High disk activity while playing back video

#1
Hi All,

I've catagorized this issue in "Video" because that is where it becomes most apparent, however it shows up intermitently throughout the day ... mostly when I am doing anything graphic intensive.

My System:
PC - Shuttle SX48P2 Deluxe
OS - Windows 7 Ultimate
RAM - 8 GB DDR3
VIDEO - Gforce NVIDIA 9800 GT with 1024 cache
AUDIO - Realtek ALC888DD 7.1 channel high def audio
Processor - Intel Core 2 Quad 2.8Ghz
Antivirus - Forefront Client Security

So here is the scenario ... I am watching a video and suddenly there will be continuous grinding of the harddrive as if it is doing indexing. Suddenly the audio will cut out for about 3 seconds, and sometimes the video will freeze. Once the grinding stops the video will jump ahead to 'catch up'.

While this grinding is going on I check the disk resources and find there is one process doing tones of R/W ... I can't tell exactly what the route exe is though, because it is being run through SVCHOST.EXE (LocalSystemNetworkRestricted). However I can see that it is writing to two files in particular SETUPACT.LOG and $logfile

When I look at SETUPACT.LOG I see that it is massive ... 80,000 Kb and rising about 20 K per second.

When I look at the contents it is filled with the same repeating contents ... I'll try and include a snippet:

------- Begin Ugly Snippet --------

AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/0001000b
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\rtmicintopo/00010001
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010004
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010007
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010009
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010002
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/0001000a
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010003
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010005
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\rtlineintopo/00010001
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010008
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010006
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\emixedcapturetopo/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/0001000b
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\emixedcapturetopo/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\rtmicintopo/00010001
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\emixedcapturetopo/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010004
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\emixedcapturetopo/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010007
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\emixedcapturetopo/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010009
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\emixedcapturetopo/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010002
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\emixedcapturetopo/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/0001000a
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\emixedcapturetopo/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010003
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\emixedcapturetopo/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010005
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\emixedcapturetopo/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\rtlineintopo/00010001
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\emixedcapturetopo/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010008
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\emixedcapturetopo/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010006
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/0001000b
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\rtmicintopo/00010001
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010004
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010007
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010009
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010002
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/0001000a
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010003
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010005
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\rtlineintopo/00010001
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010008
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010003 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010006
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/0001000b
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\rtmicintopo/00010001
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010004
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010007
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010009
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010002
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/0001000a
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010003
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010005
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\rtlineintopo/00010001
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010008
AudMig: Comparing device IDs {2}.\\?\root#media#0005#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\topology/00010002 {2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0888&subsys_12970888&rev_1000#4&2a27d347&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/00010006


------ End Ugly Snippet -------

Interestingly, this issue will seem to go away for about 30 minutes, and then suddenly come back again for 5 .. then go away again.

This issue has been going on for a long time, but it is only lately that it seems to be on the rise and is starting to become extremely annoying.

Any suggestions on how best I can research / resolve this issue would be appreciated.

Cheers,

-Sheldon
 


#2
Hey...

Run the installer found at my link, reboot and then run it again one more time:

RtkHDAudio

Let us know how it goes...
 


#3
'fraid it didn't help .... it installed the driver and then Windows detected that it wasn't a 'Microsoft' driver and reverted back to the old one.

What's more, the problem seems to be a bit worse now ... :(

Maybe if there is some way to get the realtek audio driver to stick it might help.
 


#4
I'm sure you'll be able to install it well. It's not difficult.

Use the non-automatic installer and install using the device manager if you can't figure out that auto one.


-----

Edit: Eh, Realtek's site is acting up and linking wrong. It starts on the HD Audio page then goes to AC'97. That's the problem.

Try this link and install as first advised:

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads...=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false
 


Last edited:
#5
third time was the charm. Not sure why it wouldn't stick before.

Anyway, it definitely seems to have resolved the problem! Guess there is no substitute for the real thing.

Many thanks for your help!

-Sheldon
 


Last edited:
#6
Heh heh, enjoy and you're welcome. :)
 


This website is not affiliated, owned, or endorsed by Microsoft Corporation. It is a member of the Microsoft Partner Program.
Top