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Windows 7: Audio sounds like a robot on everything, please help!!

01 Apr 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Audio sounds like a robot on everything, please help!!

Hello, I have a Sony Vaio laptop and recently whenever I use YouTube, Spotify, Netflix, stream or play audio/visual content anywhere the sound freezes and makes a robot noise constantly.

I am a dummy with computers and technical stuff but from what I have read on the web regarding this matter it could have been something to do with drivers, too much stuff on the hard drive, flash and/or java needing updating etc..

I have done all of these things (I think) and it still hasn't done anything! Could someone plleeassee advise me what I need to do to sort this out.

Also, my fan is very hot and sounds like a vacuum cleaner (I have tried cleaning it, I think I need a new fan) but could this be affecting anything?

Thanks all

edit: I use latest internet explorer, and sometimes chrome but it is the same on both of the browsers, and besides it happens with spotify which is downloaded?

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01 Apr 2015   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

It does sound like something having to do with your sound card drivers. I would go into the device manager which is in the system tab of the control panel and completely uninstall the sound card and any other related components; reboot; then let windows hopefully re-detect and reinstall the sound card and its associated drivers.If you need more info on anything just ask.
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17 Feb 2016   #3

windows 10
Robot sound(transformer like) is program closing sound

Hi anyone having this problem. its rather simple, the problem im having is a conflict between two antiviruses and the sound is that of a program closing. i think while one is trying to run the other is preventing it and closes it before its physically opened, hense the sound your hearing. open up your sound setting and change it to another and you'll find it making a different sound. it could also be a virus (malware or similar) you could just changed the closing sound to none and problem solved. at least no more annoying sounds at random. im no tech head but this worked for me and i never noticed it until i upgraded to the full free version of windows 10. the only thing i did was reinstall spybot search and destroy when i already had a paid version of avira. hope this helps.
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