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Question: Sound is skipping

Hello All,
Let me start by describing my setup. I have my desktop computer connected to my ultra 4k tv via a 20 ft hdmi cable. A couple of days ago I noticed that when I play a video file from my computer the sound is skipping and popping. However, when I play a pc game on the tv using the same setup the sound is fine. When I watch the same file on my computer it works perfectly, so I know it isn't the video file. Also, I tried a different hdmi cable and the problem persists, so I know it isn't the cable. Prior to this new problem everything was working fine. I have reinstalled my video cards drivers, but this didn't fix the problem.

My computer:
msi motherboard
processor: Intel core i5 - 3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.40 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 16.0 GB
System Type: 64 - bit operating system (windows 7 ultimate)
display adapter: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

My TV:
Vizio 43" ultra 4k tv

Anyone have any idea what could be causing this?

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Answer: Sound is skipping

Have you tried to hook it up to another television via the HDMI cable and see if the problem persists? What program (software) do you use to watch the videos? I personally like VLC media player, because you can adjust the sound timing if needed.

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Question: Sound skipping

Hey All,

I had a customer of mine drop in an LG LGW2 (LW20 / LW20-4BDA), The issue was that the startup tune was skipping like a scratched CD, even Media Player had the same issue playing files, I fiddled with a whole lot of things, and the issue still stayed, so I performed a Format/Reinstall, this fixed the issue... So to me it was software all along, I loaded CA Internet Security (I dont like it, customer swears by it!) and some Compro DTV programs to run his TV Tuner. Everything was running fine. Now, a few weeks later the issue has come back, there has been next to nothing installed on it since.

The laptop is running XP Home SP3, the audio card and chipset drivers are the latest. I have increased the ram and still the same result. Has anyone had the same thing and if so how did you fix it?


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Question: Sound Skipping

Hey guy/girls,

I was wondering if somebody has had this problem, I have just bought a new ASUS motherboard with video and sound onboard, a Celeron 700mhx CPU and 500MB RAM. Everything has been set up on the computer with all the appropriate drivers. When launching programs or just surfing for that matter the sound skips a lot. Would this be a Celeron problem or is there something that I am missing. OS=Win98.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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My computer is running really slow and for some reason the sound is skipping but only when I play DVDs. Please help.

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Boot mode: Normal

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Question: Sound skipping

Often the sound on my computer skips for half a second (kind of replays the same sound it was on for several times in that instant) then continues normally. I don't really have any clue why.

Also when ever the sound skips on several games (World Of Warcraft and Counter Strike: Source are the ones that I can think of) their frames per second speed up or slow down drastically.

By the way it is a laptop and I get the skipping using the onboard speakers or headphones plugged in.

Answer:Sound skipping

I'm having the same problem, after installing a new sound card.
If you haven't found it already, you might want to take a look at this:
It's the result from a search on "sound card skipping" in the hardware forum.
hopefully it will solve the problem for both us.

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Question: Skipping sound

A few weeks ago, it seems after defragging, my sound skips. Haven't been able to figure out problem.

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Question: Skipping Sound

At some point my laptop just started with the sound. Video plays fine it is just the sound. The next thing that I noticed was during boot up it takes longer on the screen that says windows is now starting up. I got a few errors stating that I might not have privileges to do the task I was requesting and to contact an administrator. I would try to do the same task again and it would work fine. I read this topic and tried somethings and it did not help. :// I ran SFC and it ran and then vanished. I assume that means everything was OK. Checked the event viewer and found some errors but none consistent with the start of the problem and because of the hanging during start up I think the problem is deeper. But not sure.

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Hello raidencmc,

The errors in the event viewer, could you paste them, although they may not be related they may give clues as to the problem.

Have you performed a disk clean-up and defragment?

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Question: Sound is Skipping

When playing anything with sound i get random skip or scratch sound. Its almost not even noticeable and thought it was maybe a bad download. It does this on every mp3 i have and also movies and also blue ray. I'm running Windows 7 64bit 8GB ram a GTX 285 GPC and a Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 mobo. I've installed the newest sound drivers from the manufacturer's website and turned off all sound enhancements as i've read on other forums that claimed that would be a good "Fix". Can anyone help?

Edit: It skips with my speakers or my USB headset, i'm not sure if that helps any. I'm starting to think it might be a bad onboard sound card, anyone else have any ideas?


Answer:Sound is Skipping

Just tried uninstalling my sound drivers, restarting then installing the newest drivers and no luck, its still skipping.

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Question: Sound skipping

I just put in a new Western Digital 200 Gb hard drive with a controller card. I reinstalled Windows XP and all programs on my Dell Dimension 8200 with Pentium4 (2.0 Ghz) processor and 512 mb of RAM. I have a Turtle-Beach Santa Cruz sound card.

My problem is: whenever I play MP3s or CDs or even video, the sound skips at points (especially when CPU usage is high, but not always). I have reinstalled the drivers from my reinstallation disks... no help. I have tried installing XP audio help. I have downloaded updated Turle-beach drivers from and -- no help. I have checked and there are no hardware conflicts. I ran software to cehck the card---it is working fine.

I have tried installing DirectX 9.0... no help.

Can anyone help me?


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Question: Sound is skipping

Hi, when I play a song (actually it happens with all the sounds on the computer) the sound skips and breaks, generally for about 20 seconds and then it starts coming out clear. It's very annoying because anytime a sound plays it's broken and the beginning of every song skips and breaks for about 15-20 seconds. I'm using a Compaq Presario 3000 with Windows XP Home Edition and I'm not really all that good with hardware so I guess I'll just list what I'm reading from snooping around in the device manager. Under "Sound, Video and game controllers" there is a list: "Audio Codecs, Avance AC97 Audio, Legacy Audio Drivers, Legacy Video Capture Devices, Media Control Devices, Video Codecs" So I guess the Avance or the Legacy things are what I'm using for sound. Sorry if I didn't list what you needed to know, if anyone could help I'd appreciate it very much. I thought maybe the card was lose or something, but it's a laptop so I wasn't really sure how to go about fixing any suggestions on discovering/fixing my problem would be great. Thanks.

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Question: Sound skipping

I'm running Windows XP with 2 GHz processor, 512 DDR RAM, a 120 Gig hard drive, GeForce 4 video card, and a SoundBlaster sound card. The only programs i always have runnig are Norton AntiVirus and AIM.
The Problem is that my sound keeps skipping - whether it is an Mp3 or just a video file (in which case both the video and the sound skips)...
Is there a solution to this?

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Question: Sound Skipping


My audio skips/jumps all the time...from MP3's to just the windows start up jingle, I get skips. I have tried updating drivers, updating DirectX, registry cleaners, full anti-virus and spyware protection, and have even formated my hard drive; but no luck. Any ideas?

Thank you in advance!

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Question: Sound skipping

Hay guys.

I'm having problems with my Audio on my system.

I'm running Windows XP Pro with all the updates. to Serv Pack 3

My main board is AMD Althlon 64 X2 Dule Core Processor 4200+

I'm running 4 gig of ram but with Windows XP I'm only getting 3.21 Gb

I've Driver Detective installed and have downloaded two days ago the newer Soundmax drivers "SoundMAX_Audio_V51016480_XP"

But even before the update the sound was skipping..

