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    Audio output has been slow,scratchy and distorted in windows 7

    I have a Dell Inspiron 560s desktop with an Intel Core2Duo Processor,a 320 GB SATA HDD,3 GB of DDR SDRAM and onboard Intel Graphics. The OS installed is windows 7 Ultimate. Recently,the audio output has been slow,scratchy and distorted. The video is much better but it is also affected at times. The speakers i use are the stereo speakers which came along with the PC and I have RealTek HD Audio manager installed. Itís a pretty normal configuration and yet i continue to face problems.The audio output usually gets back to normal after some time-after i pause the playback for a few minutes or so and then play it-but now even that trick doesnít work and the problem has been getting worse.Please help.

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    Support Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    Re: Audio output has been slow,scratchy and distorted in windows 7

    Your problem seems to be a bit weird. All i can suggest is to uninstall the audio card’s drivers and download and install a new driver for it. Also try using a different speaker set or a pair of headphones to find out where the issues actually lies-the audio card or the speakers. Lastly,i would also check if the operating system’s registry has corrupt entries or if any of the system files are misconfigured. Try running a live USB disk or Linux CD on the laptop and check if the sound output is normal. If yes,then it is time to format and reinstall the operating system.If not,there are definitely some issues with the hardware on your system. I recommend getting your system checked by a technician.
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    Dk Boss Array
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Re: Audio output has been slow,scratchy and distorted in windows 7

    Your issue seems to be a bit weird. All i'm able to advise is always to un-install the mp3 card's individuals plus obtain plus deploy a fresh new driver pertaining to it. Businesses can also be making use of a different audio fixed or maybe some headsets to find out where the issues in fact lies-the mp3 card or perhaps the speakers. As a final point,i might as well examine should the doing work bodies registry offers corrupt records or if perhaps many of the technique files are usually misconfigured. Try jogging a live USB storage or maybe Linux CD in the notebook and appearance should the noise production can be normal. If so,then it's about time to file format plus reinstall the doing work system.If never,there are definitely some problems with all the electronics for your system. I recommend obtaining your technique examined by way of a technician.

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    Aniruddha Array
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    Jul 2012

    Re: Audio output has been slow,scratchy and distorted in windows 7

    Do you have any additional Sound Card installed in your Dell Laptop ?
    Or is it the onboard audio chipset which plays the sound?

    Your sound driver went for a toss, and change immediate replacement.

    Then depending on the External or internal card, download a fresh Windows 7 compatible, driver from Either,
    www.microsoft.com/drivers, or www.dell.com/drivers, installing it your problem should be solved.

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    kumar12337 Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: Audio output has been slow,scratchy and distorted in windows 7

    Hi friend..........To fix the sound problems in windows 7 ......follow the below instructions

    first of all press windows key+r and type dxdiag in the run box

    now press ENTER Key ......then choose the SOUND tab and check the NOTES box

    if you find any error ..... then there is a problem with the drivers( in this case simply re-install the audio drivers ) ..... other wise try to check these

    again press windows key+r and type mmsys.cpl in the run box and press ENTER key

    now choose GENERAL tab check the whether the Speakers option is enabled or not ......if not simply right click on it ....choose Enable

    after that right click on SPEAKERS and choose properties .......and tap on ENHANCEMENTS tab

    and un check DISABLE ALL ENHANCEMENTS option and click Ok

    and If all the settings are fine ......and still the problem persists type troubleshoot in the search box of control panel and click on Troubleshooting option

    then click Hardware and sound option and now choose playing Audio and click Advanced option and choose Apply automatic Repair and finally click NEXT button ...and go on with the steps to complete the process

    after that it will be solved

    ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!

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    Satya Praveen Array
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    Sep 2012

    Re: Audio output has been slow,scratchy and distorted in windows 7

    Hello friend,

    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say................

    1.This may be the problem of your speakers.

    2.After using them for some time the Audio Output may be changed.

    3.So this is the hardware problem.

    4.so you to fix this problem by repairing it.

    5.If that is not your problem then the problem is with the drivers.

    6.So you try to update them.

    Have a nice day...............

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    bonomali Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2013

    Re: Audio output has been slow,scratchy and distorted in windows 7

    Hello Friend,

    Your sound card driver is corrupted and that is why you are having problem with slow and scratchy sound. This problem is a common one and there is nothing to be worried about. Just download the latest version of the sound card driver from the internet and install it to your PC. your problem will be over. You should also check your speaker connector jack as well.

    If you face the somolar problem again then there is some problem with your sound card. You should contact nearest computer shop and request the technician to visit your house for inspection.


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