Intermittent audio sound.

  pcbobby 11:23 21 Feb 2010

I posted a recent threat regarding a sound problem.
Thought that I might have solved it ! Alas, not really.

I reinstalled XP Home and after teething problems, managed to install the drivers.
Sound works well when I do the following.
1. Switch on power at wall socket.
2. Press PC button and boot up.
3. Insert audio CD and listen via WMP 11.

BUT, if I do a straightforward reboot, there is no sound!

It will only work when I switch off power at the wall socket, wait I minute and power up again from there!

Any advice or ideas much appreciated.

Thank you.

  pcbobby 13:39 21 Feb 2010

OooPs' sorry, top line should read: 'recent thread', not recent treat!

  northumbria61 13:52 21 Feb 2010

click here

Give this a try

  northumbria61 14:07 21 Feb 2010
  northumbria61 14:12 21 Feb 2010

click here

You could also try this alternative media player - not as fancy as WMP. FREE download - interesting to see if you encounter the same problem.

  pcbobby 14:33 21 Feb 2010

Thank you northumbria61
I will have a ago at the links and report back later.

  pcbobby 15:05 21 Feb 2010

It appears that it is not a player issue.
Have tried with two other players with the same result.

Both media players will work when the PC power is restarted after a one minute complete power cut off from the wall swtich.

It looks like a technical issue PC and not player.

  MAT ALAN 15:22 21 Feb 2010

Hey Joe, not going to well by the sounds of it, or lack of, sorry mate no pun intended...

Few things to try... asuming its onboard sound, you have the option to put a standalone card in, pretty cheap now.
Could be speakers, cables or a dry jack point.

click here

follow thread there is a suggested "system.ini" fix that might work for you..

Regards Dave....

  pcbobby 16:06 21 Feb 2010

Hello Dave, thank you for info.

Will try a set of new speakers and report back.
But before that, I will follow you link.

Kind regards.

  pcbobby 16:35 21 Feb 2010

The new speakers which work Ok on the spare PC, made no difference.
But as I indicated above, when I disconect power for a minute and reboot, all speakers work well, but when I reboot again without switching at the wall socket, speakers have power, but no sound !!

Have to make tea now, will check in later !!


  pcbobby 18:30 21 Feb 2010


Sorry no joy.

Perhaps a stand alone card might well be the easy solution.

What card would you suggest based the PC info below? I am not an avid music person, so the cheapest one would be OK

Here is PC info:
OS Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United Kingdom)

2.00 gigahertz Intel Celeron
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready

System Model
ECS P4M900T-M2 2.0
Enclosure Type: Desktop

Main circuit board
Board: ECS P4M900T-M2 2.0
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 080014 08/18/2008

Thank you.

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