Windows 10: What caused my Computer's Audio to Start Popping and Lagging?

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  1. What caused my Computer's Audio to Start Popping and Lagging?


    What causes a computer to randomly start having audio issues? I'm dealing with popping and laggy audio. It seems to get worse if I start doing anything that requires the computer to think, like play a video game, run Chrome (opening another tab, scrolling too fast) opening Spotify, etc. It's been doing this for a month now and it seem to have gotten worse when I updated Windows 10.

    Thanks for any advice you have.

    :)
     
    [Black Honey], Jul 10, 2019
    #1
  2. silkstone Win User

    Audio Popping

    Hi guys,

    Anyone have any idea the main causes of popping crackling audio from on-board audio?
    My computer has only just started doing this and it happens in both the front and back audio jacks with different headphones.
     
    silkstone, Jul 10, 2019
    #2
  3. Video and audio lagging on Windows 10

    Hi Dennis,

    Welcome to Microsoft community and thank you for posting your query.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. Let me help you to fix the issue.

    To assist you better, please provide us more information.


    • What is the make and model of the computer?
    • What is the exact issue are you facing?

    Let’s try simple troubleshooting steps and check if this helps in resolving the issue. Follow the below methods.

    Method 1.

    For the issue with sound. I would suggest you to run sound audio troubleshooter, it will automatically detect the problem and fix it. Follow the below method.


    • Press Windows key + R and click on
      Control Panel
      .

    • Click on View by: category and click on
      Small icon.

    • Now click on troubleshooting and click on
      Hardware and Sound.

    • Click on Playing Audio and Click on
      Next
      button.
    If the issue still persist, try the below method:

    Method 2.

    Step 1.

    I suggest you to uninstall the sound driver and check.


    • Press Windows key + X and select
      Device manager
      .

    • Now click on Audio input and outputs to expand, right click on the device and click on
      uninstall.
    • Once you are done uninstalling the restart the computer. If should automatically installed the driver.
    If the still persist, try the below steps.

    Step 2.

    I suggest you to update the audio driver and check.


    • Press Windows key + X and select
      Device manager
      .
    • Now click on Audio input and outputs and right click on it and
      update the software.
    For the issue with display try the below method.

    Method 4.

    I recommend you to uninstall/reinstall the display adapter driver and check. Follow the below steps:


    • Press Windows key + X and click on
      Device manager
      .

    • Locate for display adapter and click on it to expand.

    • Right click on the device and click on
      uninstall
      .

    • Once you are done uninstalling the driver, restart the computer. It will automatically install the generic display adapter driver.
    If this doesn’t help to fix the issue. I suggest you to update the display adapter driver. Skip step3 from the above steps and right click on the
    device and click on update.

    Method 5.

    If the above method did not help to fix the issue, I would suggest you to
    go to the computer manufacturer website and download the latest display adapter driver. If the display driver is not available for Windows 10, try installing the available driver in compatibility mode and check.


    • Right-click on the setup file of the driver and select Properties.

    • Select Compatibility tab.

    • Check Run this program in Compatibility mode.

    • Let the driver install and then check the functionality.
    Hope it helps. Keep posting us with the status we will be glad to help you.
     
    Billion Debbarma, Jul 10, 2019
    #3
  4. What caused my Computer's Audio to Start Popping and Lagging?

    Windows 10 Update Caused Cursor Lag

    I experienced the same problem. Tried everything I could find online, but nothing seemed to work. By experiment I tried deleting the webcam drivers (I never use the webcam anyway) and this appeared to do the trick for me:

    • Right click on Start button and click on Device Manager.
    • Search for Webcam from the list of devices.
    • Expand Webcam from the window.
    • Right click on the driver and click on Uninstall or
      Delete (or try to Disable it first, if you do regularly use it).

    For some people it also appears to be the audio drivers that cause the lag. I personally preferred the lag over deleting my audio drivers, but if you're really desperate you might try that as well.
     
    M.A. Mautha, Jul 10, 2019
    #4
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