Windows 10: Event log question

  1.    27 Dec 2015 #1

    Event log question


    Tried to attach the actual event log but site did not let me.

    Below is a log from Event/Application and Services Logs/Microsoft/Windows/Audio/PlaybackManager

    I have hundreds if not thousands of these in the log since I installed and each time this is generated I get a ding through my speakers. I have had no luck trying to find out what is actually triggering this event and the sound which is beyond very annoying that it goes of every few minutes and at times multiple times a minute, the last time it was not happening was weeks ago when I did a full format and reinstall now its back after 2 weeks of not happening.

    They all are Tack Category 116 Event 20, Audion but Format number varies from 1 to 3 from what I have seen



    -
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">

    - <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Audio" Guid="{AE4BD3BE-F36F-45B6-8D21-BDD6FB832853}" />

    <EventID>20</EventID>

    <Version>0</Version>

    <Level>4</Level>

    <Task>116</Task>

    <Opcode>0</Opcode>

    <Keywords>0x800000000000000</Keywords>

    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-12-27T04:56:25.280553800Z" />

    <EventRecordID>7178</EventRecordID>

    <Correlation />

    <Execution ProcessID="7992" ThreadID="1376" />

    <Channel>Microsoft-Windows-Audio/PlaybackManager</Channel>

    <Computer>John-Desktop</Computer>

    <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-2026109775-3903604127-447048412-1001" />

    </System>


    - <EventData>
    <Data Name="Format">1</Data>

    <Data Name="SamplingRate">44100</Data>

    <Data Name="bAudioSrvStreamResourceType">false</Data>

    </EventData>



    </Event>




    The only other events around this is below but appears when I am not changing volumes on anything. The soundlevel line keeps changing values.

    - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    - <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Audio" Guid="{AE4BD3BE-F36F-45B6-8D21-BDD6FB832853}" />

    <EventID>21</EventID>

    <Version>0</Version>

    <Level>4</Level>

    <Task>117</Task>

    <Opcode>0</Opcode>

    <Keywords>0x800000000000000</Keywords>

    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-12-27T04:42:49.794803400Z" />

    <EventRecordID>7160</EventRecordID>

    <Correlation />

    <Execution ProcessID="1108" ThreadID="12040" />

    <Channel>Microsoft-Windows-Audio/PlaybackManager</Channel>

    <Computer>John-Desktop</Computer>

    <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />

    </System>


    - <EventData>
    <Data Name="AppId">Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy!App</Data>

    <Data Name="SoundLevel">0</Data>

    </EventData>


    </Event>


      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 4
    Win 10 Home x64
       07 Apr 2016 #2

    Have you found any solution to this problem??

    I have the exact same problem. I'm running Windows 10, and it was fine with no audio problems for a long time. Then about a month ago I started to notice a 'popping' sound that happened randomly, and also every time an audio/video (youtube and others) was played.

    Today, while I was poking around in the Event Viewer, I noticed the same exact event in the Audio\PlaybackManager. A new event appears every time the pop occurs! But my even has no information. It just says this:

    Code:
    Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Audio/PlaybackManager
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Audio
    Date:          4/7/2016 11:57:13 AM
    Event ID:      20
    Task Category: (116)
    Level:         Information
    Keywords:      
    User:          COSMOS\Andy
    Computer:      COSMOS
    Description:
    Format: 1
    Sampling rate: 44100Hz
    Offloaded: false
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Audio" Guid="{AE4BD3BE-F36F-45B6-8D21-BDD6FB832853}" />
        <EventID>20</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>4</Level>
        <Task>116</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x800000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-04-07T15:57:13.989280000Z" />
        <EventRecordID>20425</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="6632" ThreadID="5656" />
        <Channel>Microsoft-Windows-Audio/PlaybackManager</Channel>
        <Computer>COSMOS</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-1762026761-4094420784-4285507535-1001" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="Format">1</Data>
        <Data Name="SamplingRate">44100</Data>
        <Data Name="bAudioSrvStreamResourceType">false</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>
    Sometimes, the Sampling rate changes to 22050Hz. Other than that, all the events are the same.

    I have deleted my monitors HDMI Audio device. Deleted mobo audio programs. Removed extra audio/video codecs. Checked my cables.

    I have an on-board SupremeFX audio with my ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme mobo.

    I'm not sure what else to do. I don't want to reinstall Windows!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    07 Apr 2016 #3

    A solution you probably do not want to hear.

    It took me two "full installs" from DVD before it stopped. The reason that I put full installs in quotes is that the first time I told the dvd to wipe the drive and install fresh it did not, it left everything on the disc that was there prior and just made a new windows folder. I started trying to make sense of that mess when I got the noise again, if I recall it happened several times in less then a minute. So I just opened a admin command windows and manually formatted the drive and made sure I was starting from scratch. So far and this is now months later I have not heard the sound again, though I have not checked the events
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 4
    Win 10 Home x64
       08 Apr 2016 #4

    Thanks for the reply.

    Well, yes, I don't want to do a reinstall.

    Yesterday I noticed that the volume of the popping sound was not controlled by the Windows Volume slider. It was controlled by my Logitech 5.1 device.

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    So, I don't think that event is the problem. I turned my Logitech volume knob down, and turned the Windows Volume Slider up higher and the popping can be eliminated or lessened. I used to be able to turn my Logitech volume up much higher without this problem. So..

    I think this is a hardware problem. I'll have to check for dusk and clean connections. That event is probably just sofware devices changing the frequency as they need it. So, I think that is normal..

    Anyhow, I am very happy to maybe have a solution..
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    17 Apr 2017 #5

    Turn off audio logging


    This event happens when you have windows system sounds enabled. You can see a new log item appear in the playbackmanager event viewer when you for example minimize your window. The logging stops when you set windows sounds to 'None' from the control panel. You can turn of this kind of logging by Right-clicking the Playbackmanager (Event Viewer > Application and services log > Microsoft > Windows > Audio > Playbackmanager) and select Properties.
    Last edited by netfed; 17 Apr 2017 at 17:16. Reason: Added information
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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