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My Dell computer is relatively new, less than a year old. But whenever i play and kind of sound from my speakers, it kind of skips, making it sound like a scratched cd. It happens for any sound, even when the computer is being turned on, watching videos online, and when listening to music on ituenes.

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new to you , its very old, and officially retired at HP.com
its 14 years old today. yah, old. last one sold at $30(fleabay)
what ever OS (windows) it runs its not safe on the internet.
windows 2000? or XP?

called legacy now. (means zero support at HP and MS)
no dell monitor stated, endless kinds over 20 years. made.
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phone jack
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the hard drive has nothing to do with sound.
one can boot to a LINUX CD and play music all day long.
a fact. same with booting to USB thumb drive.(linux)


why not buy some external speaker, for $10 or at Goodwill(tm)
stores. dirt cheap or heck , upgrade to good sounding speaker
no monitor can ever do that. well.
good luck and next time tell the helper what DELL that is.
the model is on the sticker on the back most times.

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Pleas check the following

1. check connecting a headphone to the computer and see if you get sound from the computer
2. check connecting your speakers to another sound source like a ipod / MP3 player etc
3. try playing different audio / video to confirm
4. check speaker / sound icon in the bottom right corner of your screen - click on it, see if mute is checked or volume level is lowered.
5. if the above steps do not work you have to right click on the my computer icon, click on manage and click on device manager on the left side, if you see any thing that tells you other devices with audio devices under it or any sound related device with a exclamation mark then you have to downlod the latest driver from support.dell.com

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And how much are those old Windows headaches worth to you? Believe me, I had PCs for over 20 years, and just converted to the Mac. It's like night and day. No more Windows headaches, my computer is actually fun again!

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Happy holidays Js3131
well friend, you got here a corrupted pagefile, problem with DX9, (have to reinstall it) and may be, sound card failing problem with drivers. ( reinstall drivers sometimes fix this) .
finally you can Defrag your drive, to see if this disipate the problem.
any other,...drop me a note

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