Originally Posted by alex_boothby
My speakers appeared to become possesed...
when ever i use the scroller on my mouse, open new windows have media player open, or even move the mouse. a horrible crackling noise come out of the speakers.
I'm not completely sure but it sounds like some sort of interference. Is your mouse wireless? and if so is the reciever close to the speakers?
are your speakers close to the monitor? if so try moving them farther away, especially if you're using a CRT monitor, I used to get that when I had a CRT and what helped was I just moved them away and it was fine.
are the speakers old? that could be something too...
did you try unplugging and plugging in all the connections/power plugs etc. on the speakers? sometimes that helps
did you check the connection to your soundcard? also is your volume up all the way in the audio properties? sometimes that can do weird things to the sound (like crackling or audio distortion) so i leave it at about 80-85% and it works fine and I have no problems.
Again I'm not completely sure and I'm of course no expert but I thought I'd at least try to help you out.