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Intermittent audio buzz after installing Windows 7

by janeilson / December 13, 2009 3:12 AM PST

Toshiba A105-S4211

After installing Windows 7 on my laptop (clean install), everything's good EXCEPT when playing music. There is an intermittent loud buzz which lasts for a second or so - this happens only once every 5 minutes or so, but is very annoying. I tried updating the drivers to Realtek, which came with the computer originally, but it did not help.

Can someone help?


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by jeff_windows_team / December 14, 2009 7:30 AM PST

What program are you playing music in? Do the songs have the same buzz when you play them in a different media player?

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by janeilson / December 14, 2009 10:34 AM PST
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Hello - I'm using itunes and windows media player - I get the noise in both players. It's like a digital buzz that's really loud - at least as loud as the music.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2009 11:07 PM PST
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by deniceels / December 15, 2009 6:08 PM PST

volume control to see if the "CD Player" is set to maximum. At times mine does produce loud buzz, thus, i minimised it as it is not used at all for cd playback (since I've relegated my cds to the shelves after converting them to mp3).

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by Kelvo1 / April 15, 2011 8:11 PM PDT

I have same problem from new (Toshiba L650 with Windows 7 64 bit ) - intermittently annoying and frustrating. If i can't find a solution soon i'm going to take my computer back and get a refund) I am sure it is a windows 7 come toshiba come compatibility issue - i suspect Toshiba know about it but are saying nothing.

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