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Windows audio randomly dies (probably USB-related)

Question: Windows audio randomly dies (probably USB-related)

Hello there,
I've been pondering around this problem for quite a while now and I finally decided to inquire the mighty crowds of computer wisdom i.e. you all

I've had this exact same problem in my previous system (with Windows 7 32-bit and quite a bit different internals) but it wasn't nearly as frequent as it is now (with Windows 7 64-bit and brand new CPU/MB/RAM/GPU) - however, this problem never happened on my previous box while it had Windows XP installed for a short while. Namely, the audio in Windows would stop working at random, every app that uses an audio interface would freeze when attempting to access any sink, I can't change the volume or mute anything, and I cannot even reset the Windows Audio service (reset times out) when that happens - the only solution is to reboot after which everything works just fine. The only difference between my old system and this one is that now I rarely get the reset procedure to 'freeze' on 'explorer.exe - Playing log-off sound...' (requiring to force restart to continue the process), but now it more often hangs at 'Shutting down...' screen requiring a physical restart.

My audio stack consists of the integrated sound (disabled, I don't need it, but in my previous setup it was enabled) and two USB-based sound sinks, namely Logitech Z Cin?ma speakers (Default Device) and Logitech G930 headset (Default Communications Device). Both are connected directly to the motherboard USB ports so it's not a problem with wonky USB hubs.

The problem is most likely to occur shortly after waking up from stand-by (actually, not stand-by, just monitors and HDDs off), using both audio devices at the same time (most frequently while talking on Skype using the headset and trying to run some video in browser which uses the speakers) and turning the secondary monitor on (I sometimes turn it off, physically, so it doesn't distract me while watching something) - the secondary monitor does have an USB hub to which only my webcam is attached if that's some indication (it does add a new audio recording device when turned on).

Here's a list of things I've tried which didn't solve the problem:
Changing USB ports to which the said devices are attached.
Disabling USB selective suspend in power options.
Reinstalling the drivers, including trying with older versions.
Writing a simple app which sends a short barely audible noise to each of the devices each minute to avoid internal standby mode should they have it.
I suspect it has something to do with traditionally crappy Logitech drivers/software given that the exact same computer running Linux doesn't give me any troubles whatsoever (except the severely lacking features due to the missing drivers/software).

So, the question is - where to look next for a solution? The Event Viewer doesn't show anything when this occurs (except reporting that some app stopped working from time to time), if the Driver Verifier is turned on it doesn't BSOD when this happens, the drivers/software don't produce any logs... At this point I'd be happy even for a way to restart the Windows audio service or whatever it is that hangs when this happens, as long as I don't have to restart my whole system which is mighty annoying.

Thank you very much in advance for any insight you might provide.

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Answer: Windows audio randomly dies (probably USB-related)

Hiyya inco and welcome for starters I am definitely no expert mate I run a straight forward Asus Xonar DG card (the Xonar supports 7:1 systems) with my Ivy B with a Logitec Z 506 speaker set up and I have no probs at all, and it is a fairly cheap card at that.
Now I don't know what your audio set up is and it sounds like Ben Hur to me but just as a suggestion why not try a different brand card? I just really like the Asus control module that comes with mine and Asus do a really nice range of sound cards.

I am just getting a gut feeling the Logitec card is not the full dollar.

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I've had this laptop over a year now, and just recently I've noticed when I leave it on a while and come back, either the audio of the entire laptop will die, or online videos just won't play. After restarting it goes back to normal until a few hours later when it happens again. I'm not sure what to do here. Can anyone help me out?

Answer:Audio/Video randomly dies?

You are not alone with this problem, since the last windows 8 update there is sound problems with a lot of PCs. You can try this quick solution here :

You just need to enter to the Control Panel -> security and System -> System -> Device Manager

Then look for "sound, video and game controllers" put the cursor over it press right-click and select "scan for hardware changes"

3 secs after that you will have your sound working again, you gonna need to repeat this procedure every time the sound is gone in your PC and till now it always worked to me.

This should solve your problem for now, we need to wait for Microsoft's next windows 8 update, it hopefully will fix the problem in a more permanent way.


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I bought new pc parts this week and also bought Windows 10 Home while I was at it, due to W7 not accepting USB 3.0. But shortly after, I started having bad audio problems when using my headset, which is connected to my motherboard's rear 3.5mm output.

The symptoms consist of:
- The audio cutting out suddenly after just a few minutes of usage, e.g. 30 seconds of youtube, combined with the microphone not picking up any audio.

- Sound panel not responding occassionally or becoming sluggish. Can pop up later when clicking on things like browser tabs.

- High Definition Audio Device disappearing from choosable outputs in the notification area.

- Realtek High Definition Device disappearing from the Device Manager.

- Random pop-ups saying that I've either unplugged an audio device or I've plugged in an audio device multiple times in a row.

- Sound panel showing activity from both random thing I'm playing, and the Test Sound button, but no sound actually playing in the headset.

- Usually the sound cuts out with a small crackle, but other times it's completely silent when it happens. When loading the desktop I can hear some crackling too.

- ARK: Survival Evolved crashing, giving me a memory write error, followed by a notification of a decive being plugged in instantly after.

I've tried:
- Installing the latest drivers through windows update, realtek's latest drivers, motherboard's latest drivers and various .cab updates being rejected because the drivers "are up to date&... Read more

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Before i start, I am Running:

WinXP-Pro, Service Pack 3
2.22 GHz Athlon 64 3500+ Processor
2 Gigs of RAM
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT Graphics Card

What appears to happen is that once in a blue moon, without any prior warning, the entire computer will lock up solid for about 15 seconds then black screen me and none of my input or output devices will work. That means, Mouse, Keyboard, sound, Monitors, etc. They all die simultaneously. The odd part is, the computer is still working as far as I can tell as the system doesn't even hiccup.

It WAS doing this more than it is now, however it seems to have reduced somewhat. I'm guessing that it has something to do with my power supply as me replacing the 350 watt supply with a 550 watt supply (for a completely different problem) seems to have reduced the occurence of this issue. Instead of happening once or twice a week it now happens once or twice every 2 or 3 weeks. It's still annoying when it happens. Anyone have any clue?

Answer:windows randomly dies

When you boot back into your machine...check the event logs and see whats happening just prior to the failure. If you can, check after a couple of occurrences and see if there are any similarities that might point you in the right direction. Anybody else have an idea?

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linked to antoher thread on this board. Everyone stopped trying to help there and I need help ...

Maybe this is a hardware issue?

Answer:Win XP randomly Dies

You can test the PSU with a multimeter. Do a search on the web and you will find info on how to do this. Also, make sure the memory you put in is good. Download memtest. You'll need to put it on a bootable floppy. Then boot from the floppy and run it. It will run continously. Leave that running overnight. If it is the memory it will tell you. And if it is a problem with Winxp you'll know it because the system won't have locked up. If it does lock up the problem isn't Winxp. But rather a hardware issue.

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Hello. I am in need of advice once again. I'm staying at my uncles house who uses Keyon internet service so its like broadband with some sort of dish? Anyways...

The speeds were pretty random and slow. Spikes of 3000 pings and averages of 600. Updated the firmware (7 years old) and average is under a hundred now. However the internet still just completely dies for random amounts of time... 2 seconds to a few minutes. Pings timeout to google or yahoo but not my router.

As far as the setup goes, there is a dish or antennae they have aimed a little dish on the roof towards a few miles away. The "modem" is in a plastic box attached to it. The cable runs into literally the cheapest "splitter adapter" ive ever seen, which wont work if you hook up the modem line into "data out" and the router line into "data in", which confuses me in the first place. Shouldn't that be the other way around?

Anyways, I tried wifi and wired connection. I didn't try to bypass the router completely but I don't think it will make a difference. I decided to get a ladder and look at the "modem" and I was a little shocked to say the least. I opened up the big plastic thing that stores it and it literally is just a piece of like motherboard mounted with one little screw, covered in ladybugs and cobwebs. So I sighed and just left it alone.

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Question: Y500 randomly dies

Hello, Borught a y500 on amazon a few months ago, its runs great. However, the laptop suddenly just dies randomly, no blue screen, no shut down menu. It just dies, I reboot and check event viewer and its says it crashed(kennel-power). So then I checked for viruses, ran scans for chkdsk, sfc /scannow, and memory diagnostics, everything was fine. It also didn't overheat since the laptop died without gaming at all. The barrtery was plugged in as well I reset windows 8 just to check if its the OS's fault. It just died again today. If it's a hardware issue, what can I do to find out what component of hte computer is wonky? Would the limited warranty help me?  

Answer:Y500 randomly dies

Hi yomanking,
Thanks for posting and welcome to the Lenovo Community,
Am sorry that you?re facing this issue,
I?d like to help you with this case can you share with me the battery status is it plugged in and charging or not charging?
And I?d like to ask you when the machine shut off completely is it while working on the charger or the battery or both of them?
And can you tell me if you face this issue when you are using like a specific application?
Thanks and Best Regards,

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I just received my new X1 Carbon yesterday. When I booted it up the first time the computer died after I set up username and password in Windows. Next time the same screen appeared but the username was ofcourse taken already. I logged into windows and the computer died. After 10-20 HDD checks the computer logs into windows and I can install some software (Visual Studio etc), but then it just dies again. Sometimes it can't even login to windows before it dies.  I've tried to format and reinstall windows but it doesn't help, sometimes I can use it for one hour, and sometimes just for 10 seconds.  I can't really say that I can see a pattern in this whether I'm using the AC chord or not.. I've also done a memory check and a harddrive check without any errors. I guess I have to return it and wait for a new one.. really disappointing =(  Any ideas Lenovo? 

Answer:X1 Carbon randomly dies

>>  Sometimes it can't even login to windows before it dies.  When this happened to me on my PC a couple years ago, the problem was my one of my fans had died (either the power supply's fan or a system fan; can't remember which.) .  The system was shutting itself off as a defensive reaction to overheating.

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I have a user with a dell latitude d620 laptop. Her external usb mouse stops working every few hours-- apparently when she's doing nothing out of the ordinary, the "installing new hardware" dialog comes up randomly, and when she cancels out of it, the mouse will stop working at a slightly later time. Even the red LED light on the bottom of the mouse goes out.

We've tried different models USB mice, attaching it directly to a USB port on the laptop, via the USB port on the laptop dock, and even with a USB->PS/2 adapter via the dock's PS/2 port.... all with the same results. Every time, when the mouse is working fine, it'll pop up the 'installing new hardware' dialog, and afterwards it just suddenly stops working.

Any ideas? I have no idea what's going on.

She's running windows xp sp3 with symantec endpoint, all the usual office software, really nothing out of the ordinary.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15-5547 running Win 8.1. Every now and then the scroll feature (two fingers vertical swipe to scroll the screen), and the two finger tap for right click, will stop working. When this happens, all the other features on the touchpad seem to work. If I restart the laptop it starts working again. I've tried going into services.msc and setting 'Human Interface Devices" to automatic startup, but it doesn't help. There's something else pretty weird also... When I go into the system tray (lower right), right click the touchpad icon, and select Touchpad Properties, it takes me into the Dell Pointing Devices windows. Inside this window, there is a sliding switch to disable the touchpad. When I disable it, the touchpad still works. Weird. Does anybody have any ideas how I can get this sorted out. I'm also using a wireless USB mouse on the same laptop, not sure if that makes a difference. Thanks.

Answer:Touchpad scroll dies randomly

Hi Jools

Personally I would look to see what touchpad driver version you are using and then either update it with an in-place update, or uninstall (my favourite option, then install new driver) the current driver and then re-install, as it may just be a slight corruption.

