. Since the battery won't last long enough to make a full recording, is there any way to deal with this sound?


A:Electronic Hum when recording

Read other 8 answers

As many here already know, I work for a retail chain store in the IS department. On about 25% of our transactions we capture electronic signatures using a device that stores these as bitmap images. The signatures are then transmitted to our settlement provider. Part of the creation of that transmission file is a conversion of the data to EBCDIC. I also have a utility program that dumps this settlement file into an ASCII format. The electronic signature data is stored as hex values in this data. Last week we were attempting to reconstruct the bitmap image from this data. In my ignorance, I thought that if we simply saved the data into a file, removing all the newline characters and extra data required to be in the settlement record, then gave it a .bmp extension that we would be able to open this as an image. What am I missing? Is there any way to reconstruct the image file from this data?

A:Electronic Signature Capture

Uuencode is a similar type of thing.
The problems are that EBCEDIC is 8 bits per byte. Ascii only uses 7 bits.
The EBCEDIC can possibly be decoded in the way you suggest, but the Ascii almost certainly requires extra processing. You need to find out how the original encoding is done.

Read other 1 answers

I want to know if anyone knows if Quickbooks Pro 2005 will allow you to sign a check electronically. My boss is out of town and wants to log-in to do some banking and I don't know how to set it up. Please help ASAP.
Thanks much!!

Read other answers

I am trying to download the 64 bit MS Office Home and Student 2010 and found a page with a questionable download which states , "32/64-bit, delivered via electronic distribution."
Does that mean the download can discern between the need for 32 and 64 and i do not have to go further to select.
32 bit does not work.
Does anyone know my best way to get this download either as a downoad to the pc or as an iso file. I have the product key and hope I can get the office I paid for when I migrate from Win 7 to 8 with a clean install. Office came preinstalled in my Dell who won't talk unless you pay. Should i be at dell or MS?
Thank you

A:32/64-bit, delivered via electronic distribution


I sent you the download link from the Dell site where we link for Windows 7 ISO downloads.


Read other 9 answers

hey, im working on a site and need to make forms that can be submitted electronically from the site, i know adobe acrobat can make forms but im not sure if they can be put on a site, (any idea?), so..what do u guys suggest?

A:Electronic forms for website

This is a webmaster task that involves two actions:

creating a form using HTML which will contain the ACTION=URL
and a server side CGI program residing a the URL to process it inputs from the user
If you don't write HTML or CGI programs, then hire a programmer and be glad YOU don't have to learn this stuff

Read other 1 answers

I am running Windows 8.1. I reserved my copy of Windows 10 Home.

I notice I now have in a folder called $Windows.~BT which is Size 6.63 GB Size on disk 5.10 GB (5,482.143.744 bytes)

I am wondering if this is in fact the Windows 10 downloaded programme.

For several days now I see in my Windows updates that Windows 10 upgrade is trying to install but failing every time. I do not receive and error message and I do not receive any notification from Microsoft.

As far as I can tell all my windows updates have been installed and I am on automatically install setting. I am on a monthly metred internet connection allowance.

I disabled Windows Defender and Malwarebytes pro last night but still the upgrade failed.

The PC is only a couple of months old.

Any advice or ideas please?

A:Windows 10 electronic upgrade

All Window 10 questions need to be asked over at the sister site Windows 10 Forums

Read other 1 answers


For some reason the scrolling has stopped working on my laptop. It is a HP Pavilion with the standard factory built in mouse touch pad. Normally you would be over to scroll through screens by just moving your finger up and down the right hand side of the touch pad. Can't find a seting anywhere. Can anyone help?

Kind Regards


A:What is wrong with my electronic touch pad?

hi the settings are in start control panel in classic view mouse you can check all the mouse and touch pad settings there if you still have an issue try checking in device manager mouse and other pointing devices click on the little + to expand the view and check the driver is ok

Read other 9 answers

Howdy everyone, Detailed description coming so get comfortable please.

As a writer, I visit a variety of places to gather information and do research. Some of these places are not the best to visit and I understand that. I have paid for antivirus from Trend and up to this point I have been fine. I am proficient in computers, but there are items that are over my head. Such is my case today and why I am here. I found Bleeping Computer after I run Hijack This via Trend.

I went through the Preparation guide, and did all that. I think I did everything correct. If not please tell me. I did have a lock up while working with the gmer zip file. I run Professional XP, NTSF, and the unzipper is internal so I did not get to the "uncheck items" before it did a scan. Once I did get to that page, and unchecked all that needed to be unchecked, I redid the scan and that log follows.

