Windows Thread, Hearing Voices in Technical; This is a weird one.
I have a pupil telling me they are hearing voices coming from their computer speakers ...
20th October 2008, 12:34 PM #1
This is a weird one.
I have a pupil telling me they are hearing voices coming from their computer speakers when there is nothing else playing.
He has recorded these voices into his phone and they seem to be making a religious speech. He tells me a virus/spam/malware scan has been done.
A Google search has revealed nothing.
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20th October 2008, 12:40 PM #2
Any chance of uploading these "voices"?
20th October 2008, 12:40 PM #3
20th October 2008, 12:40 PM #4
Thanks to jcollings from:
20th October 2008, 12:42 PM #5
The pupil and you are both going nuts :-)
Originally Posted by garethedmondson
Would it help to post the audio file? Is it in English?
20th October 2008, 01:01 PM #6
Time for a computercism I think?
20th October 2008, 01:04 PM #7
Not that un-common, most propably picking up a radio station on an FM/VHF freq.
I get the police & sometimes mini cab drivers on my speakers at home in my loft office..... The speakers are acting as a radio detector. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detector_(radio)
Last edited by mattx; 20th October 2008 at 01:09 PM.
20th October 2008, 01:08 PM #8
I had it once, thought i was going mad. I had been updating a load of laptops and when i had finished id shut the lid. So im stood in a middle of this room, lots of laptops around me which i thought were off or at least on Standby. I kept hearing this male voice. But then it would stop. Turned out it was a program that had been upgraded running on a laptop that hadnt shut down properly. It was really freaky.
20th October 2008, 01:27 PM #9
Only time we had a problem with strange noises coming from a machine, was one of the staff laptops the mic had been turned on and he was saying he could hear clicking noises as he was typing, turned out to be as he typed the mic was playing him typing through the speakers.
20th October 2008, 01:29 PM #10
I find it normaly just the MP3 player in pocket has turned its self on but like Mattx's answer
20th October 2008, 01:35 PM #11
Loving the suggested site Jarrod
20th October 2008, 02:01 PM #12
Kids pulling your leg... if not, remember the gold rule for windows - Reinstall.
20th October 2008, 02:22 PM #13
Nah, doubt you would need to reinstall windows. Either the kid is pulling his leg or its something really stupid.
20th October 2008, 02:35 PM #14
Not my golden rule for windows, taking that attitude would mean not learning anything.
Originally Posted by matt40k
20th October 2008, 03:11 PM #15
Depends really on the problem. A faulty user profile is easier to delete and recreate then it is to troubleshoot.
Originally Posted by mattx
You have to think about the total time to resolve. It takes about 10mins of my time to get a machine reinstall, it takes about 3 hrs for it to complete (RIS + SMS). It's easier for me (or was), then look at how they have done it.
I would however, go to the pc, if I could hear it I would look at the reg, startup, services etc, if nothing was easy to find, I would just reinstall.
I've had a machine which came up saying it wasn't genunie, it was installed exactly the same. I can't be arsed to investigate how to fix it, I just found out how it was broken and who by, then reinstalled.
It's client at the end of the day, it has nothing on it, everythings on the server, even that's backed up. Tho I won't recommend reinstall more then 1 every 3 yrs.
I'm pretty sure, unless you bored and have nothing better to do, you can spend hours trying to fix it, but I've yet to meet a school who would hire such a person. If you do hear of anyone, let me know
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