Quote: Originally Posted by Uncle Seamus
powermizer isn't running as far as I know...I also ran everest to see if my cpu was the cause of the problem, but he seems to be fine stress test didn't show anything unusual, as far as cpu usage or temperature goes
I do have wireless Internet, but I didn't make recent changes to the adapter
I tried another reinstall of directX but it didn't help
I still believe directX may have something to do with this, since problems started very soon after the reinstall
thanks for looking into it
I doubt if it's Direct X, but anything is possible.
If you right click on the taskbar and select "Start Task Manager", select the Processes tab and you will get a list of (depending on the check box) all processes running or processes associated with your user name login.
Also look under "Administrative Tools" and select "Services" often there are services running that have a negative effects on audio, generally associated with the graphics card.
Also, if you would like to test and see if any devices are causing a problem, open device manager and disable Wireless, or the Network adapter, they're easy enough to re-enable.
Was anything different about the most recent re-install, did you download new drivers for any devices?