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Solved: Sound either crackles or mic doesn't work

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MasterZoran, Jan 29, 2008.

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    MasterZoran Thread Starter

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    I recently uninstalled the SoundMax sound management program to fix a crackling/popping noise i was experiencing with my sound card. The problem was solved but now I am having an even stranger issue...

    my mic "line in" is somehow software rerouted to the sound output, the sound still plays through my headphones though, and the mic wont accept any input. Not sure if thats very clear but its the best way I can think to describe it.

    another oddity, the microphone will pick up the sound output regardless if the actual mic plug is plugged in or not, so this leads me to believe it is not a microphone problem, but that I have something set wrong or something is wrong with my drivers

    I have discovered that the mic problems only occur when i do not have the SoundMax sound management program installed // installing that however brings back my sound popping and distorting problem that I had before... I have tried it a couple of times both ways and windows refuses to let my mic function without that program that causes sound distortion

    I have tried basically every fix for both problems I can find on the net, but i have been so far unsuccessful

    anyone have any ideas or ever heard of anything like this? any help would be greatly appreciated... its driving me mad
     
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    Figured I'd give this a bump seeing as I still haven't solved it... any help would be greatly appreciated
     
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    So it turns out my sound popping/crackling was from my wireless card... I have no idea why but when I disable it the problem goes away, and when I enable it it comes back. I guess I am in the market for a new wireless NIC.
     
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