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Vanity: need WINDOWS 7 HELP on sound driver and picture preview in Win Explorer
self | 01/09/2014 | RaceBannon

Posted on 01/09/2014 4:47:47 PM PST by RaceBannon

Okay, I need some expertise here My sound driver keeps cutting out, videos wont play, sound wont work once it starts

videos play 2 or 3 seconds and stop, if I click on the position icon on the progress bar, they begin again but stop, no sound

Also, my picture preview in Windows Explorer has stopped working

rebooting doesn't change the picture preview, but the sound driver seems to come back on sometimes

When I shut down, my windows exit sound usually comes back on, too


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: driver; picture; preview; sound
help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you are my only hope
1 posted on 01/09/2014 4:47:47 PM PST by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon

2 posted on 01/09/2014 4:49:45 PM PST by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: RaceBannon

Do you update regularly?


3 posted on 01/09/2014 4:50:46 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: RaceBannon

Could be a video driver causing the player to screw up..in windows update, check the history to see if any sound or video drivers were updated recently...


4 posted on 01/09/2014 4:52:34 PM PST by bigtoona
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To: RaceBannon; ShadowAce

tech ping?


5 posted on 01/09/2014 4:54:21 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: RaceBannon

Tried a System Restore?


6 posted on 01/09/2014 4:54:53 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: RaceBannon

I had an HP with issues and downloaded new drivers. First try reinstalling you current drivers. That is the simplest fix. One redo of a driver can cause another one
. Re installing WiFi caused my sound to screw up. Then I redid the sound and all was well.


7 posted on 01/09/2014 4:56:23 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: RaceBannon

HPs are pieces of caca
get a new one


8 posted on 01/09/2014 4:57:48 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mdittmar; RaceBannon
Tried a System Restore?

Thumbs up, you got a corrupt file.

9 posted on 01/09/2014 5:01:06 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

wow, no where in this did I tell anyone I was using an HP...I am...yet everyone is clueing in on it! LOL!

Okay, so far, no updates of any recent time, this problem is about a month old

all my updates have been Windows defender or other anti virus stuff


10 posted on 01/09/2014 5:01:42 PM PST by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: yldstrk

What does HP have to do with his post?


11 posted on 01/09/2014 5:02:39 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: RaceBannon

Why don’t you let me fix you some of this Mococoa drink, all natural cocoa beans from the upper slopes of Mount Nicaragua, no artificial sweeteners!”


12 posted on 01/09/2014 5:04:04 PM PST by RBStealth (--raised by wolves, disciplined and educated by nuns.)
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To: RaceBannon
my picture preview in Windows Explorer has stopped working
Try this fix (UTube) for the image preview problem.
13 posted on 01/09/2014 5:06:17 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: RaceBannon
all my updates have been Windows defender or other anti virus stuff

In my experience, that is a no no.

Pick a good one, and use only it to avoid conflicts.

ESET NOD 32 IMHO is the best...been using it for years and never a problem.

14 posted on 01/09/2014 5:06:34 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Post 7 made me think it was an HP


15 posted on 01/09/2014 5:09:46 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: oh8eleven

wow, how did that get selected???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGzBReA0d30

So simple, thanks! Fixed that,

NOW..why do my sound drivers go klerblooooie???

And why do they log on...when I am logging off???


16 posted on 01/09/2014 5:11:41 PM PST by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: RaceBannon

Restart in safe mode with networking and see if your sound drivers still poop out. First thing I would do is update them from HP’s site.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 5:18:30 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: miliantnutcase

Follow the instructions in this link to get sound working in safe mode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYPrLcVAeNA
If sound works fine, it’s something not playing nice with the driver like another running app or driver.


18 posted on 01/09/2014 5:25:00 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: Las Vegas Ron

A bit drastic at this point doncha think? How about rolling back to a prior install point.


19 posted on 01/09/2014 5:35:01 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: RaceBannon
So simple, thanks!
Roger that. Semper Fi ...
20 posted on 01/09/2014 5:35:43 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: mdittmar
Yeah, do a system restore back to the day just before the last time you are sure it was running right. Sound and video drivers are often cause what you are describing.
Also some of the issues you have describe could be hardware issue, but only if a system restore to a know good day causes the same problems now.
I which case, use a "run from CD copy" of Linux like puppy linux. Then if it has the same problems it is most likely hardware.
Puppy linux is small and a cd copy will take only a few minutes to download, copy to a cd, and then boot your computer with it.

Also, now with in windows you can download AUTORUNS, a program microsoft was sort of forced to buy (embarrassment.. the whole story is sort of funny.) It is to turn off the non essential progams that run at startup.
Then just go it and un check everything that is not a system device. (Look at the name of who wrote the program beside the file..) Then restart and if it does not have any more problems you will know better what may be causing the issues.
Worse that can happen here it does not run at all in which case you go back in under a safe boot and recheck everything. It will function just like it did before.