Latest driver HERE
Also a thought, when the touchpad stops with the scroll feature, had your laptop been left not used for a period of time, like hibernation?

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Hi! T420 touchpad dies and trackpoint keeps on working. Sometimes after some time the trackpoint may also die. After boot, touchpad & trackpad recovers and is working maybe for an hour, or a day. Then it reoccurs. This happens randomly on some T420's, while other T420's doesnt encounter it never-ever. Any tips how to troubleshoot this one? Ran Lenovo PC Doctor and everything is fine, also cant find anything suspicious in Windows logs. Thanks in advance! 

Answer:T420 touchpad dies randomly

Hi eskoj
Try to run System Update and update all BIOS and drivers to see if the problems persist.
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My computer has been randomly dying when i play graphic intense games. (Everquest 2, World of Warcraft, etc) The monitor says no signal and goes to standby and the sound plays the last sound playing for a few loops. I need to hold down the power button to turn it off. Sometimes after this happens the computer refuses to turn on afterwards, i would have to try a couple of times.

I have tried booting with only 1 of the 2 ram sticks (for both) and came with the same results. If the computer was already able to boot, it will. If it wasn't, it wont. I do not have an extra video card to test, and do not want to buy one until i know it REALLY is the problem.

Any input/ suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

My computer:
Windows XP
Asus A8V-Deluxe Motherboard BIOS Ver. 08.00.09
AMD Athlon 3400+
Nvidia GeForce 7800 GS 256mb
1536 MB RAM (mixed of 512mb value-select corsair and 1g generic brand)
520W power supply

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Not sure if I should post this here or the networking forum but I assume some nice patron will direct me to the correct place if I'm wrong.

For a while now, and for no apparent reason, my internet connection completely dies. But, it's only to my computer. My computer will slow down DRAMATICALLY, stuttering violently as I try to do anything. But if I restart my computer it comes back on as if no problem was ever there.

I am hooked through a router through an ethernet cable and my wife is connected to it wirelessly and she is never affected.

Is this an XP problem, hardware, or maybe even the hardwire ports of my router?

Help! =(

Answer:Internet Connection dies randomly?

Bump! Please help me!

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Well... I had a Win 7 Ultimate 64bit on this very machine (the one in my preferences) for almost 3 years until the moment when I said to myself: OK, time to refresh. And that only because my port 80 would die sometimes....sometimes thrice an hour for 10-15 min, sometimes twice a day. But it would happen every day. I re-installed with the hope it was just a bad Win installation but it happened again after just an hour in. What I tried? Well, I certainly tried a new router, but it didn't help. I knew it wouldn't since I also run Linux and OS X in home network and none is affected by this. I scanned old and new Win 7 with every possible malware finder, antivirus..etc. Even bought one (I have an "allergy" when it comes to A/Vs and such in general).. I went drastic today, I disconnected all devices (hdds, usbs, dvdroms, pcie) just to prove my point.. left a single 60 GB SSD with brand new win 7 with default drivers .. Took several hours but I still lost port 80 (it seems to be just port 80 since only browsers and windows LIVE are affected on my system)...Skype, FTP, rsync.. they'll all work just fine while nothing else web-wise does.

Help please! Any suggestions will be tested and reported.

Answer:Port 80 dies randomly, everything else works

What do you mean by "port 80 dies"? skype,ftp all works as you say. So not a tcp/ip routing/connection problem.
If you're having problems do:
in command prompt:


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I've just bought the components for a new PC, and a friend has built it for me. Everything works fine for hours at a time, I can be playing games, browsing the internet, whatever. Then all of a sudden the PC cuts out, exactly as it would in a power cut, except for an almighty fan noise that kicks in and stays on until I hold the power button down to force the power off. When I say an almighty fan noise, I mean the loudest noise I've ever heard a PC make. I thought it was a hair-dryer turning itself on in the room the first time it happened.

Temperature doesn't seem to be an issue, everything's always around 40 degrees, and before I took it home the guy who built it stress tested it for hours up to 90 degrees without any problem. It has always cut out during web browsing (never whilst gaming) although that's probably just a coincidence.

Any suggestions? I literally have no clue whatsoever, what with being somewhat PC illiterate.

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Got my X1 Carbon yesterday. Does have the loose clickpad. Worse issue - it would power down randomly - as in you are typing and suddenly it goes completely dead, as in "lights out" or someone pull the plug type dead. Also does not sleep properly - often when it goes to sleep it dies and you get an improper windows shutdown warning when you restart it. Happens both with AC power and battery power. Was on hold for 1.5 hours trying to reach a sales rep to make an exchange and got disconnected. Tried to do factory restore just to see what will happen but F11 on startup does not work. The notebook looks great but otherwise I can't say I am very happy with my experience.

Answer:Defective X1 Carbon - dies randomly

Way to go Lenovo... 20th Anniv. flagship model and units are shipping with missing parts, poor build quality/loose screws and who knows what other issues will appear in another week. If mine isn't perfect when I receive it on Monday it will be my last Lenovo. Your long-time Thinkpad users are very disappointed... What a joke! EDIT: Now it looks like we're getting DOA's... Awesome. Who's building these things?!

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Hi everyone, I've been having the same problem for months now and have finally decided to try to get some help after attempting multiple fixes. I use both a wired connection and wireless connection on my new laptop depending on where I am in the house (if I'm hooked up to my docking station its wired, otherwise i'll be on the wireless). The wired connection works fine, but the wireless connection will often completely die on me without any apparent cause. I'm pretty sure the problem is with my laptop due to the following reasons:

1) My dad uses the same connection when he works from home, and told me he doesn't have any problems with it.
2) Just for testing services, I tried using a neighbors WiFi connection, and received the same results.

I've tried changing my DNS server between OpenDNS, Google's DNS, etc. and have not had any luck. I made sure my wireless cards weren't sleeping by un-checking 'allow the computer to turn off this device to save power'. I uninstalled Hamachi to make sure it wasn't messing up any of my settings and still had the same problems. I've updated all my drivers and even re-installed them.

Just to describe what exactly happens during these disconnects, any live connections prior to the point where the internet disconnects stay alive (usually, such as Skype calls, AIM connections, certain games, etc.) and will stay open until closed. Web pages behave in a similar fashion, and in fact will ... Read more

Answer:Wireless Connection Randomly Dies

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My internet connection on my Vista machine dies after a few hours. If I restart, the connection will work again, but will die after a few hours again. I've used my computer with several different routers and for example in my friends' home network so I know the problem is in my computer because the internet connection always dies the same way. Usually if I'm listening music from my Spotify, that connection oddly stays on with that, same goes with some java based games like net poker and so on...messenger connection problem diagnostics say that problems are in the ports. Sometimes i've just been too tired to reboot and just kept doing something else with my computer without the internet connection then maybe an hour later the connection comes back to life. This problem is getting kinda old already that it's not funny anymore. Would appreciate if somebody had even a slight suggestion to repair this problem.

Answer:Internet connection dies randomly

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I've had  a X41 Tablet for about 2.5 years now.  Just recently in the past month it will randomly die on me, meaning it will lose all power (No shutdown screen, nothing).  If I try to turn it back on, nothing will happen.  If I plug in the AC adapter, still no power.  The only way I can get it to start back up is if I remove the battery, then place it back in forcefully or wiggle the battery around while it is back in the slot.  If it does restart, the battery is still charged like nothing had happened.  So  it isn't the battery losing it's charge.  I even tried putting another battery in from one of the X41 tablets in our office after the computer had died and it wouldn't start.  My thoughts are it has something to with the connection on the board.  Any other thoughts or ways to fix this? Thanks,JohnMessage Edited by cranjx on 06-11-2008 10:34 AM


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Answer:Thinkpad Tablet X41 dies randomly

I would suggested having it inspected by lenovo themselves. Do you have a 3-year warranty?

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This question has been asked by countless people, and the Internet is filled with a wild array of answers.
If you bought an HP system many years ago, and it came with Windows XP, and you have the re-installation disc, if your system dies or needs to be recommissioned because it's unreliable, can't you use the re-installation disc to install the OS onto the new system? I've heard some limitations are involved but I don't know fact from fiction on these:
1. You can reinstall only IF you upgrade the system with the same motherboard because the key for the install is tied to the serial number of the motherboard.
2. You can reinstall only if you move the hard drive of the old system to the new one (which for me would be impossible because the old drive is IDE and the new one is SATA).
3. You can reinstall only if the new computer is a model from the same vendor (e.g., if you have the reinstall disc for a Dell computer it will only work in another Dell computer).
4. If you call MS customer support and explain that your system's motherboard has died they will "reactivate" the license for you on the new system.
5. You can't do it in any scenario because your EULA will state that you agreed to install the OS on the one computer and agreed it would not be used on another system.
Anybody have any definitive answers on this issue?

Answer:T or F: Your OEM license for Windows XP dies when your system dies.

True...simple answer to your topic title.

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it seems to happen most often when playing video or playing facebook games of any type. there is no warning the computer is just OFF. it has done this in safe mode as well and i wasn't even watching video or playing any games then. the only time it has done this before it was over heated. now sometimes it is hot and others it is not so it really seems random. no viruses, no malware, regular maintenance is kept up. if i can find a solution other than formatting the machine that would be great, or at least knowing if formatting would do me any good at all. i have downloaded hijack this and the TSGInfo follows:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 183119 MB, Free - 107917 MB; H: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 765073 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, N/A
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I have one laptop with Windows XP on it. The problem is that keyboard and mousepad both all together die randomly but usb mouse still works. This error occurs randomly. Not everytime i use the computer.

Anyone got the same problems?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Keyboard / mousepad on laptop dies randomly

well based on the info provided my first guess would be that the keyboard is shot.... or ... if its a toshiba TE 2000 it might be the connector that the the keyboard ribbon connects to might be loose and need resoldering...but that would be the only 2 i can think of right at the moment... let us know how you fix it so it can possibly be of help to others

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I have Lenovo T500 Thinkpad for around one year. The laptop started to die randomly without any notification, no blue screen, no shut down, it just dies as if there is no power to the laptop. First I thought it could be a problem with the battery so I replaced my battery with the battery of another Lenovo T500. Even after that the problem persisted. So I removed the battery and just connected the laptop to AC power. The laptop does not die any more and I didnt face any issues. What could cause a problem like this? Whenever I connect the battery, the battery icon on the task bar says its charging and even if I use the battery alone the laptop works fine for sometime until it dies randomly. Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks

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My computer is being extremely odd right now. Randomly, usually while gaming but at other times also, it will just die. When this happens, it kinda just freezes while repeating the same sound on a loop. It loses all video and sounds like all the insides shut off. When it does this, hitting reset doesn't really work, and usually I cannot turn it off and back on. If I try, I get no beep in POST which indicates to me it would be CPU or MoBo...maybe a power supply?

If I unplug the power from the back for a minute, I can restart it and it will go through POST with the beep and all, and say CPU is unworkable or has been changed, and then play fine for anywhere between 5 minutes to many hours with no problems, then it will happen again.

I cannot tell what wattage my PS is. I built most of this computer about 5 years ago, and have since modded the power supply case, and lost the sticker. The CPU is the original one I got when I built it, the MoBo is 4 years old, and the video card is new.

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
Motherboard Name Abit IC7-G (5 PCI, 1 AGP Pro, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
System Memory 3072 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS (256 MB)
Audio Adapter Creative Audigy SE (SB0570) Sound Card

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As the title says, my mouse stops working for a couple of seconds and then starts working perfectly again. It mainly happens when I am playing BF3, the game freezes for a second, then I hear the usb-removal sound Windows makes and the game unfreezes but the mouse is dead, then game freezes again for a second and mouse starts working. During the moment mouse is dead all other USB connected things works, only mouse that dies.
It has happened a few times before when im not in any game.

