one thing can help is the following. Right click the speaker icon in the Taskbar and select 'Playback Devices'. Left click the default device once to highlight it ( it's usually 'speakers & headphones' ) then click the Properties button. Click the Enhancements tab and put a tick in the box next to 'Loudness Equalization'. Click Apply to save the change and then click OK in all remaining windows and see if this has helped at all.
Thanks for your help. Did all that and nothing. Ended up Calling Gateway getting someone in India and they said that their Gateway ne series with windows 8 had a defect and tried to get me to pay $50 to make the fix. Bull! I took it back and got my money back. I'm on my Toshiba with Vista. I think I'm just going to upgrade to windows 7. I will also stay away from Gateway!
Tell me about it! They just want to hurry up and get it out there. Very annoying. Now, I've never heard of Asus. Where can I find that brand? In your opinion which do you think is better Windows 7 or 8?