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sound distortion

by Java1 / December 4, 2012 9:55 PM PST

I play a lot of music from you tube or other sites. A sound problem has arisen. The sound is distorted, breaks up stops. It has been suggested that maybe my flash player is the culprit.

I have deleted and re-installed adobe flash player but it does not help. The music I have stored on my computer plays fine.

I am running windows vista home basic 32 bit. I might add that I use Google Chrome, Firefox and IE. I think the IE is version 6 from what I can determine. I don't use IE to often it is slow constantly shuts down.

Appreciate any help

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When this happened did you?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2012 2:09 AM PST
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Did you use system restore to the day before?

Also there are reasons for this as the antivirus and windows update do their thing. It usually passes.

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by Java1 / December 7, 2012 9:35 AM PST

No sir I didn't use system restore. I am at a loss on this. I have UN-installed and re-installed the latest version of Adobe flash player. I still get a lot of blips, distortion and freezes. I am about to give up on it.

I do wonder, I know I need more memory which my son is going to install sometime soon. if this might be part of the problem.

I might ask you, when the music I play say from u-tube is it passing through my windows media player?

I have a lot of music copied to my computer and once in a while there are some interruptions but on the whole little problems there.

You mention antivirus and updates, I did shut down my firewall today for a period of time and the music via u-tube played a lot better

Any thing you might help I would appreciate.

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when the music I play say from u-tube is it passing through
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2012 2:12 PM PST
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Which firewall? There is an odd thing you encounter now and then. Folk are so scared of a virus or something that they will load up the protection and sometimes you find they conflict. Your firewall test tells me you are on to something. Since I can't find a short list of what's running, I can't check it out.

For example a recurring toxic combo was Spybot Teatimer and Norton. There are far too many combos and I don't know them all.

As to RAM, 2GB should be fine.

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