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laptop squeaking problem

  1. #1

    Posts : 10
    windows 8 pro

    laptop squeaking problem

    my laptop produces squeaking sound whenever i play some music or video... this sound is also observed when i put the computer on a external speakers..

    the hdd is recently changed...

    what can be the problem

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  2. #2

    Could be the mic is not muted. Mute the mic and see if that fixes it.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 10
    windows 8 pro

    nope .... i have already tried that but no effect... and the thing is that the squeaking goes on even when i am not playing any music or sound

    by the way thanks for replying
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  4. #4

    You haven't filled in the "My System Specs" so we don't know what hardware you have. However, since the hard drive was replaced, and I assume a complete reinstall was performed, did you install the Laptop PC Vendor's sound drivers? If not, that is a good place to start.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 10
    windows 8 pro

    yes,,, definitely the re install of operating system was done

    i am on hp pavalion dv4 model 1506tx series laptop and the hard disk that i bought is of segate 500 gb,

    and as i installed windows 8 pro 32 bit then it itself comes with the preinstalled sound drivers so i didn't bother to install sound drivers
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  6. #6

    Always use the vendors recommend dirvers for the mobo. The windows drivers are just generic drivers and might not work at all or completely. As firebird suggested, download your sound driver for your laptop directly from them.
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  7. #7

    Posts : 10
    windows 8 pro

    its not just about sound... even when the sound is muted then also there is squeaking sound...

    i also just found out that my hdd test also doesn't complete.. its just struck on 58%..
    its still under warranty ,,,, do i need to replace it
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  8. #8

    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot

    For your harddisk double click COMPUTER

    right click your windows drive (should be C:)

    properties >> tools >> CHECK

    ---------------- For your squealing ------------------------

    right click
    the speaker icon on the bottom right

    click recording devices

    double click the microphone

    click listen

    and uncheck listen to this device

    see if the echoing/squealing goes away..
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