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Windows 7: Not necessarily a BSOD crash but..

25 Jun 2013   #1
Hisophonic

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Not necessarily a BSOD crash but..

Every now and then when i install something i hear a "zzzt" sound when i'm playing music at the same time, and also it might crash but it happens very rarely.

My PC specs are:

Asus P8 Z77 V LX
Intel i5 3570k
Corsair 16GB Vengeance RAM
MSI GTX 660ti
Hitachi 1 TB
Western Digital 1 TB
Corsair CX600M PSU
(Originally Cooler Master 650W)

The hard lock occurrence is very rare, but i replaced the PSU.
I hear the noise even with the new PSU which i thought was the case but i'm not sure.


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25 Jun 2013   #2
Vir Gnarus

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

This will be difficult to analyze without you being able to reliably reproduce the symptoms.

If you think you can do it, download the Windows ADK (it says it's for Win8 but it can be used on Vista/7). When asked what components to install, select Windows Performance Toolkit. When that's done, open up the WPR (Windows Perf. Recorder). Under options, select under Scenario Analysis Audio Glitches, as well as CPU usage and Disk I/O activity. Make sure Performance scenario is General, Detail level is Verbose and Logging mode should be Memory unless you are under memory constraints. With that all prepared, press Start and wait until it's recording. When it is, start doing something that'll trigger the symptoms. When you hear the BZZT, click "Save" on the recorder, type in a brief description such as when the BZZT occurred before you clicked "Save" or how many times it happened and what you were trying to install. Save the file, zip it up, and upload it here (if it'll fit, doubt it) or to a 3rd party site (recommend Mirrorcreator.com). Understand that these log files get big, fast, so make sure to keep the logging as concise as you can. If need be, cancel each logging attempt if the action did not trigger the symptoms and repeat logging for the next attempt.

EDIT: Oh, make sure you zip up both the ETL file AND the folder that comes with it.
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25 Jun 2013   #3
Hisophonic

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I can produce the "zzzzzt" sound everytime just by via installing/uninstalling of anything but the crash that has happened before hasn't yet.
I'll give this a try
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26 Jun 2013   #4
Hisophonic

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I recorded several sounds that were similar to the "Bzzt" sound during installing of a few things.

Here's the link
Download links for Files.rar - Mirrorcreator - Upload files to multiple hosts
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26 Jun 2013   #5
Vir Gnarus

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Ok I'm looking at the log now. What were you using to play your music, btw? Just curious as well, have you tried any other media players?
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26 Jun 2013   #6
Hisophonic

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Windows Media Player, i haven't looked at any other players but i guess i could but most of my playlists are on it.
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26 Jun 2013   #7
eutherin

64bit win7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hisophonic View Post
Windows Media Player, i haven't looked at any other players but i guess i could but most of my playlists are on it.
If you do move to another player
Windows Media Player playlist: frequently asked questions

Quote:
Where are my playlist files stored on my computer?
By default, playlists are saved in the My Playlists folder, which is located in the same folder that you rip your CDs to (usually, your Music folder).
Hopefully this helps if you do switch
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26 Jun 2013   #8
Hisophonic

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eutherin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hisophonic View Post
Windows Media Player, i haven't looked at any other players but i guess i could but most of my playlists are on it.
If you do move to another player
Windows Media Player playlist: frequently asked questions

Quote:
Where are my playlist files stored on my computer?
By default, playlists are saved in the My Playlists folder, which is located in the same folder that you rip your CDs to (usually, your Music folder).
Hopefully this helps if you do switch
Ah thanks, after some looking around i found KM Player to be fitting as a replacement, shame though my keyboard pause/play shortcut won't work but should be better than what im using.
Although i may need to rip some CD's again some of them are .wma
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26 Jun 2013   #9
eutherin

64bit win7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hisophonic View Post
Ah thanks, after some looking around i found KM Player to be fitting as a replacement, shame though my keyboard pause/play shortcut won't work but should be better than what im using.
Although i may need to rip some CD's again some of them are .wma
I personally favor winamp, have you tried that?
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27 Jun 2013   #10
Vir Gnarus

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I wasn't really talking about a long-term replacement, but just to test to see if the same effects occur with any other player.

Anyways, I'm still having difficult interpreting what to find because I don't really see any 'peaks' that stand out that I can discern are the 'bzzt' sounds. I would need to dive further to get some correlation. Being able to have an exact number of 'bzzt' sounds would greatly help. If need be, make another log recording very few of the sounds. Even one will suffice if you can tell me that's all that's present in the log. There's just a lot of noise (punny) to clean out and this particular scenario isn't as obvious as others I've dealt with.
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