Why is this happening? I have never had any problem with this before.
I have tried putting my mouse a different USB port and it helped for a day or two and then it happened again.

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GTX 580 Twin Frozr II

Answer:Mouse randomly dies for a couple of seconds

I have had this same problem a few months ago. Although it happened with my mouse and keyboard simultaneously. My main harddrive was going bad. I replaced it and have not had the problem since. It was rather confusing at first as I had never seen these symptoms before from a bad harddrive.

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Hi there,

I can't seem to figure this problem out. Every so often (from seconds to a couple minutes) my internet connection will fail, but only for less than a second. Typically no one would even notice this, but it becomes a problem when you use software like Messenger or you play games online. The disconnection is long enough to sign you off.

I've been watching a ping I set to for a good 10 minutes, and sure enough, there are occasional spots where for just 1-3 attemps it will time out, then get replies just fine again.

I use a wired ethernet connection, not wireless. The ethernet port is part of my motherboard, its a fairly modern motherboard, not an old one, and I made sure the driver for it was up to date. Any ideas?

If this helps:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Travis-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-4D-84-B5-34
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b87f:192c:248a:162f%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . ... Read more

Answer:Internet connection randomly dies shortly

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Hello, I've been having this problem for a little while now, and I figured this would be the right section to post it in (if not, please feel free to move it). This is the problem I've been having. While playing a 3D game, after a short while, one of 3 things will happen :1. The screen goes completely black and I'm left with no choice but to restart my computer.2. Similar to number one, except now the screen has random blocks of crazy colors all over, and I'm still left with no choice but to restart.3. The computer saves me the trouble of having to hit the power button, and just goes ahead and instantly restarts itself (screen goes black for a sec, and then I'm on the start up screen).And one more problem that I've chosen to separate from those 3; sometimes my computer just completely freezes and I need to restart. This happens seemingly randomly, at any time.I suspect this has something to do with a new video card I installed recently. I've had those 3 problems a bit before, but they are occurring much more frequently with the new card, and the random freezing thing is something new. So perhaps I installed it incorrectly, or its in some way not compatible with my system? I don't know, thats why I come here to ask you guys, any ideas whats going on?Video Card : Nvidia GeForce FX 5200**Might be worth noting that I did not purchase this hardware, it was given to me by a friend, therefor I have no documentation or disc with it**Misc System... Read more

Answer:Computer dies during game, also sometimes freezes randomly

If it is a used card i would install it in another machine....same symptoms and the card is dying....

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Hi Everyone

In my previous house I would lose connection to the internet about 2-3 times a week. Since moving into my new house it happens more like 5-15 times a day. The internet light on my modem goes out and the broadband light blinks on and off.

95% of the time when I lose the connection it is for less than 2 minutes. But on some occasions it can take a half hour to work again.

Some more info:
- It happens on all 6 computers/devices in my household at the same time. (2 Macs, Win7 PC, iPad, iPod, PS3).
- All devices are connected wirelessly to modem. But, I have also tried Ethernet and still have same problem.
- I have tried 2 modems (including a brand new one that my ISP sent after I complained).
- I have tried using different jack points and cables.
- When the connection fails, I am still able to wirelessly access my modems config page. So wifi connection is not the issue.
- My ISP sent a technician out. He replaced one cable out by the road, but this did not solve the problem.

I have spent a few hours over multiple days on the phone with my ISP. First they said there was no problem with the line. Then they said there is definitively something wrong with the line. Then nothing wrong, then something wrong. Finally after they monitored the line for 3 separate 24 periods,they decided that the problem was solved. And I thought so too... I had good connection for about 36 hours. But then it started failing again, so far today I have lost connection about 10 times... Read more

Answer:Solved: Internet Connection Dies Randomly Often

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I have had my 3000 N100 Thinkpad for around 2 years now and after a year and a half I realised the Battery was no longer charging, soon after this happened my Laptop would just die randomly, when I say die I mean there is no shutdown screen  it is as iff all power to the p.c. suddenly stopped.At first I though it must be a Virus but after numerous scans and re-installing Windows the problem re-occured, Today I opened the P.C. and checked the fan as I thought maybe it was over heating and eventually giving in, I was relieved to see a load of dust and used the vacumn to clear the fan.I thought that would fix the problem but now if anything it seems worse, I know the battery is dead as the charge level is 0 and the battery indicator on the front of the laptop flashes 5 times organge before disappears completely...In a Final attempt I have disconnected the battery completely and am now running it only on the power adapter, I don't know if this will work but I need to do something...What could cause a problem like this, all of my settings are correct my power settings are set to always on with no hibernation.Any help will be wonderful.Thanks
Moderator Note; PIC warning addedMessage Edited by andyP on 05-07-2008 11:58 AM


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Answer:Computer dies Randomly (Battery also dead) [PICS]

Maybe the battery just went bad. The only way I can think of to test it would be to try the battery in another Lenovo 3000 or to try a new battery in your Lenovo 3000.

______________________________________________________T60 2623-D7U, 3 GB Ram. Dual boot XP and Linux Mint.T400 2765-T7U Windows 7Registered Linux User #160145FYI: I am not employed by Lenovo

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I got this laptop 2 months ago and it worked just fine but lately it's been dying randomly (the battery was at 98%) for absolutely no reason, no prompts all i can hear is a sound coming from the hard disk just as if the laptop was force shut down by holding the power button key. The laptop temperatures weren't high at the time (mostly all components @ 45°C). I use this laptop for college and it's been REALLY unreliable & I can't return it at this time since I'm at a dorm and i don't think it would even get a RMA since it happens randomly (you can't expect it at all - i only had word and microsoft edge opened and poof it's dead) - also i can always start it again instantly but SOMETIMES it dies again in the booting process. Also I successfully ran an Aida64 stress test until the battery died normally (it did NOT shut down). Any suggestions on what i should do? Edit: oops i sent this twice by accident


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Answer:Aspire E5-575G-5328 randomly dies on battery

Sorry you are having problems with your Acer E5 laptop. Based on the info provided we recommend the system be checked by the Acer repair location for your region. Please contact Acer from the country list posted at for assistance with this issue.

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I've been having an issue with my X270 laptop since I bought it. The laptop is running Windows 10. What happens is randomly (this can take weeks, or days) the trackpad and pointing stick completely stops working. The only solution is to uninstall the drivers and reinstall them using an external mouse. I've tried various versions of the drivers, including the latest, and it still continues to happen. Any solutions to fix this?

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Yet another problem with my peice of crap i call the "computer".

I got a new monitor at xmas, hoping to solve the problems i was haveing with my old one too no avail however.

Sometimes when im playing games etc it just looses the signal from the computer. Im using a 9800 pro 128MB graphics card, and cant understand why this is happening. The computer is still running fine though. It just wont display anything. Why could this be? I only got the card 3 months ago, it shoudlnt be doing this. It also at random intervals decides to artifact and under both circumstances i have to switch off for a while and wait before it will work again.

Things ive checked.

The card i sseated properly.
uninstalled it and reinstalled it
using latest drivers.
Using Direct X 9c
On board VGA automatically disables when AGP card is plugged in.
when uninstalled it seems to run fine from the motherboard connection (Hence im thinking dodgy card)
The car dis connected to the power supply as is nescessary.

Im totally stumped here. I can live with the situation but its not ideal, especially whe im playing gamesa and it just dies on me. Its as though the card is stopping sending the signal to my monitor.

Could this be a dodgy card? If so who do i contact about it? The place i bought the card from, or the manufacturer??

Any help would be great. Thanks.

Answer:Monitor randomly dies/video card probs

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I've had this laptop for about 2 weeks, and have Windows 10.  A couple of days or so ago, I unplugged it and took it into another room to use.  It was on battery at least 6 hours with no problems.  It's been plugged in since then. I just looked at the battery meter and it shows only 35% power remaining.  Why is it not fully recharged by now?

Answer:Aspire E5-575G-5328 randomly dies on battery

Hi,Try a battery calibration, the method is here:

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I got this laptop 2 months ago and it worked just fine but lately it's been dying randomly (the battery was at 98%) for absolutely no reason, no prompts all i can hear is a sound coming from the hard disk just as if the laptop was force shut down by holding the power button key. The laptop temperatures weren't high at the time (mostly all components @ 45°C). I use this laptop for college and it's been REALLY unreliable & I can't return it at this time since I'm at a dorm and i don't think it would even get a RMA since it happens randomly (you can't expect it at all - i only had word and microsoft edge opened and poof it's dead) - also i can always start it again instantly but SOMETIMES it dies again in the booting process. Also I successfully ran an Aida64 stress test until the battery died normally (it did NOT shut down). Any suggestions on what i should do? Edit: oops i sent this twice by accident

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I got this laptop 2 months ago and it worked just fine but lately it's been dying randomly (the battery was at 98%) for absolutely no reason, no prompts all i can hear is a sound coming from the hard disk just as if the laptop was force shut down by holding the power button key. The laptop temperatures weren't high at the time (mostly all components @ 45°C). I use this laptop for college and it's been REALLY unreliable & I can't return it at this time since I'm at a dorm and i don't think it would even get a RMA since it happens randomly (you can't expect it at all - i only had word and microsoft edge opened and poof it's dead) - also i can always start it again instantly but SOMETIMES it dies again in the booting process. Any help on what i should do?

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the last two days my machine has suffered a crash with similar symptoms. First, the display goes blank. I can see some disk activity. This continues for maybe 20-30 seconds and then the machine shuts down. Yesterday, I had to restart the machine twice b/c the first attempt also resulted in a shutdown during the boot process.I thought that perhaps it was an overheating issue, but I'm not convinced of that as today there was nothing obstructing the exhaust vents (though they were a bit dusty).I'm runing windows 7 pro, 64 bit. Have an NVidia card, but I don't know about the details. Where would I find them? Thanks in advance.


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Answer:Thinkpad W510 Display randomly dies and then machine shuts down

If it is a W510, graphics are probably 1GB NVIDIA® Quadro® FX880M.  It is hard to diagnose from a thousand miles away, but my first guess is overheating. I suggest installing TPFancontrol (free) and monitor temperatures.

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Hey all, I recently got myself a headset to use for voicechat during gaming. It's a Razer Carcharias and has the two inputs for mic and audio. I have a modest gaming rig that I built recently, and I am loving Windows 7 except for this issue!

I can use the headphones just fine at length, but if I try to use the mic (in Steam or Skype), it will work fine for a little bit. Then suddenly I'll hear a little "zzt" and all of my Windows sound is dead. The system still thinks it's working, I can see the levels moving, but no sound comes out.

If I unplug and re-plug, nothing. If I plug in different headphones or a speaker, nothing. Only a restart fixes it. This happens on both the front and rear panel jacks.

With steam this happens almost immediately (after 2-10 minutes), with Skype (only audio chat, no video) it took over half an hour before it cut out (ironically just as I was saying "Hey guess what, the audio hasn't cut out!").

I have updated my Realtek drivers, still happens. The correct devices are listed as default and are recognized when I plug/unplug them.

Went back to the default Windows one, still happens.

When this happens, the mic still works. Only the audio dies. I've googled this to high heaven and back, and I've found people with similar problems but no solutions. Please help if you have any inkling whatsoever as to what I can do to remedy this!

Thank you!

Answer:All audio dies after using mic for a bit

Hey, so.. thanks, I guess?

I got a USB Audio adapter to circumvent the issue, and it seems to be a solution. Not a fix, but definitely an alternative that works just fine.

