Today is my day off. I spent much of it trying to fix a problem that has been randomly plaguing my PC for months: occasionally — and more often than not — while playing multimedia files (MP3s, DVDs, etc) my PC makes popping and crackling noises whenever I type. Which is more than a little annoying.
Having uninstalled my SoundBlaster Audigy 2 drivers the other day and reinstalling I thought I had fixed the problem. I hadn’t.
So today it was back to the newsgroups archives and Google. I spent much of this afternoon updating Audigy drivers, flashing the BIOS, and installing newer motherboard chipset drivers. Here’s hoping.
Fingers-crossed I may now have fixed it, but I’m not going to hold my breath. But so far (… so far!) I’ve not had any problems. And I even had a game of Star Wars BattleFront without my PC locking up on me, which was what usually happened.