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NEW Lenovo S340-14IIL sound stuttering / constantly popping - really horrible

Q: NEW Lenovo S340-14IIL sound stuttering / constantly popping - really horrible

The sound with both speakers/ headphones on my laptop is constantly making "popping" sounds, and sometimes it even stutters - very aggressively and without putting any load on the laptop - even with a simple mp3 playback.I've tried EVERYTHING - Realtek / Lenovo / Windows drivers, uninstalled Windows, wasted so much precious time on it.This is the second damaged unit I get from lenovo in a month's time. I hope they can provide a quick solution for this problem, or else I'm returning this laptop and never buying / recommending Lenovo ever again.

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Preferred Solution: NEW Lenovo S340-14IIL sound stuttering / constantly popping - really horrible

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.)


Hello all,  Please advise has anyone of you encountered with the static noise on headphones and popping/clicking sound on speakers while on battery? All these things happen before any video\audio is starting to play. Static sound also is hearable after audio/video is stopped. And how did you resolve this problem?? Thanks!

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Hi, I would like to buy a docking station.I basically did some research and found out that this one should fit best: https://support.lenovo.com/de/de/solutions/pd500265There is no dedicated docking station for the Yoga series, right? What do you think about the Thunderbolt 3 dock Gen 2? Best regards,Reiner

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I purchased my computer on Nov. 26, 2016 less than 3 months later, on Feb 2, 2017, the sound when I played music or videos started to stutter and become distorted.  This happened when using the laptop speakers, external speakers and headphones. If I restarted the computer the stuttering would stop for a few hours then come back. I researched online for a fix and couldn't find one that worked. After a month of this happening I finally called Lenovo customer service. They had me reinstall the drivers. That didn't work so they suggested a factory reset. So I backed up my files and did one. That still didn't make the stuttering stop.  It was still under warrenty, so per their advice I had to send the laptop in to Louisville, KY. (Which I had to pay $60 to ship them, because they only cover return shipping, this is the sign of a terrible company.)   I sent it in on 3/13 and they have been waiting on a part since 3/20.  Today 3/30 I call costumer service for an update and they tell me the part will not be in until APRIL 10th!!! Of course costumer service can not tell me why the part is taking so long to get there.  I'm very upset with this whole process.  My computer only worked for a little over 2 months and now Lenovo is keeping my computer for a month at least? This is not what I paid for.  I use my computer for work so this is a major. Has anyone else had any of these same issues?

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Hello to everyone, maybe someone can help me with my problem or has some advice: I bought a new Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL and wanted to use an external display via the USB Typ C Thunderbolt port, which should be capable off it and is marked by a little Thunderbolt-logo.But nothing is working: There is no signal and it just shows "Billboard USB Device" in the Hardware manager of Windows 10. I used a "Hommie USB C to HDMI Adapter ([email protected])" device to connect. I tried different things:- Using different monitors- Using another OS (Ubuntu) for testing- Installing the automatical Lenovo Updater on WIndows but it hadnt found new Updates Ive read in the forum that other Notebooks have similiar problems with HDMI output via Thunderbolt, but nothing about the Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL yet. Best regards and thanks for your adviceMSPD

A:Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL Thunderbolt HDMI isnt working

Go to start, type in "Display", and go to the display settings. How many monitors does it show? Try the "detect" button - does it see it then? Is the adapter and wire functional?Press the Windows Button and 'P', and choose duplicate. Does it do anything?Let me know.

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What exactly is the below download which is found on the download page for my notebook (IdeaPad S340)  :"Lenovo Energy Management and is supported on S340-14IWL, S340-15IWL, S340-15IWL Touch"  ? Here is the download page for my notebook:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-s-series-netbooks/s340-15iw... and this is the webpage for the actual download:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/IDEAPAD-S-SERIES-NETBOOKS/S340-15IW... The download page is vague on details about what Lenovo Energy Management does exactly.  It is listed  under Power Management only as "Recommended".  What exactly does it do?  And is it totally nessasary?   If I did a clean install of Windows 10 Home should I install this, and why?

