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Sound disappears when computer is unplugged from electric supply.

Q: Sound disappears when computer is unplugged from electric supply.

I have been having sound problems for about three days now The problem started as Switched on Windows XP Pro SP partition at that point I was dual booting with Ubuntu on start-up I got an error message saying quot Sonic Focus driver must be loaded for this application Sound computer from when is disappears electric unplugged supply. to work quot This was meaningless to me until I realised that there was Sound disappears when computer is unplugged from electric supply. no sound and no sound card in Device Manager gt Sound Video and Game Controllers So I googled and I found a guide on an Intel page about reinstalling the audio driver from disc I can t find that page now but it was about uninstalling the software via Add Remove Programs disabling audio in the bios and reinstalling from CD I attempted this but got an error message quot Device Object not present restart the system and run setup again quot and it wouldn t install I got mad thinking I had done something wrong with the entire Windows installation and decided to do a fresh install On fresh install from a XP Pro SP disc I switched off audio at the bios prior to the Windows Install and then installed the device drivers from the Intel DQ COE D - disc in the following order Chipset INF INF ALLOS PC Audio XP XP MCE v LAN LAN ALLOS PV Video and something else through Device Manager On attempting to install the Audio driver I got the same error message as last time quot Device Object not present restart the system and run setup again quot I then tried to install the new driver AUD allOS D x PV IDTGUI v Legacy from http downloadcenter intel com Detail Desc aspx agr Y amp DwnldID amp ProdId amp lang eng amp OSVersion Windows XP Professional amp DownloadType Drivers This produced the following error message quot The hardware detected is not supported by this IDT software package The install was aborted quot I tried re-anabling sound in the bios and then installing and had the same error message I got annoyed with having no sound and so I installed an Audigy sound card Model SB driver Creative Sound Blaster Audigy series driver from http support creative com Products ProductDetails aspx catID amp subCatID amp prodID amp prodName Audigy amp subCatName Audigy amp CatName Sound Blaster amp VARSET prodfaq PRODFAQ VARSET CategoryID and I had sound Then when I restarted and tried the Ubuntu Live CD and there was no sound I restarted Windows and installed the Intel audio driver XP XP MCE v from disc This worked and I had sound through both the Audigy card and the onboard Intel chip Device Manager showed a Sigmatel High Definition Audio Codec under quot Sound Video and Game Controllers quot however I forgot to print screen it so do not have any further details When I shutdown and took the Audigy card out of the PCI slot and restarted I still had sound I then shutdown again and switched on then I had no sound The codec was no longer listed in Device Manager and Device Manager was not recognising any uninstalled devices When I attempted to re-install either of the Intel drivers I got the same error messages as they had previously given I shutdown and returned the Audigy card to the PCI slot and switched on this time getting a shrill beep on any attempt to play sound I then installed the Intel driver AUD allOS D x PV IDTGUI v Legacy from the website which worked this time I shutdown and removed the Audigy card I switched on and had sound I restarted and had sound I thought fixed I removed the Audigy software via Add Remove Programs However when I shutdown and removed the electric plug of the computer and restarted I once again had no sound and no sound card recognised in Device Manager I returned the Audigy card to the PCI slot and when I restart the Intel driver reappears and sound works even after unplugging from the electric So to sum it all up I am confused and need help with Why won t the Intel software install unless the Audigy card is present How come the Intel software remains after the Audigy card is removed but disappears either on shutdown and switch or after unplug Where does the Intel software go when the Audigy card gets removed Given guidance I can provide any information needed to sort this from http www intel com support siu htm SYSTEM INFORMATION Computer Manufacturer Intel Corporation Computer Model DQ CO Operating System O S Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack Operating System Build O S build Operating System version O S Language System RAM MB NET Framework Version not detected CD or DVD Device TSSTcorp CD DVDW SH-S D System Hard Drive Overview System Total Storage Size GB Physical Drive Maker Model HDT DLA Bus Type ATA Local Disk C GB Used space GB Free Space GB Memory Detail Total Physical Memory MB Available Physical Memory MB Total Virtual Memory GB MOTHERBOARD INFORMATION Manufacturer Intel Model DQ CO AA Number AAD - BIOS Vendor Intel Corp BIOS Version MQ J T BIOS Release Date System Memory MB Built-in Audio Driver Component not detected Built-in Audio Driver Version Built-in Audio Driver Status Device is unknown or unsupported

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A: Sound disappears when computer is unplugged from electric supply.

Sorry about posting in the wrong forum I didn't see the AV forum.