You can beat this, remember it is just a stupid appliance running hard ware and software.. neither of which comes from men or women not much smarter than you.
Good luck, email me back or post here again for more assistance.
21 posted on 01/09/2014 5:39:31 PM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: RaceBannon

download CCLeaner and MalwareBytes and Avast.com antivirus and let them all scan and clean your system

Its probably all spooged up and just needs a good cleaning

also, check your MEMORY 9when you boot and undet control panel) to make sure it is seeing all of it.

If you dont have a MINIMUM of 4 Gig then get some more memory (8 is best)

Get a thumdrive and use “Speed Up Yor System” (readyboost cache) with it

Unfragement your disk drive.

if that does not do it, then you have a harware problem.


22 posted on 01/09/2014 5:42:48 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: SgtHooper

Periodically, when things seem to be working on my Win 7 laptop and desktop, I do a system image backup, if I have installed updates, upgrades, new versions, new programs.

System image backups are great. If one runs into a problem, they can restore to that earlier time. By doing an image restore, one does not lose their preference settings or installed programs. A system image restore takes about 45 minutes, compared to 2+ days to reinstall Windows and programs from scratch.

I quit upgrading most Win7 related several months ago. Java created conflicts. Windows updates created conflicts. Firefox created conflicts. Adobe Flash created conflicts. It got to the point it was safer to leave everything alone, once I got it all working together.


23 posted on 01/09/2014 5:44:56 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: RaceBannon
videos play 2 or 3 seconds and stop
Try reloading Flash.
24 posted on 01/09/2014 5:54:52 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: RaceBannon

First, you should always provide system specs when seeking help.

Hold down the Windows key (left, with the flag on it) and the R key (for the Run command) and let go. Type dxdiag and hit OK. Choose to Save all information to your Desktop, then open it and copy and paste here the first section. Then copy the first few lines under Sound Devices, down to Driver Provider. No personal info will be sent.

Then tell us what your cpu cycles are from the Task Manager (hold down ctrl, alt, delete and let go).

Then tell us if you see any conflicts in Device manager (paste devmgmt.msc in the Run command and hit OK)

You can also look in Event Viewer for error reports (eventvwr.msc in Run command)

For videos doing stop and go, go to http://www.speedtest.net/ and tell us the result.

That will help diagnosis things.

Kenobi must look to Christ!


25 posted on 01/09/2014 6:20:45 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: SgtHooper

LOL...that is what I suggested.


26 posted on 01/09/2014 6:27:44 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: RaceBannon

Sounds virusy. Try Malwarebytes


27 posted on 01/09/2014 6:28:50 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: RaceBannon

Have you updated your video card driver lately?


28 posted on 01/09/2014 6:30:23 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: RaceBannon

Download CCleaner, and run cleaner, and the registry cleaner. See if it helps.


29 posted on 01/09/2014 6:32:34 PM PST by pallis
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To: daniel1212

that dxdiag command, never saw that before
everything is okay according to that

BUT

In task manager, I saw this recently, too, it says I am running 5 or 6 copies of CHROME, I only have 2 windows open, so, I was wonderng what in the world would cause that

my cycles are all 00, 01 and 02’s

my performance is using half my RAM, and 10-45% of my CPU, depending on whether I am typing or whatever it seems, but 1-2% when just looking at it

deleted one of the Chrome’s, okay, but the next one killed this window, it did restore when I started chrome again :)


30 posted on 01/09/2014 6:49:24 PM PST by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: pallis

I use PC TOOLS registry cleaner, for this desktop, it doesn’t show a lot of action, but for the laptop I use it on, that shows a ton of action in the registry, not sure why!


31 posted on 01/09/2014 6:58:12 PM PST by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: RaceBannon

You can see multiple instances of a browser in Task Manager, even if you don’t have that many windows open. It may open a separate process for each tab, and sometimes, when you close the tabs, it doesn’t end the process and free up that memory until you close the entire browser.

Now, as for the sound driver issue, is the sound only cutting out on videos? Or is it every sound on the computer? A good way to test is just to change the volume using the volume slider near the clock, and see if it makes a “ping” after you change it. If you can hear that, the sound driver is fine. Then it’s probably another problem, like you need to update Flash, or whatever add-on or codec is needed to watch the video.

If you don’t hear a ping, then look at the sound drivers. Go to the Start menu, right-click Computer, select Properties, and then select Device Manager from the left-hand side menu. Expand the section Sound, Video & Game Controllers, and look for anything with a red X or yellow exclamation point next to it. If you see one, right-click that, and select Update Driver Software, tell it to search automatically, and cross your fingers.

If it can’t find the drivers, or tells you they are already up to date, or if updating just doesn’t resolve the issue, try to manually install the drivers. Go to your soundcard manufacturer (or HP’s) website and search for the right drivers for your card and OS, and download them and run the installer.


32 posted on 01/09/2014 7:13:14 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: RaceBannon

so when trying to diagnose all real odd computer behavior

1)clean out the gunk. delete */temp/*.* and *.tmp
2)delete recycled files ie anything in the trash bin.
3)defrag the hard drive, part of defrag is first running chkdsk with auto repair and bad sector recover. this is the most important step. often odd performance issues are early warnings of drive failure.

