Audio suddenly sounding scratchy

AKJ

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Its never done this before, but I've found that whenever there is a HDD read/write, my audio on my my work pc goes scratchy. I use a headset. I tried both the front and rear jack, aswell as a different headset, but the problem is still there.

What could it be?
 

dasickninja

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With onboard, if there is heavy work going on, there is sometimes the possibility of distortion because of increased CPU or board load. Try switching to a dedicated sound card to see if the problem goes away. A inexpensive one for around $19.99 should do the trick.
 

AKJ

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Found out that the HDD has several bad sectors. According to a technician, this is causing the audio distortion whenever there is a disk read/write.. My HDD is failing :(
 

AKJ

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The drive isnt completely dead yet, so i managed to back my work up. The frustrating thing is that i now have to re-install everything :(

Thats really gona suck hey.. Im still using the machine as is, i plan to do the drive replacement on Monday though.
 

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