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Hi all,I bought a S340 this morning and trying to set it up. When I switched it on I got a voice offering to help me set up the ideapad.I selected the Keyboard and then I am trying to connect to the internet on my WiFi.I am asked to complete the Network Security Key. But when I try and input on the keyboard nothing appears on the screen.Tried a couple of times and thendecided to skip the network setup and move ahead.The next screen I get says: "Who's going to use ths PC"When I try and input my name nothing apears on the screen. Have a I inadvertantly pressed some key that has disabled the keyboard??Is there some way to fix this issue?Your help and advice would be apreciated.ThanksMukund

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Hello, I recently purchased a Lenovo S340-14IWL Machine Type: 81N7. I have an SSD available with me. (SAMSUNG 2.5" 256GB SSD SATA3.0Gbps) Is it possible to install this SSD alongwith the existing 1TB HDD to my laptop and transfer the windows to the SSD without hampering the warranty.Also i need to know if I can add an 8GB RAM with the below details: Capacity:8GB Single Rank  |  Style:Crucial DDR4 CT8G4SFS824A is a 8GB single ranked DDR4 notebook module that operates at speeds up to 2400 MT/s and has a CL17 latency. It is an Unbuffered SODIMM . It conforms to the industry standard DDR4 SODIMM layout of 260 pins and is compatible with systems that take DDR4 2400MT/s SODIMM memory. Align the notch(es) on the module with the notch(es) in the slot, and then press the module down until the clips on the slot snap into place place. also please clarify whether these activities can be done by me or need to take to some service centers.

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Hi, so i bought this lenovo S340-15API and installed a Windows 10 on it, now i started noticing that its internet is too slow, i try to use my other computer on same Wifi i get a speed of >1.8mb/s, but on this lenovo it is <400mb/s. I noticed that when i shutdown and start the pc, its internet speed is normal(>1.8m/s) but after 5 minutes it gets slow.I have updated the BIOS, and Network Driver and got not solution.Please would someone help me?

A:Lenovo S340's Internet too slow

I also have an S340, and I just upgraded my internet service to 400Mb/s and installed a new mesh router.  All other devices in the home register 350-400Mb/s connection speeds, but my S340 can barely get 40Mb/s on a good day.  I updated all drivers and BIOS, ran full diagnostics, yet still performance is lousy.  Help please! 

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So my old gaming laptop stopped working and my mom bought me the IdeaPad S340 as a gift, bless her heart, but she got me the intel core i3 10th generation. I can play games like pillars of eternity or divinity original sin 2 but games like the witcher 3 or final fantasy xv have some lag on the lowest settings. What can I upgrade to enhance gamming, without voiding warranty? Thanks 

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Hello Lenovo, Am planning to upgrade with SSD could you please suggest me below works: Samsung 860 QVO SATA III 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" Internal Solid State DriveHyundai Sapphire C2S3T 2.5" SATA III 3D TLC SSD Please suggest best from above?

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hello friends i just bought a lenovo ideapad s340 laptop with a fhd 1920 display  but i got a problem is a tn screen and i want to change it to a ips screen is it possible? and where can i find someone to do it thanks 

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Hi Lenovo, I bought Lenovo S340-15IWL Model: 81N8001LUS (15.6") processor intel i5-8265U 1.6G. This has 8GB (4GB soldered+ 4GB installed RAM) and 256GB SSD installed. I am planning to increase the storage but I couldn't find any info for this model in specific. Lenovo support could you please let me know how many slots are avaiable for Hardisk? If yes, what kind HDD or SDD? max out capacity for storage? I guess RAM has 1 partition tht has 4GB(Can i swap this to 8GB) installed since 4GB is soldered and make it to 12GB? Thanks 

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Hello. I would like to purchase the lenovo S340 but I have a few questions regarding this laptop!the model is 81N800EQAD.I would like to know wether it features the IPS display or the NT display.also, what's the material it's built of? I've read that it's aluminum but is the whole chassis aluminum?finally, can you tell me the dimensions of the trackpad?it's the 15 inch model.thanks in advance!