My specific problem began last Friday while I was working doing some research about the Furry culture, Trend jumped up unexpectadly. I stopped my research and backed away and did a scan. Trend found nothing. Since then, Trend has been jumping up on a variety of websites that it did not previously. I checked my settings, all is fine there. Trend found malware yesterday, from a program download that I paid for previously. The program is knowm far and wide as Evrsoft First Page 2006. That is the program I use to build my websites. This program worked fine before Friday. Sunday night it crashed and would... Read more

A:Possible malware or other electronic critter

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. No one is ignored 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.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.We need to create an OTL report,Please downloa... Read more

Read other 2 answers

Hello all you techies!
I have a simple question, I'm taking the beginning courses of electronics for college and I was wondering if any of you can suggest a good electronics workbench program that will be usuful. Thanks for any suggestions!


A:recommend a electronic workbench!

Electronics Workbench from MultiSim is a pretty comprehensive one, but be prepared for a learning curve. It takes a while to learn to use it. The catch-22 is that you have to know something about electronics to use it, so expect to improve on it as you progress in your studies. At first you'll do a lot of head scratching, but I'm guessing just about any of them are going to be like that. Let's face it, electronics is a fairly complicated field and not easy to grasp for most people. If you have an accessible instructor, he may be familiar with it and be able to help you along. Many schools teaching electronics have a program like this available somewhere in their lab(s), so look around for it. It will be frustrating to try to dive into it by yourself, sight unseen, but it is a fascinating area of study. I got mine for about $95 for the student version. That will give you all you need and then some. Good luck in your studies. Remember, it's a lot like computer troubleshooting: If you hit a wall, train yourself to calm down, step back, and look again. Patience and calm is where it's at. Again, good luck.

Read other 2 answers

I was wondering, is there a blue book for household electronics? I have a tv that i won in a raffle several years back and I am looking to sell it now, yet have no clue as to what price i should charge. Any suggestions?

Read other answers


I am looking to setup a large LCD Screen at my workplace which should display a slideshow of sorts with content from sources such as a webpage, a google doc page and so on. I'm thinking something like Amara Flash ticker, except this should be for a whole page instead of text...
The software has to be free/open source so that I can tinker around with it to suit the purpose. I've played around with some C and Java a looong time ago, so wouldn't mind getting down and dirty with the code if required.
Any creative suggestions would be lovely..


A:Electronic Information Board

The software has to be free/open sourceI can suggest a place to start lookinghttp://sourceforge.net/

Read other 1 answers

I have a brand new right out of the box piece of electronic library software but it will only launch and work when I set my date back to 2003. If it is set to 2004 it will not launch. I called the tech support and they do not support the 2003 version anymore and told me to buy the 2004 version. Is there somewhere in the registry where it is looking for the date that I could change in order to bypass whatever date it is looking for?

Read other answers

HiI have HP Pavilion 15 P079R15. When its working weird electronic noise (its like a sound when two electrized object contact each other). Frequency and loudness of this noise is very random, sometimes its very loud that makes me feel uncomfortable, sometimes i even cannot hear it. I live in Azerbaijan, Baku, so I took my laptop into BESTCOMP GROUP - local service partner of HP (I have warranty for 1 year), but they say it is normal - some HDDs make noise like this and they will not change Hard Disk in the terms of warranty. I am not quiete sure about it. I would like to know, whether BESTCOMP GROUP telling the truth OR there should not be any '"electric noise" from HDD and they have to change HDD following the warrantyI should tell that there is no performance problem on my laptop but according this noise, but this noise extremely annoys me when Im working on something in my computer.  P.S I would like strongly emphasize that this noise is not the noise of turning hard disk. It is separate from that noise. Kind Regards Nail Mustafazade  

A:HDD makes "electronic" noise

I have just sent you a private message. If you are not sure how to check your forum messages, this post has instructions.

Read other 3 answers

Since I put in Win 7 over the weekend, I have been getting a new sound. I have been d/l several large (2 gig) files restoring my programs. It seems when the HD starts working extra hard, I hear this "ding, ding, ding". One about every second as long as the HD is working hard. It doesn't seem to interfere with the operation, but I am always suspect of sounds that are new. Anyone have any ideas what that might be?

A:New Sounds from the Computer

I'd check out the hard drive: HD Diagnostic

Read other 4 answers

can someone tell me how to set the sounds for startup, errors, exit, etc on my machine (winxp). the speakers work but I need help with the machine settings.

A:need computer sounds

Start Menu/Control Panel.

