One suggestion I read about getting rid of clicks and pops (bit errors in the digital stream) is to tweak/disable unnecessary XP services.
Here's a good site that outlines what services are running by default, what may be safe to disable or put in "manual" vs. "automatic", etc. As always, do the proper thing and set a restore point and/or export the services list.
Website for info: http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
Here is my problem: I am trying to stream FLAC files from my laptop or desktop running XP and foobar2000 via usb to a Bryston BDA1 DAC then on to a preamp and 2 channel amp.
I get these little popping noises at irregular intervals. Same thing happens with both my laptop and destop, but not with my wife's laptop. Did some research and others were saying to disable other usb devices on the usb bus, I went in the Device manager section and did that, plus killed some processes to no avail. Even disabled all wireless cards, etc...
Can someone point me in the right direction as far as what specifically might cause this and how I can fix it??
Thank you very much in advance!