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Hello, i'm thinking tot buy this notebook.Will this one work with my ThinkPad usb-c dock?It's okay if it doesn't charge the laptop. Screen, printer, keyboard and mouse should work through the dock.

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Installed in c:\windows\system32  as lnbitssvc.exe and along with Lenovo Modern.ImController (which at least doesn't indicate (beijing) included on Idea Pad S340 Can't find any info on the lnbitssvc.exe or why it's there and included in (hidden) Task Scheduler. My guess is  ln=Lenovo  bits=background intelligent transfer service svc=serviceso further guessing it provides a way for Lenovo(beijing) to silently transfer stuff. Me not interested in silently transferring anything to anyone without some explanation of what, why, when, etc. In my opion - every PC owner should getAutoruns (from Microsoft / sysinternals) which provides way to see and control what runs at startup, or on schedule, etcProcessExplorer (same source as above - better utility to see what's going on in real time)And - I like Windows 10 Firewall Control from Sphinx-Software - which provides a usable front-end to Windows Firewall and allows you to really control what apps and services can send data/telemetry/make connections over internet.Make a backup / restore point, and start taking some control over what your pc sends out. I'm disabling LNBITSSvc.exe and Lenovo Modern Im.Controller from network access and running at all - will see if there's any effect other than better performance..... (Also uninstalled all the McAfee scamware/adware disguised as cybersecurity only to find thanks to Autoruns it doesn't uninstall McAfee System Securi... Read more

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Dear HP Support Team! There are many discussions on this issue... Of course, some of them are solved!BUT, I'm sure, that a lot of people are experiencing the same problem as me..., namely, each time the GPU throttles (observed with GPU-Z and/or EVEREST and/or GPU Observer ? Sidebar Gadget), it causes a DPC latency spike (~ 60k as in my case, measured with DPC Latency Checker) which causes sound glitches (audio crackling, popping, stuttering), when I listen to a music, browsing the Internet (for example)!!! You can be sure, I'm not alone! So, my question is: why there is still no solution to this problem?! excepting the disable powermizer (for those, who use nVidia graphic card) or disabling Windows Aero!I have this problem more than two years since I bought my HP Compaq 8710p (GC102EA) with Windows Vista preinstalled, and now with Windows 7 Ultimate! Please, reply!!!Thx. P.S.:Here're some discussions to this subject:dv6-2064ca sound crackling once every 5 minutesCrackling Noisedv6853cl Crackling sound playing mutimedia with speakers or headphonesSound distorts, pops while surfing internet on dv9730usDV5-1050ei - popping and crackling sound while playing any musicYou can find more by searching to the forums "Notebook PC Sound and Audio"  and using the tags: "CRACKLING", "POPPING", "STUTTERING"...


I have the same problem, only mine only does it on start-up and shutdown.  Brand new dv7 3174 right out of the box and it's got deffects.  Does HP not turn these on and test them before putting them on shelves???  This is ridiculous it's gone on this long and HP has offered no solution.  Also i spoke to HP on the phone today and they state that there is no record of this being an issue.......... yet all one has to do is google the issue to find out that most if not all of there customers are experiencing these same issues.  I personally would not buy HP again after this, the sales guy tried to talk me into buying a different name brand at the store and I didn't listen cause I liked the DV7, so maybe I brought this on myself.  SHAME ON HP FOR THERE TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SUPPORT ALONG WITH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.

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I have a Lenovo S340 15IWL 81N8 laptop that came with an Intel i3 - 8145U cpu, 1TB HDD and 4GB RAM. I want to add a SSD to my laptop to increase it's performance but I just can't find what type of m.2 SSD do I use and what is the maximum size of the storage space supported for the SSD in this laptop. Also I want to know what type of RAM and upto what size of RAM can I add to this laptop. Also does this one support Intel Optane memory and what kind.  Thank You 

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The image of webcam is only red.I updated the drives, but the same problem persist. 

