Sounds loop indefinitely
Posted on 1998-06-19
This is a hard one. I already submitted it some weeks ago, but I did not get any helpful answer. So this time, I'll make it worth 500 points.
I have a PC on win95, P120, 16MB RAM. Here's the problem, and it seems to be a serious one: sometimes, when a sound occurs (mostly, sounds linked with events in win95), the sound does not finish, and loops indefinitely. Sometimes, it ends up after a few seconds, but most of the time, it just blocks the computer. Even the mouse pointer does not move. It just happens with sounds on the wave channel. Not the CD sounds.
My soundcard is a Crystal CS4232 chip, set on the motherboard. One of the answers I got last time was to remove the soundcard and put it back. Well, I'm not sure I could do that (I'm not familiar with handling hardware).
Another answer I got was to remove the sounds linked to events. Well, the problem is I can't stand the sound of the computer inside speaker. :-) Win 95 sound are much funnier.
I posted the question on Usenet. Somebody told me he had a similar problem, and said that "the IDE bridge was corrupt". I asked the technician at my computer dealer's store, and he had no idea what the problem was. He did not believe the IDE bridge had anything to do with it.
I checked the control panel to see if there was no driver conflict. There was none.
I'd be very grateful if somebody could help me solve this problem. It causes me a lot of trouble with using my computer, and it's really getting on my nerves.