It's possible that there is a corrupted driver, those can make a computer do strange things. However, before you check your drivers, have you run a virus and spyware scan? If you don't have conflicted software and you do have good drivers a virus is a very real possibility. If you run a virus scan and come up clean, then please run a hijack this and post the results here
The mute button on my Master volume control flickers on and off - which means the sound is also going on and off. I am running an HP Pavilion with Windows XP - Internet Explorer - I have all current service packs and upgrades. I was told there must be a conflict in my system but I have no idea where to begin looking for one. Has any9one encountered this?