I thought I should post the fix I have found. I've been trawling google for the various error messages and somehow happened upon this page: http://forums.cnet.com/7723-6122_102-340889.html While I was not getting a "code 10" error I thought I'd try it and it worked!

This is what I did:
Removed the Audigy 2 card, switched on and went to "C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM" and double clicked on suhlp.exe and selected "run anyway" when it said a disc was missing from the D:\ drive. Shutdown and switched on. It worked! I've unplugged twice and it is still working. I wonder if doing this would have solved the original error message "Sonic Focus driver must be loaded for this application to work"...

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A:HP Ultrabook Folio1040 Clicking Sound

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A:No sound coming through 'stereo mix' device

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Intel Core i7 4860HQ 2.4GHz
32GB Memory 1TB HDD 512GB SSD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4GB
17.3-inch (1920 x 1080)
Retail Price:
$2,999.00
Price:
$2,749.00
 

A:Is the CPU good on this computer for gaming?

I'd say it's a good CPU, but note that you won't be able to upgrade it in the future as it is soldered onto the motherboard.
 

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A:Sound from headset but not speakers

List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
Generate and attach a DirectX report

Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag and click OK
===> If you?re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
===> If you?re running 64 bit Windows, you?ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save as a text file to your Desktop
Attach it to your next post by clicking the Upload a File button

 

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Config Flags 0x00000000
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Drive 1

Spoiler
ATAPI DVD D DH16D3S
Device ID IDE\CDROMATAPI_DVD_D__DH16D3S____________________SH12____\4&A9C04EF&0&0.1.0
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Drive 2

Spoiler
WJWDG UBKDE3C5U3 SCSI CdRom Device
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A:My computer can't burn disks?

They both appear to be ROM drives when reading the spoiler info.

The best I can tell, here is the "ATAPI DVD D DH16D3S" which is a ROM drive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106262
I can not find the second listing with the details provided. I'm assuming that is the drive pictured in the screenshot.

HP Pavilion Elite m9600t Desktop PC Product Specifications




Primary Optical Drive

Must select one of the following options:

16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe SATA
Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner with LightScribe Technology
SuperMulti Blu-ray Disc burner with LightScribe Technology
​Click to expand...

There is lack of detail on HP's site as to which specific drives were used. The drive you pictured is not Blu-ray, so I'll assume the first listed drive is the one you have. The drive may need to pulled out of the case, to find out for sure which unit was used.
 

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A:I can hear "computing sounds" from my computer, through my speakers

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A:"Network cable is unplugged" but its really not..

sadgyrl514 said:





I have a desktop computer that is running on Windows Xp, up until this morning, everything was fine, I could connect to the internet with no problem.

I turned on my computer, and it is telling me that the network cable is unplugged, as well as my network is not showing when i go to "my network connections"

But yet.....

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Any ideas how I can fix this issue ?Click to expand...

Try rebooting,
 

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See watts to KVA calc: http://www.rapidtables.com/calc/electric/watt-to-kva-calculator.htm

issue: what is the power factor?
see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_factor#Power_factor_correction_of_linear_loads

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I also swapped out the PSU with a spare I had lying around, didn't get any power from it so I reused my old one. Now I don't have power from that one either. So besides the "missing" HDD and a suddenly a "no longer working PSU "I'm assuming the motherboard is bad, opinions?
 

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From the case details you have supplied (Motherboard type: Micro ATX or ATX and maximum video card length of 320mm) you are well within the parameters of having everything fit.
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A:External HDD not recognized by my computer

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Chris&Dawn
 

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We need to know who made your system. How old is your system?
 

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It's what I've seen on the screen when one of my graphics cards has died. As it's almost new changing it shouldn't be a problem. It's more likely to be a faulty graphics card than dust. Double check that it's seating properly in its port and that the video cable is OK.
 

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A:PC needs some new parts (Graphics and sound)

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Your best bet for Global spares is www.pchub.com.

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/en/ug/A02/solve00.htm#wp1286323

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A:Windows 7 computer says connect via ethernet and ping confirms but cannot get to any page

Does your router see this computer on the network?
Are you on Private Network or Home Network?
Is the IP address showing 192.168.x.x or is it showing 169.xx.xx.xx?

NIC network card you can do a few things. You can can disable it and re-able it.
Open dos prompt
type: ipconfig /flushdns
type: ipconfig /release
type: ipconfig /renew

Give this a sec or two.