Peace out~

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Question: audio dies

when i switch on my computer all sound works fine but randomly sometimes it all stops, often when browsing myspace. and then songs in wmp are playing but not audible.

any thoughts?

restarting is the only way i know to correct this,

Answer:audio dies

Download the program from the link below and install it.

Once installed run it and on the left panel select "Issues". Then towards the middle bottoms click on the button "Scan for Issues". Now a progress bar will show up towards the top. Once finished click on the button "Fix selected issues...". A new dialog opens and just click "Fix all Errors". Once done close everything and see if that fixes your problem. If not let me know.

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Today my CNPS7000 CPU cooler arrived. I removed the stock heatsink and installed it.I turn my PC back on after being turned off for about 5 minutes.. and my monitor tells me that there is no signal coming from my PC. Luckily I have an onboard intergrated gpu, so i switched to that and to my surprise everything ran fine.But after I installed the drivers for the onboard gpu, my Audio stopped working. In the "Sounds and Audio devices properties", in the control panel it now reads "no audio device". I re-installed the drivers and the problem persists. I try to install the program and i get an error "driver not found! reboot ur system". The reboot obviously does nothing.So now ive lost my graphics card and my audio and all i did was take my cpu out of its socket and then put it back in..The only theory that i have is that well.. i heard that if u touch a computer component without having an "anti-static" strap, u can ruin the device only by touching it.Well, i did not have the so called strap, but i touched the cpu about 50 times while installing it, and it runs fine. im not even sure that i touched the graphics card..So, im completely stomped.PC specs:Asus P4S800-MXGeforece FX 5200SiS 661FX (onboard VGA)SoundMAX (onboard Audio)1024 MB DDR-400 (detected as 512MB the first boot)Pentium 4 prescott 3.0Ghz 478P.S. This wasnt the first PC i worked on today. I completely dismantalled another PC and put it back together and it runs fine now. So thi... Read more

Answer:Video dies.. then Audio

"all i did was take my cpu out of its socket and then put it back in.. "  Why did you remove the CPU if all you were replacing was the cooling fan?  Did you reseat the CPU properly?Alan <><  

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(this is my first post in here so sorry for 'lack of knowledge' and 'crappy english')

Since two days I have a problem with my audio...
It started after installing codemasters Dirt3.
I also installed F1 2011 after that, and know they both come with 'rapture 3d'

Problem however is that even when using 'software'-setting instead of rapture,
the sound is good for a few minutes then fades to left-speaker for another few minutes and then it's completely gone.
This only happens when playing games (playing songs, watching movies, audio on f.e. youtube or other internet-apps gives no audio-problems)

The strange thing is that I already had Codemasters Grid installed, and played it for a few months without any problem. Now the audio-problem also appears when playing Grid.
Also after the problem has occured, the sound stays gone for a few minutes (so no sound on other then gaming-applications)

Specs of PC:

ASUS P7H55D-M Pro motherboard
Intel i5-650 processor
using build in HD audio (realtek ALC892 codec)
win 7 Ultimate
speakers: two creative speakers + subwoofer (on 1 jack)

Things I already tried:
- changing Rapture 3D-settings
- set audio to software-driver instead of rapture
- uninstalling rapture
- uninstalling realtek audio-driver and re-installing (from asus site)
- changing speaker settings on realtek-app (from plain stereo to 5.1,...)
- puting speaker jack from back- to front-input

Really getting desperate because... Read more

Answer:Audio fades and dies

Yesterday I firstly 'undusted my motherboard, graphic card,...', because saw that temperature in PC was getting very high
(suspect that this was the main cause?)
then went by 'method of determination?':
- deleted Dirt 3, F1 2011 and rapture from PC...
- tried audio in Grid (no audio problem)
- installed F1 2011 + rapture (no audio problem)
- installed Dirt 3 (no audio problem)

Played Dirt 3 and F1 for more then an hour without fading sound,
so hopefully the issue won't come back

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Gooday ladies and gents, so the story is that we had quite a lot cloned clean Win10 SSDs from an external partner who basically ****ed it up.
The thing is all the cloned ones have driver issues, in device manager it marks the CPU (something I haven't seen before) and the Audio Controller with the scary yellow sign, telling me "A driver(service) for this device has been deactivated. Possibly a different driver is able to take over its functionality. (Code 32)" (Translated from german, so you are not confused if its slightly different from the messages you know).

So, my theory was (well, still is) that because of the CPU and Audio controller issues the pc is unable to properly recognize and/or install the integrated soundcard, leading to the problem that the audio devices are not listed (btw USB connected devices work, if that helps you).

Basically what I'm trying to find is a way to force it to freshly install those drivers or if there is a repair tool or something similar for these cases, its no option to reroll the whole cloned batch. (Well, to be fair, it actually is the last option)

Is there somebody having the same experience with a solution or is the only option to reroll?

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I need some help with FRAPS! OK, so here's what happened. I got this new game off Steam, called Audiosurf. Awesome, and I get pretty good at it, and I want to put this on Youtube. So happens I have this software called FRAPS. I fire it up, and I press F9 to record (it's recording to Stereo Mix, Realtek AC97 Audio) and it works. I feel happy and I open the AVI file in WMP11. Guess what? The audio was recorded, but the sound feels like it was rotting from the 50s. The sound quality is not the same as I heard over the speakers. Can anyone please help me?

Answer:FRAPS help and stuff related to the workings of audio in windows xp

come on, this should be easy!

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My wife likes to listen to ESPN radio while playing games and otherwise fooling around.  She has a Dell Inspiron 560S running Win7/64HP on a fully updated system (my doing).  The problem she encounters is her streaming audio stops when she activates certain other (non-audio) functions.
Any thoughts?

Answer:Streaming audio dies when certain other apps are launched

Hi Alan in Toledo,
The audio stream may get disabled if the apps opened use Flash or other plugins required for the web page. Please let me know the web browser used to access the Radio stream and the names of the applications that causes the audio interruption, so that I can help you further.

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I'm pulling my hair out over this one so if anyone has any idea please, please let me hear them!

I have the following setup:

Windows 7 Pro x64
Intel DP55WG mobo w/ onboard RealTek HD (889)
Driver Version: from RealTek
MSI Nvidia GTX 460

Just using normal analog speakers or headphones audio works as expected. I can play WoW, Rift, a number of other games, iTunes, play a DVD, whatever - it all works fine and as expected. I can do this for hours and hours with no issues.

When I try to run any TWO or more programs that use audio at the same time (like vent and a game, or a game and iTunes for example); after a random amount of time the audio to the speakers will just cut out - like it's muted. This happens with headphones or normal stereo speakers plugged into the rear analog jack. I have not tested with any other speaker setups as I don't have any right now.

Here is some of the troubleshooting I've done:
- There are no error messages in any system logs.

- The mixer acts like nothing is wrong you can see audio levels playing, adjust sound level, etc but nothing comes out of the speakers.

- If I put the machine into sleep mode or reboot it the sound starts working again.

- While the audio is "cut out" the mic still works (people in skype or vent can still hear me but I can not hear them - I can also "monitor" the mic and it outputs the mic sound to my speakers).

- I've uninstalled, reinstalled drivers. I've tried older drivers and the n... Read more

Answer:RealTek HD 889 - sound dies when using two audio programs.

I know right?!?

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Title, but this is a newly refurbished computer. Monitors (plural) brand new. Got the new everything. Set it up. Randomly the monitors would go black. Within 5 seconds the audio would turn off (sometimes it would cut back in for a second at random intervals). There were at least 2 occasions the tower died without prompting after that.

I used my warranty and got a newly refurbished version of the same computer, one they tested before it left their warehouse. While they ran diagnostics on the computer I sent back. I had the same issue, they found no problems with the computer I sent back. I tried using only one of my monitors using VGA, then the other one with VGA, then the first one using the display port to HDMI then next monitor the same way. Nope. Different plug for the tower and the monitors; tried that. Different circuit than the original same plug for both monitor and tower. Nope. I think something is wrong with my set up, or some software because I don't think it's the tower. No clue what it could be. Please help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7991 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -324 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (900 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 304Ah
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

Answer:Monitor dies, then audio's out, tower has died afterward

I would check if you need to update your drivers. Those can usually be found at the manufacturer's site (ie: Dell drivers for a Dell PC). Run those updates first.

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Ok, while listening to audio on my Windows Media player, V 11.0, my audio on the WMP AND my system is completely muted immediatly after arriving at websites such as,, or any website that appears to be running some type of Java or extraneous video or graphics....Now, sometimes it will happen and sometimes it won't. But when it does happen, it ALWAYS occurs after I have just arrived at an "offending" site and usually just after IE has just blocked a pop-up. The audio never returns unless I restart my system...Now, sometimes the audio returns after I close IE but it is very rare...I have checked all my connections, cords, etc.....when the problem occurs, it always does so after arriving at certain websites and returns after a restart.... I am to the point that I tend to avoid sites I really want to visit because I'm afraid the audio i'm listening to will be killed and I'll need to restart.....

This problem has occurred even after a few repartions of my system!! Problem did not seem to appear after any Windows updates......I'm very VERY sick of this... Please help!

System: Dell Dimensions ​Windows XP SP 3

Answer:Audio completely dies on whole system when I arrive at certain websites

Any ideas or anyone run across this problem??

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so about a month after I bought my computer,all of a sudden there was no audio comming from my headphones or speakers. i do have to say that windows 8 was a bit new for me because i was using windows xp the only way i can get audio now, is by plugging in a usb with bluetooth connection. even HDMI won't work. i'm getting no errors when running errorchecker.

perhaps usefull info:
-pc Model No: HP ENVY h8 PC series
-running windows 8.1
-i have extra beats audio (for audio settings).

Answer:audio randomly stopped working in windows 8.1

Hey mate, what worked for me once was just resetting the audio in Sound>Properties>Restore Defaults

See the image below:

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Hello Everyone,

I'm hoping someone here will be able to help me with this issue as I have tried everything I can think of and it still happens.

Whenever I'm playing any sort of full screen game (Read as: Counter Strike, BF3, Shogun 2, Etc.) after about 5-20 mins I usually experience full sound loss. The game continues to run fine but it is if someone hit the mute button for it and I have no way to re-enable the sound unless I exit and restart the game.

Now while this is happening, if I tab out and view my sound mixer and drivers, everything is functioning fine, as well as everything on my desktop screen has sound. I can browse to youtube while the issue is occurring and play a song and it will play fine, if I'm in Skype with my friends talking that continues to work fine. It is always just the game I am playing.

I have recently also purchased a new analog sound headset and the issue is still occurring. I used to have a USB Headset that was experiencing the same issue.

I have restarted my computer multiple times, everything is up-to-date according to Windows Update, and yet the issue still exists.

Any further insight into this problem would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Windows 7, Audio Randomly Stops Working

My girlfriend HP probook experiences the same issue. All I can say is to update your audio drivers from the manufactures of your machine website.

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Ok so it doesn't matter what I'm doing, my audio cuts in and out randomly. I thought it might be a faulty board (and seeing as its built into my mother board I can't take it out and try another one) so I tried swapping over to my digital audio out on my graphics card. That yielded even worse results as not only would it cut out but every so often it'd come back artifacted and require resetting the audio on the video card to get it back. This is a relatively fresh install, but it was doing this before I had issues and needed to reinstall. So I'm thinking its a problem inside windows 7 itself.

Any thoughts guys?

Answer:Audio cuts in and out randomly under windows 7 ultimate

Run the (free) DPC Latency Checker and see what that shows, as a start.

