October 3rd, 2005, 09:01 PM
1. Does it play music OK when not connected to the internet?
2. If you "mute" the sound in "volume controls" do you still get the noise
3. You might try <sounds & multimedia properties> <audio> and make sure that the "preferred device" is NOT "modem line # playback"
If that doesn't work I would dump the combo card and buy new cards.
October 3rd, 2005, 10:49 PM
Yes nihil... if you mute "master volume" you won't hear anythig. Also If you are not connected to the net you can play any sound just fine. It's just that the damn modem "leaks" to the master volume.
Where is the sound&multimedia preffered device ... guide me
October 3rd, 2005, 11:27 PM
This is for Win2000, but XP won't be that different
<sounds & Multimedia> (might be called something a bit different?)
Click on the "audio" tab
there will be various options, "sound playback" should be the first
Check what you have set to play sounds
October 3rd, 2005, 11:34 PM
Oh that little thing... (haven't been in that corner lately) there's only one choice:
"Riptide Audio" ... so... no help
October 3rd, 2005, 11:36 PM
Terribly sorry mate, but that is classic hardware failure symptoms. I would plan on buying new kit.
October 4th, 2005, 04:35 AM
God it's been so long since my modem days, like early 90's. Try getting all the drivers and move it to another slot maybe.
I need specifics on the type of sound. How close is it to the connection rhythms?