More times than not its when I'm watching a DVD through PowerDVD 10 Mark II

again. I've uninstalled and reinstalled and nothing seems to put the problem right.

The last time somthing like this happend I ended up going back the the original drivers that came on disk with the mainboard.

But the problem keeps recurring.

I have Malwarebytes installed thinking it might be a bug in the system and AVG anti virus installed. Nothing found..

I have cleand out my system registry and still no Joy... So what is the problem??

Hope some one can point me in the right direction.. :darth:

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Whenever I try to play a DVD, the sound skips. I've tried several different programs, but they all skip. The sound works fine when I play music or other videos that are already on my computer.

Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be? If it helps, I'm using Windows XP.

Thanks in advance.

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I'm having a big problem regarding listening to music in nearly all my media players. I always use Winamp, which I've never had any problems until today. When I play any music the sound skips badly, sounds distorted or doesn't play at all. This is the problem in iTunes, Foobar2000 and Winamp.

Strangely, the sound doesn't skip in Windows Media Player or VLC player. Playing videos, movies or games (CoD4, TF2, Crysis etc.) is no problem, though. The sound's perfect in videos and games, but music is messed up.

I've tried restarting and reinstalling Winamp but no luck.
^a sound clip, which hopefully sounds distorted to you too :<


My PC specs, if it matters:
Geforce 8800 GT
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.20Ghz
Windows XP
2 Internal HDD (80GB each) and one 500GB External (I've tried disconnecting the external but the skipping continues)

Answer:Sound skipping badly but not in WMP

Well, after reinstalling Windows, which fixed some other problems but not the skipping sound , I've come to the conclusion that the files are the problem. It's strange that I can simply rename the mp3 files to .wma and then they play perfectly in any program!

My solution is to embark on renaming about 15 Gb of music's extensions to .wma (using FileBoss) then converting them back to fresh, new MP3s in a better organised music folder ;D

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Just for starters so it doesn't have to be asked down the line, here's the basic specs.

Amd XP - 1700+ processor
768 MB of sd ram
Geforce 4 TI4200 64MB card
Generic sound Card.
Win XP home edition - Up to date with all patches and security fixes.

Now the problem I'm expierencing is one I have never expierenced before so I really don't know how to deal with the problem.

Here are the problems as best as I can put them.

Any time I try to play any audio or video either alone or together, (IE a movie file.) the thing stutters pretty much every second on the second. It doesn't matter what mp3, movie file, or game that I'm playing, it freezes for a split second on the second. Then, about every 1 1/2 minutes, the computer freezes up for about 4 to 6 seconds and resumes normal operation..until the next eventual freeze up.

I've defragmented my hard drive, made sure my drivers are all up to spec. Direct X is completely updated. My computer is virtually clear of any spyware considering I use 4 different programs to clear that crap out. I cleared out the internals of dust with canned air from 12 inches away and avoiding all contact with all parts. I checked for device conflicts and all that good stuff but nothing I've done has worked. The problem still remains.

Which leads me to the question. Could a piece of hardware say, my motherboard, ram, vid card, sound card or even my hard drive be malfunctioning and be the c... Read more

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I thought at first it was just my external speakers but I unplugged them and it does it from my laptop speakers as well. It's been happening for a few days now and it's really bugging me! Is it my sound card or my speakers or something else? I've done Norton and Adaware searches just to see if that helped anything but nope. It's also been slowing down my Firefox lately. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Sound keeps on skipping and cracking

anyone? I just did the windows sound troubleshooter and none of that helped. By the way I have a Gateway Laptop w/ Windows XP

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Hello, been a while since I posted here.
I've searched around on google and on these forums about sound skipping in windows 7; most results are for the end of songs skipping, but that is not my case. Every sound that plays, whether it be the logon chime, sound from games or music, you name it, it skips.
I don't know what might have changed in the last 72 hours, as this issue arised within that timeframe. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers for my soundcard (Onboard SoundMAX something-rather).

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe WiFi/AP
AMD Phenom x4 9950
4GB Mushkin RAM
1.2+TB of storage
Logitech Z-2300 2.1 Speakers
POS Ghetto Mic

I will do my best to provide any additional information that could help the diagnosis of this issue. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows 7 x64 All Sound Skipping

The second you mentioned this problem I knew you had a sound max that came bundled with an asus board. Had to actually go to soundmax for the update, asus didn't have anything post vista available.

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Okay guys,I'm a college student.  I bought my laptop roughly a year and a half ago when I started and have taken good care of it.  However, I've noticed that when I play music over the built-in speakers, it tends to skip and stutter at random parts in the songs.  It's usually okay with acoustic/slower music, but rap and rock are the worst.  I do NOT have this issue when I use headphones plugged in.  I've been playing more music over the speakers lately and am really starting to notice the issue.  It almost seems as if my processor can't keep up or something, as when it skips, it seems to be "thinking." Also, if I am typing when it "skips" my words lag behind.   I have all my virus software and such up-to-date, so that's not an issue.Have any idea what my problem could be?  Is my hard drive too bogged down or something?  Any help you can give me is greatly appreciated.  This is really starting to bother me.If you need specs, let me know!

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hi. did you recently install anything or do anything around the time this happened or did it just start happening?it does sound like a buffer problem (excuse the poor technical terms im not very good at remembering them)specs would be good to have a look at.also are you running many applications when playing music?

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Ok so i'm getting very very frustrated i just bought my Hp pavilion Dv8000 with windows XP from a pawn shop (so i just have the laptop and power supply nothing else) about three weeks ago and noticed that the sound skipped on everything that i listened to except DVD movies, so i looked around on the internet to see what the problem was and really couldn't find anything, i updated my audio driver and tried everything else i found that i was capable of doing (i'm not computer smart at all and have no more money) i would really like to know how to fix this problem before i get to frustrated and throw my laptop out of my moving car lol. Anyone that is willing to help please remember that i am a computer idiot and dumb it down for me so i will understand what to do.

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Does this include listening to music on like YouTube? As it could be the program to listen to music itself.

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This is driving me nuts! hopefully one of you clever people can help me out.

For a couple weeks now, my sound has been skipping, it started with just the sound, now my whole pc skips. I have my earphones in now and can hear the skip like clockwork every second.

Now I know it started when I was playing diablo 2, the sound would start skipping and the game would skip a frame, seemingly just one frame, every few seconds, enough to make it impossible to play and make me have to quit. Of course, it kept doing it even after I quit the game and was skipping on menus and anything else in windows.

Usually it fixes it if I restart the pc, but sometimes it doesn't and I have 2 restart over and over, and I've had enough!! Short of re-formatting my drive or pulling out hardware I'm willing to try anything, so please clever people of tech support, help me!!!

Answer:Sound skipping - XP related

Maybe a corrupted sound driver. can you tell us if your sound-device is on-board (ie integrated on the motherboard) or a separate PCI sound-card?
If it's on board we need your motherbaord make/model or the make/model of the PC if it's a branded one such as Packard Bell, Dell, Compaq.

If it's a no name PC (nothing wrong with that, mine is) download 'Belarc Advisor', install it, run it, and post it's audit details to us. Should help us identify the motherboard:

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Hey all

Ok I am now bald from pulling my damn hair out over this. I have a Toshiba Satellite a205-s4587. I downgraded from Visat to XP Pro. I have everything working driver wise. But my sound Skips/freezes on anything I play. It does randomly. 4 minute mp3 might do it 15 times. My Guess it is a driver. of course it is Realtek. I have seen other posts in here about the MS High Def driver I have done that and I have tried almost everydriver from Realtek....