DPC Latency Checker

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My pc is playing audio randomly? just now it played a commercial for frosted flakes in spanish, I've tried scanning my computer and googling what could cause this but i've come up with nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 
Thank you,

Answer:Windows 7 Computer is playing audio randomly

Hi Ekoroski, Welcome to the forum. Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.  

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This is regarding my custom built desktop. my Microphone works fine, and my sound works fine, so long as i dont try to use both at the same time...

Whenever i use a program like ventrilo, or a game that has built in voice chat, or skype, the microphone works great as well as the sound, for a little while, but most of the time after anywehre from three minutes to two hours, the sound on my computer goes out. the microphone continues to work, all the settings in the sound configuration menus are said to be working fine, but the sound just does not work.

a reboot fixes the problem but it will come back as soon as i try to speak again.

Something else to note: When i try to play a movie/mp3 in winamp or itunes, they do not play correctly after this microphone induced problem starts. The mp3's will "play" in that the sound appears to be being sent from the program to the computer but what is wierd is that the bar that shows how far through the song/movie you are, moves at half speed. so instead of going from 0:00, to 0:01 in one second, it moves slower and after about 20 seconds, will only be seven seconds into the song. I cannot hear if this is a graphical problem or a sound problem but since ithappens both in itunes and winamp, this problem is directly related.

for reference, im using the "speakers" option in windows 7's Sound application
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Answer:Audio stops working randomly after using a microphone (Windows 7)

update: I have since found out that the microphone is not directly related. Tonight is the first time it went out without using the microphone at all. I was compiling a video and trying to listen to music when it went silent. It seems to kick out whenever i am doing alot of things soundwise.

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So, firstly I would like to say that I'm sure most of you have at least heard of this issue if you have never directly dealt with it yourself. This did not just start happening after I upgraded to Windows 10; in fact, it followed me from 7 to 8 to 10 now. Although, each time a new Windows is installed, the issue stops happening for a few days. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

The Problem:

I can be doing anything. Listening to music, playing a game. Then suddenly, everything will stop and I'll look. Sure enough, I've been disconnected from my internet. Again, this has happened throughout Windows 7-10. All I have to do is manually reconnect, and I'm back. But usually only for a few more minutes. What I have noticed, however, is that it happens more frequently depending on what I'm doing/playing; I just don't know what makes this occur.

What I have tried:

I have been trying to solve this problem for years, which obviously means I have scoured the internet, searching for every possible method that has been suggested. Here's what I've attempted:

Reformatting Windows (like I said, it goes away for a few days after a reformat/an upgrade, but it never stays away).Uninstalling my Wireless card and having Windows automatically reinstall it (this seemed to work for 30 minutes.)Playing with my router settings.Changing my Power Save plans.Playing with the Firewall settings.Uninstalling programs that seemed to be part of the problem.Searching for viruses.

Nothing was effective. And ... Read more

Answer:Wi-Fi Disconnects Randomly (Not directly related to 10)

Sounds like a hardware issue, probably the router.

Change router and/or wireless card.

If the router has an update firmware feature you can try that or flash it yourself.

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I have recently wiped my system clean from my hdd and installed windows 10 on an ssd and am using the hdd as a storage.
I had run Windows 10 perfectly fine before wiping(When an older version of windows 10 was installed onto my hdd). After the wipe and installing, I have been experiencing random freezes about 40-70minutes into using the computer. Whether I'm watching a video, playing a game or just using the comp, it freezes everything.

When it freezes, I cannot access the taskbar, task manager or anything and need to hard reset it. However if I was playing a game, I could hear the audio from the game perfectly fine, I could move in game and shoot but the screen as well as any other program open would still be frozen.

Going idle, I would usually come back to a frozen screen, or a norton boot repair tool that shows up when my computer freezes.

Things I have tried to fix this issue:
1)Set Link State Power Management off in my power settings. Set turn off hard dist after to 0 minutes.
2)Reinstalled windows through "Reset my PC"
3)Uninstalled graphics drivers with DDU and installed it again through safe mode.
4)Did the sfc /scannow command in command prompt as administrator.
5)Did a windows system memory diagnostics.
6)Tried using the computer in safe mode, but it still freezesafter a while.
7)Ran the computer with 1 of 2 ram sticks in to see if it was a problem with the ram.
8)Cleaned CPU fans, reapplied thermal paste.
Anyone have any clue on how to fix it?

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I have 1 laptop Satellite L750, and windows service audio crash randomly.
I have two windows 7 install, reinstall all sound driver repeatedly, but same problems.

Any ideas?


Answer:Satellite L750 - Windows 7 audio service crash randomly

For me this issue looks more like Microsoft Windows system issue (probably sound driver) and therefore I recommend you to check the MS support community for possible solutions.

I found this interesting post in the MS forum:
[Windows Audio Related Crashes|]

According to the 2nd post, the sound driver reinstallation should fix such issues.
In case this workaround would not fix the sound audio problems, I recommend roll back the system to the early point before this issue started to occur.

In worst case you would need to recover the notebook using recovery disk but I guess you should try the workarounds recommended by MS

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This morning i logged onto my computer and upon reaching the login screen windows randomly started playing audio. This continues after i login and randomly starts and stops again. I don't have my browser open or anything, it just happends even if i don't click anything.

I've tried running a virus scan but showed up clean (f-secure)

Anyway, here is my info. I hope you can help.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by dennis at 15:20:40 on 2012-07-20
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1043.18.3326.1411 [GMT 2:00]
AV: Computer Security *Enabled/Updated* {15414183-282E-D62C-CA37-EF24860A2F17}
SP: Computer Security *Enabled/Updated* {AE20A067-0E14-D9A2-F087-D456FD8D65AA}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Computer Security *Enabled* {2D7AC0A6-6241-D774-E168-461178D9686C}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
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Answer:Windows randomly plays music/audio and what sounds like ads. Virus?

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Please download aswMBR.exe to your desktop. Double-click aswMBR.exe to run it.
When prompted to download the latest Avast! virus definitions, please choose Yes
Click the Scan button to start scan.
Wait until it says, 'Scan finished successfully'. ( Note - do not select any Fix at this time)
Click Save log, and save it to your desktop.
Click Exit.
Please post the contents of that log, aswMBR.txt, in your next reply.
There shall also be a file on your desktop named MBR.dat. Right-click that file and select Send To > Compressed (zipped) folder. Please attach that zipped file in your next reply.


When you run this tool, remember to choose 'Skip' not 'Cure' if it finds something. We just want a scan, not a fix.

Download tdsskiller.exe and Save it to your Desktop.

Double-click tdsskiller.exe and click 'Run'

Click Change parameters then under 'Additional options' check the 'Detect TDLFS file system' > OK.

Click 'Start scan'.

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I built this PC several years ago. Its got an abit Nf7 mobo, one stick of ram thats aboue 256meg(I know, very small)

AMD 2500XP -

It will start up, sometimes just click off...

Usually you never get into windows...

I put all the hardware into a new case in case it was shorting on the other one, or the case buttons were faulty...

It has a cheap powmax power supply, so Im wondering if thats the problem?

Could it be the PSU? Or is it something mobo related?


Answer:Computer randomly shuts off, power related?

Most likely the power supply, you have no choice but to try another one.

It could also be overhetaing if the heatsink is not properly making contact, so check to be sure thats on tight and that the fan is clean and works..

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Hello 7forums, I am having an issue that has started occurring in the last week, after I began installing all of the windows 7 updates (Recently re-installed windows)

Now my computer is randomly rebooting, no warning signs, no BSOD, nothing.

My fans and CPU are at about 30-40 degrees when this occurs and ram is under very little stress, it mostly occurs soon after powering on my system, for example it randomly rebooted 3 times 1 hour ago, about 5 minutes between each one and has not rebooted since.

I have no idea what's going on, I don't have a virus either.

Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Computer randomly rebooting, non heat related.

Could this be due to my PSU? Another issue I've been having recently before this started was my graphics cards drivers crashing, and now this..

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This is the same laptop that was causing problems way back in October 2003 ( To summarize briefly, I got it working again by removing one of the two RAM chips which was kaput and later installing another. Recently, however, the same machine has begun misbehaving again -- it switches off randomly. This is not hibernation or standby; the only way to get it going is the reboot.

After searching the interweb for a solution, I figured the closest answer was probably overheating: the fan did seem to be on a lot of the time. We purchased a cooling pad which certainly put paid to any heat issues -- and made life a lot quieter -- but the laptop is still randomly shutting off.

It doesn't seem to be linked to memory load -- it will fail while it is just idling -- and there doesn't seem to be any pattern to the problem: it will go days without going belly up and then fail twice in 30 mintes.

It has a firewall, anti-spyware and is anti-virus protected so I'm pretty sure this is not mal-ware related. All the relevant Windoze XP updates have been done. I even increased the size of the partition to make sure it wasn't a pagefile problem.

My next likely candidate is faulty RAM: either the chip that survived 2003's accident has finally begun to lose it, or the replacement chip is on the slide.

Is this likely? Or does anyone else have any ideas?

Answer:Laptop switches off randomly (NOT heat-related)

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I've been having blue screens with my laptop for a while. They seem to be related to hardware/memory, although running memory tests yield no errors. I've switched out the ram and the hard drive and they continue to occur. I've tried updating a lot of my drivers, which again, does nothing. I can't seem to decipher these crash dumps on my own, so could somebody take a look at them for me?

Answer:Randomly occurring BSoDs related to hardware

Host Name: GERALT-PC
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: Geralt
Registered Organization:
Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00400
Original Install Date: 10/05/2013, 20:16:18
System Boot Time: 01/09/2013, 14:08:24
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Latitude D630
System Type: x64-based PC
There seems to be a problem with your Windows activation. Please post this report: Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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Recently had problems with BSODs. At first, I managed to figure out it was the CPU overheating, so I bought a new heatsync, and that fixed the bluescreens. Since then, they started again, and I ended up buying a new CPU, which again, fixed it. It then bluescreened again, and I checked the thermal paste, reapplied it, and it fixed it. It should be noted that even though I replaced the thermal paste, the temps always displayed below 40 degrees Celsius, so I'm not sure why this has fixed it. Bluescreens stopped for 4-6 weeks inbetween changing cooler and reapplying thermal paste.

My thoughts are now that there's not proper contact between the heatsync and the CPU, or it's my motherboard, but I'd like someone to tell me what they find in the dump files.

Thank you.

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 (The one before this was a 955)
GPU: GTX 460 1GB (I've tried swapping this for an old ATI HD 3870 512MB, didn't fix BSOD)
Mobo: ASUS M4N75TD
RAM: 8GB Corsair PC3-10700H 1600 MHz (Running at 1333 MHz because BSOD keeps resetting it, I previously had 4GB Corsair 1333 MHz which was replaced with this to try and fix BSODs)
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F4 1TB (Have replaced this with an older HDD during bluescreens, did not fix)

As you can see, I have replaced every element of hardware in my PC except the motherboard so far. Only fiddling with the CPU has succeeded in giving me a break.

BSODs can often cause PC not to boot without RAM check button being pressed.
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Answer:Continuously returning BSOD, BSODs randomly, CPU related?

Welcome aboard, voltlight!

► You need to install service pack 1

Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.17017.amd64fre.win7_gdr.120503-2030
► Run Disc Check:
Reseat the sata and power.
Run chkdsk /f/r, following the option two of the tutorial Disk Check
Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download
Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.
► update the network driver.
First, download the network card driver from manufactuer's website. (nVidia nForce I guess).
Then reinstall the driver:

Click the Start Button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the Start Menu Search box and press Enter.
Double click to expand "Network adaptors".
Right click your network card and click Uninstall.
Check "Delete driver software for this device" check box, click OK.
Restart the computer
If windows does not auto configure the appropriate drivers at startup, install the downloaded one manually.
► Free up the startup.

Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the “Startup” tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
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My computer has been giving me quite a headache of late, slowing to a snail's pace, and then restarting itself with little to no warning after resuming normal operation after the aforementioned sluggishness.

When I Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to view my Task manager, more often then not, these two processes, NOT whatever program I am currently using, are taking up at least 80% of what the task manager displays to be my CPU availability: explorer.exe, and then, after opening it, taskmgr.exe.

Also, whenever I attempt to use my Disk Cleanup utility, the past few times I have tried at any rate, it has caused my computer to stall, the mouse will still move about the screen, but I cannot click on anything, and Ctrl+Alt+Delete has no effect at this point, I have to shut it down at the tower and wait before booting up again.

I have the latest version and updates for PC-Cillin, and have the latest updates for Windows. My latest scan (this afternoon) showed no spyware or viruses, and I have removed all old and unused programs...I have not installed any new programs, and the only problem I would have before these past few days is Corel PSP XI freezing up and having to be closed and re-opened, but even it did not cause my entire machine to shut down...

My Information is as follows, as much of it as I can determine, I am a bit of a computer novice, so I apologize if initially, this information is not complete:

System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pac... Read more

Answer:Computer Freezes, Shuts Down Randomly, Explorer Related?

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My first post on the forum as Ive had it with w10 and it randomly screwing up.

Yesterday I switch on my machine and notice the little red cross on the speaker and no sound.

when i run troubleshooter I get the "Audio services not responding" and no fix.

I have tried reinstalling the drivers, and also restarting the services (Windows audio etc) but nothing worked.

How to fix Audio services not responding in windows 10 - Troubleshooter

I have also tried rolling back to a restore point (which was a palava in itself as I had the error with Windows Apps folder and needing me to rename it).

Im at a loss now. No idea wth is going on.

Any ideas or help would be great!



Answer:Audio services not responding - Audio randomly stopped working

Hi, you could try's free cautious repair tool.. a random stab, but covers some ground.

E.g. repairs 3,4, 26,27

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I have a Toshiba Qosmio F60 notebook that recently started with the following BSoD:


It happens completely random and I have tried the Hotifx and instructions from Microsoft's KB article 977067.

We have not made any recent driver updates or hardware changes.

Machine specs are as follows:
Machine is approximately 12 months old.
System is installed with the original OEM installation.
Windows 7 Pro x64
6.00 GB RAM
Intel Q740 i7 1.73 GHz
750 GB HDD

Answer:BSOD, Randomly Occurs, Seems related to tcpip.sys D1 Stop Error

First your only relevant crash is the most recent and we cant draw any conclusions from just one. One thing of note is that your uptime (the time since your last boot) is at least 8 straight days, and rises to almost 18 days.

You can alleviate many of this type of driver issue by rebooting at least every second day.

We are going to have to wait for the next one and hope it is not in the distant future so we have something to compare this one to.

It is a driver power state failure and the evidence points to something related to USB.

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Few days ago my computer started randomly rebooting or locking up with no prior warning. I realize this could be a hardware issue, but the symptoms started right after I ran into some malware infections. This issue is very similar to this one here I made a new thread concerning this problem because on a reply it was stated that the fix was computer specific. I removed some of the spyware with help of ad-aware and avg antivirus, but I doubt i had them all removed. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Here's my HiJackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:26:05, on 2.3.2009
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\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Answer:Computer randomly freezing or crashing - spyware/malware related?

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new thread, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.


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Few days ago my computer started randomly rebooting or locking up with no prior warning. I realize this could be a hardware issue, but the symptoms started right after I ran into some malware infections. This issue and symptoms are very similar to this one here hxxp:// I made a new thread concerning this problem because on a reply it was stated that the fix was computer specific. I removed some of the spyware with help of ad-aware and avg antivirus, but I doubt I had them all removed.

ZoneAlarm firewall and AVG Anti-Virus are on constantly and I try to keep my Windows update up to date all the time.

Following is a list of the programs I deleted. I got suspicious when ZoneAlarm warned me that they are trying to access internet (it was the first time they asked for rights), so I googled for them and removed them:

w.exe C:\Windows\system32\w.exe

first179.exe C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp\first179.exe (removed by AVG Anti-Virus after a full system scan)

frmwrk32.exe C:\Windows\system32\frmwrk32.exe

One symptom of infection was that at first my desktop icon titles lost their transparency/drop shadow and were replaced by a "blue box" behind them. Later on, my whole desktop background became blue. I managed to "fix" this, so unfortunately I don't have a screenshot of it.

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Answer:Computer randomly freezing or crashing - spyware/malware related?

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


Your hard drive is almost full. Having too little free space on your hard drive can compromise system performance.


C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 29 GiB total, 0,384 GiB free.

I suggest you move pictures, music, etc. to an external drive or USB stick if you have one and uninstall any programs that are never or hardly ever used.


Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix:

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I've searched and searched, this forum and google, and it's ding dang hard to search for this specific problem due to the keywords really being too common. Oy!

Anyway, my specific quicklaunch problem is this - upon login (any user on my pc) the quick launch icons are not reflecting the proper icon for the program. For instance, the IE icon may look like the calculator icon, show desktop as Outlook, etc - even though the icons do launch the proper program when clicked. The icons are completely random, I never get the same configuration twice!

I find that disabling and then re-enabling the quick launch taskbar gets my icons back, but not in my preferred order so it's quite a pain to reset them each time.

I've investigated some other simular quick launch problems and solutions, such as spy or malware issues (not here - besides, this is a brand new pc out of the box). I've tried registry fixes to no avail.

My slight guess is this - I'm not entirely sure but I THINK the problem started immediatly after a required reboot when installing Norton Anti-Virus 2005. I'm going to do more investigating in this arena, because I definately had an issue with that program giving errors on login/reboot because I moved the start menu items to my own desired folder and the program didn't like that!

Any other suggestions welcomed, because I can see a few unresolved threads in this forum with what seems to be a simular situation.

Answer:Quick Launch Icons changing randomly at every login, XPSP2 - Norton AV 2005 related?

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I keep getting the BSOD, I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the audio drivers but I cannot say for sure.

It would be awesome if some one could use this Minidump file and let me know what problem is here.


OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer pcs
System Model MS-1492
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210M CPU @ 2.60GHz, 2601 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. E1492IMT.10O, 18/04/2014
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.92 GB
Available Physical Memory 5.20 GB
Total Virtual Memory 13.9 GB
Available Virtual Memory 11.0 GB
Page File Space 6.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Answer:Possible audio related BSOD

Allot of important info is missing from your zip, please follow Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions to grab all and upload a new report here.

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· OS - Windows XP· x86 - 32-bit· What was original installed OS on system? - Windows XP· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? - Sorry i don't know.· Age of system (hardware) - Very old, about 10 years.· Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? - Yes, 9 months ago.· CPU - AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 90nm Technology.· Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce GT 730· MotherBoard - ASUS A8N-E (Socket 939)· Power Supply - If you don't mind i will post this later can't open my case right now.· System Manufacturer - Probably ASUS has an old sticker on the front.· Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) - I don't know how to get this since i didn't buy this computer· Laptop or Desktop? - Desktop.
So i was browsing today, didn't do anything special that would cause this, and out of the blue i get a  blue screen. If i recall correctly i saw Realtek control panel open before it happend. After reboot it shows that i don't have my sound device installed. I tried everything, checked BIOS, installed new drivers from the official site, nothing seems to work.
Im sorry if i did something wrong here it's my first post here. Anyway i got the dump file from BlueScreenViewer.
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Answer:Random BOSD(Audio related)

Hi. . .
Make sure your BIOS us updated.
As for the BSODs, please run -
Regards. . .

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Hi there,

Desktop PC, WIn10 64 bit, no problems until yesterday. A series of BSOD which often occurr when watching some videos/listenings to some music/playing some games; so I think they could be related to the video or audio card. If I don't do anything or listen to any songs, BSOD seems not to occurr.

The error is always different, for instance "BAD_POOL_HEADER" or "unexpected kernel trap".

I ran memtest86 several times, no errors.

The audio and video cards are new (of a few months ago), while the mobo and cpu are much older.
Everything was fine until yesterday, but I didn't make any changes to the system!! The ASUS audio driver is the most recent one and installed months ago; the NVIDIA driver is the most recent too, installed on 21 December.
On the attached file you won't see the ASUS audio driver and software because I just uninstalled it, in order to see if it was the cause.

No overclocking, but the first time the BSOD occurred, right after the reboot there was a message of the BIOS saying something about the overclocking frequency/voltage which was not correct... but again, I haven't touched anything and never had problems until yesterday. The message didn't reappear on the next reboots.
I was also thinking if it could be somehow related to some "heat" problems, since the video and audio cards are quite close and when the BSOD occurrs the fans are always at high speed, the pc is under a certain stress.

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Answer:BSOD audio/video related?? Please help!

Please update your BIOS to the most recent stable version F3.

Please uninstall Gigabyte software

Please disconnect every USB device, except for mouse and keyboard, while troubleshooting.

All crashes are different error codes, most with no specific cause. This usually points to hardware related problems.

Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely.How to fill in your system specs:

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I'm getting frequent BSODs, and I think I've pretty much narrowed it down to my audio interface, an M-Audio Fast Track C600. I didn't have these problems on my last PC ( I recently upgraded ) which was originally Windows 8 and updated to Windows 10.

The new PC has always been Win 10, and usually the errors specify DRIVER IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. Some call out the driver for the C600 specifically but others don't. I think the problem mostly comes from M-Audio now being mostly defunct while Avid now owns the C600. It's basically forgotten as far as updates go, so I doubt I'd get any help from them. I'd like to see what someone can tell from these BSODs, errors, and logs and maybe just buy a new interface if I can't solve the issues with this one.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers but that didn't work. Maybe an older version would work but that's hard to test and takes up a lot of time. Thanks for any help.

EDIT: forgot to add attachments

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Hello again,

I am still having trouble playing games, after about 20 minutes (usually) of gameplay, I get a blue screen. Sometimes it will list an audio driver and sometimes it will list nothing and be interpreted as a corrupted report.

I have had two sets of HEX codes so far:
Please see the attached Images for more information. Thanks.

At the moment: (Comes with no message.)
0x0000007E (0xC0000046, 0x804FC8F5, 0xBACEB768, 0xBACEB7B8)
0x000000D1 (0xB0A759E0, 0x000000002, 0x000000001, 0xB9E8E878)

I have a Realtek HD Audio soundcard. My PC specs are:
-Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3Ghz)
-NVidia Geforce 9600GT
-500GB HD

My Motherboard was manufactured by a company called Foxcon.

Things I have attempted:
-Updating the Audio Drivers. I have tried uninstalling and installing several different versions of the HD Drivers and they all behave the same way.
-Flashing the BIOS. This corrected my IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL errors but these Audio Blue Screens are just as common. It is possible there could be a link here though, but I am not sure.
-Reducing Hardware Accelleration. No Effect.

Please tell me how I can repair this or whether I need a new sound card or something. So far everything I have made by Realtek has failed in some way.

Thank you very much.

Answer:More Evil BSODs - Related to Audio?

If it is only happening during gaming or situations when the CPU is under stress I would suspect overheating.

If it is an installed card rather than an onboard one, I would try changing slots. If it is an integrated card, you probably need something a little more game worthy and should buy something to install. If you have both an integrated and an installed card -- make sure the integrated one is disabled in the BIOS.

