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Audio Freezing Sounding Like A Robot

Q: Audio Freezing Sounding Like A Robot

My problem started one night a few months ago, when watching a film from my pc on to my tv, everything was going ok then it started to freeze for a second or two with the audio sounding like a robot then continue playing ok and would start repeating it every so often, so, i tested all my hard drives with DSKCHK, no problems, did a check with seagate disk test all ok, did a memtest all ok, did a graphics stress test all ok, then one night i was going through some audio tracks and the robot sound appeared on them, so i thought that rules out graphics side, i even swapped from motherboard audio to a soundblaster card and did it on both, i deleted MPC to VLC same on both, i even did a windows xp repair, still happening, i even found a asus motherboard test but nothing on that, all drivers up to date, i recorded on my cycle cam which replicates the problem, and can be found here http://vid1177.photobucket.com/albums/x348/andsaw/PC Audio/23090002.mp4 its at the 40second mark, you will have to turn your volume up high as the cams mic is not brilliant, can anyone identify whats going and how i can sort it, any other info required please ask.
Motherboard Asus P5KC.
Processor Q9300.
Graphics generic Nvidia 9500GT.
Thermaltake 500 w psu.
3 Seagate HD, 80GB, 1TB, 80GB.
Samsung cd/dvd.
I hope this is in the right section.

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Preferred Solution: Audio Freezing Sounding Like A Robot

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: Audio Freezing Sounding Like A Robot

Hi there

The problem is definitely a software one, because you said you tried another sound card and the problem persists.
The problem is most likely coming from your codecs/filters.

If you have codecs installed, uninstall them and try playing again.
Still not working, uninstall all media players. Re install VLC and try again.

Last ting I can think of is that you download and install XP codec pack.
Just Google it, you will find it.

Hope this helps
Grant

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Good Evening All,
I have a Inspiron 3847 desktop and a couple of days ago the computer started to sound like a robot, i.e slow and breaking up. To my knowledge all of the software is up to date. The problem is fixed when I restart the computer. Anyone have a fix for this problem?
Thanks

A:Inspiron 3847 desktop, Audio sounding like a robot

You said the issue fixes itself on reboot. So what software and applications are you running and how long is your usage before the audio issue shows up again?

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I have a self-assembled desktop PC - full specs in the signature below, but in short, it has an AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor on a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P mainboard, which uses a Realtek Azalia ALC887 on-board sound system. I have no loudspeakers and listen to the computer sound exclusively through a Microsoft LX-1000 headset. I also have a Logitech C270 HD webcam that has its own microphone. My PC has 16 GB RAM, a SSD and a large HDD. It runs Windows 8.1 Update 1 with all Windows updates (Patch Tuesday was this week, but my problems had started before that and I'm sure they're unrelated).

Everything is working fine, except the audio, which started behaving strangely a few days ago. The problems started suddenly and I can't think of anything that could have caused them. There were no hardware changes or any intervention in the hardware, nor did I install any new software that could have messed up things.

When playing music, it sounds muffled, with the volume very low and the voice and several instruments muted, while other instruments in the background arrangement sound louder. No graphic equalizer is on, and this happens with any player software (Windows Media Player, VLC, Media Player Classic, etc.), and any source (MP3 music, audio CDs, DVDs, videos, etc.). There appears to be no hardware problem with either my headset or the onboard audio: when I run both Windows' native and Realtek's driver sound output tests, the test tune comes out loud and clear in the tested chann... Read more

A:Realtek audio, Gigabyte mobo: strange-sounding audio, mic not working

First thing to do is disable or disconnect the Web Cam. They have been known to cause various sound problems. It may not be the problem, but eliminate it as the problem.

Stereo Mix needs to be set as the Default Recording Device.

Refresh the RealTek by going to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the RealTek entry in the Sound section then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NOT uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will reinstall the sound. This usually fixes any Windows/Sound corruptions. If this does not fix it, download and reinstall the RealTek sound drivers.

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Hello, I have a Sony Vaio laptop and recently whenever I use YouTube, Spotify, Netflix, stream or play audio/visual content anywhere the sound freezes and makes a robot noise constantly.

