two days ago, 16 minutes into running a full system scan with Avira antivir
i got a message telling me: I:\$mft couldn't be saved
and the data had been lost and to try and save it elsewhere...
30 seconds later, another message said: I:\system volume data cannot be saved
again it was lost and to try and save it elsewhere...
i stopped the scan and checked I drive to find that there was no audio for any file
music movies zero zip...
i tried a dvd and youtube and got the same result; no sound at all
i could understand if it was the drive only
but for outside sources like the dvd player and internet to also have no audio
makes me think it is an internal issue with the CPU...
if i turn the volume up i can hear the speaker noise and they work fine with other equipment
this has happened in the past, the same message and what have you
but has always righted itself gradually after a few hours...
this time however, not.
last night while checking, the audio track simply howled with feedback
and clicks like a switch being toggled...
then an hour later, no sound at all again
i live within the triangulation of an embassy, ambassadors house and the communication block for the embassy,
could it be some sort of interference from that??
recently while watching movies, the audio has been lost temporarily
and covered with feed back and the clicking
only to come back after 5-10 mins and work fine...
thanks for any suggestions
bemused and confused