RE: Distorted System Sounds
If you are checking these, you'll find out that Microsoft has been NO help.
In their defense, it isn't a vista problem. I had the same issue and
reinstalled drivers and everything. I happened to notice that the defaukt
format on the sound card (Manage Audio Devices--Speakers and
Headphones--Properties--Advanced Tab, the sample rate and audio depth when
running in shared mode was 16 bit, 44100 hz (CD quality) I upped it to the
max (24 bit, 192000 hz (Studio Quality)) and the files work fine. This
SHOULD fix the problem. Cheers!
> Whenever I change the default systems sounds, those files are distorted when
> they play. Example, if I change the Empty Recycle Bin sound file from the
> default, it will be distorted. When I use the default sounds, they are fine.
> I try playing the files through Windows Media Player manually and they play
> fine. They are only distorted when they are assigned as a system sound.
> Music also plays without any problems. The sound files I am using are the
> same files I've used on all of my past computers and laptops and have never
> had a problem with them.
> System Specs:
> Motherboard: Intel P45 Extreme DP45SG
> Processor: Intel Q9650
> RAM: 8GB DDR3 (4 x 2GB 1333MHz DIMMs)
> OS: Vista Enterprise 64 bit with SP1 - fully patched
> Audio: Intel Onboard using the latest drivers/software from the Intel site
> Graphics: NVidia XFX GeForce 9800GTX+
> Has anyone seen anything like this? If so, do you know how to fix it or at
> least what the problem is?