Windows 8 audio issue

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by 0dev, May 11, 2012.

  1. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    I have the 32 bit Windows 8 Consumer Preview installed in Boot Camp with the Boot Camp drivers generally working fine, but there's an audio issue. If I run iTunes and play music in the background, after 5-10 minutes I get interference, it sounds like the digital audio isn't working and iTunes freezes up. It's certainly not a hardware issue - everything works fine in OS X with the same MacBook and headphones.

    Anyway to sort this? Or is it just a bug in the Windows 8 beta I have to wait to be fixed? I couldn't find other people having the same issue when I googled.
     
  2. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the problem that if I play audio on my MacBook Pro running Windows 8, there is a high possibility that the entire machine will lock up and I have to power it off at the switch.

    Have you tried running the chkdsk command in the Command-Prompt terminal? A long time ago, when I played music on my computer I kept on getting interference like noise coming through the speakers whenever I was playing music. I found that the cause was that there was corruption on the file system. Ran chkdsk on the file system and it was fine. However, that was on a FAT32 partition at the time.
     
  3. 0dev thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ran chkdsk, it said everything was fine.

    Just this morning I spent some time watching YouTube videos in Chrome and audio worked perfectly through both the speakers and my headphones. Perhaps my issue is iTunes specific, I'll try reinstalling it I think.
     
  4. 0dev thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Reinstalling iTunes does nothing to help and the issue now exists during YouTube videos too. I'm thinking there's driver problems.
     
  5. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be interested to know if you still suffer from the same problem when the Windows 8 Release Preview is out.
     
  6. David085 macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully the new Windows 8 Preview comes out sometime in June like Microsoft is Planning on.

    Btw My audio works fine with my but I already removed it.
     
  7. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    From the Microsoft news that I've read on the web, Microsoft is on schedule to launch the Windows 8 Release Preview in the first week of June.
     
  8. 0dev thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah we'll see what happens with the first RC. TBH I have I feeling I may have to wait until Boot Camp's drivers officially support Windows 8.
     

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