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Well first it started off when i was listening to music. My music would start skipping or slowing down like it was in slow motion. So i reinstalled my sound drivers and nothing. Then I looked up some more posts and took out my memory sticks to check if one was faulty. i took out all of my sticks but one which is the newest one and i dont think its the issue. I used to be able to play World of Warcraft fine but earlier today my sound freaked out like it does when i listen to music and my game started running terribly slow. If anyone could help me with this issue I would really appreciate it.

Also I'm going to run a spyware doctor scan and a malware-bytes scan right now. I've been running those tests frequently since I recently got rid of a bad virus and its usually clean so I'm thinking its also not a bug or a virus thats the issue.

I'm also using an xp.

Edited by enemy614, 20 August 2010 - 12:42 PM.

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Then I looked up some more posts and took out my memory sticks to check if one was faulty. i took out all of my sticks but one which is the newest one and i dont think its the issue.


Did you actually test the memory or just remove all but the newest one? Did the system then run normally or still the same issue?
Please do the following and attach the requested logs.

Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:

1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.




Download and install Free Everest Home Edition
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.
Click the + by computer, click on Sensor. Get a screenshot and post it so I can check your temps and voltages...


DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING UNDER THE LINE THAT SAYS "DEBUG- PCI"
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alright. no i didnt test each stick individually. i had 4 in. i took the two smallest ones out and turned it on. no luck. so i took the next one out and still had no luck. i didnt wanna switch out each one of the sticks. should i?

and for some reason i dont have paint so ill just paste the temperatures here

Sensor Properties
Sensor Type HDD

Temperatures

Maxtor 6Y160M0 64 °C (147 °F)
WDC WD3200AAJS-00VWA0 51 °C (124 °F)

Attached Files


Edited by enemy614, 20 August 2010 - 02:08 PM.

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Everest and Autoruns look good so nothing really to worry about there.
You still may need to test the memory but lets look at some other things first.
Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.

Thanks to Broni for the instructions


Go to

Start and then to Run
Type in Chkdsk /r Note the space between k and /
Click Enter ...It will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y
If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operation
This one will take longer then chkdsk /f

Note... there are 5 stages...
It may appear to hang at a certain percent for a hour or more or even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...
DO NOT SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN WHILE CHKDSK IS RUNNING OR YOU CAN HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS
This can take several hours to complete.
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.

Let me know if this fixes the problem
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ok i did the chkdsk last night. it doesnt do it until i restart tho. but anyways i started my computer up and it started the scan so i left the room. and when i came back later my computer was on my dsektop and still had the problem. so i'm not sure if thats the issue or not. i'm doing the scan over again now just in case,
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alright i did another chkdsk scan and nothing. this is driving me nuts.
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How about the HD diagnostics test?
Once that is done then proceed to the following.

Go Start and then to Run ("Start Search" in Vista),
Type in: sfc /scannow
Click OK (Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc does not find any errors in Windows XP, it will simply quit, without any message.
In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".

For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it to Flyupload, and post download link.


If you don't have Windows CD....
This applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc"
Note This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.

Go Start and then Run
type in regedit and click OK


Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

You will see various entries Values on the right hand side.

The one we want is called: SourcePath

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, usually D and that is why it is asking for the XP CD.
All we need to do is change it to: C:
Now, double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up.
Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
Close Registry Editor.

Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow again!


Thanks to Broni for the instructions
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