Sound problem - how do I remove codecs?

  thewasp 19:18 10 Jan 2008

My PC keeps popping and crackling at random on audio playback.

I have run a codec check (Sherlock) which reveals some codecs with no driver files which may not have been uninstalled properly (Intervideo).

1. Could this be causing the pops and crackles?
2. How do I remove the offending codecs?

The sound card and speakers are fine, I am running 2 xp operating systems and on one it is fine with no noises.

  skidzy 19:30 10 Jan 2008

Just install the k-lite codec pack click here this will replace any damaged or missing codecs.

  Technotiger 19:33 10 Jan 2008

You should find XP Codec Pack as probably the last entry in Control Pane>Add/Remove

  Technotiger 19:34 10 Jan 2008

But skidzy's idea is better :-)

  thewasp 19:52 10 Jan 2008

Thanks for the excellent info but unfortunately it didn't solve my problem.

Any other ideas what could be wrong?

  Technotiger 19:56 10 Jan 2008

Are these two complete separate PC's? If so, check all the physical audio leads/plugs/connections on the crackly one.

  thewasp 19:59 10 Jan 2008

No, same pc, have got xp on 2 different drives, so same hardware and speakers etc.

  Technotiger 20:00 10 Jan 2008

Or - un-install the codec pack from Control Panel>Add/Remove and then re-download (don't use any codec pack you have already downloaded) and then re-install the complete XP Codec Pack. click here

  thewasp 20:05 10 Jan 2008

How do I remove all the old codecs?

  Technotiger 20:12 10 Jan 2008

As I said un-install via Control Panel>Add/Remove. Your codecs should be listed, probably last item on the list.

  Technotiger 20:13 10 Jan 2008

Also, you could simply highlight and then Delete, any old codec pack downloads, from your completed downloads folder.

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