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seamusoldfield

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About two months ago I unplugged my iPod from the front-panel USB port on my computer. It made the usual Windows "thunk" sound that it always does when I unplug peripherals, but this time the "thunk" sound crackled, skipped and really just did not sound good.

Now I'm no fool and take reasonable care when plugging and unplugging things in, but it definitely did not like what I did.

Since then the sound crackles and is horribly distorted anytime I try and run anything on the computer. If I'm playing music and try and open Word, my internet browser, anything, the sound crackles, skips, distorts, etc. until the program has finished loading.

I've never had this problem on any computer before. Could it be related to the USB cord removal or something entirely different? Thanks for any help you can offer.
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gerryf

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dunno,

try removing the sound device from device manager, then reinstalling with uptodate drivers.
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Thanks for the tip. I don't know what device to uninstall or then how to reinstall it. I have no driver discs for any type of sound device for this computer. Nothing came with it. Next step? Thanks --
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http://www.lavalys.c...p?pid=1&lang=en

download, install, save a report, attach it so we can look and guess along
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Click Start > Run type in dxdiag and press Enter.
A window will open giving details of your sound card and drivers installed.
You can ususally download new drivers from the sound card manufacturer that come with an installation program.
Whilst in dxdiag you can run tests on your sound device to determine if indeed that is the problem.
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You guys rock. Here's the attached Lavalys report. Nice tool. It found a couple of problems, none of which I really know how to fix, of course. Thanks again

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Ran DxDiag and found no problems--thanks though. What else?
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