I listen to my music on Winamp, yet when I'm using any other program that plays some sound effect (for example, playing some online game on Google Chrome), every time the game makes a bit of a loud sound effect, for a second or so, the music lowers itself for that second, then goes back to its normal volume.
I'm assuming this is some default option that is auto-enabled in Windows 8, since Windows XP never used to do this.
What option do I need to disable so all programs playing sound will not interfere and lower other programs' volume down?
It other words, what option do I need to disable so all the sounds play at an exact same level at all times?
Basically my PC has always (last few years) randomly just shut down after I boot it up or freeze, but after the initial few resets it would be fine until I turned it off. Today it did it's usual of freezing up (at login) I held down the power button then waited then turned it back on, but instead of turning on it just kept a black screen and kept whirring in a cycle. Long (fan) brrrrrrrrrrr fade down then shorter one then back to long. I've tried turning it off at the plug leaving it and then trying again but no luck.Specs.
A friend said to remove the cmos battery and turn on off then put back but still no luck
I just bought a Dell Inspiron laptop 17i17RM-2419sLV almost a month ago. Today the computer has started making a soft clicking noise that goes in sync with the flashing hard drive light. Is my hard drive bad already? I'm in grad school and can't afford for this to suddenly crash on me again. I actually bought the same make/model right before this and the hard drive crashed three weeks after I bought it. It was replaced for me and now here I with a almost constantly blinking light and accompanying clicking sound.
3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3337U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.7 GHz)6 GB DDR3 RAM750 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive17.3-Inch ScreenWindows 817.3 inches Max Screen Resolution 1600x900 pixels Processor 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 RAM 6 GB DDR3 Hard Drive 750 GB SATA Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics Wireless Type 802.11bgn Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2 Number of USB 3.0 Ports 4 Brand Name Dell Series Inspiron 17R Item model number Inspiron 17R (5721) Operating System Windows 8 Item Dimensions L x W x H 20.20 x 13.13 x 3.58 inches Color Moon Silver Processor Brand Intel Processor Count 1 Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
I have a Acer Laptop with windows 8 64 bit and have had Usb issues with some devices. I tried running SFC and it stops at the same place each time saying it cant continue. The log file list files that have been verified but no errors ...
I am trying out Xbox Music and a Lumia 920. I am downloading songs from Xbox Music and creating playlists, but it never shows up Windows 8 desktop. When I add songs and playlists on my desktop, they show up on the Lumia 920.
Using the Windows 8.1 music app, I have properly setup my library to load from my second HDD, but it only loads 80 artists out of over 120. All my music is properly tagged and in Artist/Year - Album/ folder format.
I deleted my music from my music app and cannot re-add it. The files were added automatically the first time, but now the app won't add them. Can I refresh the cache for the music app or what can I do?
I recently migrated to Windows 8. My music collection stumbled along the way and I had to re-fetch artwork for a few albums in WMP. I also set it up in iTunes. My default app for MP3s is WMP. As you can see below, artwork only appears when in the folder view (which somewhat defeats the purpose of libraries in the first place). I'd prefer to sort them by artist, with album art displayed without a folder, as it should and as it did in Windows 7.
Art appears in folder view but not artist or album view.
On a related note, I recently added many new MP3s to my collection. When I opened Xbox Music for the first time afterwards, it seemed to be downloading art to add it to my older albums, all of which have art. Then the process was somehow interrupted. I believe I closed the app. Then, when I opened it again, none of them had art.
I had recently replaced my HDD with SSD, So I had backed up & erased all the personal files including music, videos etc from respective folders, Actually there is no files other than system files, programs, softwares in the SSD now, I had done disk cleanup, defrag , clearing of temp, prefetch folders etc before starting the cloning everything from HDD to SSD,
After replacement, now I could see all my collection of songs/music in the Now Playing section of Music App (Modern app), No music files are actually present for me to locate in any of the folders when I go through for explorer,
I'm not able to play the music files by clicking it from Music App , & when I delete it from there by right clicking it - temporarily goes away but returns when i close the App and opens it again..
I had unchecked & checked the indexing option in the Music folder (File Explorer) - properties & restarted system, checked, But still all the music files are listed in the App, how to clear the music file listings from the Music app permanently which are not really present in the system?
Whenever I turn on WLAN in my router, the whole network suffers from an incredible latency. No online game is playable, but the download speed itself is not being touched (i.e. fullspeed) and websites load - even if they're a bit slower, it seems. Once I'm switching WLAN off, it is all back to normal again.