Now under services.msc (use the control panel and type services)
Select view local services
Scroll down for
DHCP Client (right click and stop it) wait then right click and start it
DNS Client (right click and stop it) wait then right click and start it

If none of the above work go into the device manager. under control panel type: device manager. click on device manager

-Network adapters
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Two options here.
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Two: Reboot the PC

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Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name PAWAN-PC
System Manufacturer WIPRO
System Model MS-7267
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.80GHz, 2792 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s)
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SMBIOS Version 2.5
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A:A good gaming computer

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On Win/7 the dependencies are

HTTP

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RPC Endpoint Mapper
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Also this thing crashed out of nowhere too
 

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A:Seagate external hard drive not showing up in my computer. It is detected.

Yes, if you initialize it you will 'lose' everything. You will want to try something like [email protected] Recovery or maybe Easeus Partition Recovery.
 

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Well, I figured out the problem.
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It's probably one of the wires inside the headphone lead has broken.
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Did your pc have working sound when new?
Check the volume level, it's easy to turn it right down or mute it.
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Go to C:\windows\minidump. Minidump files have a .dmp extension. If there are any .dmp files, select them all and right-click, sending the files to a compressed(zipped)folder. Upload this folder as file here
 

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I've obtained these for (a) and (b):

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My my; Network theory. Not to dampen your efforts, but unless there's a switch, knob, or parameter that can alter the outcome, there's little practical use of this kind of information IMO.

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A:Unsure of what graphics card my computer can upgrade to

Sims 4 System Requirements & your PC system results

For Sims 4 according to the link above, your CPU GPU and memory is lacking for even the minimum system specs. We can recommend a GPU, but that's not all you need if you plan on playing Sims 4. And if you get a stronger GPU, chances are you will also need a stronger PSU. If 300W's is all you have for power, you are limited to sub $100 graphic cards. Which would be fine for Sims 4, but then you also have a CPU and memory that needs upgrading.
 

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A:Is my computer dead?

Unplug from wall socket.
reset bios by removing bios battery for few seconds. reinsert bios battery.
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check 20+4 main power connector
check 4-pin auxiliary power connector (can be 4+4, depending on motherboard)
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plug to wall socket and turn on.

if unable to power up computer, then maybe the motherboard is dead.
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if you are going to build a new budget build:
processor: intel Pentium g3258
cpu cooler: coolermaster hyper 212 evo (or 212x)
motherboard: h81, b85, h97, or z97
memory: 4gb ddr3-1600 single memory module (or 2x4gb)
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case

alternate build:
processor: i5-4690k
cpu cooler: coolermaster hyper212 evo (or 212x)
motherboard: asus/asrock z97
memory: 2x4gb ddr3-1600 (or 2x8gb)
gpu: NVidia gtx 760 or amd r9 270x (or higher)
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A:Solved: Computer doesn't recognize the network adapter

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However, a quick google search of your model yielded me with your PC's system specs. Your PC contains a Realtek RTL8201N ethernet adapter. So far I am unable to find a driver from Realtek itself and the HP driver is not Realtek, but instead nVidia nForce.

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A:Which computer to use?

Having to choose between the two you have, I would stick with the Intel i7. Follow the guide provided in link and you could reach 4 GHz overclock, depending on if your motherboard can handle the overclocking.
http://www.overclock.net/t/538439/guide-to-overclocking-the-core-i7-920-or-930-to-4-0ghz
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Computer manufacturer Is most of the time is Dell, Hp,Compaq, Ausu are a few.
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Lots to be considered. Joining a domain is intended to give the company admin configuration control of all the company users.
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restrict domain account userClick to expand...

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Holy smokes.

Possibly, no one has commented because 1. people want to hear what you are aiming for - a gaming PC? CAD/CAM? Web-surfing? etc., and 2. you sure piled on a list of pricey items without any argument for why you need such pricey items when you can do nearly as well by sliding down the price range a lot, and 3. you have not said what size the SSD is - it might not be large enough to comfortably support operating system plus a few multi-player games.

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If money is no object, just get the most expensive of everything and enjoy. Just make sure everything is compatible.

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Product Description
Technology:GDDR5 SDRAM, Size:3 GB, Bus Width:384-bit, Effective Clock Speed:6.4 GHz, Width:4.2 cm, Depth:31.1 cm, Package Type:Retail, Height:15 cm, Cables Included:1 x DVI-VGA adapter, Peripheral / Interface Devices:Two 8-pin power connectors, Required Power Supply:750 WClick to expand...

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A:Sound problem

Verify that you used the correct bios update. You could have accidentally installed a bios meant for a similar model computer that just happens to mostly work for yours. If that is not the case, you could always try to revert back to an older bios to see if that fixes the problem.
 

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