Annoying sound problems
Posted on 1997-09-08
I am having annoying sound problems with several programs/games on my system.
I'm running a Pentium-75, 16M, with Windows 95. My sound card is a Creative Labs Soundblaster Pro.
The problem is that often, when I am in a game or program, the sound "cracks up" giving me only a loud static sound; at other times (less often, mostly when I'm in DOS based games), the sound simply stops, or doesn't come on at all.
There does not seem to be any specific cause or pattern to the problem other than that it happens mainly (but not exclusively) with games/programs I install from CD's (I only have a 2x). It does, however, also happen less often with downloaded net games, and very rarely with games installed from floppys.
As I mentionned however, there is no specific pattern to the problem: sometimes it happens as soon as I start a game, other times the game will run fine for a while before cracking up, and still other times I have no problems at all with the same game or program. When it happens, I am "usually" able to make it stop by exiting that part of the game or program...or changing screens, but other times, it simply will not stop and I'm forced to shut down the program.
Although I'm by no means a computer expert, I do have enough knowledge to properly configure the sound on games/programs that I install (I have lots of them and many run just fine).
My "System properties" in "Control Panel" tells me that the sound card and driver are installed and working properly and that there are no device conflicts.
I'm hesitant to send the system "back to the shop" for now, mainly because we use it daily, and I know I won't get it back for at least 2 wks; I'm hoping I can resolve the problem before having to send it in. I will point out that I've had the problem since getting the system back from my last upgrade (from a 486 to the "little" Pentium).