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i dont know what is going on with my computer lately. it now freezes at basically every single action i do. if i want to switch to another page, it freezes. if i want to click on something within a page, it freezes. when i use my powerdirector editor, it freezes really bad. furthermore, when the editor is on, the rest of the computer is worthless. so if i am producing a video, i have to wait until it is processed before i can do anything else. i have had the computer for a year and all this has just happened in the past couple of weeks. it is really slowing me down.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8094 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 937369 MB, Free - 335497 MB;
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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I recently purchased a hp pavilion 15-au010wm laptop 6 days ago and right out of the box I noticed that the audio playback would stutter or make a popping sound and sometimes have dropouts randomly so I tried updating my audio, video, WLAN, BIOS and bluetooth drivers but the random stuttering and dropouts continued. Note that it doesn't affect video playback, just the audio. Any idea what could be causing this issue?

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i want to put a SSD in the LENOVO S340-15API TOUCH 81QG but i dont know if there is a mount/bracket/case in the laptop. where would i find a compatable one for this laptop

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My laptop apears to have a small shaded spot on its screen. The spot is visable with the screen being on, and also when the screen is completely off. The spot is located on the lower left of the screen.

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Hello all y'all.... that is the plural of y'all in case you were interested : ).... I'm a Texan !! Could somebody please tell me the M.2 Interface speed of the Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IWL ? The Toshiba hard drive that was installed was a PCIE 3 x2, and I only have another x2 here at the house so I have no way of knowing if it will support x4. Dang... specs everywhere on this gem but no info on the interface speed... looked EVERYWHERE ! Don't want to waste money on a Samsung 970 Pro if if doesn't support the x4 interface. Thanks in advance Bob

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Hi everyone i'm new to this for but my computer is making me take some time to find some real help for it. About a few months ago, My computer started getting a really bad habit of making everything on my computer have a 1 sec delay. I would move my mouse and it would freeze for 1 sec and then proceed to move the mouse and i would try to move it towards my target destination but not before it would lag again. I've notice that it gets especially bad when i load up a game(League of legends especially). i'm not sure what to do at this point seeing as i have tried mainly everything.( scanning my computer, scanning registry, uninstalling league of legends). If anyone could help with this situation i would appreciate it as i'm getting worried.

My Specs.

Windows 7 64 bit
Evga Gtx 570
Intel i7-2600k
MSI P67A-C43
Rosewill 650W PSU

A:My computer is constantly stuttering

What kind of readings are you getting for your psu?

What hdd is your information on and are you running windows in low power mode?

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My computer will run great for a long time in any game (I play Bioshock, Guild Wars, and the Hellgate: London beta, all on max settings). After some time though (and sometimes after not too long at all) the games become very sluggish, the audio garbles and pops, and basically all games are unplayable. I drop to 2 FPS where I had 50.

Leaving my computer off for an extended period of time (20mins to 2 hours or so) will remedy the problem until the next time it happens. The first thing that popped into my mind was overheating. My CPU temp runs in the range of 34C idle and 53C full load. My GPU runs at about 51C idle and 65C full load. These temperatures do not seem hot at all to me.

In any case I'm at a loss for ideas. If it is overheating then WHAT is overheating? It doesn't seem to be my video card or processor. The sound popping is strange, is it the sound card (its the onboard card for my mobo)?

My specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
4096MB DDR2 800
GeForce 8600 GT 256MB
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 mobo
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

[edit]Forgot to add in my video card spec, added now.

