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audio problem

When I turn my speakers on they started emmiting a squeeling/raster sound, like a high pitched motor. If I turn the computer off it stops. When the computer comes back on it starts again. Changed speakers and same problem. Checking thru Device Manager all ok. Mic input seems to be fine. This is an E-macaine running XP AMD Athlon 2+Gig, 60 gig hard drive, current on all updates. My guess is my on-board sound has gone bad and I need to add a new sound card. Any other ideas or does this seem reasonable? If so how do I disable the on-board sound so a new sound card will work with out interference?

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Did you use the MIXER (little speaker on the taskbar) and disable what you could? A common screecher is when the microphone is enabled.

As to disabling the onboard sound, it's usually a BIOS setting. Such is not standardised so you get to poke around or read the motherboard manual.

Bob

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Thanks for the idea Bob. Went to control panel and I found that if I mute, or move the bar all the way to the left, on the CD player it stops the scheeching.
Not sure what this indicates? You have any ideas?

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That could indicate that the audio link from the CD player input is the source of the noise and not the card.

Try this. Unplug the AUDIO cable from the CD-IN on the motherboard, or if you can't reach that, unplug it from the back of the CDROM drive.

Bob

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Thanks Bob I'll try that ,but It brings another question to mind. I have both a dvd rom drive and a dvd rw drive. The audio cable is plugged into the dvd rom drive (none on the dvdrw drive), how can I tell which drive is causing the problem, I normally get sound (not the screeching sound) when I use either drive.

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By testing. Experimenting.

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My tricorder doesn't work yet, so I can't tell.

Bob

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