Any thoughts would be very helpful.....

Audio Adapter Intel 82801GBM ICH7-M - High Definition Audio Controller [B-0]
System Properties:
Manufacturer TOSHIBA
Product Satellite A205
Version PSAF0U-02K009

1gb of Ram... ( I know I need more ) LoL

ok and now for SAG
I disabled the HighDef driver then enbaled.... and it is doing it Less frequent but still durning a 4 min song or movie...

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My system is a Dell OptiPlex GX110 733mhz PIII, 256mb RAM, running Win98se, onboard audio (SoundMax), video, nic, and usb. PCI cards include SCSI and modem. There are 3 open PCI slots. The sound quality is generally pretty good, however, it skips with just about any computer use (including internet browsing, opening applications, saving files, etc.). Even Windows sounds skip on boot, although its not terrible.

After reading numerous posts on similar issues, I have (1) uninstalled and reinstalled the audio driver (it is up to date via the Dell website); (2) upgraded to DirectX 8.1; (3) made adjustments to the Advanced Audio Properties sliders in Multimedia Properties in Control Panel; and (4) made adjustments in my audio software applications (Winamp and Real Jukebox). The foregoing adjustments resulted in slight improvement, but did not totally resolve the problem.

In reading other posts, I also noticed that IRQ conflicts/sharing may be a cause. There are no apparent conflicts in Device Manager, however, there is sharing, and my audio shares IRQ 5. My IRQs are as follows:

0 System timer
1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
2 Programmable interrupt controller
3 Communications Port (COM2)
4 Communications Port (COM1)
5 SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
5 Intel 82801AA SMBus Controller
5 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering
6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller
7 ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
8 System CMOS/real time clock
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This happens in all media players I have on my computer:

It'll play the song but it'll skip all the time... I dunno what to do. Any help?

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So I'm trying to get my friends computer working right again. When ever it plays music from the hard drive is sounds scratchy, but off a cd it sounds fine. I ran the scans in the run and read me first section but it did not fix the problem (but did kill a few hundred viruses). One of the viruses was Bifrost. I put process hacker on the computer and noticed the interupts at times staying between 95 to 100 percent. It seems to happen most when not logged on to the internet or playing music. The operating system is windows xp, any help would be great. I attached the scan logs below (I left off the rootkit scan because it was empty). Thank you in advance!

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Hello, Raven9969

I am currently reviewing your logs and will get back to you with a set of instructions as soon as possible. Our queue is working the oldest threads first.

Thanks for your patience.

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Answer:Still cant figure out sound skipping.....please help!!..

uninstall the sound device from the device manager reboot the machine and windows should install the drivers for the sound system..when you reboot the machine

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So I have no idea where to post this thread because I am completely computer illiterate.. but here it goes..
I have a Compaq Presario v5000 and my sound is skipping and disoriented. It happens all the time, with AIM, startup, shutdown, youtube, cd's, dvd, you name it, it skips. The computer is running really slow, windows takes forever to boot..probably 15 minutes, any files I need to open are also reaaallly slow. I tried a system restore..but obviously it hasnt been turned on, until I just now turned it on so thats out of the question.
Ive been reading around and trying various things like update the drivers..but they wont install..its saying no media device is found. I have also downloaded hijack this, and spybot just to see if its some spyware causing the problems.
I have nooo idea what to do if anybody has any suggestions i would really appreciate you help and willing to try anything!

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SpyBot is not a good choice, old news. Try some other newer frequently updated on-line scans.

Here's one. Hit the orange 'Start Now!' box.

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im having this problem 2weeks ago which started by sound crackling and then followed by cpu used up to 50 percent on a core duo2 processor which also makes disables my ,mouse temporarily but if i move the mouse on a highlighted icon it registers the mouse bieng on the icon but no pointer apears to be present it will then come back after 5secs.this hapens when i use windows media player and firefox also it hapens often,how can i fix this?

p.s have tried reinstalling graphic card driver and also in task manager no processes are being used up.plz helpp?

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I upgraded from XP Home to PRO, now my sound drags and skips on playback of cd's and dvd's. Any suggestions? Thank You

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Sound Skipping, Rarely, But Sometimes

Hi Guys... Question For You (Obviously)

Every one and awhile my computer will skip kinda like a CD but its very obnoxious! >,<
Example, When I Start UP It Makes The Beautiful Windows 7 Start Up Sound....
Do Do Doo Do-Skips Obsessivley for 1 or 3 seconds- and resumes

It Does This Too When I Am Muti-Tasking, Right Now I Am Listening To Music, And It Works Very Nicely, But When It Does Eventually Skip, It Freezes My Computer For Like 3 Seconds, And Does The Obnoxious Noise.

Is It My Hard Drive? Or Like Is It My Processor?
I'm Only 15! Btw >.<

Its A Laptop.
Sound Card Information:

Answer:Sound Skipping, Rarely, But Sometimes

The "skipping" at boot up can be where the sound is initialized in the Windows initialization process.

Skipping at other times, especially during multi-tasking can just be because the sound is on a shared IRQ with a higher priority IRQ item (common). 2GB of RAM is minimum for a 64 bit OS, I'd upgrade to at least 4GB of RAM. May not help the skipping but it will help the overall system.

One thing to try, go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the Conexant audio device and then LEFT click to "uninstall". DO NOT uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. This may also put it on a different shared IRQ and help with the skipping.

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I have a problem and I don't know if its specifically with FF. When a music video in Youtube is playing in the background as I browse another site in FF, I hear the music occasionally skip-pause as I use the mouse,scroll button or keyboard.This also happens when I move the pages up and down using the side bars.I tried getting more ram ,getting the latest adobe flash, and shock wave but the problem persists. Any help by the community would be appreciated.

Answer:Sound skipping problems.

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

When you are browsing with youtube open it is possible that Firefox is then drawing on a good bit of your bandwidth causing it to buffer when you are browsing on another tab. Either make sure no-one in your household is using the net heavily i.e downloads and streaming or perhaps upgrading your broadband speed. Also make sure you have the latest version of Firefox (v15).


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ok heres what i have going on. my hard drive failed recently so i installed windows on another hard drive a 600gb Hitachi drive. install went well but every sound that plays comes out sort of static or glitchy i guess it sounds like everything is skipping. well this computer was my old back up computer witch became my every day computer so i still have the hard drive for the backup pc with everything installed as well its just smaller at 160gb its a western digital drive. if i use the smaller drive there is no sound issues everything works as it should but when i use the bigger Hitachi 600gb drive i get sound skips and the pc in general seems to run slow. is this a sign that the bigger drive is going to fail or did something install wrong?

Answer:sound skipping/glitching

When you installed windows on the Hitachi drive did you install the drivers starting with the chipset then audio,video,lan,wifi then any others and have you installed all the windows updates. I would also ask did you test the HDD with a diagnostic prior to going ahead to check the drive was ok Downloads | HGST Storage

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Some time within the past week, all the audio I play on my HP PC started skipping and stuttering. Sometimes just a split-second pause, sometimes the machine-gun digital stutter. It doesn't matter if it's iTunes or streaming from my browser. I just downloaded and installed the latest driver from Realtek today; it made no difference. Please help! Thanks.

