Recently my 5.1 speakers have srarted to produce a load high pitched schriek and random intervils. The speakers work fine on my other PC. The noise occurs frequently when im logging in and occasionally at random other times. Ive run spybod S&D and MS Anti Spy and they have both come up blank. Im runing windows XP home Sp2 with a soundblaster 5.1 sound card. Any help will be greatly apreciated.
You probably have a motherboard with sound on board. If this is so, then remove the SB and configure the onboard sound via the settings (reboot and keep Delete pressed). Try to get the noises to re-appear. If you can't then it must be the Sound Blaster. If you still have the noises then go into Control/Sounds and Audio Voices then locate your 'sliders' Volumes/Advance then reduce all sliders to base. Ok it all and reboot to see if the noises have gone. Come back with your results.
Are you using any extra effects like Creative Sounds EAX for exampple ?
I find that cetain combinations of settings from the Environments and some settings from the Advanced EQ pages do not always work too good together and I have noticed shreiking like you describe when these effects are in use.
If this is the case then just revert back to 'No Effects' on one or both and try again, it should not be difficult to track it down this way.
its defentenatly not modem dial up noise and I know the sound card works perfectly I tried it in my other PC. And the noise isnt effected by any changes to the cabling of the speakers.
Ive noticed that the noise occurs frequntly when i am uninstalling a program or runnig a program such my antivirus program or MS Antispy. This led me to believe the noise was caused by avirus or a similar peice of malware but every program I have come up empty. Thanks for trying though.