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Sudden 'hissing' sound when browsing

Posted on 2006-05-02
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Last Modified: 2010-04-25
Suddenly I hear a 'hissing' 'SHHHHH' (the kind u hear when u try to tune in an AM/SW radio channel from a remote desert area...)sound when I am browsing the internet and click on a page.It goes off when I close the browser.
It has happened 3 times in 2 days.
What could be the problem ?
Question by:ganga_68
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Callandor earned 450 total points
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Your monitor or mouse is giving off RF interference that is being picked up your speakers or the cables leading up to them.  Move the speakers or get shielded cables for your speakers.
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b0lsc0tt earned 225 total points
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It may also be caused by some change to the Sounds settings in Windows.  I have seen this before but can't remember the program or setting.  Check the settings by going to Control Panel and choosing Sounds.  The entries with a speaker to the left side will be actions that have a sound associated.  To find the one you want to fix, highlight an action with a sound and then choose the option to Play the sound.  If it matches then make a note of it and keep testing to find if any others match.  If there is more than one action that uses that sound and the description does not make it clear which one you should change then I recommend that you change just one and then test to see if it fixed the problem.  Change the setting to none (the speaker should disappear) and then click OK to save the change.

Hopefully this is the cause of the problem and will fix it.  Let me know if you need more information.

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Craig_200X earned 225 total points
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a remote possibility but your audio driver might need to be reinstalled
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I may have misread part of your post.  If the sound persists while the browser is open and doesn't just happen when you click on a link then my solution will not work.  The other two suggestions are more appropriate if the noise is constant.  I am sorry if I misunderstood.

Let us know how the suggestions work.
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Have you tried a different browser to test if its a  software issue.
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try booting from abootable knoppix cd, and test if it still happens.
if it happens, you have a hard problem, if not , it is software
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