Audio randomly distorting / jumping in volume - help?
I am using Windows XP with a Pentium 4 i845GE chipset (if that helps)
Recently my sound has started doing one of two things at random intervals.
It will either all of a sudden as I am listening to something, degenerate into a thick mess of modulating distortion which goes away upon restart.
It will jump in volume 2 or 3 times louder than normal with a scratchy bassless distortion when I am using Winamp, and is usually fixed by closing and reopening Winamp.
I have tried:
Completely uninstalling and reinstalling Winamp.
3 different soundcards. (It stareted doing it while I was still using my on board Realtek AC97 card, then tried a Creative Soundblaster Audigy, it still did it, so I went and swapped it for another Audigy to be safe, still did it)
I have tried 2 different sets of speakers and a pair of headphones.
I have wiped all my audio devices and drivers, disabled the on board sound and done a fresh install with the Creative Soundblaster Audigy.
Still does it, I am at a complete loss.
Can anyone help me, PLEASE!