So everything is checking out, well maybe. the drive needs to be checked by the MFG’s own diag offline program just to be sure.

assuming all is good now we’re in registry issues so get a good cleaner.

No change how much free space is on your drive
20% or more

now your telling me your likely infected time to get an off line scanner to low level check for problems.

Other issues that can be a problem are dirt(clean fans remove dust dirt etc. (heat can cause issues) power supplies becoming wonky can as well. Memory going bad or corrosion on the contacts. so memtest and removing the mem modules. cleaning the contacts with a pencil eraser then reseat retest

So now my rant

had a bad (can you say god decided I needed to be challenged even though he/she knows I’m agnostic) few days. pips froze then gushed phone lines crapped out.

So the pipe issue was a bad solder joint incased in a triple floor joist. horz to 45 to 45 imbedded in the middle of a triple floor joist with the cold water pipe soldered inside the the mid joist inside the wood.

How do you solder inside wood and not leave burn marks
then my phone decides to crash line 1 good 2 off line.
rerun wire /redo connectors, in the end the dam phone had to be rebooted, really corded phones crash


33 posted on 01/09/2014 9:51:13 PM PST by waynesa98 (h)
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To: RaceBannon; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; ...

34 posted on 01/10/2014 3:41:18 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: RaceBannon
that dxdiag command, never saw that before everything is okay according to that

It was not for showing errors but to provide specs for us to help you. You can also hold down windows key + Pause/Break key(and let go) to get basic info.

I am running 5 or 6 copies of CHROME,

That is normal, and Chrome uses one process for each tab, plugin and extension. If Firefox did that (it apparently does for adobe flash plugin) i would have about 100.

my cycles are all 00, 01 and 02’s

Click on "CPU" on the top of cpu column twice to toggle it so the highest is at the top. Also go to View>Update speed and put Low.

my performance is using half my RAM, and 10-45% of my CPU

Ram should be OK for what you are now running, and cpu ok at long as it does stay sustained above around 20%. But find out what progs are using the most.

35 posted on 01/10/2014 6:34:14 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: RaceBannon

Also, make sure the problem is not with audio plugs being loose or a break in the wires, and that the sound is not being muted. On W/8 my sound usually is muted after coming out of Sleep.

Try a set of headphones. And as said, look for the latest drivers.

HWinfo can provide info easily on your system. 32 bit is here http://www.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownload.php?p=5006&t=0&i=1
64 bit: http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/HWiNFO64-Download-189486.html

Run an online scan periodically, as from http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

It is also handy to have one of those $1.00 USB sound cards as backup pr test: http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-1-1-Mic-Speaker-Surround-Sound-7-1-CH-3D-Audio-Card-Adapter-for-PC-or-Laptop-/121119821324?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item1c334dce0c

2.0

http://www.ebay.com/itm/External-Mic-Speaker-3D-5-1-Channel-Audio-PC-Sound-Card-Adapter-USB-2-0-/181281770910?pt=US_Sound_Card_External&hash=item2a353c4d9e


36 posted on 01/10/2014 6:46:30 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: RaceBannon

Been there, done that. I’d try re-installing existing drivers one at a time when you find problems. It’s not too hard if you can find the proper instructions.


37 posted on 01/10/2014 7:25:57 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: RaceBannon

Could be a codec. You can try to install a codec pack, but often they are pain to find the bad codec.


38 posted on 01/10/2014 8:12:00 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: RaceBannon
Get a Mac - for all the foregoing reasons.

Cordially,

39 posted on 01/10/2014 8:15:24 AM PST by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: RaceBannon
videos play 2 or 3 seconds and stop
Looking for a SITREP. Still have a problem with the video?
40 posted on 01/12/2014 6:12:57 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven; All

it plays fine at first, it is something that loses, goes away

The last couple days, it works mostly, but if I go into screen saver, it seems that is the only common thing that makes sound disappear or video stop running

most times, sound comes back when closing down, the final wav files plays

I did update FLASH player last night, so, I need to leave the computer on during church, see if anythign is changed

I did a scandisk, a defrag the night before I posted this, but did the scan disk after I posted it, did a registry clean...again...

it still happened after the standard troubleshooting efforts, but a new flashplayer install is the only actual new thing, waiting on that to see :)

thanks for all help people :)


41 posted on 01/12/2014 6:25:47 AM PST by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: RaceBannon
I don't think it's virus/malware related, but just in case, have you run your anti-virus program?
I also swear by the free anti-malware ... Malwarebytes sw.
42 posted on 01/12/2014 8:50:29 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

yes, I have been doing those

I just got back from Church and so far, all videos and sou nd work fine

the only thing new that I didnt already have been doing is a new install of FLASH :)


43 posted on 01/12/2014 10:05:53 AM PST by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: RaceBannon
I just got back from Church and so far, all videos and sound work fine.
Glad to help, bro.
44 posted on 01/12/2014 11:48:40 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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