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Hello fellow Wowhead users, I come here asking for help in resolving my problems with my sound in game. I don't play with the sound on because of the fact that when I do turn it on it starts to make a whir sound, repeat itself, or just get stuck on a sound for a while. I was wondering if this is a problem with my computer since my knowledge in these topics are minuscule.
A related issue is that in vent the same thing happens to the point where I'm on an encounter and I'm hearing the conversation of the last few pulls. I definitely want to fix these problems, if you need info on my computer just ask.
Thank you for your time.
Have you tried updating your sound drivers? Find and download your latest sound drivers from your manufacturers website and then see if you have problems.
Is the sound problem only in World of Warcraft, meaning there is no whir sounds or repeating sounds normally only during WoW?
I'm 90% certain it's a driver issue.
Ok I just re-read your post.
My Laptop had this problem, sound skipping, whiring sounds, or sounds stuck.
My laptops hard drive died about 4 days later (still yet to replace)
However they may not be your problem so don't threat. Have you tried running repair.exe?
The installation on my laptop was a copy and paste of WoW directory from my desktop, so It may be corrupted files / corrupted installation?
Have you played WoW before and not had the issue then it suddenly appeared or you just recently installed WoW and then had the issue immediately?
The problem is only in WoW, I haven't checked my drivers so I'll do that.
I haven't run repair.exe err no computer savvy so can you help me out with that?
This problem has been with me for a while seen I've come back to the game three weeks ago, but before I took my break in October since that summer I had it. So I don't think it's installation.
Also I've played WoW before, but on an older computer and it worked fine with soun.
This one is newer and I've only had it a year so I'm confused with the sound problem.
Thank you for your reply.
Repair.exe is located in your WoW directory, should say Repair or Repair.exe with a Blue Icon. Double click that and tick Reset and Check files.
Locations of directories
Local disk > Program Files > World of Warcraft
Windows Vista / Windows 7
Local disk > Users > Public > Games > World of Warcraft
If you get a message saying "WoW is seriously damaged and must revert to an earlier version" then its a corrupt installation.
Not sure about MAC, also ill ask what OS are you using and your CPU specs while were at it.
Im pretty sure tho that its either Driver issue or Corrupt installation.
Okay running the repair, I have Window's Vista as my OS.
It's an Inspirion 530, Processor: Intel (R) Celeron(R) CPU 450@ 2.2 GHz 2.19 GHz
Ram: 2 GB.
Is there anymore info you need? Thank you for your help, hopefully I can fix this, I forgot how WoW sounds like heh.
Those specs are fine for low settings.
When the repair finishes (or does not finish) tell me the results.
Also update your Sound driver then Restart your computer and tell me if this changes anything.
Also one final note, Right click My Computer click Properties then click Device Manager.
Make sure no Devices have a yellow ! - which indicates driver issues. You can also locate Sound drivers, and click "Update Driver" button to update drivers that way, remember to reboot when drivers update.
Okay the repair has finished, only said Blizzard repair has successfully repaired World of Warcraft.
Anyway for the devices none of them have a yellow !. I'll get back to you on the sound drivers.
Edit: Ok the repair didn't do anything and I thought I updated the sound driver but I guess not, I checked the device manager is there supposed to be a drop down solely for sound drivers? Since I didn't see any of that.
Bump, still have the problem also this might help with insight into it, it comes from when I go into vent,
Unable to activate DirectSound for selected device.
DirectSoundCaptureCreate failed. HR=DSERR_NODRIVER. No sound driver is available for use.
I assume it all comes down to the sound driver for all my issues?
However, I do not know how I should go about fixing it, can anyone offer my some advice.
Bump once again still having the problem, I checked the Microsoft page for updating a sound driver on visa.
However, when I tried it did not work because in device manager under drivers it is not there. So I am clueless.
Also not sure if this is related or just my ISP, but sometimes my vent just stops responding and I must quit WoW and restart Vent then restart WoW.
Bump one last time, still have the same problem, if no one knows what may be the problem, can someone show me another site where I may get my problem fixed?
I've already tried the WoW tech forums as well.
Thank you for your time and help!
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