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Windows 7: Static from Speakers/Headphones

01 Aug 2011   #1

OS 7 64 Bit
Static from Speakers/Headphones

Okay, I could really use some advice here.

I inserted an old video card into a PCI slot this afternoon (I wanted to run more than 2 monitors). When I booted up the computer I heard a lot static coming from the speakers. When Windows turned up I saw it trying to install the new driver for the old video card. Ultimately, the install failed and the static became very loud. So, I shut down my PC, pulled the video card and turned back on the computer. The static noise did not go away.

Below is a list of things I have tried, which have not worked:
  • Removing the speaker's audio jack and plugging headphones into the audio jack on the back of the PC;
  • Removing the speaker's audio jack and only using the headphone jack on the front of the PC; (note: when I view my volume mixer in I can see the output going up and down denoting that the computer "sees" the audio and is sending it);
  • Uninstalled/Reinstalled/Updated my audio drivers;
  • Rolled back my OS system to July 29th;
  • Updated Windows 7 to the current version;
  • Made sure nothing is muted;
  • Tried plugging in both headphones and my speakers, but the headphones are static and no sound at all from speakers

Any advice?

Edit: Sorry, my computer specs: (.html export from CPUID)

My System SpecsSystem Spec


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