Answer:Sound skipping/stuttering

Maybe Mr Fixit can help
If he cannot, try a system restore. If that works, great. If not, it will give us a lead on the potential causes; since it is not the OS.
Tips for fixing common sound problems
System Restore - How to

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My sound is skipping when playing any type of audio(cd, mp3, video), approx. once a minute for about 2 or 3 seconds each time. Maybe I need to update my sound card driver, but not sure how to do that. I have a DELL xps computer with a Sigma Tel Audio sound card. I ran dxdiag in the start/run menu, the driver is sthda.sys, Version:5.10.4548.0000, Date 6/6/2005. Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is obviously very irritating when trying to listen to music or watch video.

Answer:audio/sound skipping

Did you try uninstalling/reinstalling the driver?


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Well I have tried using 3 different sound cards on my computer and they all do the same thing so right now I'm just using the one from my motherboard (Intel D945GTP) and it's doing the same thing. I have updated all the drivers and such and this issue just started happening this week.

If i plug in headphones or a headset, the sound is perfectly fine, it's just speakers that it does it with (yes I have tested more than 1 set to make sure it isn't the speakers themselves doing it)

So.. Anyone know what the problem may be? If you need any more information just ask.

Answer:Static/skipping sound

scratch the working with my headset/headphones... used to.. now it's all static no matter what i use..

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I recently managed to build my first ever PC, which works but some time when I try to install something or run applications it one of the drive starts skipping.

Now I have tried scaning for errors but that came up with nothing. If I was installing something from disk I would need to eject the disk for it to work again. It sometimes does it when I run application as well, I can't however figure out what is wrong with.

Also bare in mind that when it does this, the app that is running does not work, so something don't always install.


Answer:Getting a strange skipping sound, Need help

all the hardware is brand new by the way

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Hey basically I have this problem with the sound having a slight skip / crack every 5 seconds or so. This is happening in games, music playing software and online videos. I'll admit that it's only a very slight thing, but I find it to be very annoying.

I tried using DPC Latency Checker and it said: "Some device drivers on this machine behave bad and will probably cause drop-outs in real-time audio and/or video streams. To isolate the misbehaving driver use Device Manager and disable/re-enable various devices, one at a time. Try network and W-LAN adapters, modems, internal sound devices, USB host controllers, etc." The levels got up to 30,000us+

I tried disabling the LAN adapter and sound devices which yielded no change (had no idea how to safely disable USB host controllers)

I've tried uninstalling then updating my Realtek Audio drivers to the latest version for my motherboard.

I should mention that I built this computer (was my first), so is there anything I might have missed / did incorrectly that could be causing this? Or could it be something else?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

EDIT: Problem was caused by a program the motherboard installed. Guessed what it was designed to do...enhance the performance of the PC. Nice job there.

Answer:Sound Skipping Every Few Seconds

This sometimes happens if you have less RAM or the system memory is going full due to unnecessary services. You can update your drivers to Realtek HD Audio and see if that works, if not then go to task manager and check your RAM usage or try giving your Media Player or game a higher priority.

There are many software to free up your RAM by disabling unnecessary services like Auslogics Boost Speed.

If these wont work please reply.

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Hi,Last week i downloaded new music and copied it into iTunes and ever since then the sound on my laptop has been distorted and skips. This happens in iTunes, Windows Media Player, on the net and with computer sounds such as log on. So pretty much all sound, be it music or SFX.The weird thing is when i log onto my brothers account on the same laptop the sound works perfectly.I've rebooted, i've tried system recovery twice, i've checked for hardware conflicts and am now at a loss. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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My computers sound has not been working right for about that past month. any sound that plays on the computer even notifications keep skipping and freezing up. No it is not my speakers i have tested this with others and every time it did the same thing except for when i used a USB plug. I have tried to reinstall my audio driver and restart my computer many times and it did stop skipping for a while but then it would do it again. can you please help me

I have a HP Pavilion P6000 Series windows 7 x86

Answer:Sound on computer skipping


Is your Windows 7 OS fully upto date with all updates?

In Device Manager do you have any Red X's or Yellow ! marks and if so what items are they next too?

Could you give us the full version of your PC as there are at least 40 variants of this PC and they tend to have differing hardware so giving you a driver, which is likely to be to install the Chipset again and then the audio driver as the fix is hard.

You can use the automatic tool HERE to find your model, just click "Start Now"

Could before trying the above give this FixIt a go HERE

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I own an IdeaPad Y710, the model with the Lenovo Game Zone on the right side of the keyboard. The problem I'm having is whenever music/sound or a game is playing and I press and hold any key, the framerate of the game drops significantly and the music/sound skips severely. Is this a defect, or is there some way to fix this?

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I have a strange problem (I guess everyone says that for all of their problems) and it is that Windows Media Player 10 stopped playing music files on and off CD. I was playing Green Day, and as soon as I double-clicked on it, it would play a second or so nicely, then it would start skipping. I tried playing in iTunes, and it works perfectly. I don't know what's happening with WMP. I like WMP for all my music files, but I'm so frustrated that it doesn't work!

EDIT: Somehow, it fixed itself, so I guess I don't need this thread anymore, but if it comes again, I'll ask you guys!

MODERATORS: Please delete this thread. Thanks!

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Once in a while (usually every couple hours), my computer starts skipping over any sound output--music, youtube, movies, random windows sounds, etc.

When I restart my system the problem is fixed (temporarily).

On another forum I read that iTunes may be the prob. because of its RAM-hungry attitude, so I D/L WinAmp but got the same issue. Even the lightest weight media player that i know of,VLC, skips as well.

At other times media players do not function at all--that is, when i click on a file it opens in iTunes, VLC, or whatever, but the song progress bar stays at 0:00 and no sound comes out. Even on the YouTube does the same.

Anybody know what's going on here?

Answer:Sound skipping on all media players

does the pc have a sound card? if so try updating the driver for it.

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I've been trying to fix this problem for weeks. I'm stumped, Creative don't seem to have too much left up their sleeve either. Let's start with the problem. My Audigy 2 NX USB is working perfectly fine. It worked fine on my machine before i upgraded it, and if i switch it over to my laptop right now, it works perfectly. The only issue it has is with this computer only. It's a very strange issue, because i've been able to fix it partially, but never make it go away entirely. The problem only occurred when i upgraded the below listed CPU, Board, and Video card.

Before i get into the symptoms too much, here's a full list of my system specs. If you require more information about ANYTHING, mail me at [email protected]

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Socket 939 "Manchester" ~2000MHz
ASUS A8N-SLI Nforce4 400 SLI MCP
1024MB (2x512MB) Kingston ValueRAM PC2700/DDR333 Dual-Channel
BFG Tech BFGR78256GTOC Geforce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI-E x16
Western Digital 200GB 8MB Cache IDE 7200RPM HDD WD2000JB-00GVA0
Seagate 120GB 8MB Cache IDE 7200RPM HDD ST3120022A
USB Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX
iomega Dual DVD 4x2.4x4x2 DVD +/- RW DVDRW4216IND-A
iomega 52x24x52 CDRW CDRW64896INT-B
Panasonic 3.5" Floppy Drive
Philips 109B5 19" Flat CRT Monitor (1280x1024 85Hz)
Creative Inspire 5200 5.1 Speakers
Logitech Cordless rechargable mouse MX700
Logitech Cordless Elite Keyboard
Thermaltake Xaser 'Shark' Silver Aluminium ATX Ca... Read more

Answer:USB Audigy 2 NX. Sound skipping and cracking.