I am a dummy with computers and technical stuff but from what I have read on the web regarding this matter it could have been something to do with drivers, too much stuff on the hard drive, flash and/or java needing updating etc..

I have done all of these things (I think) and it still hasn't done anything! Could someone plleeassee advise me what I need to do to sort this out.

Also, my fan is very hot and sounds like a vacuum cleaner (I have tried cleaning it, I think I need a new fan) but could this be affecting anything?

Thanks all

edit: I use latest internet explorer, and sometimes chrome but it is the same on both of the browsers, and besides it happens with spotify which is downloaded?

A:Audio sounds like a robot on everything, please help!!

It does sound like something having to do with your sound card drivers. I would go into the device manager which is in the system tab of the control panel and completely uninstall the sound card and any other related components; reboot; then let windows hopefully re-detect and reinstall the sound card and its associated drivers.If you need more info on anything just ask.

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My cousin and I were watching videos on Youtube on the highest volume (I also have really terrible speakers) and when we paused it, it would make this really high pitched screeching. No joke. Our ears hurt because the frequency was /way/ too high.
Then sometimes, the sound wouldn't work at all. I looked it up online and got: Check your sound -_- Like that's not the first thing someone would do.
And yet another problem that happens. Echoing audio. (if you've played online or used a phone and you hear the echoing of your own voice. Except it's not mine. It's the video's.). This is actually a constant problem if I have the volume on its highest then when I pause it, it'll make that high pitched screeching.
This is my second post. I'm sorry if I can't really get into detail much.

A:My Audio is really weird sounding

Our ears hurt because the frequency was /way/ too high.



Frequency too high? Are you canines? It hurt your ears because the SPL (sound pressure level - volume) was too high. Unless really durable headphones, it takes special speakers to reproduce high frequencies (above 20,000Hz) audio at high enough volumes to cause pain - and that would be very bad as ear damage is cumulative - that is, every time you subject your ears to high SPLs from music, jet noise, etc., some damage occurs and that damage builds and builds resulting in hearing loss as you age at much faster rate than those ears that were not subjected to such high SPLs.

Also, note your ears can handle very loud "clean" music much better than loud "distorted" music coming from overdriven speakers.

So if you plan on living beyond 60 or so, take care of your ears now.

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You told us nothing about the computer. PC or notebook? Brand and model? Version of Windows? Browser?

Do other sounds work normally? What if you play a MP3 tune (at normal volumes)?

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Hey everybody. Got a really odd problem...

So, my computer has recently been fixed. (Networking card problem..long story)

I receive the computer , and a fresh new version of XP is on it with nothing else but drivers.

I load my backed-up music, and start to play it.
At the low parts (heavy metal by the way) or simply in just random spots the audio seems to fade in and out, almost like the balance is changing to a non-existent speaker.

It is a Sigma-tel audio driver, and I have tried turning the speakers off and unplugging the cable. Also had a look to see if there was some sort of Sigma-tel audio studio included with the driver, and there wasn't. And I checked my balance levels in the volume control panel.
No luck.

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance, any help is appreciated.
 

A:Audio Sounding Quite Strange

Try to isolate the problem first, if you have a headset, use it, if the problem persist then could be some audio driver issues. Download the latest driver for your audio.
 

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Hi. when i playback anything on my pc, be it a video on youtube or a track on my pc I get a really compressed/squelchy audio playback.

the best way i can explain this is if you have a low compression on an mp3 something like 40KBit/s the sound quality will be really poor. well this is what im getting when i play any audio?

Hope you can help me x
 

A:Audio Playback on Pc Sounding compressed

hiya have you tried updating video/audio drivers
 

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Hi Gurus,
My PC has lately been playing what sounds like trailers for Chinese movies.
There doesn't need to be any applicationa running, however I found that by terminating iexplorer.exe, this will stop the audio immediately.
I also get mouse click sounds periodically.
My antivirus software doesn't appear to find any problems.
The log file I made is below.

Any help will be greatly appreciated, as I don't have much hair left ;-)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:50:27 PM, on 3/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
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\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\EnergySaver\GSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShie... Read more

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I'm not sure what happened with my computer lately. It started one day when my previous audio card audibly died while listening to iTunes.

