ATI TV Card Sound Problems

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by fish2198, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. fish2198

    fish2198 OSNN Junior Addict

    I have an ATI All In Wonder 9800 Pro and a Sound Blaster Audiolgy 2 ZS.

    I have a problem where the sound gets completely fuzzed out when I try to start the ATI TV Tuner s/w. It will start off clear and in a few seconds (5-30 seconds) become nothing but static.

    This only occurs when I have had the computer up and running for a while (say 20 minutes or more). And none of the other sound on my system seems to be impacted.

    All I have to do is reboot my system and start up the TV Tuner first thing and I can listen to it for hours with no sound problems what so ever.

    Anyone got any clues as to what might be going on?

    I have not been able to make any coorelations between running other applications and getting this sound problem.

    I also have updated all the drivers on my sound and video cards.

    I am running Win XP Pro, with a nice ASUS P4C800 MB, 1G RAM, 3.2 GHz Pentium 4.

    Thanks for any feedback in advance.
  2. celticfan11

    celticfan11 Moderator

    Vernon, CT
    sounds confusing. I think that in those 20 minutes, some driver or some program has loaded which is causing the conflict. try this.
    Boot the pc, do not load anything or do anything, let it sit for 30 mins, then see if you get the sound problem.
  3. dpx

    dpx OSNN One Post Wonder

    Toronto, ON
    Hi there,

    I have the exact same problem, you also have a similar hardware setup as I do.

    One thing I noticed was that after I rebooted when the static begins (in the same manner you described) a windows error message appears regarding the MCSHIELD.exe process (mcafee virusscaner). I tried to disable it and it appears the static issue has stoped.

    I am also trying to find a correlation between the error and software/events that occur on my computer. By any chance do you have any mcafee products installed?

    (UPDATE -- Aug 1) The static has come back, I guess it has nothing to do with Mcafee afterall. I'm still suspicious since the static started a few days AFTER installing the Mcafee VirusScan software.

    I've been checking the Windows Event Log to see if any driver/software is loading/crashing behind the scenes around the time that the statis starts. I've had no luck with this so far, it doesn't show any events for a few hours prior to the static beginning.

    Last edited: Aug 1, 2005