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Windows 7: audio playback

14 Jun 2011   #1
slinky6

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
audio playback

Hi all, I have a toshiba laptop with Win 7 ultimate 32 bit installed and just recently started having problems with audio playback. I have 1 gb of ram and approx 40 gb free of my 80gb hard drive. No other programs installed other than virgin security.

Problem - after playing mp3s on WMP, audio output starts to sound 'warbled' liked an old worn cassette! this can take anything from 5 minutes to 2 hours befoe it starts and is sometimes ok after a re-start.

Have re-installed windows and moved 'windows old' folder on to an external but problem persists.

Please help me!!!


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15 Jun 2011   #2
slinky6

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

update to previous -

Have tried disabling all non windows services including anti virus but problem remained.

There must be someone who can help!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks
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16 Jun 2011   #3
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

What is your processor speed?
Start > right click Computer > Properties

What is your laptop model?
This should be on the laptop itself somewhere.

If it's a really slow processor combined with only 1GB RAM & trying to run Win7, your problem may just be because the laptop can't handle it.

Sounds like what would happen to my laptop back when I only had 2GB ram, a very small system-controlled pagefile, & a lot of extra unnecessary processes running. I'd be working in 3DS Max and Adobe while listening to music, and probably other things. It would overheat and the sound dying was the first sign.
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16 Jun 2011   #4
slinky6

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi, thanks for reply.

It's a Toshiba A10-S100 with 1gb of ram and 1.8ghz pentium 4 processor. I have no progs installed other than acrobat and Virgin Media antivirus.

It's really driving me potty!!
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17 Jun 2011   #5
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

How is that running Win7... Sorry. From experience, I've gotta say that I think it's just getting wobbly under the strain. It might be able to still handle a stripped down XP, and bump up the pagefile. Also look into upgrading at least what you can on the system, like RAM. The easiest thing to at least prevent overheating is to pop it open, *remove the hard drive* and clean the board, fan, and air vent with a can of compressed air. I checked and it meets the minimum requirements of Win7, but that doesn't mean it will run it smoothly & quickly without problems.

Anybody else have any ideas...
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20 Jun 2011   #6
slinky6

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi mate, you're not the first person who's told me to put XP back on!

That sounds like a possible fix to me...fingers crossed

Cheers again
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20 Jun 2011   #7
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

What Microsoft states as "minimum" requirements usually is not enough. "Real World" it's a lot more and in the case of Win 7, at least 2GB of RAM is needed. Whether memory is your problem ??? but it's a place to start.
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21 Jun 2011   #8
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Upon looking up your specific model, I've found that actually, your laptop can only hold up to 1GB RAM. So adding more memory modules to this laptop is NOT an option.
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/t...ily=1073768663

Once XP is installed again, you should take a look through this guide to see what services you can disable or at least switch to manual, in order to decrease the strain on your laptop.
Black Viper’s Windows XP x86 (32-bit) Service Pack 3 Service Configurations

2 other helpful boosts:
Right click on My Computer, click the Advanced tab, and under Performance, click Settings.
1. On the Visual Effects tab, check "Adjust for best performance." This will revert the look back to a Win95 look, but it'll move faster. (I understand how you wouldn't want to do this one, however. ^_^ At least check the list of visual effects to turn off.)

2. On the Advanced tab, under Virtual Memory, click "Change." Set the Custom sizes, in MEGAbytes. Initial should be 1.5x the amount of RAM installed. The maximum size should be 3x the amount of RAM installed. Be sure to always keep this much space free on your hard drive. This will essentially convert that space into usable RAM to help with increased load demands. (However, as HDDs are naturally slower than RAM itself, it will not exactly have the same effect as adding more RAM modules.)
For 1GB RAM as you have now, this would mean...
Initial = 1536 MB
Max = 3072 MB


These are my best suggestions to get the most out of your laptop right now. Good luck!
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21 Jun 2011   #9
slinky6

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

You're an absolute star. Cheers for takin the time to help me out. I'll get XP back on then do as you've said.

Cheers again!!!
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