PC Maintenance

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.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

One thought on “PC Maintenance”

  1. Is there anyone out there with and extra copy of soundblaster 2 audigy platium installation disk, we lost ours in a fire…

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