Help me narrow down my sound problem
by helsharmar - 6/15/12 10:27 AM
Every time I get ready to buy a new sound card, my sound problem magically is fixed, but then it reappears. It has been suggested that I get a new sound card, but I want to rule out the speakers. The desktop computer (XP) is almost 7 hears old, and the Harman Kardon speakers are at least that old. Everything works some of the time, and I can hear noise from the speakers even when all I can hear is scratchy sound. This happens whether I play a clip online, music using Windows Media Player, etc, or a CD. I've checked and changed settings, run diagnostic tests, and tried unsuccessfully to reload the SB Live 24-bit driver (it wouldn't let me). I am a veteran but unsophisticated computer user. Is there a way to test just my speakers? At least I could then rule them out (or in).
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