I have really no clue about the source of this evil and due to the nature, it's actually hard to google, as you'd only find problems of people that have high latency over the WLAN devices. I'm experiencing all this stuff on my normal LAN PCs as well, though.
Here's a result from an online ping test with an american server. so, no packet loss.
--- xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx ping statistics --- 20 packets transmitted, 20 packets received, 0.0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 108.842/1149.351/2727.156/878.843 ms
When plugging a microphone or instrument into the mic/line input of my new Windows 8.1 computer, there is a 1/8 or 1/16 note lag in the sound coming through my desktop speakers/headphones. Recording is fine, I'm talking about live monitoring.
I've used an XP computer for several years to record multi-track music, and also to record Skype conversations for a podcast. My mixer has always been plugged into the line in of the factory sound card, and monitored either with my desktop speakers or by plugging headphones into the desktop speakers, no problem.
Now I've been forced to upgrade to Windows 8.1, and the basic function of plugging a mic into an input jack and hearing myself doesn't work. This goes for analog and USB gear. There are HUNDREDS of pages on the Internet about this, since Windows 7, with no solutions.
Here is a video I made detailing the problem, and demonstrating how any proposed fix (update drivers, use the sound card software, try USB, use high performance power settings) hasn't worked.
I found out that windows 8 and windows 8.1 weakness is its latency. For me this problem occurred like 2 months ago (before it didn't happened) , and yes I have messed around with the bios before that happened (now its all set to default ).
Currently I am running Windows 8.1 Update 1 (made a clean install yesterday) latest updates and drivers installed (with a program called DriverEasy) , and I am also running all the default settings in bios currently . I noticed the problem , 2 months ago just like I said before , when I was watching a video on youtube . Since that , I just can't watch some videos anymore with the ANNOYING static/crackling sound , its very annoying .And it also seems that it affects CPU performance and fps drops.Like I said before , I installed Windows 8.1 yesterday , so no minor tweaks have been done to the system .
I have already tried :
-"disabledynamictick" command -Disabling all unused devices in bios -Disabling EIST and C1E (no improvment at all) *-Disabling HPET Mode reduces latency , but pc isn't stable.
Here are my computer specs (its a 4 year old and its really , really bad ):
Updated all drivers, realtek, nvidia, amd chipset and bios. Remove everything from USB post and booted without services, disabled network drivers.
When I uninstall the nvidia drivers I dont get that much latency, I do a clean install and using different drivers and it always comes back. I read on this thread that its some interfering with the drivers.
My irq's seem strange the Microsoft acpi compliant system has 511 entry's is the normal?
Windows 8.1 all updated. Memory (RAM) 16281 MB CPU Info AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor
I installed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview last december and since then, all my online games both from local and international servers have been experiencing extreme lag during gameplay and loading. This only happened after i installed the consumer preview and since then has been happening everytime i try playing any of the online games. I tried playing offline games to see if it might be the graphics but did not encounter any graphics lag and the offline games played perfectly.
I've contacted my ISP and one of their techs came over to check my connection and found nothing wrong with it or from the connection from their servers. Even streaming and downloading speeds are normal.
I've checked my connection at speedtest.net and my ping and internet connection are also registering as normal
Now i tried contacting support for 2 of the online games Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3, they requested a pathping file which i sent to them and copied below:
Tracing route to 188.8.131.52 over a maximum of 30 hops
My graphic driver is up to date and i'm running a 2GB RAM 800 mhz + 8 GB readyboost RAM
Seems my problem is loss of data packets during the exchange of data going on during online gameplay.
How to resolve this problem, considering streaming and downloading speeds are fine and only online games are affected, both the game support and isp support are blaming each other for the problem and i'm still left back in square 1 with my problem.
So my computer likes to crash normally or stop playing any sounds, so I wanted to back it up and then factory reset it and see if it fixes both problems. I downloaded macrium and saw a lot of partitions and I'm wondering if it seems weird and which ones, if not all, I should choose to back up.
I am running a Toshiba computer with Windows 8 and Google Chrome as my default browser.
Basically, any videos from any website will load but not play, and any sounds (not necessarily just from Google Chrome) won't play either. For example, when I change the volume of my computer it does not play a tone (when it normally should). I have updated Java and Adobe Shockwave to no avail.
The problem started occurring a couple of days ago. Originally I could restart my computer and I would be fine for a while, but eventually that stopped working. I have had this computer for at least 6 months and have not had any problems with it. Also I ran a quick scan with Windows Defender and it didn't find anything out of the ordinary.
