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Sounds awful

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Pendragon, Sep 13, 2003.

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  1. Pendragon

    Pendragon Thread Starter

    Jul 21, 2002
    I bought myself a laptop a few months back for use at university.
    Two days ago I had a dialogue box pop up whilst I was on the internet saying the following:

    "The Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 60000 milliseconds: Reboot the machine."

    Why would the termination of the subroutine call demand a reboot?

    When the system booted up again, the sound was crackling and warped. I shut the machine down to cool, and see if that made a difference but after 20 minutes or so when it was getting warm again the sound started playing up again.

    I did some repairs on the OS (MS WinXP) but it's made no difference. After roughly 15-20 minutes it always starts crackling.

    Does anyone have any idea what could have caused this? and what might be done about it?
    Any help is appreciated. :)

    Thanks in advance.
  2. RSM123


    Aug 1, 2002
    The Remote Procedure Call warning you got sounds like the recent MSBlaster virus, see this thread :


    As regards Sound Crackling it may just be that you need to adjust Hardware Acceleration - Go Start > Run type DXDIAG click Sound and try both adjusting H/ware Accel. and running through the Sound troubleshooting.
  3. mobo


    Feb 23, 2003
  4. Philcarrie


    Sep 13, 2003
    sound like you have a blaster virus which attacks RPCs. Get to www.symantec.com and use the blaster removal tool.
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