Sound issue since upgrading to Windows 8 in January!

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by rompacka, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. rompacka

    rompacka MDL Novice

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    So like the title says, I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro a few months ago and I have had this sound issue when playing music in Windows Media Player or in Google Chrome, where the sound skips(Sometimes it cut outs for a second, other times it stutters) and pops.

    I have an ECS 8200a motherboard and I am using the integrated audio to play to some stereo speakers, I have tried using the OEM drivers certified for Windows 7, and I have uninstalled it and allowed Windows install the latest Microsoft generic drivers, but still the issue persists.

    It seems to occur when the hard disk is being used at the same time the audio is playing, for instace if I were listening to music and I opened a folder with many files in it in File Explorer, there is a chance that this issue may occur, so I suspect that it may be a hard drive/ATA Chipset issue.

    The chipset drivers are for the Nvidia nForce chipset, and is for AHCI mode which I have set as the SATA mode in the BIOS.

    Would anyone have any suggestions to solve this issue/better debug this issue?
     
  2. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    Backup,re-install
     
  3. rompacka

    rompacka MDL Novice

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    Do you think that's the only way?
    Would the refresh feature work?
     
  4. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    The refresh feature has never worked for me,the description of the audio going away( while i listen to an online media stream,online radio,skype..) while scrolling through windows explorer library has happened to me only on certain win8 iso's,it's a hit an miss with these win8 iso's. the only iso that does not do that is the WZOR win8 pro rtm x64 iso.,it just works :)
     
  5. rompacka

    rompacka MDL Novice

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    I used the upgrade disc microsoft provided not a random iso, I bought the upgrade. :confused:
     
  6. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    please check your pm :)
     
  7. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    check BIOS also, could correct that issue
     
  8. rompacka

    rompacka MDL Novice

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    What could cause this issue in bios after update?
    Sound was working fine in Windows 7.
     
  9. rompacka

    rompacka MDL Novice

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    I appreciate it, but I don't really like using tools like this as it could damage your system.(Especially using cracks.)
     
  10. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    That's correct. When it is an issue with Audio driver, updating BIOS would provide solution? :eek: I don't think so.

    @rompacka: Did you install latest audio drivers for your audio device from its manufacturer's website?
     
  11. rompacka

    rompacka MDL Novice

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    Yes, I was using those when I first updated and noticed the issue immediately, I tried reinstalling the drivers a few times, and finally tried to use the Microsoft generic drivers, and the issue is still present.
    The issue isn't so bad that I can't listen to music, but it does occur many times a day and it is a very annoying issue since I listen to alot of music on my computer.
     
  12. alicepattinson

    alicepattinson MDL Member

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    Maybe it's just the audio driver. If it's corrupted install it again. Maybe it will fix the issue
     
  13. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    here is an ASUS example for ya:

    BIOS (1)
    Version 206

    Description BIOS 206
    (1)Firmware update.
    (2)Fixed bug: While audio playing, press Fn+ESC will result in sound have noise.
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  14. rompacka

    rompacka MDL Novice

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    As I have stated in my original post and in a reply, I have already did that.
     
  15. rompacka

    rompacka MDL Novice

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    I already have the latest bios version.
     
  16. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    that info was intended to FKAR
    Good luck with your issue dude:D

     
  17. rompacka

    rompacka MDL Novice

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    Does anyone have a solution to this issue?
    It is VERY annoying!
     
  18. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    As this issue persists, i would recommend fresh install of Win 8 (not an upgrade, it´s sometimes buggy).
     
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  19. Johnny222

    Johnny222 MDL Novice

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    #19 Johnny222, Apr 12, 2013
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    You are lucky you have drivers for "Nvidia nForce chipset" at all, I have installed Windows 7 and I could only find XP drivers for my chipset. Great. I do not buy Nvidia products anymore because of this.

    Have you checked "SlimDrivers" software for sound driver update?
     
  20. raheelmushtaq.bs

    raheelmushtaq.bs MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the tips i've had similar issue but i re-installed and now it is working properly.