Hmm... Creative E-Mailed me telling me i should 'clean sweep' the installation of the card. i did that, and now it's problematic 100% of the time.

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Windows XP SP 2Intel Pentium 4 processor1 GB of ramDiamond Radeon X1550 PCIESound Card built into motherboard.Motherboard:Product Name: D975XBX2Version: AAD53350-507S.N.: BQB271900140Intel Desktop Board D975XBX2Intel 975X Express ChipsetIt just started one day when my brother got on. I've looked in other places, and they may have the same problem (I think), but they have separate sound cards.It may be be hardware related, but I doubt it. I think (please note the THINK part) it has something to do with this hardware interrupts thingy. I have  Process Explorer by sysinternals, and whenever my computer is busy the hardware interrupts part reaches around 45% of my CPU on average (I don't know if that's normal or not). Please note; that's just what I think.When I try to play a sound it will play but in the middle of it, my mouse will freeze for a very little amount of time; when the skips happen.It started happening when our internet was out, so I doubt it was from a program or anything.I've even tried getting a separate sound card, and that didn't work.That sound card was an old Creative Labs one.I've been trying to fix it for a week and can't. If you need anymore information please tell me.I did update my drivers, I did scan for viruses, I did install updates. Still having the problem.

Answer:Sound skipping when computer is busy.

Worth a try doing a system restore and see if you have same pblm

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When I view videos the sound skips does not make a difference which viewer I am using. What causes such nonsense? I recently added a new C-Media PCI soundboard that did not solve the problem. It must be a software problem. I don't know where to start to determine the cause. Anyone have a suggestion or two? TIA for your help. SrLorensrloren

Answer:Sound in Windows7 skipping very annoying

XpUsear4Real I believe the problem was solved when I went to Control Panel, Programs, and uninstalled Apple's QuickTime and the only two other Apple programs that were listed in the Programs list. I am sorry, I don't recall which ones they were but I think I was instructed to do it in the trouble shooting faq at To the best of my recollection, I believe this was the solution. I have been on all afternoon and the sound is no longers skipping. I want to thank all of you guys for your help. In the past I have been able to get solutions with your guys peform a great service and you are the essence of what the internet should be about... education and getting more excitement out of live. THANKS AGAIN Loren Sr.PS have been here longer than most so keep up the good work.srloren

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Hi everybody, for the past few months my computer has been acting strange, and I figured it was time to ask someone else for help before I took it into the shop.

I'll start off with my computer.

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Pentium, 4 CPU 3.00GHz
2.99GHz, 512 MB of RAM

HP Pavillion zd8000 laptop.

Now the story :)

I bought this computer a while back, worked fine for a long time. Then the hard drive completely died on me. Brought it in, and got the hard drive replaced. It was sweet, it worked amazing for a good week. The out of no where the computer took forever to start up. When the windows XP sound that plays at the beginning played, it played all crackly and skipped parts, and was really drawn out (the sound goes for a good 3 seconds, but it went for like 6). Confused, I just went about my daily business on the computer, and started up Cubase, a recording program I use. I opened up a song I was working on and the program would freeze up often, skip seconds in the song, and made it impossible to work with. I went onto the internet and the internet was acting very slow too, not too bad but noticeably slower. Logged onto you tube, and the videos were skipping sound terribly. Still confused, I opened up Itunes, and all my music was skipping too. I checked the task manager and my CPU usage was off the charts, with almost nothing running. I deleted a bunch of stuff, reinstalled the drivers and still no... Read more

Answer:Sound Skipping, Computer Being Slow

anyone? before i bring it into the shop.

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I recently encountered horribly slow speeds on my computer, this i put down to the amount of unecessry programs that produced also, unecessary processes. The result of this was me reformatting my computer. The ironic thing now is that since reformatting, the speed has only worsened, i didn't even think that was possible, ive scanned high and low for any anomolies, finding none, and its really getting tediously annoying.


slow start-up
sound skipping (random breaks when any sound file is playing, this includes video etc.)
Slow speeds, i can barely run some games, even when making the process high priority.
can anyone shed light onto my annoyance?

Answer:Pc slowness, sound skipping, need some pointers

You formatted.. and it continued? It is one of 2 things, you have a worm. Or it is a bad hard ware part. Try replacing the battery in the Motherboard.

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No hw/sw changes. Sound from web, games, cd's, etc has an interrupt for about a second or less at random times. Sorta like something is buffering but the sound skips a word or a music note entirely. External sound system is ok when used externally. Broadband (RR) is up to speed and constant. No matter the source, the skipping occurs.

What steps next?

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Well, I am not sure if this is the proper place for this question... oh well.

For the past few years my computer has been sort of crashing, that is to say that the image and sound start to skip like a CD and will sometimes stop after like 1 second, other times 30 seconds and other times it will last for a few minutes, or until I decide to just restart to save time. I included a little look at the task manager's cpu usage graph, the spikes in cpu usage correspond to skips that I experienced, the final spike lasted for about 30 sec, the other were only a few seconds.

It is really quite random and over the past 2 years I have been able to find no pattern revealing what causes it to skip, it just starts and stops seemingly at random, though it happens more often when I have many tabs open in google chrome....

I ran mem-test and it was error free, I also ran CCcleaner and it still is happening, I am sort of at a loss here, I have no idea why my computer is doing this. My PC specs are as follows:

- Windows 7 Professional
- Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 GHZ
- 2 gb Patriot Extreme Performance SDRAM DDR2 800
- ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus
- GeForce GTX 260 896MB
-300 GB WDD velociraptor
-1 TB WDD Green Power
-OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
- HT | OMEGA Claro Halo Sound Card

Any insights or help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!

Answer:Computer image/sound skipping

Two likely causes:

1) Either you have a bus-mastering issue (IRQ steering bandwidth bottleneck), or

2) Your hard drive has fallen back to PIO mode. Even a SATA drive is slower than
molasses in January, when stuck in PIO.

The bus-mastering issue is a tough one, because you may have to install an alternate HAL
to force Windows to to obey resource/IRQ assignment (Windos default HAL overrides the CMOS settings, so forget the BIOS setup screen).

The latter case involves editing the registry, and I'm not familiar enough with Windows 7
to help you there, but it should be similar to 2000/XP, and there are a couple of values
you have to delete, as they are 'flags', to prevent manual setting of your ATA drives,
and these flags must be cleared in the registry.
Of course, here are other possible issues, too, such as drivers, extensions,
application bugs, spyware, malware, filesystem fragmentation, etc... but I'll bet you a
dollar against a dog biscuit it's one of the two above.

If so, then it's a Windows issue, and not a hardware issue.

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Hey fellas lately, once in a while when I listen to a music or playing, I hear my computer make a tick sound like it does when it shuts down. At the same time the music skips for a second like a scratched CD. One time when this happened, my game just shut off and I was returned to desktop.

