The worst thing I encounter today is really terrible Windows installs. Here we are decades later and the usual OS from the usual source still can't find and install the drivers for us. Maybe this was acceptable long ago but the industry has had a very long time to sort this out. READ YOUR POST and no mention of make, model so my guess is this is the issue. Fix? Work with the machine's maker to find the set of drivers to install and hope for the best.
The second issue I encounter is onboard audio issue. For this reason I carry a 2 to 3 buck USB audio stick to step in (the ones I use require no drivers for most versions of Windows) and see if the problem continues. I've lost count how many of these sticks stick.
Hi, I think this is the right place to post this.
Recently I built a new cheap comp as my 6 year old one was on it's last legs and i figured the cost it would take to upgrade it I might as well build a new one. Since making this one my speakers make a random popping noise, far too irregular to time but it happens maybe 2-3 times a day, usually just 1 loud static pop. a couple of times it's made several low pops rythmically over the space of a couple of minutes before stopping.
Yesterday when removing a usb stick a load of static came from the speakers, it was a bit of a struggle to pull the stick out, but once it was out the static stopped and didn't occur while it was fully in either.
Installing and uninstalling seemed to make the sound briefly stutter although i put that down to a spike in cpu usage that briefly stopped the sound data transferring smoothly.
The popping did occur with my old computer but it was far less frequent, i had a larger issue with bad static randomly for several minutes while watching stuff on youtube with my old comp.
Any ideas on what could be causing it?