Did you update the Sound Card drivers from the System Vendor's, motherboard vendor's site or elsewhere?

This is a general wassup for 7E errors >>
Also, you might as well upload the minidumps -- the 7E errors may show a driver as well >>

I can run a debugging utility on the dump files if you do this:

1 > create a new folder on the desktop and call it "dumpcheck" or whatever you like
2 > navigate to c:\windows\minidump and copy the last few minidump files to that folder. *this assumes 'c' is your boot drive, if it is not, subsitute accordingly
3 > close the folder and right click on it and select Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder.
4 > use the "manage attachments" in the "advanced" reply window to upload that zip file here as an attachment.

This might point us to a non Microsoft driver causing the error, if one exists for it.

Since almost all bugchecks can be caused by faulty ram, I would recommend you perform memory tests.... Read more

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I just purchased a new headset (razer megalodon), however when I try to connect it to any of my 3.0 USB ports a blue screen of death appears with the following error:

Address: FFFFF880104AA51E
Base: FFFFF880104A600
Stamp: 4d433943

This error occurs when I go into Control Panel and switch the audio from my 2.1 channel desk speakers to my headset. However, when I plug the headset into the normal 2.0 USB port located at the front of my antec case it works normally without any errors.

I even updated the firmware from 2.10 to 2.12 and also updated the Etron driver (Etron USB 3.0 driver ver:0.96_WHQL) from the AsRock website.

I can play all audio via the 2.0 front port, but none of the ports at the back of the case work properly. Even though my razer mouse, keyboard, etc all connected from the back on the ports.

Any ideas?

Answer:EtronXHCI error / Audio Related?

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL is typically a driver issue.

In this instance, the drivers for that chipset/ports are most likely the cause. While the ports themselves are backwards compatible, the drivers for the USB 3 chipsets need some work yet. Some models also have two sets of drivers. I know on my MB, all of the ports worked fine as USB2, but in order for the USB 3 ports to function as USB 3, a different driver installation was required.

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My audio keeps fading in and out. Sometimes it sounds like its coming from a cave.

The computer uses IE8 with Windows XP Pro Version 2002 Service Pack 3. 32-bit I believe.
Intel® Core™2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz 2.00GB of RAM'

My modem is from BrightHouseNetworks and says, Motorola 'Surfboard' SBG6580

I'm not sure if its related, but there is a yellow '?' for 'Other Devices' in Device Manager. If I click to expand, it shows a yellow '!' for 'PCI Device'.

The PCI Device Properties say, 'The drivers for this device are not installed." (code 28)

Under 'Sound, Video, and Game Controllers', none of the items in the pulldown menu have a red 'x' or a yellow (!)

I looked up 11AB and 6145. They are related to Marvel. I went to to a few sites and couldn't find any downloads.

I've updated Windows.

I've adjusted the volume on the media player and website that hosts the video I'm watching.

I've downloaded VLC player to rule out if Windows Media Player is the problem.

I've tried reinstalling the 'Legacy' audio driver, but it keeps asking for a disk. The only disk I have is the original Windows XP Pro disk. I believe my computer is 32-bit, if that matters. The disk will begin to run, but it won't find the driver I need.

Answer:Audio Fades In and Out Possible PCI related error

I have corrected the yellow '!' under 'PCI Device' in the Device Manger, by reinstalling the Marvell
6145 PCI Device Drive (Marvell_61xx_1.2.8000). The yellow '!' is no longer there, and no red
'x' or yellow '!' show up in the Device Manager. Even the hidden devices are clean.
My audio however, still fades in and out. I have listed all of my specs below, unaware of which ones
are important for correcting the problem, so I've listed everything. I went to the Intel
Driver Download page and searched 'd975xbx2'. There are a number of choices to download, which
I've listed below, along with the Intel Driver download website.

To correct my audio, could someone please tell me which exact driver/s, I need to download, or update.
I have listed the choices below. And so you know, I could have made a mistake on the search page as to which avenue to begin searching.

My Specs:
Custom Built
d975xbx2 INTEL
Windows XP Pro (5.1, Build 2600)
Intel® Core™2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz (2CPUs)
2046MB RAM

Under Hardware I have listed: IDT HighDefinition Audio CODEC Location 65535 (Working Properly)
Legacy Audio Drivers (Working Properly)
Legacy Video Capture Devices (... Read more

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Hi there,

Desktop PC, WIn10 64 bit, no problems until yesterday. A series of BSOD which often occurr when watching some videos/listenings to some music/playing some games; so I think they could be related to the video or audio card. If I don't do anything or listen to any songs, BSOD seems not to occurr.

The error is always different, for instance "BAD_POOL_HEADER" or "unexpected kernel trap".

I ran memtest86 several times, no errors.

The audio and video cards are new (of a few months ago), while the mobo and cpu are much older.
Everything was fine until yesterday, but I didn't make any changes to the system!! The ASUS audio driver is the most recent one and installed months ago; the NVIDIA driver is the most recent too, installed on 21 December.
On the attached file you won't see the ASUS audio driver and software because I just uninstalled it, in order to see if it was the cause.

No overclocking, but the first time the BSOD occurred, right after the reboot there was a message of the BIOS saying something about the overclocking frequency/voltage which was not correct... but again, I haven't touched anything and never had problems until yesterday. The message didn't reappear on the next reboots.
I was also thinking if it could be somehow related to some "heat" problems, since the video and audio cards are quite close and when the BSOD occurrs the fans are always at high speed, the pc is under a certain stress.

Thank you in advance for your ... Read more

Answer:BSOD audio/video related?? Please help!

Please update your BIOS to the most recent stable version F3.

Please uninstall Gigabyte software

Please disconnect every USB device, except for mouse and keyboard, while troubleshooting.

All crashes are different error codes, most with no specific cause. This usually points to hardware related problems.

Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely.How to fill in your system specs:

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Today I noticed all my audio-devices in the audio menu were gone except for my USB Headset, I have my speakers connected with a normal cable and these did not show up. I checked my device manager and indeed it showed yellow exclamation marks on the Realtek high definition audio and AMD HD audio drivers. Strange, so I installed the newest realtek drivers, and at the end of the installation this caused a "ks.sys error" blue screen. Trying to reinstall the drivers in safe mode works fine, but when logging back into windows I get the blue screen. I can use windows just fine with my headset plugged in, but I'd like to be able to use my speakers again

- 64bit
- This is the original OS
- Full retail version
- The system is about 5 months old
- All my system specs are uploaded to my profile

Thanks for reading this and I hope you'll be able to help out!

Kind regards,

Answer:Something audio-related causing BSOD

These crashes were caused by memory corruption/exception (probably a driver).
Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

If you have raid > update its Driver.

*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Driver verifier

Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

So, I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you c... Read more

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Hi, I'm having some software issues with my HP Spectre 13-4120ca. I have updated all the drivers using the HP Support Assistant, and Windows 10 is fully up to date. 1) Audio: After I sign into the computer, audio doesn't work (e.g. iTunes, others). I've discovered I can make it work by opening YouTube in a browser and playing a vid for a second or two. The sound works on the vid, then after that when I re-open iTunes and other audio applications, all works. Somehow YouTube is fixing my computer. This is a 100% reliable workaround, but annoying, as it happens frequently. This has been the case ever since I got the PC six months ago or so. 2) Video: Lately, when I plug in an external monitor to the HDMI port, nothing happens, either at home or at work. In Display Settings, a small icon representing display 2 appears, but when I click on it I get a message in red saying 'Didn't detect another display'. I can work around this by rebooting with the monitor connected, but this is obviously irritating.  Any help much appreciated

Answer:Video and audio problems - are they related?

Hi @Gromit12, Welcome to HP Forums! I understand that you are experiencing issues with audio and HDMI connection. I want to help. Please refer to the HP Notebook PCs - Troubleshooting HDMI Display and Sound Issues and HP Notebook PCs - No Sound or Distorted Sound from Speakers (Windows 10) for troubleshooting. If the problems persist, please use the following link to create a case for your issue, and contact HP. If you live outside the US/Canada, please click the link to get the contact information for your region. Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".  To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!    If you require further assistance let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help. Thanks. Regards,   

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I have recently been experiencing problems such as audio dropouts and freezes of the ASIO transport. Latencymon has flagged ataport.sys (which Latencymon says is the "ATAPI driver extension") as having excessive DPC routine execution time. However I am confused because I thought that ATAPI was used for things such as optical drives, and I don't have any optical drives on this machine. All I have plugged into it are a hard disk, graphics card, on-board sound, on-board ethernet (no wifi), USB audio interface, some USB MIDI controllers and and a USB wireless keyboard/mouse combo.

I used not to have this problem, and I'm having trouble working out what has changed, if anything.

One thing I have been wondering is whether it matters which of the SATA sockets on the motherboard the hard disk is plugged into. I'm wondering whether I plugged it into the wrong one by mistake, because I seem to remember that it did matter which socket you used back in the days of PATA. Is there a way to test whether it is in the right socket (assuming that this is indeed an issue) without opening up the machine??my machine is in a difficult-to-access location behind loads of other gear and it's backbreaking trying to open it up and fiddle around inside it to test things, so it's something I try to avoid if it's not strictly necessary.

EDIT: I've just had another major dropout in audio playback while latencymon was running, and this time usbport.sys appears to have been to blame. This still ... Read more

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Set the volume to an appropriate level. You may adjust the volume by using the Fn key combinations.


: Decreases speaker volume.


: Increases speaker volume.


: Mutes the speaker.
2. Verify that the Microsoft Windows volume is properly set and is not muted in the Taskbar Volume Control and in the applicable output controls in the Playback Master Volume Control.
Click the speaker icon
on the Microsoft Windows system tray to open the Volume control.
. Connect external speakers or headphones/microphones to the audio jacks to verify audio.
Microphone Jack
: The microphone jack is designed to connect the microphone used for Skype, voice narrations, or simple audio recordings.
Headphone Output Jack
: The 1/8”stereo headphone jack (3.5mm) connects the Eee PC audio out signal to amplified speakers or headphones. Using this jack automatically disables the built-in speakers.
4. Verify that the most recent driver for the audio is installed. After the driver is installed successfully, you will see under Device Manager:

Verify that the most recent BIOS for your Eee PC is installed. You may run ASUS Update Utility which is preinstalled on your unit to perform the BIOS update. For the details, please refer to the user manual.

Asus Helpline number

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So, I transitioned flawlessly to Windows 10 on release day in 2015, everything was working flawlessly, beside the odd intermittent bug of little relevance.

Now 1 year later things have been a lot less enjoyable. During this time of consistent updates, I've had numerous issues that have come and gone. The latest of these is audio related, and are more annoying than anything else that I felt I had to share my experiences with it thus far.

Every day recently, I boot my computer and there is no audio coming from the HDMI output on my graphics card(s). Device manager shows the driver as being fine, troubleshooting finds no problems, and the sound settings claims "This device is working fine". I then proceed a process of elimination. I reboot my PC and/or my AV receiver, still nothing.

So you'd probably be thinking this is an HDMI issue. Well, you'd be wrong.

I try a variety of other audio devices and outputs, and still no sound. On every occasion however, I have plugged in some USB headphones, only for the sound settings to not default to those like it has done since owning them. On two occasions this has even mocked me, by then playing audio via HDMI into my AV receiver instead.

This is not driver related, and a google search has been little to no good, as there is absolutely no information or help regarding audio besides the usual "device manager" workarounds that people like to share on YouTube, which only helps those with driver troubles, and is still... Read more

Answer:Audio issues, seemingly not driver related.

Go to Control Panel/Sound/Playback Devices. Select your HDMI audio, and move it to first device and set it as Default audio device.