Answer:Strange skipping sound with a tick!!!!!!!!!!!

sounds like tracking problem with the cd drive.

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Since a few weeks ago my sound on my emachine is skipping and lagging.
Sometimes It will go mute completely. I checked all audio levels and nothing was mute or turned down.

Then I realized that the only way to restore the sound was to log off and log back into my account.

It isn't just media player either. It's all windows as well.

It just started this out of the blue one day.

I also tried letting it cool down for a night and when I turned it on the sound was fine for a bit but began skipping again?

is there anything I can do myself to fix this problem?


Answer:Sound is skipping and eventually stopping

hello & welcome to TSF,

these are just steps to get us started

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

now if you do have the Windo... Read more

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Hi everybody,I have a problem with my system, I run XP home on a 1.6 GHz Athlon Mesh build, 512 Mb Ram, radeon 9000 Graphics card..My kids installed an old game last week (colin Mc Rae rally 1.0) but could not get it to run.I had system restore turned off due to the blaster virus, and did not think to turn it back on (i know, I wasn't thinking) I used the compatibility program to run the game, specifically XP themes turned off. The game went ok, but the sound kept on skipping slightly, I have had this before on older games and thought it was par for the course.When running a CD, I found the sound skipping and slowing appallingly, and the boot up is now three times as slow as once it was,and the system does not run as quick as before.I decided to uninstall the game, but the sound problem remained. I deleted all the game keys from the registry,still the same.Thought it might have been a corrupted sound driver, so downloaded and installed the latest C-media driver, still the same.Thought it might have altered DirectX so downloaded latest,still the same.Checked the services table, no out of the ordinary ones are running, so did not think it was that.CPU runs at 40/50 % when running cd, so I think that's roughly about right.Downloaded latest ATI driver, made the system even slower, so rolled back the system using restore (learned my lesson!)All codecs look fine, but I have two Indeo ones, 3.1 and 5.2, thought I might uninstall 3.1 in case of a conflict, but keeps reappearing after... Read more

Answer:skipping sound and slow system...Help!


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Hello everyone.

For Christmas, I received a new sound card, it's a Maya44 USB Audio Device, for use in Cubase and the likes. However, it has also provided me with some strange issues. Whenever I listen to sound, be it in Foobar2000, Firefox or pretty much anywhere else, the sound skips whenever I type on my keyboard. Really strange thing is, the amount of skipping seems to vary with each reboot.

Sometimes it skips so much it's unbearable to listen to, other times it skips less, but still noticeably, and some times sound runs fine. I have no explanation for this inconsistency.
I actually had the problem with my old sound card (Nvidia Nforce Audio Processing Unit, came with the PC) but to a lesser degree. Often (but not always) when I ran World of Warcraft, the game would run at a higher speed (not better performance, just everything going faster, my character would actually run faster than other players), huge latency, and again, sound skipping whenever I typed. But now the problem is with my audio in general. I tried finding solutions on the internet, but I only got around to finding that it might have to do with the Device Drivers, something I'm not good enough with computers to start messing with myself.

I run Windows XP, on a Shuttle PC. If there's any other info i've omitted, please tell me. I really hope someone has some suggestions or maybe a solution. thank you for your time.

Answer:Sound Skipping Problems in Windows XP

Weird, update all your drivers, and what are your specs?

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Hello Everybody.

Brief Intro
This is my first post here. I lurked this forum and many others trying many solutions to the similar problems of others to no avail. I chose to join this forum to ask my question because you all seemed the most knowledgeable. I know a bit about computers, as I spent a while as an Electrical/Computer engineering student before I switched to Mechanical to focus on robotics, and have dealt with many computer issues before. This one has me stumped at the moment.

Problem: Windows sound and processes "skipping" approximately every 2 seconds. The optical drives do NOT have this problem unless I am trying to run other processes simultaneously. Mp3, Youtube, Streaming video, MPEG, all skip. It is really more of a flutter than a skip, like the signal is being broken down bit by bit for a second and then it goes back to normal. Repeating over and over. It just started doing this randomly one day when i fired it up.

Things I've tried:
-Reinstall Audio/Video drivers
-Ran Cleanup
-Ad aware
-Manually checked running processes for things running out of Temp
-DirectX diagnostic
-Disabling wireless zero configuration via admin tools
-System restore
-Defrag hard drive
..and a bunch of other crap I gathered from forums that didn't do anything.

System Specs:
Toshiba Satellite laptop.
1.6 GHz Single core Intel
100 GB Hard drive
512 mb RAM
Windows XP SP2.

Anything else you need to know, ask and I'll get it for you.

Answer:Laptop sound skipping / Processing lag. Please Help

you need more RAM
especially if you're trying to run multiple applications and streaming video.
you need to go to toshiba's website and find out what the best ram your machine will take is, and how much you can expand to.
Try and upgrade to at least 1GB, and if you can go to 2GB thats even more recommended.

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Ok, well, I am completely stumped already with this problem.

Almost every time I play a game, my computer will eventually freeze with skipping/crackly/weird beeping in my headphone noises. Sometimes this takes 4 hours to happen, sometimes it takes 10 minutes..I don't know, its horribly random. Updated all hardware drivers, installed updates, flashed bios help.

Well I replaced the 2 obvious choices, videocard (Radeon 9800 Pro) and soundcard (SB Audigy 2 ZS), and it to my dismay, made no difference (other then my games looking/sounding better till I froze). So I do a complete reformat to my C: drive, reinstall, update, etc help.

I then move on to the next (what I think) obvious problem..Heat. Install 4 case fans (1 Side, 1 front, 2 rear), 1 PCI slot fan, and a Volcano 11 with arctic silver on my CPU. CPU temp is at a constant 39 degrees C with mobo temp at 40C. Run up a game...freezes.

I have since replaced my RAM (2 sticks of 512 crucial DDR) and that still has had no effect. My HD is fairly new, as is my MOBO and processor. I am totally stumped. It only freezes when I'm playing harddrive based games, not on internet games or anything. It will never freeze on the desktop or exploring the internetor on any other type of program other then a game. Everything is updated fully, from the latest bios update, to the latest windows update.

I feel it is probably a problem with my Motherboard..but I want to be sure. Anyways, here are my specs:

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Answer:CPU Freezing/Sound skipping while gaming

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Hello you guys have helped me out before and hopefully you guys can figure out this little ditty of a problem.

My Girlfriends sister just got a brand new compac presario V5201US Labtop. She has had it for maybe a week or so and when she plays any type of music, (from cd,mp3 ,or streaming auido) it skips and pops, and is very unpleasant.

We have tried to talk to the tech help at compac but they gave us the run around about improving the virtural memory of the device and then closed the talk. we tried that (xp now looks like 2k) but we still have the same problems. I thought it was the sound drivers but im no techie. Do you guys have any ideas?

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Hey guys.. I've had this problem for awhile now, when I'm doing anything on the computer, whether it be playing games or just browsing the web, every now and then the movement and sound will start freezing every 1-2 seconds, and to fix it I have to restart, then it happens another time, maybe 1-3 weeks later.

