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Old 02-28-2012, 10:08 PM
 
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I open a page or click on a website it makes this clicking sound everytime.
It might be the hard drive. A clicking sound is usually the hard drive. That would be my next step. I would run the hard drive diagnostic from the startup screen before windows boots up. Then the manufacturer probably has their own diagnostic test. Run the "long test". It may take a few hours.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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It's not the hard drive I have found. It's for sure the sound system because I will turn off the sound and it stops. But the problem I need my sound on because of playing games like Facebook Farmville. I installed a Geforce card in last few weeks or so and wondering if this may be the cause of this problem?
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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It's not the hard drive I have found. It's for sure the sound system because I will turn off the sound and it stops. But the problem I need my sound on because of playing games like Facebook Farmville. I installed a Geforce card in last few weeks or so and wondering if this may be the cause of this problem?
You said this started after installing a new video card, correct? Sometimes the cards will have an HD Audio chip on the card and Windows will try installing it over and over until the driver is installed. Installing the video drivers doesn't always install the audio drivers.

Have you looked in Device Manager to see if you have any conflicts?

You have a six year old PC, so I assume it's running XP. To check your Device Manager, right click on My Computer and click on Properties. Click on the Hardware tab, then click on the Device Manager button. Look in the list and see if you have any yellow symbols with exclamation marks in them.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:04 PM
 
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Bought computer in 2007 and it is a Windows Vista. I will check the Device Manager now. Have checked and see a problem in the other devices folder which is internet server it says. This cause the problem with sound?

I'm now getting this sound all the time even when I'm not on it. I hear it connect and disconnect all the time now. I will take out the video card I installed and see what happens.

Thanks, John

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Old 03-01-2012, 06:32 PM
 
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As Steelcase mentioned some of the newer cards especially are coming up with HD Audio capability and during the Nvidia driver installation, you would see if it is installing the related feature or not by selecting the Custom installation mode.

Also, sometimes even silly little incorrect settings can cause this:
- Check to make sure you have the correct "Playback" under Audio options is selected.
- Also turning off the Windows sounds is different than turning off audio altogether which might resolve the issue.
- Check to see if Microphone is enabled, if you do not have a recording device (analog connection) or have a headset with microphone but it is USB based then disabling the Microphone can get rid of the buzzing or humming type sounds.
Single left-click on the Speaker icon in the system tray to access the Mixer settings.

- The following sound related "user based" customizations, I do on every system I regularly use, might actually help:
START > RUN > regedit > OK and browse to HKEY CURRENT USER > Control Panel > Sound


START > RUN > mmsys.cpl ,2 > OK and change the Sound Scheme to No Sounds:

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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As Steelcase mentioned some of the newer cards especially are coming up with HD Audio capability and during the Nvidia driver installation, you would see if it is installing the related feature or not by selecting the Custom installation mode.

Also, sometimes even silly little incorrect settings can cause this:
- Check to make sure you have the correct "Playback" under Audio options is selected.
- Also turning off the Windows sounds is different than turning off audio altogether which might resolve the issue.
- Check to see if Microphone is enabled, if you do not have a recording device (analog connection) or have a headset with microphone but it is USB based then disabling the Microphone can get rid of the buzzing or humming type sounds.
Single left-click on the Speaker icon in the system tray to access the Mixer settings.

- The following sound related "user based" customizations, I do on every system I regularly use, might actually help:
START > RUN > regedit > OK and browse to HKEY CURRENT USER > Control Panel > Sound


START > RUN > mmsys.cpl ,2 > OK and change the Sound Scheme to No Sounds:

I turned off the computer sounds and the off and on connection noise is gone. My game sounds are working and everything back to normal.

Thanks for the help.
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