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I'm using Total Video Converter to convert videos
I never use it before, and today when trying to convert an avi file I get this:
"Error while opening codec for output stream #0,1"
I search on the internet and I realize it's not related with the converting program, I think it's about codecs. I only have ffdshow installed (one of the latest versions) and I can view any type of files without problems.
I realize that changing the audio of the video from mp3 to aac get rids of the error but the video has no sound.

I listen to any ideas.

Answer:Problems converting videos [audio related]

I would download K-lite codec pack. It's probably more codecs than you will ever need but once installed you shouldn't have any codec problems in the future.

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Hey guys
I'm hoping you can help me out or point me in the right direction with a recurring problem.
Ever since I've had this rig I've had the occassional freeze which would force me to reboot. Perhaps I was just conscious of the noise it made but I found that it always seemed to be either whilst listening to music or watching a video and the last few miliseconds of audio would just loop whilst everything else would freeze. For this reason I had a feeling it might be audio related.
To give you an idea of my audio setup I have an Asus R.O.G. motherboard which came with an audio daughter-card that slides into a dedicated PCI Express x1 slot. It will only work in that specific PCI Express slot and from the reading I've done, although it is on a seperate card its supposed to still be onboard audio? In to the green front speaker port I basically have a cheap set of 2.1 speakers. The green jack plugs into the bass unit and the bass unit has connections to the left and right speakers.
The problem had been rare so I didn't look into it too much. However recently the same freezes are coming back in a more severe form. In all instances it has been whilst using headphone/mic from the FP on my case. The freeze is the same ? the same audio loop, but it ends in a BSOD and when it reboots it has wiped all my motherboard settings ? I found this out the hard way trying to boot into my OS which was installed with AHCI but with the motherboard reset to IDE! I now have a little list of a... Read more

Answer:Vista Freezes [possibly audio related]

Going by your post, to check audio, go to search type device manager. In device manager update the audio driver. If that does not work, these tests should help.
Blurred frozen screen

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Trying to fix a friend's Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop, Win Vista SP2, which has lost sound round about a week ago. Possibly related is a bootup problem from about the same time where it sometimes but not always sticks at the Welcome screen - Ctrl Alt Del twice forces it to start.There are recent posts on this forum for each problem, just wonder if they are related.Extensive search of forums seems to point to a recent Win Update as the culprit for both, although the sound problem has references going back a couple of years. No joy so far. Uninstalled the recommended update 905866 from 17/1/10 which someone else suspected by no joy either.Anyone else got these problems, especially the sound? My Gateway Win Vista and Acer Win 7 starter are both ok.

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I was directed here from my thread about a "No Audio Output device is installed issue."

Apparently my continued lack of sound could be related to malware still present on my desktop which hasnt been removed by Malwarebytes.

I've been through the Read and Run me First thread, however using Combofix and Rootrepeal both resulted in my comupter suffering from an unexpected shutdown, though the other programs worked just fine. In the case of Rootrepeal some illegible blue text appeared on the screen before the shutdown.

Infections were found during some of these scans so it looks like my machine isnt completely clean yet. :cry

What should I do from here?


Answer:No audio, possibly related to undetected malware.

I am not finding any malware in your logs, though there are a few things we can clean up:

Please disable all anti-virus and anti-spyware programs while we do the following (re-enable when you are finished):

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator). This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {EEE6C35D-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {91C18ED5-5E1C-4AE5-A148-A861DE8C8E16} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1E8A6170-7264-4D0F-BEAE-D42A53123C75} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - (no file)Click to expand...

After clicking Fix, exit HJT.

Now copy just the bold text below to notepad (Do not include any space above the word REGEDIT). Save it as fixME.reg to your desktop. Be sure the "Save as" type is set to "all files" Once you have saved it double click it and allow it to merge with the registry.


[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{1E8A6170-7264-4D0F-BEAE-D42A53123C75}]

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So, I transitioned flawlessly to Windows 10 on release day in 2015, everything was working flawlessly, beside the odd intermittent bug of little relevance.

Now 1 year later things have been a lot less enjoyable. During this time of consistent updates, I've had numerous issues that have come and gone. The latest of these is audio related, and are more annoying than anything else that I felt I had to share my experiences with it thus far.

Every day recently, I boot my computer and there is no audio coming from the HDMI output on my graphics card(s). Device manager shows the driver as being fine, troubleshooting finds no problems, and the sound settings claims "This device is working fine". I then proceed a process of elimination. I reboot my PC and/or my AV receiver, still nothing.

So you'd probably be thinking this is an HDMI issue. Well, you'd be wrong.

I try a variety of other audio devices and outputs, and still no sound. On every occasion however, I have plugged in some USB headphones, only for the sound settings to not default to those like it has done since owning them. On two occasions this has even mocked me, by then playing audio via HDMI into my AV receiver instead.

This is not driver related, and a google search has been little to no good, as there is absolutely no information or help regarding audio besides the usual "device manager" workarounds that people like to share on YouTube, which only helps those with driver troubles, and is still... Read more

Answer:Audio issues, seemingly not driver related.

Go to Control Panel/Sound/Playback Devices. Select your HDMI audio, and move it to first device and set it as Default audio device.

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I just sent this to Microsoft as Feedback.  I am posting it here in case any Dell folks would be interested.
A strange thing happened this morning when I brought my 4 month old Dell XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 out of hibernation.  The system had been in Modern Standby and went to hibernation after a couple of hours.
Once the desktop was up I opened Mail.  A sound played which was extremly distorted along with a popup about "Are you having sound problems" from Windows 10.
I opened the Resource Monitor and noticed the indications in the attachments.  Audiodg.exe was using 25% of the processor time which was running at 162% Max Frequency.  I just noticed also, CompatTeRunner.exe (Terminated) was using 39%.
Audiodg.exe was showing 4561 threads where it normally only shows 5 or 6.
TabTip.exe was showing 6904 threads where it normally shows about 11.
The SleepStudy is showing TabTip audio timer related to power drain during Modern Standby.
All I can come up with is the TabTip audio was trying to play during the Modern Standby time.  Everything returned to normal after I ended the audiodg.exe process.
This has not happened before and the system is current on Windows updates, 15063.540

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Hi there, I have a Packard Bell Maestro 242 DX monitor and when playing games or viewing certain web-pages I can hear an audible buzzing noise from the monitors speakers. The volume of the sound varies in the sense that certain games or websites will produce a louder buzz than other games/websites. I have determined the buzzing to come from the audio cable, as when I unplug the cable the sound is gone.

I have read some other forums stating that I should move my audio cable so they should not touch any others but I have not had any results. I'd really appreciate some help as this is really starting to bug me.

Thank you

- Dante

Answer:Monitor buzz noise related to audio cable - Help

Could be you just need to buy a better quality, sheilded audio cable (shielded from interference).
Audio cables vary greatly in quality from cheap cr*p at one end to the best that money can buy at the other.

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Among the other issues that I have, I installed a few updates this week via the lenovo update and got a bad crash, BSOD, tried a couple of times and got the same.I tried one update after the other and found out it's the Conexant Audio Driver update, version Tried manually from the link: and it crashed again. Now, I have no sound, apparently during the update process before the crash it unistalled the old version. lenovo team, as you always claim it's my computer problem but don't replace it or contact me properly yet, can you at least tell me where do I find the previous Conexant Audio Driver version so I can have sound?  

Answer:x120e crash related to the Conexant Audio Driver update

anyone have any idea where can I find the previous version or even better, rollback without system restore?I have no sound... I wonder if anyone managed this update successfully.

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Hi, my PC is relatively new, only built it late last year, and it is meant to be an audio workhorse, but i use it to game as well.

The first time it BSODed it gave a 'problem with hardware' error which made me really scared. At that time I forgot to turn enable minidumps, so I couldnt post here for help. Since then I have gotten a BSOD once more with minidump enabled - I have attached it to this post. Could anyone help me diagnose and fix this issue?

Also, I am using the nvidia geforce 560ti.. and the latest nvidia drivers cause my computer to freeze up occasionally when I watch youtube videos. The youtube video will turn black with pink lines and my computer would freeze up. Apparently some others have been having the same problem.. does anyone know anything about this?

Computer specs:

i5 2500k non overclocked
8 gig ram
geforce 560ti
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Answer:BSOD - New and powerful computer - possibly related to audio drivers

Can anyone help? Please?

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audio driver not found for my pc related altair 40r106g model board

Answer:audio driver not found for my pc related altair 40r106g mode

That does not appear to be the correct model designationIt would help if listed full specifications, you can do so fromMy HomeSystem SpecsScan my SystemGoogling is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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I have seen other forums showing problems similar to this but I will explain the symptons.
I have two problems, which I am trying to fix.

1. The fan on this laptop seems to turn on and off every couple of mins after the laptop has been running for over 15-20 mins. For the first 15-20 mins of it being turned on, the fan doesn't go on at all even if I open big programs up or do lots of things on it. However, after that time frame has been met, the fan turns on for a few seconds before turning on. The fan begins to go on every few mins and then it starts to go on every minute or two minutes. My room is not that warm but I suppose a very slight temperature change in the room can cause this? If I move the laptop to the hall-way where it is much much cooler, the fan seems to go on less - however, I cannot use the laptop in the middle of the hall-way to stop fan going on as much. The fan goes on everytime I open programs that are not very small, e.g. Notepad and Paint load with no fan required but opening Microsoft Word, Dreamweaver, FireFox, etc make the fan turn on for a few seconds. The fan only seems to last up to 5 seconds usually and I don't notice it staying on for long but the fact it has to come on so often annoys me. I notice typing in Dreamweaver design view make the fan turn on everytime I type. If I type a few letters, it comes on and goes off when I finish typing. If I continue to type for ages, the fan will stay on till I finish. This probbaly due to th... Read more

Answer:Equium A100-027 - Audio Fuzz/Glitch/Click (Fan related)

This is a very long story dude ;)
What to say? the cooling module settings can be changed in the Toshiba Power Saver utility.
In the ?Basic Setup? you should find the ?cooling method? option. This can be set to battery optimized, performance, etc?
I would also recommend changing the CPU processing speed. Maybe then you could notice some improvements?

But you have already sent you unit to ASP? hmmm I assume the technician will locate the reason for this fan and sound glitch issue. If not sent directly to Toshiba themselves?

Your warranty is valid so don?t worry? everything should be done for free

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So, this is a bit odd. I built an upstairs office in my shop, it's like a loft. I am going to describe our network as best I can, and the problem and maybe someone can help us out.

Downstairs (right from where Rogers service comes in) we have a 24 port switch, the modem and a D-Link router

Upstairs we have a TP-Link 8 port switch, another D-Link 16 port switch.

The PC is a custom built i7-4790 @ 4.00GHz with 16 Gigs DDR3 Radeon R9 200, and it's running Win 7 64bit. It has wi-fi (disabled) and a gigabit lan.

We're not stressing the machine or the network much, Quickbooks, Office applications, and one thing I think it might be important to mention. The QB company file is stored on this machine and shared across 4 PCs total. We've also had network problems since we "upgraded" to QB 2016

I will post several attachments to give you an idea of our setup. We have a decent internet service (20/10 or something) and downstairs doesn't seem to have a problem. Upstairs however, we have choppy "rolling" sound from media. It will also pause from time to time. Here's the thing, the media is stored on the same machine that is having the problem. If I use my trackball and just roll the wheel it'll roll the sound too if you follow..... If I open a new tab, same thing. If I open a new program same thing. open a folder, same... Essentially, anything I do causes it to happen. The AV is Trend Micro, and I have tested it with this disabled. In f... Read more

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