Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Computer Sound Sporadically Cuts Out

I intermittently lose all sound on my computer. When it cuts out, it may stay off for a day, and then suddenly begin again. Running XP with Sound Blaster Audigy 4. Sound card diagnostic reports everything is OK. Have tried two sets of speakers with same result. Is there a way to establish whether this is a hardware (sound card) problem or a software conflict? I am ready to reformat my hard drive and start from scratch, but if it's hardware, it would be a waste of time. Any help would be most appreciated. Thank you.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 67 Answers

I would advise trying the sound card in a different computer. it may not be possible for you, but maybe you have a friend that will let you try it on their computer. also, can you make the problem come and go by wiggling the connection? on my computer i have to have the wire just right or i lose the left speaker. i think you can solve this without having to reformat. what about headphones? do they work when plugged into the headphone jack?

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Music cuts out for a split second randomely


u r facing the problem of buffer down of pcb
ju must change ur processor and ram too than u see that ur system working properly

Jul 26, 2009 | Rane Serato Scratch Live Computer DJ...

1 Answer

Have dropped my laptop and the sound is intermittently slow and heavily distorted


You'll need to replace the motherboard, the computer does not have a separate sound card. Very expensive to fix unless you can do the work yourself.

May 31, 2009 | Packard Bell (030069) Sound Card

1 Answer

Sound stops suddenly


Alright, so wait, explain that again, It stops working when your using it, or when it goes into standby?

It starts working again after what? When you come out of standby?

When going into standby, the system goes on low power may cut the power to your speakers.

Check your Power settings.

RIGHT CLICK on DESKTOP> Select properties, Go to screen saver Tab and click on the Power button, then check all the power options such as when it goes into standby, how long till it does and adjust them to your preferences, also make sure Hibernation is turned off as well, when it goes into Hubernation, it cuts almost everything.

Give this a try and let me know,
good luck

Dec 05, 2008 | Intel Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Soud driver software downloading


software for sound driver and LAN driver

Oct 30, 2008 | Acer AOpen AW 200 Sound Card

1 Answer

Soundcard keeps dying


Hi,

A couple of things you can try:
  • change PCI slot location id not built-in, is an add-on;
  • ensure the IRQ assigned to the sound card is not shared with any other device(s);
  • check your CMOS/BIOS settings.
  • update your drivers.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Sep 02, 2008 | AudioExcel Chaintech AV-512 : C-Media 3D...

1 Answer

Sound Problem


Hey Mathsafet
You Need To Install The sound Max
And here Is
------Download Link-----
Thinks
Rate This Solution When You Can
Your Friend Fix-Shad0

Aug 24, 2008 | Intel Frontier Design Dakota 24-Bit PCI...

1 Answer

Sound momentarily cuts out


You surely must be using Vista on your computer.
If yes then do the following steps,
1} Right click on the sound icon on the taskbar.
2} click on “Playback Devices”.
3} Select Speakers right click on it, and then click on Properties.
4} Click on the Enhancements tab.
5} Put a check on “Disable all enhancements” and Press OK.
This must fix the problem.

Happy troubleshooting

Apr 14, 2008 | Dell Sound Blaster Card

1 Answer

Wonder if you can help with this sync issue with the sound


There is a setting in Cuabse where you can select an ASIO driver, play around with this.
I assume you are using cubase


thanks for rating

Jan 09, 2008 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

136 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

98816 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14071 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...