Sound Issues (MSN 7.0 The Cause?)

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jimmythex

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Good evening all. I wasn't quite sure where to place this and decided on here due to its link with MSN Messenger. I'm usually quite able to fix any problems that occur by either sheer knowledge of the system or thanks to Google, this has got me completely stumped and Google searches are bringing up a few answers that aren't working.

I have an Advent 5480DVD Laptop that has had its share of issues, but nothing ever serious, just your usual growing pains. Never has the sound been an issue though. But earlier this week I was once again on MSN Messenger 7.0 talking to someone, I had installed Messenger Plus! 3 and was just going through the motions of it, yet I don't believe that to be the cause as the sound was fine even after installing it.

The person I was talking to wanted to start up an audio conversation and which prompted a Setup of the process. I don't have a microphone and, in my haste, just ran through the process and didn't pay much attention, my bad I know, the result though has left me with an Echo effect in anything I do.

That's right, it isn't just locked into Messenger, I closed down 7.0 to see if that would help, the echo was still around, I even uninstalled both MSN 7.0 and Messenger Plus! 3 just to be sure and the echo was still effecting regular Windows sounds and Winamp.

Restarting the computer hasn't helped either, muting the 'microphone' on Volume Control; as I don't really have one to my knowledge and I don't believe the laptop has a hidden microphone, hasn't helped either. I'm really confused as to what I can do in order to stop this echo.

The only thing I can imagine has happened is that in the Audio Conversation setup through MSN has registered SiS 7018 Wave, what the computer uses for Sound Playback, for the microphone also and that has caught my computer in a loop for the sound.

I've muted everything except the main selection and Wave on Volume Control, yet the echo is still in effect and delving deeper into the sound options and controls has proved in vain.

Does that sound too stupid? And am I more than slightly screwed in my endeavour to stop this echoing annoyance?

Any help is appreciated.
 
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Curious, have you tried going through the MSN wizard again, this time following instructions promptly to what they're asking?
 

jimmythex

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I did that right after discovering the fault. Sorry for not mentioning earlier.

Microphone: None
Speakers: SiS 7018 Wave

The only option for both is None or SiS 7018 Wave, during the mistake-on-my-part process both were set as SiS 7018 Wave.

The echo is still around though.
 
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