Immediately at the time of this happening, in the event viewer this error pops up more than 30 times:

Source: Cdrom
Category: None
Event ID: 15
The device, \Device\Cdrom0, is not ready for access yet.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at

and I noticed around the same time as that happening another error shows up in the event viewer:

Source: nv
Category: None
Event ID: 14
Unknown error on CMDre 00000001 000000c0 40004be3 00000004 00000084

Thanks in advance

Answer:Non Frequent Freezing/Sound Skipping

Oh I forgot to add, I have Windows Service Pack 3

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Trying to determine if this is a hardware or software issue. My HP laptop sound starting skipping recently and I've tried everything! Updated new drivers...Nothing...No Conflicts in Device manager...I'm even having problems when I record sound now: the playback is all garbled and synth sounding...Can I change out the sound card?

I have an HP Pavillion dv1000
Windows XP Home
Sound Card: Conexant AC-link Audio

Hopefully someone can help!

Thank you,

Answer:Skipping Sound/New Driver doesn't help

Hey goodone

Sounds more like a hardware problem to me.


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Hi everyone,

I have a 3-year old Toshiba A100-989 laptop. I did a complete reformatting about 5 months ago. Everything worked fine for quite a while.

Now the computer takes forever to start. When the windows XP sound that plays at the beginning played, it played all crackly and skipped parts, and was really drawn out. Listening to MP3 or watching videos is of course impossible now. It again takes an awful long time to shut down or to start programs.

I attached the hijack log file and hope that anyone can help me.


PS: Windows is up to date, virus scan runs smoothly too.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:07:17, on 10.01.2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
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so i have the sound problem here was using an-old 500GB HDD for OS and things got really out of control sound and even the mouse lagged so i poped out an-even older 80GB HDD :P and installed what i had on hand a windows 7 32bit and the PC ran like a chaaaaarm for like a week then i broke the piggy bank and bought an-ssd 120gb installed every thing got my windows 8 64bit up and working and in the very first sec the windows ran i got bad latency problems :S not as bad as with the old drive/500gb but i can tell its getting there >> so after trying every thing here i am i used latencymon i made the files and im w8ing for some one to help me out QQ
but i have to say last time it was another problem that was making the latency but nevertheless i got them QQ
please help i need my PC to me in good shape im a video editor and the sound/laggy problems is killing me

Answer:another sound crackling and skipping problem ! latencymon

If you used the DPC Latency Checker it is invalid for Windows 8.

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Hi all,
I have read quite many posts so far regarding this issue in Windows 8. It Looks like they have overlooked the Sound skipping problem during playback on different programs and codecs. Whenever one uses Media Player, Spotify or any other audio programs the Sound skipps and crackles. It comes to the point when this is unlistenable any more. My System is definitely strong enough for handling Windows 8 Pro. I've been trying to use different methods like compatibilty installations , playback modifications , drivers etc. but nothing helps. When the system goes in high latency then the sound skipps. Do we need to wait for 64bit proper drivers for Windows 8 update or is there any other solution ? Thanks.

Answer:Annoying problem with sound crackling and skipping

You say that you have installed the the latest drivers yes?
Where did you obtain these drivers did you go straight to you manufactures website normally under support?
Or where these just pre installed by Windows.

Also it might be worth installing the latests Chip-set driver for your system.
To my knowledge Sony has a programme that you can download from there support page that will install all the latest update for you.

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After a recent rebuild, I've been having trouble with sound playback - it'll very often skip and jitter, and it's veveveveverrrrry annoying
It's a problem I seem to recall having had before and fixed by installing the VIA 4 in 1 drivers, but this time it doesn't seem to want to bite. Any clues?
System is:
Win2k Pro
Duron 1ghz (don't laugh, I'm getting round to it)
1gb RAM
Creative SBLive Platinum (latest drivers installed)
OEM GF-FX5700LE (256mb, 71.84 drivers installed)
...and a whole bunch of other crap that's probably irrelevant.

I've tried any number of combinations of drivers, and I'm just getting nowhere. Any clues or starting points gratefully appreciated.

Answer:Sound skipping, SBLive & VIA motherboard issue?

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Hi All,
Just an FYI for anyone having problems with the sound skipping in media player 11.
I have just purchased a Dell Inspiron 6400 with Vista Premium and spent the first two days extremely frustrated due to the sound skipping towards the end of every track I listed to.
Everything I found through google wanted me to uninstall and reinstall etc. As I was not wanting to uninstall and re-install any programs I decided to try this fix I came across. Open the Sound icon on Control Panel.
Double click on "Speaker/Headphones" to open a configuration menu.
Tab over to "Enhancements" and there you should find the box to select the "No Enhancements" feature (even if you haven't got any of the enhancements checked, as was the case with me).
This tweak appears to have solved it.
Good luck!

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I can't seem to figure out what's up. All of my drivers are up to date, I've tried disk defragmentation, even did a registry cleanup with Registry Easy (which for some reason dramatically increased browser loading times so I restored a backup), but nothing seems to be helping.

This happens in games too, frequent pausing and hanging, but mostly I notice it in youtube. The sound will either skip (even if it's buffered) or it will glitch and do this horrible buzzing noise.

It seems to be related with my mouse occasionally hanging in one place as I'm trying to move it. I've tried using Resource Monitor but I'm not really 100% sure how to see what's going wrong.

I've tried googling this issue, but none of the quick solutions on other forums seem to do the trick.

Any help would be appreciated.

Motherboard: Asrock A55M
Processor: AMD A8-3850 APU 2.90 GHz
Memory: 4GB RAM
Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 460

I don't have a separate soundcard.

Answer:Sound skipping or buzzing, mouse frequently freezing.

Hi GuyFaux,

Are you using the onboard audio integrated onto the motherboard? If so, try re-installing the sound card drivers. If you can, try to get your hands on an add-on sound card and install it on your computer and see if the problem persist while using the spare, add-on sound card. Hope everything works out well for you.

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My computer is skipping(sounds like a scratched CD) when files are played through windows media player and also when the start up sounds are played, but the sound plays just fine when you play music on myspace or watch you tube videos. My computer is a laptop, Compaq Presario C500, it came with windows vista, but had some virus problems and we installed windows XP on it. I really don't know what the problem is at all and it is driving me crazy. Any advice at all would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:The start up sound and media files are skipping.What is wrong?

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Hello please help. I have a soundMAX integrated digital HD audio in my PC, with the following drivers installed.

The problem I am having is that after my PC being on for a few hours when I try to play an MP3 file or a video file the sound is very choppy and skipping. This PC is only about 3 months old. It has 1GB RAM and a DualCore Intel Pentium D820 processor and the motherboard is an ASUS PV5D2-MX-00. I am running winXP Pro.

According to device manager the drivers are dated 5/10/2005, which I guess makes them pretty old......

How can I fix this problem? I rarely have more than 2-3 programs running at the same time so I don't think too much strain is the problem. Do I need to upgrade the drivers perhaps? On this page ( I found the following drivers, but not sure if they are the ones I need to download. Version V5.10.02.4490 2006/06/29 update
OS WinXP 64bit / Win2003 64bit
Description ADI AD1986A Audio Driver V5.10.02.4490 for Windows 64bit XP/2003
File Size 11.56 (MBytes)

Please help me if you can. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Sound is choppy and skipping on soundMAX integrated board

Please someone help, this is driving me crazy...............

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A few days ago I had this problem for the first time, my PC freezes (no buttons respond) and I get a black screen. If sound was playing at that moment, it skips continuously. The only thing I can do is powering off my pc and restart it again.

