I just recently bought a new external (USB) sound card (Turtle Beach) for my Toshiba laptop. I installed the software and driver just fine, but whenever I play a mp3/movie file my sound skips and has a scratching sound.
This began happening with my old sound card (also a Turtle Beach). I thought it may have been worn out after 6 months, so I purchased this new one. It's doing the same thing the old sound card was doing. I have installed the sound card driver on all 3 of my USB ports--the same sound skipping is occurring.
I was told that it could be a driver problem (if so, how could I solve this?) or it could be that I don't have enough hard drive space (I don't have a lot--I've tried everything to free up space: disk defrag, cleaning out disk space, cleaning out registry, unsintalling programs that aren't used, deleting documents, unwanted pictures, and music files). I did manage to free up some space, but I'm not up to 15% (required for disk defrag).
I'm thinking about using my recovery disk to just start over, but I want to keep some of my programs, my music files, and movie files (I don't have blank discs).
I figured my USB ports were giving me trouble because they were dusty. I've ordered a USB vaccuum and an air compressed can. I'm no computer expert, so if you can help me out that'd be great!
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Have you recently formatted your Laptop? if yes then check for your
driver? is your sound driver up-to-date? if not then install the latest
driver. if your sound driver is fine then connect a external Speaker and
see find out if you can hear the sound.
If no then check in your BIOS, Is your On board Sound is enable?
If all the above is fine then there might be some problem with your laptop speaker or on the board.
Hi, You can transfer the data files only from the old laptop to the new one. You cannot transfer the installed applications/software. Software are required to installed again on the new laptop afresh. To transfer the data you can use external portable hard disk, which can be connected to the PC using any USB port (just like pen drive) and you can copy - paste the required data to the external disk just like you copy data from one partition to another. After copying the required data, you can connect the external drive to new laptop and copy the data to the new laptop. You can use external drive of any brand/ capacity. However, it is better to have an external drive with larger capacity, so that you can transfer the data in one go.
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Yes it does matter. XP was configured for the old Toshiba and this will only work if both Toshiba laptops are exactly the same model.
To get your new Toshiba operating, put the new hard drive with the Vista operating system back in the Toshiba laptop.
To transfer your data from the old hard drive, purchase a USB adapter hard drive case and place the old hard drive inside this case. This will then be an external USB hard drive.
Plug this USB hard drive into the new Toshiba's USB port and it will detect it as an external storage/hard drive. You can then open the various folders and files and copy the data files to your new Toshiba.
To free up disk space on this USB hard drive, delete the Windows folder, Program Files folder and other folders that are no longer needed.
Use this hard drive as a backup hard drive etc.
Ok here is the thing. the driver that you are referring to is native to the XP operating system. Meaning the driver is embedded. If the CD/DVDROM comes up under my computer that means only 1 thing. The driver is ok. if you have tried more than 1 CD and the drive still does not read it., it means only 1 thing. The drive is defective. if you use an external drive via USB you should not have any problems. If you do then you will need to reload Windows but that will be an unlikely event.
Even if the hardware is physically attached/installed, the necessary software/drivers must likewise be installed in the Operating System of the laptop. Initially you can also verify that your laptop recognizes the sound card by verifying that is present and enabled in the CMOS/BIOS.
If you are using a Windows based OS, you can verify that the appropriate drivers are installed in the Device Manager under the Sound, video and game controllers. If there is a Yello or Red mark on the multimedia or sound device, then you need to reinstall the software.
The driver/software is normally available in the recovery/installation CD that came with the laptop. If it is not available, it may be downloaded from the Toshiba site/support/download/drivers. Drivers are OS specific. ou should specify what Windows or OS you are using.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things are or should you need further information.
Good luck and kind regards.