Soundcard problem

  Darth_chaffinch 12:03 10 Feb 08
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I started to hear a crackle through my Logitech 5.1 speakers which went up and down with PC activity (?!?), tried cleaning the card, updating the drivers - all to no avail. When I tried to uninstall the drivers my PC got very upset (hanging after login). How can I completely uninstall the card and drivers before trying to add it back as new please??

Thanks!

  Joe R 12:06 10 Feb 08

go to control panel-system-hardware=device manager and expand, sound video and game controllers.

Right click on any sound options and select uninstall.

  Darth_chaffinch 12:13 10 Feb 08

Thanks Joe, does that include codecs and legacy audio?

  martd77 12:28 10 Feb 08

The crackling could very well be a bad connection in the speaker wire,if you move the wires(s)around does it solve it

  Darth_chaffinch 12:53 10 Feb 08

Reinstalled, moved wires about, still crackling, also the rear speakers have stopped working! I have a Trust 5.1 surround sound card SC-5250.

  martd77 12:57 10 Feb 08

darth
I had the same problem and it was a bad connection in two of my speakers so i got rid and got a new set(lasted 5 yrs)Not saying thats your problem but if you can try another set that eliminates that theory
I presume you have gone into audio settings and chosen the 5.1 output and tested the speaker output that way

  Darth_chaffinch 13:03 10 Feb 08

Thanks martd77. They are set to 5.1, the problem is definatley only with specific sounds/frequencies. The speakers never really get touched, is it worth opening them up to check for loose connections?

  martd77 14:31 10 Feb 08

dont know bout that mine was the cables that ran from the speakers to the sub there was a break in them somewhere and i couldnt fix it cos they are wired into the rear of the speakers,had it been phono plugs,could have tried a new set of leads?

  Totally-braindead 14:35 10 Feb 08

The last time I had something like this it was the volume switch had dirt in it and a little spray with WD40 and a bit of fiddling with the switch worked for me.

My 5.1 speakers are a bit weird using my onboard sound, in order to get them to work I have to set them up as 6 channel speakers not 5.1. If I use 5.1 then 2 of the speakers don't work at all.

  Darth_chaffinch 23:04 18 Mar 08

I've just updated the BIOS and NET.framework, after which the sounds returned to normal!

?!?!?!?

Thanks for the suggestions!

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