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By rgerardi ·
I have a cmedia CMI8738 Sound card running on Windows ME. When I use sound with some apps I get a repeat of a not. As an example the windows Chime sound just constantly repeats the not over and over at a fast pace. When using sound from a cd or aprogram such as Shockwave, it comes out perfect. There are no conflicts showing. What could be causing this?

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by dpalsen In reply to Repeating Sound

This generally happens when the sound card hangs up for some reason. You may want to try changing sound schemes, just to see if you have a corrupt file, but that's kind of a long shot. I'm betting it's having problems trying ot access the drive while playing a sound. A memory upgrade MIGHT help this. Also, make sure you're using the latest drivers.

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by rgerardi In reply to Repeating Sound

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by donmars In reply to Repeating Sound

Uninstall sound drivers, shut down and reboot, reinstall sound drivers. Make sure they are the correct drivers for the card! Also check IRQs for conflicts with someting else.

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by donmars In reply to Repeating Sound

OK you did not like that answer. Is it because you already tried what I suggested and it did not work? How about this? Verify that the onboard sound card is disabled within CMOS. The majority of all on-board sound cards can be enabled or disabled within CMOS, if it is not it may clash with your cmedia sound as they are trying to decode the signals (provided they use differing IRQs, if it were an IRQ prob you would get NO sound). If your computer does not have an option within CMOS to disable the on-board audio it is likely that either the motherboard has a jumper which can be set to disable the on-board audio or the on-board audio will disable automatically when the new sound card is installed into the computer. Do not forget that playing audio from a cd is not the same as playing audio from a software .wav file or game file. The audio from a CD is only amplified by the Sound Card (acting as an amplifier then)When sound is sent a software signal (ones and zeroes) it has to be decoded by the sound card to be interpreted correctly, and then amplified. Thus it could be a driver issue since this is part of the role of drivers. It also maybe a resource issue such as low memory (got lots of stuff running in the back ground)? All I ask for my effort is feedback on how it did or did not work. Outright rejection without so much as a thanx or explanation is not nice, I also learn what worked or did not.

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