A:Solved: Computer running horrible in games, making garbled/popping noises

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hi all. i made a post similar to this one before in the hardware section but im starting to doubt its a hardware problem. i have a creative audigy platinum 2 ex sound card that started to crackle and pop when i played sound in winamp. it wasnt too big a deal at first but it became louder and more invasive after a while. so i figured my sound card was the problem. so i got an m-audio audiophile 24/96 card and the problem was still there. this is terrible for me as i use a lot of audio editing/multitracking software. and these programs would also stutter and crackle whether i was recording audio or just playing back. so i figured whatever ill use the onboard soundcard for a while, but even that one is doing the same thing. with winamp the crackling wasnt as often as with the creative/m-audio cards. when i use any audio editing software however it would crackle a little then the whole comuter started to slow down. i made a habit of keeping task manager open while using the software to check what was eating up the cpu and it was the audio program. but i noticed if i closed the audio program quick enough the cpu load would transfer to another program and if i closed that program it would transfer to another program for a few seconds, usually my antivirus. another problem i have is with youtube. about a minute into any video the sound stutters so it sounds almost like an echo and the video along with it. in task manager it shows iexplorer.exe using 100% cpu. ive tried everything: i... Read more

A:audio skipping/stuttering/crackling/popping problems

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I recently purchased a Lenovo IDEAPAD 14" laptop S340-14IWL. I'm finding the display screen is extremely sensitive to viewing angle, in particular in the vertical axis and when watching streaming TV. In particular when watching video like NETFLIX the picture quality is very poor and difficult to watch. I beleive this laptop has a TN display and the poor video quality may be due to the quality of TN panel but not sure if this is a common issue with the S340. Any insights would be appreciated.  

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A few weeks ago. I loaded up steam as normal i tried to load up a game and it said you are unable to play this game as you must update your Graphics Driver, So i updated all my drivers including my Graphics driver. And now every game i play it stutters constantly, My FPS is fine, its just stuttering, I open task manager and when i play games, My GPU usage is from 90-100% when playing games and when i load up my PC it is around 50% when i'm doing nothing. But for some reason if i share screens on e.g Discord i am able to run relatively smoothly.

Im thinking of sending my PC back to get a new Graphics card, but i thought i may as well ask before sending it off.

My Specs Are, GeForce GTX 950A, i7-6700 CPU and 12 GB Ram

But before i did this my PC ran perfectly!

A:PC Stuttering Constantly When Playing Games

We know nothing about your PC and its operating system, so do the following in it:

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) file.
After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
Information about your PC will appear.
Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.


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I have recently discovered the root source of the audio stuttering, popping and minor dropout cuplrit, its my wireless lan adapter, once I disable my wireless lan, the stuttering, popping and the drop outs vanish so i'm assuming its the driver causing it because I ran a diagnostic on it and it "PASSED". All help is appreciated. Note: This affects both my bluetooth headset and speakers.Note 2: the stuttering, popping and drop outs stop after just disconnecting from my WiFi, but after reconnecting, it starts happening again.

A:WLAN causing audio stuttering, popping and drop outs

Hi. Please try the latest  Intel Wireless LAN Drivers:     http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp77501-78000/sp77954.exe Released on  Oct 14, 2016 Regards. 

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One of the CA security center components keeps installing when I log on. This prevents me from uninstalling anything or installing anything new. Because it keeps installing (or is just installing), I can't even try to uninstall it because well, it's installing!

Help, please! Thanks!

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AVG free edition shows popup window with warning re: C:\WINDOWS\system32\atl7.dll TrojanHorseBackdoor.Generic10.AMEC

I would very much appreciate some help with this.


A:AVG constantly popping up with warning

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I don't know what may have started this, but kaspersky kept telling me that svchost.exe was performing a suspicious action trying to inject something into winlogon.exe. It asked me to allow/deny, I denied, and it kept repeating. Eventually I ran a scan and detected that "smarthook.dll" contained a trojan. I used kaspersky to remove it, and downloaded a clean copy of the .dll and put it in my system32 folder.

Now I am receiving the classic:

"The instruction at "0x7588bba5" referenced memory at "0xfede1500". The memory could not be "read".

Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program"

Only this pops up every 5 seconds about 6 times and then stops, and randomly will continue this pattern.

I have attached 2 logs, one is current <taken today> the other I just happen to log a few days ago for the hell of it (before I noticed any errors). I don't know if.. comparing will help I just want to provide all info I have.