I just started using Windows 8 and I am getting a steady litany of system sounds that are indicating something, but without any popup, what they are trying to say. I get a simple beep or multiple beeps every 4 to 5 minutes or so throughout the day.
It is kind of similar to removing or inserting a USB device in 7, but not exactly. So I detached all USB devices and I am still getting the sounds.
No Audio or Sounds from Speakers or Headphone Jack after upgrade to Windows 8
Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX
Processor: Intel Celeron 900 @ 2.20Ghz 2.12GHz x64 bit
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
Audio Driver/Sound Processor: Conexant Pebble High Definition SmartAudio 184.108.40.206 Windows 7 64-bit Realtek High Definition Audio Driver 220.127.116.1114 / 18.104.22.16814 Windows 8 64-bit
The Laptop originally ran on Windows 7 and I updated the OS to windows 8 and upon doing this the audio stopped completely from all audio sources (i.e. windows sounds,speakers,line- in/heaphone jack).
I tried Disable/Reenable driver,Rollback driver,uninstall/reinstall and discovered that the driver is not supported for windows 8. Upon learning this I have tried other Audio Drivers (i.e. Realtek HD Drivers etc) and no avail.
I've recently updated to Windows 8.1 and it auto reinstalled the original audio driver and still, no sound. I have also checked all Audio Codecs and still no luck even going that route.
When I play an mp3 on let's say wmplayer the volume bar will move up and down with the levels of the song that's playing as per usual but I get no sound. Volume level can be at 100% and there won't be any noise at all, no distortion, white noise, just silence.
This happens no matter how sound is being produced music, videos, games, internet, windows sounds etc... And trying to get audio from headphone jack doesn't work either.
Any solutions to the out of date driver issue I am having? Seems that the driver not being compatible with win 8.1 is where the errors began. Is there a fix for this or am I best off getting a usb audio driver and running my sound that route?
I just built a new gaming PC with windows 8 and an msi z87 g45 motherboard. It's amazing, and I installed the Soundblaster and realteck Hd drivers.
The only problem that I'm having is that every time 2 things play at once, the other's volume is lowered. like when I am playing battlefield 4, my gun sound good and then when my friend talks on teamspeak my gun is barely heard for a few seconds afterward. Ive tried changing the "communications- do nothing" thing, but it's not working.
I would like to know how to enable sounds that are unused or disabled in Windows 8, for example, the shutdown sound. I've seen on another website that there's a registry tweak for the sounds to appear in the Sound control panel, but my problem is that the sounds aren't playing.
My system sounds work fine: if I navigate to the folder c:windowsmedia and double-click on a particular sound it plays correctly. However, if I go to Control PanelSound and select the "Sounds" tab none of the system sounds responds when I click on the green "Test" button.
how to get the logon, logoff, unlock, lock, shutdown sounds to play in windows 8.1. I have the "play startup sound" box checked off and i also went into the registry and changed the 1s to 0s and brought them to the sounds.
It was originally windows 7, then I upgrade to 8, then the 8.1 preview evaluation copy. I think I started having sound issues when I went to 8.1. I will play for a couple minutes then cut out. If I pause for a few seconds then play the sound works for a few more minutes. The sound works fine when I'm using HDMI to the television or on headset. Could there be a hardware/motherboard issue since it's the speakers that are cutting out? Could it be an 8.1 issue?
App that works well with Windows 8.1, to make clickety sounds when you type on a regular keyboard? You know, so it will sound like a typewriter or something like that. Something that gives you a little audio feedback when you type, but doesn't have gimmicky, "funny" sounds.
I tried ClicKey, which is a good program because you can adjust the sound level, but it didn't work well for me. It stopped clicking after while.I also tried KSG, but it didn't work at all. I tried quertick, and it works fine, but you can't adjust the sound level.
About a week ago, I was wondering how I went about enabling the Startup sound to play. I discovered that in order to have any Startup sound playing, the option needed to be checked in Control Panel > Sounds. Coincidentally, I found that the Windows Logon/Logoff options were missing, so I went into the registry and changed the necessary 1's to 0's, and now they appear as they should. However, when I select a sound for them, it doesn't play when I log on. It is important to note that I'm under the impression that the Logon sound and Startup sound are two different things. The Startup sound I found that I could not change without messing up Metro, so I left it as the default Windows Vista/7 sound that plays. But if I am correct, there should also be a sound played when you log in or log off.
So, in short, how do I get the login/logoff sounds to play?