In Control Panel click Sound and Audio. (I *think* this is how it is listed in XP)

Sounds tab.

Look at what is listed for Sound Scheme. If it is set for No Sounds click the drop down arrow and choose Windows Default.

Check the box next to Play Windows Startup Sound if that is available to you.

Click Apply.

Read other 1 answers

OK, I'm running Vista Ultimate and I'm wondering if it's possible to make my system play a wav sound when I connect to a network? Does anyone know if this is possible? Thanks...

Read other answers

I did not heard any sounds from my computer..please help

A:No sounds on my computer

Do you see any yellow (!) in the device manager? What is the computers make and model?

Read other 3 answers

I have just set up a new computer. (Yes I finally got it)The specs are
Pentium 4 2.53GHz
512 MB DDRam
80 GB HD
Windows XP, etc. etc.

The thing I notice is that unlike my other computers, it groans and grinds a bit, whenever it is active and even when it is not active it makes a few little grinds. This is not the sound of the fan. It is like a rolling, grinding sound. I am sure I am not the first to experience this. What is it Is it normal and is there anything I can do to stop it?

I might add that if I have to send this back I shall go bananas. It took me 14 hours yesterday to set it up, update 38 critical updates, 2 drivers, 8 other updates, put my own proggies on it and generally change settings and stuff. I don't want to go through that again in a hurry.

A:Computer sounds

could be the floppy or more likely the CD/DVD/burner. I've noticed that the higher speed ones tend to make alot of noise. Also, your cache and swap file could be constantly being accessed and you're hearing the hard drive working...you must have a pretty quiet system to hear that.

Read other 3 answers

can sum1 help me please

A:help my sounds gone on my computer!!!

Read other 12 answers

The sounds/audio on my computer aren't working, i have been into the device manager 2 try and sort the problem but i still cant get any sounds on my computer, i have a packard bell easynote r1938

A:Computer Sounds

Try reinstalling the Sound Drivers and restart ur system. And the work is done...

Read other 2 answers

This only happens to video that has to buffer before playing. It doesnt happen to video that just stream directly.

The image is distorded in weird colors, sort of looks like an infared diagram, where the outlines of the video are visible but colors all distorted. Again this only happens to video that is buffered first. I believe it is only on mpeg buffered video files.

video card has latest drivers and is radeon 9550

Read other answers

I have two laptops 1st- latitude e6400 and it has problem that sometimes my charger charges it's battery normally but sometimes a yellow color delta symbol appears at battery icon and whatever the quantity of battery is, it sustained.
2nd one is also latitude it was working perfectly it was my favourite one but yesterday when I have started it it CTR and SHIFT keys or not working the both mean total 4 keys are not working so please suggest me what should I do now.
I have visited some web sites electronic or battery troubleshooting as

I have also visited more sites but I do not understand what is the problem so could you help me or suggest me useful material.

A:Electronic components online access

Thank you for writing to us!
For the system with the battery occasional pop we would suggest you to check the power management settings in control panel. Also check the battery health in BIOS. You can also check if the adapter port is loose.
For the system with the keys not working can you please let us know if the keys work intermittently or  they dont work complete.
Kindly private message the service tags and email address.

Read other 1 answers

Heyyooooo guis, long time. (2 months)

I have a little problem here. I have a Microsoft LifeChat lx-3000 USB Headset and I have had no trouble until now.

I recently had to buy a GTX 750 and that meant taking all my stuff out of my Inspiron 580s chassis (low profile) and put it BACK in my old ATX case. Since the 750 is not a low profile card it is too big.

OK so everything is running fine except the mic. Let me add that I never had this problem before with this case. When im playing games with voice chat and recording with Audacity, I am getting what I think is electric noise. I have tried a few things.
i noticed the noise gets louder as i do CPU intensive tasks depending on load, like loading minecraft or chrome. There is a link where i uploaded the sound to, because its over the attachment limit of 7 forums.


Download Noise.wav - Kiwi6 Mp3 Upload
but i noticed the noise gets louder as i do CPU intensive tasks depending on load, like loading minecraft or chrome.

-tested the headset on another pc (works fine)
-changed USB ports, front and back
-wiped old drivers and reinstalled new ones.
-touched the case, to see if i could stop it, no cigar

There are lots of solutions which i have tried online, nothings worked so far.


A:USB Headphone and mic, picking up electronic noise.

By the way if anyone knows a free place to upload the sound without needed to download it, that would be nice. But i promise its a single.wav file and its virus free

Read other 1 answers