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random audio in Windows 7

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  • at first i thought i was hearing things but then it happened again - my machine is playing weird, random audio from files that are not stored on my hard drive - first it was a bunch of kids laughing, then some song about recycling - these instances last for about 10-15 sec and then are gone again - no other sound issues - virus (AVG) and malaware (Spybot) scans come back negative - any ideas???

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 2:58 PM

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  • Start updating your sound card driver and check again.

     


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    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 4:07 PM
  • Hi shegarty,

    Right-click on the Volume Control icon in the Taskbar, and click "Open Volume Mixer"

    This shows the list of applications and devices that are using the sound card. You can isolate the application from there.

    (or)

    Use Process Monitor to Find Which Application Is Making Sounds in the Background.

     


    Ramesh Srinivasan | The Winhelponline Blog
    Microsoft MVP, Windows Desktop Experience
    Thursday, July 14, 2011 5:07 AM
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All replies

  • Start updating your sound card driver and check again.

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Microsoft Student Partner 2010 / 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 4:07 PM
  • Hi shegarty,

    Right-click on the Volume Control icon in the Taskbar, and click "Open Volume Mixer"

    This shows the list of applications and devices that are using the sound card. You can isolate the application from there.

    (or)

    Use Process Monitor to Find Which Application Is Making Sounds in the Background.

     


    Ramesh Srinivasan | The Winhelponline Blog
    Microsoft MVP, Windows Desktop Experience
    Thursday, July 14, 2011 5:07 AM
    Answerer