Why are my USB speakers making a 'popping' sound?

Question

Why are my USB speakers popping on my new Windows XP system?

Answer

This question was answered on March 7, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Microsoft has acknowledged a possible problem that can cause a popping sound to come from USB speakers on a Windows XP Home or Professional computer

These pops may come at intervals of every few seconds to every few minutes According to Microsoft, the pops happen because some frames are being dropped by the USB bus

You can install a fix by using the Windows XP Dynamic Update package that can be downloaded from:

www.windowsupdate.com

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on March 7, 2002