The Sound is flickering on and off mute and will not reset.

Emachines / T6212
December 20, 2011 at 05:24:22
Specs: Windows XP, 1.989 GHz / 382 MB
Can you send a free link that will fix this problem everywhere I go they want a credit card.

AC'97 Audio is what the computer has installed from the factory.
We also have Sound Blaster SB live 24 bit Audio

Manufacturer: Emachines
Model: T6212
OS: Windows XP
CPU/Ram: 1.989 GHz / 382 MB
Video Card: ATI RADEON Xpress 200 Series
Sound Card: SB Live! 24-bit Realtek AC'97 Audio

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December 20, 2011 at 06:05:56
Should stick to your original thread :

Have you tried the emachines website. You should be able to obtain the drivers direct from them free of charge. :

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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December 20, 2011 at 06:10:08
Choose one or the other. If you want to use the sound blaster card, enter the BIOS & disable the Realtek onboard sound. If you want to use the onboard, remove the card & it's drivers.

Realtek AC'97 drivers can be found at the Realtek website:

SoundBlaster drivers can be found at the Creative website:

It's also possible that you have some sort of garbage software installed that's interfering with the audio. You haven't supplied enough info in this or your other post. And if you don't return to your posts & do a followup, it's pointless to post at all:

As a side comment, you need more RAM. XP needs at least 512MB to perform decently, more would be even better.

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December 20, 2011 at 07:18:30
Thank You Richard, yes I have and none of the
downloads for the sound driver work without muting themselves.

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December 20, 2011 at 07:20:30
Hi Riider, If I uninstall the onboard sound driver nothing works. Sorry if I could not get back in touch sooner. all the computer info is list in this mornings post.

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December 20, 2011 at 15:44:52
"all the computer info is list in this mornings post"

No it's not. Here's your motherboard:

You didn't list your CPU but I suspect it's an AMD Athlon 64 3200+. Your RAM should be DDR400 but you didn't say. I'm guessing you have 512MB RAM & 128MB of it is used by the weak onboard graphics? And you didn't address my comment about crappy startup apps running in the background. You may have some program running that's interferring with the sound.

Anyhow, the onboard sound chip is the Realtek ALC658C & the link to the drivers is in my other response.

"If I uninstall the onboard sound driver nothing works"

You have to make a choice - which sound do you want to use? I gave you 2 suggestions: disable the onboard sound in the BIOS, then use the Soundblaster card. Or remove the Soundblaster card & use the onboard sound.

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December 21, 2011 at 02:31:07
I find this interesting and have the same problem.

I am running this:
win xp sp3
(all drivers installed and updated..well,at least ms thinks so and my device manager update function verifies it )
asus p4p800-vm motherboard
intel cpu 3 ghz
2BG ram,pc 3200,
ati all in wonder 9800 pro
NO sound card installed but i use the intel drives "soundmax" cadenza
psu : antec true power new TP-650 , 650 watts,
Hitachi 2TB,5900 rpm.

The worst thing is that when i shift tv channels,the sound gets cut off and it will not return and only and only a reboot will start the sound again.
I researched the forums but none addresses the issue of sound cut off when the mute button is used or when tv channels are changed.

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