**Additional: Just ran AVG Anti-Rootkit Beta and it detected system32/userinit.exe as a "Hidden Application"

extra info: sometimes when the svchost error pops up, my taskbar at the bottom changes to the old grey style and not the windows xp style.

Also: included a screenshot (edited for size).

System Info:
AMD Athlon 64 processor 3500+, 1 GB RAM
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

A:svchost constantly popping up

nobody responding, so I'm trying to help myself. A couple things I've noticed
1) in my list of services, there is a service named "Asctcgwto" set to disabled. This brings up nothing in google.
2) After turning on my computer, I type "at" in the console and it responds with "The service has not been started." I use the at command fairly often.
3) I type "net localgroup" and it tells me that the workstation service has not been started. So I start it.... I Don't know why it isn't already started, (it's set as "Automatic" but was stopped).

The problem is getting worse because from the moment I click login, it brings up multiple svchost.exe errors and takes an exceptionally longer amount of time to fully log in.

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I am looking a way to play a sound file, in this instance WAV file constantly after boot up or login

I have disabled windows sound login and added nnnn.WAV in the startup folder.

It plays and loops fine but pops up with the Windows Media Player, in this case.

I want it to continue playing but silent mode without Windows Media Player popping up.

I have seen HTML TAGS to do it, maybe do it that way and exec it from bat or vbs file on startup of


Thanks in advance

A:Play sound file constantly after boot or login constantly

If you cant find a better way, maybe rename the standard login sound as mmm.old and replace it with your wav file, then re-enable standard windows sounds.

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Every few seconds auto play pops up and immediately vanishes again. It's very annoying, to the point where I can barley use my computer, (I posted this from another computer.) The drive responsible says recovery H, H is my USB but there is nothing plugged in there. The Auto play fixer isn't for Vista 64 bit. I don't want to simply stop auto play as I like it when it works properly. I don't seem to have a windows restore point either. I have done everything I can think of. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for looking.

A:Auto play popping up constantly

For security reasons, auto-play is not a good idea. There are infections that specifically take advantage of flaws in the system.

You should also enable recovery points, it can be a life-saver if something goes wrong.

You may want to try disabling it and then re-enabling it for specific drives or types of files to see if that will help with your issue:
How to disable the Autorun functionality in Windows

Disable AutoPlay in Windows Vista - How-To Geek

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Hi and thanks in advance for any and all help received. I would also, in all fairness, wish to inform anyone concerned that you are currently reading the words of quite possibly the most computer illiterate human being in the free world. Having said that, I will attempt to explain my problem.
My computer has been becoming increasingly slower over the last several months. I have been dealing with/ignoring this problem until the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back began appearing on the computer screen yesterday. I am receiving this official looking warning on my computer that keeps popping up constantly with every action I attempt. The warning says:
Your computer was infected by unknown trojan
It's dangerous for your system! ( critical files can be lost !)
Click to download the antispyware program to clean your system (recommended)

From what Ive read on your site and others, I am assuming this is an attempt to get me to download even more trouble than what I am currently experiencing. I almost goofed up and downloaded it when it first popped up. In fact I clicked on the ok button but thankfully was warned that it was an unrecognized site and didnt have a valid signature or something to that effect (see, I told you I was computer illiterate) and I cancelled the attempt to download.

I followed all the other steps in your instructions. I had already downloaded the Windows Service Pack 2 a long time ag... Read more

A:Trojan Warning Constantly popping up

I was informed this information was needed as well
Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Tony Murdock on 2008-01-06 18:52:06
Computer is in Normal Mode.