I went out and purchased a SIIG Soundwave 5.1 PCI sound card and everything seemed to be ok.

I also added 2 more gigs of RAM shortly after and then, a few days later, removed them as they didn't seem to be making a difference in my system. After the install of the additional 2 gigs of RAM, weird things started to happen.

While listening to any audio/video over the internet, the video is erratic as well as the audio - it gets this weird robotic sound to it, almost slow-motion.

For example, on youtube, it does this until the entire video has loaded, and then it plays ok. Any sites with background music, it has to loop once first before it plays correctly.

I don't know what to do!

In addition, sometimes my system lags incredibly to the point that when i move my mouse, it skips all over the screen.

I have no clue what's happening here and its probably a bunch of different things.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Also, I'm running an Intel Duo Core with 2 gigs of RAM.. Windows Vista 32 SP 1

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Need help fixing screen freezing which happens at random intervals e.g. sometimes around every 20mins, sometimes even faster. Sometimes the audio freezes as well. Tried troubleshooting tools and some online research but wasn't helpful. Would be helpful if someone could help me out asap
Here are the computer specs:
Alienware 17 R4
windows 10
I7 6700HQ
16gb ram
64 bit
intel graphics hd
GTX1070

Thanks in advance :)

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I saw a commercial on TV that just said whoismrrobot.com. When I go on the website it shows a CMD style text asking me if it wants me to know a secret. I select yes and a short video appears. Then some gut named Mr Robot kept writing CMD style messages and then asks for my E-Mail address but I did not want to risk going any further because I fear that this is some sort of hacking method. Anyone have any idea what kind of messed up website this is? Please respond with a reasonable answer.

A:Who is Mr Robot

Marketing gimmick for a USA Network television show coming this summer.http://www.usanetwork.com/mrrobot/home

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I keep getting a bootmgr missing meesage and need help reboting lappy
 

A:how do I robot vista?

hi try this http://cyberst0rm.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-fix-bootmgr-is-missing-in.html
 

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Robot City is an old '95 game. Nevermind why I'm wasting my time with it..

I can load the game just fine and everything works except for a small glitch in the display. When I move the mouse it leaves a large square trail behind it and distorts the screen turning it black.

The help file mentions this and I am running the game in 640x480 and 256 color just as it says I should.

Any ideas?

Here is the section of the help file that mentions it:

****************************************************************
7. Video Display Problems
****************************************************************
Robot City requires 256-color mode
Robot City is an 8-bit, 256-color application. In order to view
Robot City, you need a video card which supports at least 256
colors in 640x480 resolution. Robot City requires you run in 256
color mode. Other modes will cause colors to appear incorrectly
and may cause streaking or trails on the screen. If you are not
in 256-color mode, a warning dialog will appear when you launch
Robot City telling you to correct the problem, exit and restart
Windows.
 

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does anyone know ho to make it? like its a robot and it answers ur questions like key words its cool like ad [email protected] this isnt advertiseing im saying thats an example please post if u know how to make it for free
 

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I'm looking for an application which works as follows:

I give it the address of a webpage, and it opens up each link on the webpage, and then opens up each link in each opened up page, etc... and so on.... until a pre-specified number of levels deep.

So, in some sense I'm looking for a web-browsing robot.

This way, I can sit back and view all the web-pages without having to injure myself by repeatedly clicking on the links.

Can anyone point me to anything like this? (freeware please).

Thanks!
 

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Hey, so I am writing a story and you seem to be an expert with technology. Is it okay if you give me ideas on how a robot is supposed to work correspondently just like a regular human being with a fluent language and motion?
 

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Ok this sounds strange but its a project for school where we take a box of random pc crap and build something out of it. I'm using the fans as wheels for a fighting battle robot I'm making. Are there any programs that can instantly let me control the speeds of the fan (So I can steer) also one that can control all of the fans so I can have an extra one to control a spinning saw blade (actully a sharpend hard disk)

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Hi all ...

