I am running Windows 98SE with 384mb ram, 1gh Celeron and an Advance 10T mobo. The soundcard was a Creative 128PCI, I say was because this is where my problem begins. I was continually getting these scratching\crackling type sounds with just the speakers switched on, also when I inserted a CD I was getting what I can only describe as a high pitch whirring sound and/or something like that of the space invaders type sound.
I installed/reinstalled drivers, removed card & placed into a another slot, swap sound cable from CDRW to soundcard, removed cables from drive etc. etc. The noise can become unbearable as you can imagine, so on Sunday I purchased another card, this time a Hercules 5.1 DVD. Once fitted and up and running all was perfect, no noises etc. in fact it was a joy to hear music etc. That was until tonight when it has all started again, crackling with just speakers on and a loud whirring noise which speeds up inserting/ejecting CD and continuous from right speaker with music CD playing.
Can anyone help with any suggestion; I don’t think it’s the CDRW (Phillips 1208) due to the scratching/crackling type sound with just speakers on, is the mobo? I only had it fitted in June/July. Thanks in advance.