Sound Drivers/Conflict

By mokaboy
Jun 8, 2005
  1. Hi,

    not sure how to explain this but here goes...

    right i was playing music fine then left computer for a while came back and played another music file and the computer was playing it very jumpy and scratchy, i reinstalled the sound drivers and it got a bit better but now when the computer loads up programs with the sound playing it goes very slow and very fast 'jumpyness' its very bad. I think its a conflict but i have no installed anything recently so i dont know?

    I have tried

    Reinstalling sound drivers
    Adaware, Spybot
    System Restore (but this kept failing so didnt work lol good old WINDOWS)

    Any ideas? I have windows XP and a new computer, had it 4 months with no problems.

    I did get a few error messages saying things about conflicts (winamp) but after i reinstalled sound drivers that went. :| OH and mouse jumps now and then (every 3 secs) i have looked at task manager and it looks fine :darth:

    Thanks Moka :darth:
  2. kraugie

    kraugie TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Have you tried different players, other than winamp i mean?
  3. mokaboy

    mokaboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 136

    yep, happens when the windows intro (when u start the machine) kicks in too.


    help me please :unch:
  4. Molson316

    Molson316 TS Rookie Posts: 67

    Do you have onboard sound or are you using a PCI sound card. I have heard of ppl having a problem like this that was because of onboard sound, and they switched to a PCI soundcard, disabled the onboard one, and it worked fine.

    It could be your speakers. Try another set of speakers on your PC and see if it still happens.

    If you have a PCI soundcard, then try your speakers you use now on a different PC, and if they work, it could be your soundcard.
  5. Molson316

    Molson316 TS Rookie Posts: 67

    Correction: Try your speakers on another PC, if they work, then it could be your soundcard, don't matter if it's onboard or PCI with that troubleshooting method.
  6. mokaboy

    mokaboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 136

    well ive tried pci (did have onboard) and its better but it seems theres something in the background thats lagging everything including the sound every 2 seconds, if i spin my mouse in circles it jumps every 2 seconds and my sound goes weird. cant find any conflicts and ive ran adaware and spybot plenty of times.

  7. Molson316

    Molson316 TS Rookie Posts: 67

    Did you disable the onboard sound?
  8. mokaboy

    mokaboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 136

    yep in bios :( no idea im thinking of formatting.

    I hate windows sometimes
  9. Molson316

    Molson316 TS Rookie Posts: 67

    Is there a IRQ conflict with your Mouse and Sound card?
  10. mokaboy

    mokaboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 136

    found out the problem here was my hard drive, it was on the way out and if u listened closely (i mean closely) it clicked very quietly when the sound jolted. System restore would sort the problem out for a little while so would a reformat but the new hard drive sorted it for good.
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