I found this cute robot to plug into my Android phone (supposed to work with any smartphone, incl. iPhone)
Do you think this will work with my Galaxy Spica? It's kind of a slow phone - what do you think? The website is www.wiserbots.com

David
 

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Hi there,Help! I think this rather nasty worm has infected my pc..Sorry I am not a 100% sure that it is w32\robot afl worm?I am running Windows Live Onecare and keeps telling me a 'p2pnetworking.exe' is on my system. I cannot access my regedit - tells me another programme is using it, task manager - can't ctrl, alt delete (i have copied it and renamed it on my desktop to get it working) and finally when i try to install xp windows disc a message informs me it is not recognised by win32?. Previously a toolbar888 was in my system but this (for now anyway) appears to have gone...Something called Kaazar reappears and gets blocked too! Windows live Onecare is also blocking something called 'installer'? The system feels slow and does take a bit to load up. I have ran adaware, spybot, asquare and windows live onecare...I've obviously updated these programmes aswell..They show the system to be clean but i the p2pnetworking reappears in system 32...Your help is also much obviously apperciated and needed! Wayne RockitLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:24:59 p.m., on 9/06/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5346.0005)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Li... Read more

A:Infected With W32\robot Afl Worm?

Hi waynerockit and Welcome to the Bleeping Computer!1. Please download Ewido Anti-MalwareInstall ewido anti-malwareLaunch ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop, double-click it.The program will now open to the main screen.When you run ewido for the first time, you may get a warning "Database could not be found!". Click OK. We will fix this in a moment.

You will need to update ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.Then click on Start Update.The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
(the status bar at the bottom will display ("Update successful")Exit Ewido, do not run the scan yet!If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update ewido.ewido manual updates2. Please download Brute Force Uninstaller to your desktop.Right click the BFU folder on your desktop, and choose Extract AllClick "Next"In the box to choose where to extract the files to,Click "Browse"Click on the + sign next to "My Computer"Click on "Local Disk (C:) or whatever your primary drive isClick "Make New Folder"Type in BFUClick "Next", and Uncheck the "Show Extracted Files" box and then click "Finish".3. RIGHT-CLICK HERE and choose "Save As" (in IE it's "Save Target As") in order to download Alcra PLUS Remover.Save it in the same folder you made earlier ... Read more

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Robot txt

On my web site log is a section that gives the Top 10 documents not found. Amongst these is my home page URL/robots.txt. The figures for this last week show that it failed to access on 62 occasions which was 59%

Looking back on earlier logs the failure rate seems to be about 50% to 60%.

Is this important and what should I do about it?

The web site is built using FrontPage
 

A:Robot txt – top 10 documents not found.

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Hey everyone,

I'm new to the forums but i figured you guys could answer my question. I just purchased Robot Arena 2 online for 20 bucks, and at first Vista wouldn't execute it. But then I downloaded a patch from the RA website. Now the game loads to the first few intro screens that say ... Infogrames...etc. all the title screens. But when it suppose to be on the menu screen its just black with the cursor showing...I've tried to run it in compatiblity mode but it did not work...

Is this game not compatible with Vista or what? I have Vista Ultimate x64, ATI 3200 HD
*I ordered windows 7 and it should be in before Christmas, would it possibly work on it?

Thanks for any help!

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My skype sounds like a robot any time I use it. I have tried donloading it from the website, using the skype video app already on my computer and it still doesnt work. Everything else auditory works fine, video, music, etc. But anytime I try to skype it sounds like a robot is talking, lags and is very annoying. I know others are having this problem too but I can't find a solution. I know internet connection is usually the problem but I have tried it right next to the router and it still doesn't work. I then use the app on my phone and it works fine but its really frustrating to have to do that when I just bought this computer not even a month ago. Please help!

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HelloI have a problem and my blower is sounding sometimes and i have update my BIOS and it's still sounding, is not getting hot its only sounding sometimes. What's the problem?

A:blower sounding

Hi,Try cleaning the air vents with some compressed air when computer is off and cold. There could be dust build up that is causing the fan to make more noise. If the noise still persists you should consider getting the fan cleaned or replaced . Hope it helps,David

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This computer has Windows XP. I am not the first user of this computer, and cannot figure out why an alarm is sounding. I first thought it might be security when I am online, or auto updates, but it happens when I am just word processing or logged in. Will not stop until turn off computer. And sometimes will begin again immediately after restart.
 

