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Loud feedback on friends W7

By learninmypc
Mar 10, 2012
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  1. He said it started this past Tuesday. He click on the sound icon in notification area & once it gets over the halfway point,it emits a LOUD feedback sound.
    He plugged in a mic or headphone in the jack & it stopped.
    I've checked the Device Manager & nothing bad showing in there.
    How can this be stopped? TIA :)
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166

    What are your friends computer specs?
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    I just downloaded & installed Belarc on it. Will that tell me or where do I look?
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,003   +1,503

    Belarc should work for you.

    Speccy (from Piriform the makers of CCleaner) will also work.
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166

    No maker name or model number? Was it a custom built computer?
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    Sorry for the delay, the Sound is Realtek High Definition Audio

    MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP-1
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166

    "the Sound is Realtek High Definition Audio"...

    Was there another version of Windows installed before Windows 7? you may have to reload this driver or add a PCI sound card and disable the on-board sound
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    Acer Aspire Laptop. To my knowledge he bought it new with W7 on it.
     
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166

    Laptop so try re-installing the driver, and make sure all the Windows Updates are applied and also apply the optional updates... You may have to run the Windows Update program manually and even if there are "No updates found" press check for updates once more. If some updates won't install, restart the computer and try installing the updates once more
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    Ok, checking windows updates on it it shows Updates for Microsoft NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008 x86 (kb2600217) 17.0 MB


    &
    Update for Windows 7 (KB2505438)
     
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166

    Okay, install those and keep going. We are not specifically looking for sound drivers now... They will most likely be in the optional updates. Are there any yellow exclamation points in the device manager?
     
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    They've been installed & no yellow exclamation points in device manager. Will continue.
     
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    It says no more updates are available & no yellow exclamation points.
    I'm thinking maybe he shouldn't have the voluume up so loud.;)
     
  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166

    If he is using the built-in speakers at high volume, he should invest in a pair of USB laptop speakers
     
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    Thank you. I have told my friend.:approve:
     


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