Soundcard echo problem

By Popa ยท 4 replies
Dec 13, 2008
  1. Well its very strange. I think my computer is all gone to **** but i just dont know.

    Every time any sort of sound is played there is a huge echo. This echo cannot be controlled only subsided when a song on WMP is played and then paused. I uninstalled Norton AV last night and that seemed to cause another problem, now WMP wont open or play any songs.

    I have a SB Auidigy Creative soundcard and i just installed the latest driver but now i cant run the EAX console, it just says it has encountered a problem and needs to close.

    Any help is very welcome.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Are you running XP or Vista? If XP, try running a restore. Ditch Norton altogether and get free Avast antivirus, CCleaner and Glary Utilities and run these to clean up your computer a bit before trying an XP restore
  3. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Check these settings

    Do you have Creatives volume control on the task bar ?
    If so open it and do the tests.
    If not,put it there.Remove Windows in Sounds.
    Disable effects.

    Attached Files:

  4. Popa

    Popa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help lads.

    I used those three programs but hasn't really helped my problem. Just like WMP, system restore wont start up at all.

    And zipper, there are no tests that i can see. I partially uninstalled creative and dont have the EAX console. But when i did have it the effects were never enabled just like you have in the picture.

    Im lost.....
  5. Popa

    Popa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Another point about WMP. I tried running in safe mode but it wouldn't start there either, nor would system restore and a few other things.
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