A:Alarm Sounding & Don't Know Why

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Recent posting of sweetpack virus and redirect over a month ago. Since that posting I was unable to communicate for reasons listed below.
 
Scans performed were posted, however I have not been able to run any additional scans
My wireless netgear card drivers are now missing
I have 3 remote log ins
My C drive has been deleted or removed or moved, but no longer visible
Now have a D drive that contains more data then my C did
I am no long allowed access to my personal folders
I am unable to boot from DVD drive
After setting computer to orginal restore point (factory settings) all data is still there
When checking site information/heading etc information indicates Robot info
I still get redirect issues
When in safe mode I am still denied access to files
Windows 7 Premium Home is operation system...but from what I can see it appears I am running Windows NT x86
 
Unable to access any Lan or Wireless connection for internet and can not run programs through DVD ROM.
 
How can I rewrite my system bios to rid the hidden trojan?

A:Possible Trojan infection of Robot type

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I downloaded a karel j robot java app for eclipse that I can't delete because it is too long. can someone tell me how to force delete the folder.

I downloaded it from

http://csis.pace.edu/~bergin/KarelJa...downloads.html

A:force delete karel j robot

Please don't double post (original thread : http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...er-183140.html)

If the program had any installation utility then check add/remove programs to see if there's no related entry first.

Try to delete the folder in safe mode : repeatedly press the F8 key when the computer starts and choose safe mode in the menu that will appear.

Else give unlocker a try :
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

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In some hotels, they have it set so if you add/uninstall or change anything, it resets to the way it was, after robot. How do I get this computer to do that?

It has Windows 7: Ultimate (32-Bit). Also, I don't want everything to reset,just some things.

A:How Do I Get A Computer To Reset To The Same Settings After Robot?

Who's computer are you trying to reset?

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I'd like to add the robots tag to my site. Where in my home pages html should I place the tag? And should it only be put on the home page? Also one other thought, I have a form on my site and don't want it indexed, should I place no follow in that pages html?
I know that there are difference of opinions as far as as using meta tags, but I figure it can't hurt.
 

A:Solved: robot meta tags

A robots.txt file is a short text file that resides in your home directory. Before search engines spider your site, they look into this file to see which files/file types and/or directories they are not allowed to see.

More details at http://buzzycode.com/
The following disallows all search engines and robots from crawling select directories and pages:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /cgi-bin/
Disallow: /privatedir/
Disallow: /tutorials/blank.htm
 

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I have a Dell Venue 3830 and will now power on to the Dell Logo and nothing more, except after a while the "dead robot" shows up. Is there anything I can do without a warranty?

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I've never heard of the 'Abuse Team Robot' but i jsut got a message that says, "Our robot has detected an abnormal activity from your IP address..probably connected with last epidemic of a worm which does not have official patches... we recommend you to install 'this patch' to remove worm files and stop e-mail sending. Otherwise your account will be blocked. Abuse Team Robot.

This sounds scary. Most of all, I have no way to verify whether or not it is true. I have not done anything yet. Anyone have any similar experience and advice? Thanks so much. Geranium.
 

A:Abuse Team Robot Sent me a message -help!

Don't open the link. Similar message reported here.
Strange message from Yahoo
 

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Let's make this short and to-the-point:
- Purchased XPS15 9550 in April 2016
- Upgraded SSD to Samsung 950 Pro 512GB.  RAM is 32GB Crucial DDR4-2666
- Purchased the WD15 and TB15 docks
- I work at a high-tech company, one that designs and works on PCs, laptops, and desktops.  I have a degree in EE.  So I am very very technical.  
- OS is Win10 Enterprise x64 with my company's standard IT bundle.  
Problems:
1. TB15 does not work.  USB devices will drop after 5 minutes and DP / HDMI will drop a few minutes later.  Tried all the drivers and BIOS updates.  TBT utility will fail to detect the dock even if connected. Updated TBT FW to NVM16.  It is only good for charging the battery.   
2.  WD15 partially works.  USB and DP work >80% of the time, but highly disruptive during the work day.  Decided to use it just for charging as well.
3.  Called Dell TS multiple times on the TBT problems above, and had MB replaced twice.  Problems remain.  I've just given up because their TS people have no clue about they product they are supporting, or just were not given any alternate path / options after replacing the MB twice.  I can attribute problems above to Dell's faulty TBT implementation.  
4.  Most annoying is the random, robot-voice, mouse/kb slowdown occurring a multiple times an hour.  I hear it when on Lync calls, watching videos, playing music, etc.  I tri... Read more