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

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
123: 2008-01-06 23:52:54 UTC - RP742 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
122: 2008-01-06 23:45:12 UTC - RP741 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
121: 2008-01-06 23:40:20 UTC - RP740 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
120: 2008-01-06 22:04:36 UTC - RP739 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
119: 2008-01-06 06:03:14 UTC - RP738 - Software Distribution Service 3.0

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-10-09 05:03:21 UTC - RP620 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-01-06 18:57:08
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

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I recently had a problem with a constant popping sound and started a thread here for help: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1400691It helped me identify the source of the sound. It was suggested I post here to see if an infection is at the root of my problem.To sum up, I was hearing an almost constant bubble popping sound which ended up in fact being the Windows XP Balloon Tip Sound. After some trial and error with the advice given I found my registry had been changed to not show the balloons. Once I changed it back I began receiving the following balloon - "IP Protection Infection Detected" from Malwarebytes. Many IP's have shown up from various spots on the globe and it was suggested perhaps this forum could help me find if an infection on my PC is "calling out" to these IP's known to be associated with malware, etc.The people on the other forum were awesome and helped me get this far. If anyone can help from here it would be greatly appreciated!

A:Malwarebytes IP Protection Constantly Popping up

I reccomend you visit the Malwarebytes Forum and create an account there so they can help with you issue more easily.

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I have an HP computer with Vista, Comcast as the ISP, and McAfee (I think it was provided by Comcast).
A new problem has popped up just recently. Every few minutes, I am interrupted when the black and red McAfee flash-screen is flashed on top of whatever I am working on. That is followed by a tan-colored screen called “Comcast Security - - - powered by McAfee”. (This is the same screen that comes up if I click on the McAfee shortcut on the Desk Top.) That screen changes its contents once before it quits. The coming of these screens has nothing to do with my pushing keys. They come even if my hands are not near the keyboard and if I am not on line with Comcast.
These screens flash on for only a fraction of a second – not long enough to read what they say. But they disrupt my train of thought and, if I am typing, can cause errors in my writing. I checked my McAfee and security settings and they seemed correct. If you can suggest a way to stop this, I would appreciate it. The screens have flashed on about six times while I was writing this.

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If my lap top is on for any more than 3hrs, the help window for whatever program i am using will pop-up and will not let me continue task. Comp must he turned off for a couple of hours to resolve this.

I ran trend micro's online virus/spyware tool (http://housecall.trendmicro.com/), cwshredder, ad-aware se & spybot s&d. Problem did not resolve, then someone told me to try hijackthis, and am now in need of help to analyze the results.


thanx in advance.

the following is the log i got w/ hijackthis:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:25:43 PM, on 10/2/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
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A:[SOLVED] help folder constantly popping up, plz help

i've had other issues since this post and have decided for a fresh start/formated drive
thanks all, no further help needed (for now, lol)

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I have Windows 10 and everything is running ok. Then, yesterday, I ran Windows Update and Update installed THREE updates....

KB3881449, KB3881488, KB3081452

It seems to be a NEW and BAD HABIT of Microsoft NOT to give us any details on what these updates do to our operating systems, what problems they solve, what features they provide or take away or what they modify. It would certainly be helpful in trying to diagnose a nasty problem that develops immediately, doesn't it? I don't like this new attitude at Microsoft of "we will run your computer and you will like it". Anyway, after updating and rebooting, I immediately started having a problem with the new Microsoft Edge Browser. It is now popping up on me without being asked to. This problem started immediately after I installed the updates and I DID NOTHING ELSE on my computer after rebooting.

There are a few things I want to say here...Microsoft DID THIS to my computer. I ran an anti-virus scan and malicious software scan using ESET SECURITY SUITE 8.0 both on my computer and an external ESET Anti-Virus Scan from ESET that sits off of my computer and nothing was found.

I also got ONE OTHER ERROR, I only saw it pop up one time and here it is, attached snapshot of the Error Message attached (it says)...


"The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested action."

I looked into RUNTIMEBROKER.EXE and it is an operation in Windows 8 and app... Read more

A:Edge Browser is Popping Up on Me Constantly

Edge opening constantly might be malware.

Here's a link to the Malwarebytes blog that discusses those un-closeable Tech-Support-Scam pages and sites:

PSA: Tech Support Scams Pop-Ups on the Rise | Malwarebytes Unpacked

Edge is installed as the default Windows 10 browser. Here's how to make Internet Explorer the default browser instead.

