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Scratchy and distorted sound in media player

Cannot listen to music or videos as sound is scratchy and distorted.

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  • vanFelius Dec 28, 2007

    I have exactly the same problem. Especially when at the beginning (computer logon) and I think when my graphic card is heavily used.

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2008

    I have the same exact problem! I somehow fix it by restoring my computer, BUT it doesn't last long at all and for the price of this laptop, I think the sound should last a bit longer than what it does!

  • latrishan1 Nov 06, 2008

    how can i fix it

  • rickyclarke Apr 30, 2009

    playing music and its seems to slow down in parts and skips

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There are a few possible reasons for this.

1. Your drivers are bad, look for new updated drivers from vendor and from windows update.
2. Your system is under heavy load and has trouble playing sounds, you can try to close not needed programs from the taskamanager.

Also, download process explorer http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx'

after extracting the program from the zipfile pay close atention to what is useing the CPU take note if INTERRUPTS / HARDWARE INTERRUPTS or DPC's / Deferrend Procure Calls are happening alot. This can be a sign of hardware problem or complex windows problem. In this case I would recommend reinstalling windows. If the problems continue it is most likely a hardware issue.

If INTERRUPTS and DPCs are normal between 0 and 50, for short perioids, can be higher, but if constant high values then this is a problem.

If those two are not a problem go thrue all applications and find out witch is eating all the cpu, when found try shuting the program down by pressing delete after selected on process manager.

If these dont solve the problem I'l type more later.

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