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It seems like a question ripped from the back of a cheap sci-fi novel: What happens when the robots are turned against us?
But researchers at the University of Washington think it's finally time to start paying some serious attention to the question of robot security. Not because they think robots are about to go all Terminator on us, but because the robots can already be used to spy on us and vandalize our homes.



Link -
How dangerous could a hacked robot possibly be? - Network World

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Since my modem has been reset, one of my laptops cannot go anymore to google without having this error message:

404. That's an error.

The requested URL /cgi-bin/cgi?req=twz was not found on this server. That's all we know.

It's bizarre, because I never entered "/cgi-bin/cgi?req=twz" in the adress bar. Just: www.google.ca . I can confirm that this website is working on all other computers in the house.

Am I the only one who has this? How to solve this problem?

Thank you very much!

A:Google fail robot problem...

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Users, Partitions and Memory size.List Minidump Files.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

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Hi there i need some help!!!
Every night my PC will start sounding an alarm, this sound like the old fire engines, it can last for 5 minutes or 1 hour, and as you can imagine it drives me nuts.
I run SpyBot ion a daily basis and regularly update (this alsways gives me a spyware.bot error)!
I run AVG evry 3 days!
I run Ad-Aware on a regular basis also!
I have some of Bklueyonder PC guard running!
Hope someone can help!!!! Please
 

A:Solved: alarm sounding from my PC

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Hello. I have an ATI card (8500All-in-Wonder) installed. I watch television from the computer the top corner. Sometimes I will have another application on that also projects sound. How can I adjust the sound in the two separate windows? Is there a way to do this? Somtimes I am watching a dvd on the computer and when the mail notifier comes out to alert me of an incoming message, It's so loud! I had to turn that sound off because I would be jumpy with the loud sounds. On the ATI program, the mute button does not work properly either.
I have tried to record television programs on the computer and have a hard time recording the sound. I've tried everything in the Master Volume on the recording tab. I just can't get it.
Is there a decent Freeware program that will let me record a television show playing in the computer? Maybe that's the root to go. If there are not any Freeware programs, can someone advise me on some programs that I may purchase.
I would really appreciate any help with these matters.

hope to hear something soon.
 

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Hi,
I'm running a pretty small machine with XP on it.
Yesterday, it was fine - actually was a very busy machine, came to use it a little later and it had froze, so I did the old ctrl,alt,del and restarted it okay, switched it off properly last night. Now, I have tried to boot up this evening and there is an alarm sounding approx 5 secs, then break, then alarm. The screen is black and nothing else seems to be happening.
The only thing that has changed on it was at the weekend when I downloaded the latest version of PANDA (virus protection) but it all ran okay after installation.
Thanks in advance.
 

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alarm sounding from my PC

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Hi there i need some help!!!
Every night my PC will start sounding an alarm, this sound like the old fire engines, it can last for 5 minutes or 1 hour, and as you can imagine it drives me nuts.
I run SpyBot ion a daily basis and regularly update (this alsways gives me a spyware.bot error)!
I run AVG evry 3 days!
I run Ad-Aware on a regular basis also!
I have some of Bklueyonder PC guard running!
Hope someone can help!!!! Please
 

A:Solved: alarm sounding from my PC

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Hello,

When I turned on my computer today I heard the characteristic sound of an unseated video card. So I turned er off pushed on it a bit turned it back on and it appeared to be fine... However, after that i started up Starcraft 2 to watch a replay from a game i had last night and a couple of seconds in I heard this bizarre alarm sound. after it chimed 4 times(i think) in alternating tones it shut down hard. Tried it again and again a couple seconds into the actual replay it shutdown again. Any ideas?

