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Old 12-31-2005, 06:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey peeps!

A friend of mine has a notebook PC, running Windows XP Home. There is a problem with the audio. Everytime the HDD load light flashes (i.e. everytime the HDD is busy), there is an interferance going on which creates, what I can only describe as, a crumpled kind of sound. The notebook has onboard sound and onboard graphics, so I'm gussing this is where the problem lies. Initially I thought that the primary IDE bus might have reverted to PIO mode, since this sometimes causes problems like this (more-so with optical drives). I'm starting to think that it could be an IRQ problem.

The problem has been there from day-one.
Any ideas?


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Old 01-01-2006, 03:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Anybody have some ideas?


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Old 01-01-2006, 04:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have this problem with my desktop, I was leaning towards getting a new audio card (I have an original SB Audigy). I tried everything under the sun and still couldn't figure out why. I know its no help, but I tired everything and still have issues. Try starting with updating the drivers... see what happens.
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