I believe the icon for Edge is automatically installed on the Taskbar. The icon looks very similar to the Internet Explorer icon.

To pin the Internet Explorer icon to the Taskbar, click on the Start Button, click All Apps,
Scroll down and click on Windows Accessories. Right Click on Internet Explorer, click on Pin To Taskbar.
The Edge icon is a darker blue. The Internet Explorer icon is lighter blue with a gold diagonal arc across it.

Right click on the Edge icon and select Unpin From Taskbar, if you wish.

Now to make Internet Explorer the default browser:

Click on the Start Button, Settings, System, Default Apps, scroll down the Choose Default Apps list and Click on Web Browser - Edge, and choose Internet Explorer from the pop-up menu. This makes Internet Explorer the default browser.

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Every few seconds auto play pops up and immediately vanishes again. It's very annoying, to the point where I can barley use my computer, (I posted this from another computer.) The drive responsible says recovery H, H is my USB but there is nothing plugged in there. The Auto play fixer isn't for Vista 64 bit. I don't want to simply stop auto play as I like it when it works properly. I don't seem to have a windows restore point either. I have done everything I can think of. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for looking.

A:Auto play popping up constantly

You can try the FixIt at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715 , scroll down to How to disable or enable all Autorun features in Windows 7 and other operating systems.

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I've been having this problem where this thing pops up every few minutes and i don't know how to fix it

A:constantly popping up command promp

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log can also be foun... Read more

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So here is what's happening to me...

1. I've got this constant pop up thing happening that is saying contextual ads.
2. Under Uninstall or Change a program there is a program called Ron too1 addestination. If I click uninstall a box comes up asking for the verification code and in the center of the box it's got garbled letters, which I think they want you to use as the verification code.
3. I'm running on Windows Vista with several securities in place...MicroTrend, Windows Defender, AVG 8.0, Avira Antivirus, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, SpywareBlaster, SUPERAntiSPyware and used Spybot to search and destroy. They don't seem to be finding this thing.
4. I use Mozilla Firefox as my browers and I do frequent some social networks, specifically MySpace and Facebook. And often pay games on NovaWorld.

Is there any help for me? I'd be so very appreciatived!!!!


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I use a windows xp professional OS.
My contrast window keeps on popping up in the middle of my screen, this goes on happening constantly on its own accord.
What is this problem? and how do i rectify it?
Pls help..

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I reformatted by Dell Inspiron 1721 laptop a couple of months ago and everything's been working perfectly until a Windows SP2 update automatically installed itself last week - now Windows Media center opens up constantly (very distracting); I've removed it from services and from startup, but it continues to pop open.

Also, a funny looking file menu will sometimes pop up all by itself on the top left of the screen.

And windows or programs I have open may just close themselves out by themselves.

This has all been going on for a week and is becoming very annoying. I don't use Media Player, but understand it can't be deleted. Until I chose "Don't show me this message again" there was a message every time I booted up that said something like, "Your new hardware needs to be installed." I had not attached any new hardware.

Anyone have any ideas? I really don't want the hassle of reformatting again so soon.


A:WMC Popping Open Constantly - Other Problems

Hi SWOKY, welcome to the board.

The problem could caused by anything, but you can start on making sure if the problem related to the update by restore the system to the day before the update.

Post back and let us know how is going?


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My laptop constantly shows windows security pop-up. I tried Spybot/Spyware Doctor, but not of use. Please help.

HJT Logs..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:52:04 PM, on 8/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CSAgent\bin\CSAControl.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CSAgent\bin\leventmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CiscoTrustAgent\ctalogd.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CiscoTrustAgent\ctapsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Funk Software\Odyssey Client\odClientService.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CiscoTrustAgent\CtaEoU.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CiscoTrustAgent\ctatransapt.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\AcPrfMgrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Connected\AgentSrv.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\atchksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\s... Read more

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