Windows xp x64
AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual
processor 5200+
2.60 GHz, 2.00 GB Ram

A:Alarm sounding followed by shutdown X-(

BTW i am using it now(not in a game) and it seems ok. Could this be a video card problem? :(

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This is driving me bananas!!!

On recently installing XP (as some of you know!!), my modem connects to the internet, no problem. The only thing is, that the bloody sound of it remains throughout internet sessions. I've tried turning sounds off via XP and AOL, but it won't turn off.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Moozer
 

A:Modem constantly sounding in XP

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after a year or two of being out of service if not more I decided that my computer needed o be fixed and I believed it to be the power supply so I got a new one and installed it but after doing this my pc beeps 6 times when turned and does not show on the monitor the fans also start going very fast after having it on for 30 seconds maybe
 

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Hi!  I was recently given this laptop as a birthday present. I downloaded Skype as I use it a lot for business and it worked well on my previous Dell laptop. However, when I call someone, they sound incredibly muffled and it is difficult to work out what they are saying. When I have muted music in the background, the sound from Skype is completely fine. It is also fine if I have headphones on. I have tested the speakers on the laptop and they are working completely okay. I have updated SKype to the latest version. I have also increased the microphone level to maximum in Skype tool settings. What else do you suggest? THe laptop is new so it is weird and very frustrating it is not working, however Youtube and ITunes work fine. Many thanks!Paula

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Hello everyone this will be my first problem post *LOL*
I am troubleshooting my parents computer.
Dell 2400 desktop
2.4 Ghz, 640Mbs RAM
40 Gig HD (was bought in 2003 I believe)
See i made a big boo boo I believe. When they first got the computer it ran fine. They were having harddrive space issues (dad likes games and mom likes screen savers and whatnot.) so I thought I'd add another harddrive. I have many IDE cables. MANY cables... so I grabbed one and a 20gig harddrive and switched the cords and added the hardrive. Then my parents began complaining that the comp was really slow. i thought it was spyware or something but its not. I've done a spybot, ad-aware, trendmicro virus scan, checked msconfig and the startup items, looked at the processes list and there is nothing running that shouldn't be. Also I even reformatted (deleted partitions and everything)... same problem. I even tried to put the original cable dell provided when the comp was bought, back in and eliminate the second harddrive... and it won't boot. I get a motherboard beep or whatever and it tells me to,
press f1 to retry and f2 to enter setup (bios).
But if I put that same slow *** back back on with the second harddrive... it accepts it, its just slow as hell. I even bought a brand new 2 hd ide cable and it doesn't work either...
I've determined it must be the cable or the harddrive itself. Is there a difference from ide cable to ide cable? I'm really out of ideas. any advice would be welcome.
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Oh I will try to help but your explination could be many things.
The cables I don't realy know, the ram depends on what games your playing, the graphics card also I don't know about but make sure you have nothing running in the background, and try ccleaner to clear unwanted cookies etc:- and do you really need so many screensavers it may use to much space
Please mail me if I can help more
Tony

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since last night 3 times an alarm has been going off inside of my pc, the external display say's the CPU is running to temperatures of around 58c (at the moment it's at 50c) HDD is at the moment on 33.5c although I'm not sure how accurate these temp's are and I just wondered if any one else has a pc case with alarms on like this, I am really puzzled and all the fan's are working.

Should I immediately shut the system down as soon as this alarm sounds?
 

A:PC Temperature - alarm keeps sounding

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Appreciate some assistance.

Strange problem:

While music CD is played in CD-ROM, every keystroke is heard through the speakers if the keyboard is used.

Any ideas of what could be causing this and how to fix????

Thanks for the help.
 

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Hey i need help my xbox makes this weird sound when it is loading games or something and it is starting to worry me. joking but it is making a weird noise.
 

A:weird sounding xbox

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a friend recently was using my laptop and downloaded a few things and now all of a sudden its VERY slow and a lot of previously working apps crash constantly. thanx for any help given and sorry i cant be more specific on the problem.hijack this logfileLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:18:17 PM, on 10/3/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Motorola\MotoConnectService\MotoConnect.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmoothView\SmoothView.exeC:\Program Files\UltraMon\UltraMon.exeC:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\Gaming Software\LWEMon.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

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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. Please 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.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.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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