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I have a Creative Soundblaster Live! 24-Bit External card installed on a Dell XPS 410 with 2GB RAM and Windows XP to replace integrated sound that came with the system, a sound problem developed recently that I never noticed before, there is a popping sound in the right channel which isnt loud but noticeable when no other audio is playing, the sound is a fast popping sound like a idling engine, Ive tried updating the Nvidia video drivers, uninstalling software that may have caused conflicts, looking in the bios, I also tried uninstalling the Creative drivers and before installing the drivers again when the system booted and detected the new hardware I could hear the popping noise without any drivers loaded yet, nothing has helped this problem, does anyone have any suggestions of what is causing the noise? Thanks for any help
 

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sound is a fast popping sound like a idling engine
Usually called motorboating.

Could be coming from a ground loop. Put a cheater plug on your PC as a temporary test and see if it goes away.

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Hi!

I bought the same sound card. There is a problem with the driver provided by creative.
I tried on XP, Vista 32 and windows server 2008 with my hp laptop. Unfortunately you have to install the driver because cannot recognize the device self.
Symptoms: after installing the driver I observed that when scrolling with the mouse, or displaying a window causes a scratching noise .
Windows default drivers in vista and server 2008 32-bit(same kernel) are able to handle a device, but the sound card control programs work only using a creative driver :( !
So I bought a a sound card, which cannot be control, and payed a much money for that.
Currently I don't know about modded drivers or about other drivers.

If you got one, please inform me!

Bets regards
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