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vookster82

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hi there, I recently used the system restore CD for my gatway pc...got sick of everything being cluttered...redid everything on the computer...let the cd do the partitioning, format and install of win 98 and used the other 2 Cd's for my hardware...except for my soundcard....thats was on a fourth seperate cd...Soundblaster Live. Anyways...i did this about a year ago and had no problems...but this time i got a semi faint static coming from my speakers...along with a mild sqeal when i use my mouse wheel...wierd. The only thing i did differently this time was that i installed my soundblaster driver and stuff after i had installed a few other things like my external modem, printer, and a few programs....thats the only thing i can think of that i did differently this time was not install the soundcard stuff right after i installed the main hardware drivers with my restore disks. I dont have any driver problems in my device manager either..... sblive.com is little or no help ofcourse....any suggestions would be great. Thanks for reading
 

vookster82

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The reason for my static was when i used my system restore Cd's...i unplugged everything except my mouse keyboard monitor....and the speaker lines.....i forgot to take the speaker line out prior ;)
 
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Take your sound card out.
Power back up.
Shut-down
Put card back in and reinstall drivers.
It could be the connections as well even the way the card is seated in the PCI or ISA slot.

Also a driver update may be in order.
That would be rare but check it out anyway
 
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If you go to volume control ( the window with all those sliders for wave , CDROM etc) beneath those sliders is a box where you can mute individual input signals.
Try muting 1 at the time & listen if the static disappears.
If you find the 1 , post it here.
Sometimes 1 of the input signals is not connected to anything & your card is trying to amp (amplify) a non existing signal producing only static.

Bad connector contacts could be an issue.

You probably have a separate lead connecting your CDROM to your sound card , sometimes this lead is shielded poorly & all those nasty block signals from other hardware will interact with your CDROM signal.

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vookster82 said:
The reason for my static was when i used my system restore Cd's...i unplugged everything except my mouse keyboard monitor....and the speaker lines.....i forgot to take the speaker line out prior ;)
Does this mean you solved it already :D
 
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