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Sound cracking, slow computer jumping videos

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by CaptainHowdy, Feb 16, 2010.

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  1. CaptainHowdy

    CaptainHowdy Thread Starter

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    I have been using my netbook for about 10months fine and then one day it took ages to load up, and as I was watching a video the sound started cracking and becoming jumpy and skipping and the video was slow and jumpy. The whole computer slows down when this happens. I thought it was due to a virus so I reformat my computer and all was fine for about a week then the sound started becomming crackly and jumpy again and the video and the computer is extremely slow and jumpy when any sound plays.

    I have tried updating the drivers, rolling back the drivers, reinstalling the drivers and even uninstalling them and rebooting the computer. I have gone through windows troubleshoot which could not diagnose my problem :mad:

    I have tried setting all my sounds levels on everything exactly the same and still no joy. It seems to be less distorted if I play something that doesn't have many levels to it?

    I'm at a complete loss as to what to do, there isn't any programme I can think of that I have installed either time just before the sound started acting up.

    Any ideas?


    System: Microsoft Windows XP
    Home Edition
    Version 2002
    Service Pack 3

    Computer:
    Intel(R) Atom(TM)
    CPU N270 @1.60GHz
    1.60GHz, 0.99 GB of RAM
     
  2. CaptainHowdy

    CaptainHowdy Thread Starter

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    Is there anything else I could try, i'm at a complete loss :confused:
     
  3. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    The symptoms are similar to those I have seen when the primary drive IDE controller has degraded in mode from Ultra DMA to PIO.

    There is a scripted fix for this which I would suggest testing.

    To use it, you MUST right click on the "step 1" link in the article below and use the "Save Linked Content as .." method of downloading it.

    Once you see it on the desktop (it should be a VBS file, not a text file) run it and note the response. Reboot and test.

    http://winhlp.com/node/10

    Note that if the problem is fixed temporarily, but returns --you may have a poorly seated disk drive and you should consult the system vendor's manual on how to replace (in this case, just remove and reseat) the drive.
     
  4. CaptainHowdy

    CaptainHowdy Thread Starter

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    Ok have now managed to get the sound to stop crackling and skipping but instead its as if someone has turned down the vocal line and is playing it in a bathroom, its extremely echo/tin like. I've tried different players, websites and even played with the equaliser settings. The computer is still slow.

    Have done a disk check and there are no errors. Tried to do that download thing posted but it just wouldn't work.
     
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