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Help with audio

By carlos_e927
Jul 22, 2008
  1. the past couple of days i have not been able to play music, watch videos, either on my computer drives or online because it seems everytime i try to play any type of audio. Everytime it starts play, it sounds like its playing in slow motion. THis happens even when an ineternet browswer click sound is played.

    i don't know if any virus is causing or something is just wrong with my speakers. video also slows down so that is why i don't think its a speaker problem. i was running low on hard drive space but i cleared a lot of it off but it is still doing it. please help!!!
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    How low on hard drive space? How much Ram have you got?

    Can you defrag?
     
  3. carlos_e927

    carlos_e927 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    i got 49 GB free. 1.83 GHz, 1.00 GB of Ram
     
  4. carlos_e927

    carlos_e927 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    imma try to defag right now
     
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    After that, if you are using IDE (Pata) drives, enter Device Manager and click the + sign beside IDE controllers, double click on the Primary IDE and then in the new window click on the 'Advanced Settings' and check that the Transfer Mode is DMA (not PIO) and that the current mode is DMA.
     
  6. carlos_e927

    carlos_e927 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    defrag is done. device manager step is done as well.
     
  7. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    And the result? (so much suspense)
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I think this is a Sound card driver issue

    You should download the latest sound driver for your computer (make and model? Windows version?)
     
  9. savythirsty

    savythirsty TS Rookie

    are you running winxp or vista?
    disable audio enhancements if you are running on vista, would be a good idea to update you directx as well
     
  10. carlos_e927

    carlos_e927 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    result is still the same:(
     
  11. carlos_e927

    carlos_e927 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    im running on XP.

    Fujitsu LIfe book
     
  12. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Well carlos_e927, since getting you to provide any useful info is like pulling hens' teeth, I give up.

    Try a re-install.
     
  13. carlos_e927

    carlos_e927 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    im noticing the computer is working slower now as well. when i move the mouse around it looks like its going in slow motion too. sometimes. not all the time though.
     
  14. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  15. carlos_e927

    carlos_e927 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    i went to the website and look for my computer series and i wasn't able to find it.

    i have a Fujitsu N 6410. The N series was not there. i don't know what to do!!
     
  16. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Just copying and pasting here:

     
  17. carlos_e927

    carlos_e927 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    i typed it in and it couldn't find it. i downloaded the software to locate it and it came up as -not available-
     
  18. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Can you just try it again
    I've noticed that some of these sites you need to first install the ActiveX, then start all over again to view it
     
  19. carlos_e927

    carlos_e927 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    i re-installed active x and tried it again and still nothing. The serial number is R6605588
     
  20. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Ok well edit out your sn, but I'll try in the mean time anyway!
    But your computer what's the actual Model number? We'll go down that track if I can't get it too.
     
  21. carlos_e927

    carlos_e927 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Fujitsu LIfebook N6410
     
  22. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  23. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  24. carlos_e927

    carlos_e927 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    ok great. i filled out the form.
     
  25. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Posted at the same time as you, pls refer to my post above yours

    Also sn still not Edited out by you
     
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