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'Sound Card Acting Weird.'
2003\03\08@133902 by michael brown

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Vic Lopez wrote:
> Hello friends,
>      I am looking for some pointers. My sound card is not playing
> songs very well ( both from CD's and from the hard drive ). What it
> does is that as it plays a song, it kind of gets stuck for a second
> it spins on a spot and sounds like a small machine-gun. This
> operation happens like every 5 seconds. I thought it was the sound
> card, but I tried another one and is the same deal. It is VERY
> bothersome.This didn't used to happen. Can you kind people give me
> pointers as to what may be going on? I eliminated potential programs
> running in the bakcground, but to no avail. Thanks in advance. Vic
> Lopez.

Two things:

1)Don't use ISA sound cards any more, they do this nowadays.
2)Could be an interrupt problem.  Either a conflict or the wrong one is
assigned.  Since it works sometimes, it's probably not the wrong IRQ.
In fact it's probably an ISA sound card.

michael brown

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