Audio cutting out - not hardware problem!

Hatter106

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Feb 26, 2004
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Ever since I installed my new GeForce, my audio has been cutting in and out.
Thing is, it's not simply a problem with the speakers. When the audio cuts out in, say, Winamp, the song will actually pause itself, it won't just keep going. I have to stop and re-start the song to hear it again... the speakers make a slight "pop" sound when I do that. Although it doesn't help much, since the audio cuts out anywhere from 5 seconds to a few minutes later.

This is also an irritant when watching videos, as I have to stop and re-start them too.

My audio card is integrated into my motherboard, and I've tried a couple of different speaker systems, with the same problems. So I'm guessing it's a software problem.

Since the problem started when I installed the new video card, I tried uninstalling the video driver. Although afterwards when I restarted, it automatically detected the card and re-installed it, same as before.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the audio drivers that came with the PC - no luck. I uninstalled the driver and re-installed the audio system as a generic audio device - no luck.

What the heck should I do? I don't want to have to do anything drastic like format or re-install Windows. But I wish I knew how to fix this.
 

johnjkr1

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Jan 10, 2003
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You might want to list what motherboard you have. Also, have you tried installing the newest audio drivers?
 

vietofmars

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IDE drivers? Don't know how they could be messed up, but I've seen that happen with old ide drivers (sound cutting out and stuff). Get the latest VIA 4 in 1's or whatever your mobo is.

Or you can try doing system restore.
 

Hatter106

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Feb 26, 2004
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Well, according to the box, my motherboard is ECS Elitegroup, P6VXM2, with a VIA694X &686B chipset. Don't know if that helps...

And I tried downloading new drivers, none of them worked, just made the problem worse.
 

stnicralisk

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VIA is legendary for having problems. My sister has the same problem. She had to go into the hardware list and disable sound from her geforce (maybe yours has a sound port as well).