After restarting it says the pc didn't shut down cleanly and starts collecting meta-cache, I have the option to start Windows in safe or normal mode.

After that everything seems unchanged/normal until it freezes again (this is at random, it can be 20 minutes after / 1 hour after /...).

Prior to the first time I did not download/install anything (to my knowledge), nor did something happen to my pc (didn't let it drop, didn't spill anything on it, etc).

I followed the instructions on the "BSOD - Posting Instructions" to make this post.

Hopefully someone can help me with this.

Thank you.

Thomas D.M.

Answer:PC freeze, black screen and sound skipping at random

There are no dump files in your .zip folder. Can you please follow these instructions on how to configure dump files. Can you also disable automatic restart, just follow the tutorial and you will see a tick box saying "Automatically Restart" untick it.

Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

Can you then enable Driver Verifier by following these instructions as it will help determine if there are bad drivers installed.

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

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this happen after i left my computer on overnight, which i did not intentionally do so. the morning, the pc audio became glitching and skipping. this happen before to the same computer with the same os. after playing a heavy cpu consuming game.

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by pc100 at 0:55:30.32 on Sun 04/11/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.999.716 [GMT 8:00]

AV: avast! Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

============== Running Processes ===============

E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
E:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
E:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
E:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
E:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
E:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
E:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
E:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
E:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
E:\Documents and Settings\yhb\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report... Read more

Answer:sound/audio skipping and glitching on normal usage on pc

generally the pc runs slower now

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I installed the catalyst 5.6 and multimedia center 9.08 . I unplugged the in line from the 9600xt to the sound card and the echo is gone. That's fixed but now the tv & fm radio are skipping when playing music. My motherboard is an Asus A7NAX-E Deluxe with a built in sound card by Nvidia - Sound Storm which uses Realtek ALC650. Has any one had this problem?

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Do I need more info?Compaq presario r3000xpall service packsAny ideas why the sound is skipping?Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Sound Coming Out Of Speakers And Headphones Sounds Like It Is Skipping

Did you check that all your wires from sound card to speakers are firmly plugged in?

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Hi all, I recently switched to a X-Fi Elite Pro, with a Nvidia Video Card.

Windows Vista SP1 (32bit)
Intel Pentium D 1.8 Ghz
2gb RAM
XFX GeForce 8600 GT 512mb running
Creative X-Fi Elite Pro

(it's been a while since I've needed this kind of support so let me know if more info is needed)

Anyways, from the moment Vista plays the logon sound there is static crackling and chirping noises whenever there is audio playing at the same time as any kind of visual change on the screen (not every screen update). For example videos on websites that play them as plugins are especially static-y. However, playing a fullscreen game (i.e. World of Warcraft) does not produce the static.

Interestingly, I have now tried two different video cards. The Nvidia and now a ATI Radeon, both have the same identical problem. I first thought that it might just be a Nvidia Issue but this is not the case

I have checked for IRQ conflicts and none exist that I can find. I have updated Windows as much as I think I can. I've tried changing Creative drivers as well.

Any advice is appreciated.

Answer:Vista SP1 32bit X-fi sound/video playback skipping/cracking

Ok, I have been fighting this problem a month now. Does anybody think that they may have a grounding issue in there audio cards. The more and more I search around it keeps seeming like when your messing with a car stereo with a grounding issue. Im lost and if anybody can help it would be appreciated. Thanks

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So my computer recently has undergone a massive slowdown in addition to many symptoms that seem to suggest that my computer either needs more RAM or better hardware, however, this is not the case. Until extremely recently, I had never seen my CPU go over 60% and now it is over that number upon opening any application. My computer is so slow to the point where it barely runs. At first I thought this had to be malware and I posted on the other forum; however, after exhausting many tests, we can't seem to fix the root of the problem, so the person helping me suggested I go here and post... although I am still running tests for viruses... it doesn't look too hopeful so I decided I might as well post on this forum so that you can try to help me simultaneously as the malware people. For a complete understanding of what exact tests I have ran etc... .see the other forum at

I really appreciate your help... I just want to be able to use my computer again =/

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here is my data
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:23:42 AM, on 10/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
O2 - BH... Read more

Answer:sound studdering and skipping cannot stream videos from youtube or anyware

You have a lot of lame BHO's (pieces left from toolbar installs that apparently are now uninstalled) BUT also have this entry I think may be malware; O4 - HKLM\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [] 

I recommend you post a new post in the Spyware section after reading and complying with this;

edit; once assured you are 'clean', post about the sound issue if it still exists


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MY computer details :

Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Intel Pentium II processor
397 MHz, 320 of RAM

Creative SBLive! Value soundcard
Ok, i've had my computer for alomst 3 years now and i've never had any sound problems but about 4 days ago after i downloaded a new Java update, my sound started to be choppy and stuttery (i know thats not a real word, but you know what i mean lol). I have already uninstalled that update and even uninstalled Java as a whole but im still encountering these sound problems. It happens whenever i play any audio. I don't play any games or anything like that on my computer either so i really don't know whats causing this probem. It will play with no problems for a couple of seconds and then all of a sudden it messes up and starts to sound choppy and stuttery. Afterwards, my computer also starts to run slow, like in slow motion for random times. Does anyone know what the problem could possibly be?

Answer:choppy...skipping...messed up sound...possibly Java update?

Something is not 'releasing' system resources when playing music or sounds. Considering how old and slow your processor is, I'm surprised that you are just now experiencing problems (that might sound like I'm trying to be mean, but I'm not. Not everyone has the $$$ to invest in new PCs). First thing I'd do is check your system resources (CPU activity and memory usage) when the sound is skipping. You can do this with either the built-in Windows task manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) or by using a 3rd party utility that will probably supply much more detailed info. Use it to see if there's a particular "runaway" process or two or three. If that doesn't shed any light on the situation, try uninstalling the sound driver, then reboot the PC, and reload the sound driver. Be sure you write down the make and model of the sound card and driver before you uninstall it and make sure it's available for download, then download it and burn it to CD to be sure that you have it. Sometimes it's a good idea to download 2 or 3 different drivers just be on the safe side. Anyway- uninstall the sound driver, reboot, reinstall the sound driver, and reboot again before testing it.... Here's a link to a great system monitoring utility for RAM, CPU, and just about anything else you can think of:
CS Fire Monitor (yup, it's free )

Good luck! I hope this helps!

Keep us posted.
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So I am having computer problems :(.... basically my computer's performance is much lower than it has been in the past... i have been using it for about half a year and then all of the sudden performance dropped... I have never seen my cpu go over 60%... the performance loss is most noticable in startup and when playing audio because of the skipping.

I really would appreciate the help because i think it must be some kind of virus.

here is the DDS

DDS (Ver_09-01-19.01) - NTFSx86
Run by User at 22:04:02.90 on Mon 01/26/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2038.776 [GMT -8:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: Symantec Client Firewall *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec Client Firewall\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
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Answer:Sound Skipping; Mouse Jerking; Sudden loss of performance

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I have a MSI K8T Neo 2 motherboard, socket 939 AMD 3000+ processor,
512 M ram, an 80 gig Western Digital drive, and a 250 gig one...
I am running Windows XP...everything working. Both my drives register, and I have ran successful diagnostic programs, however every once in awhile, I hear a sound like a fan kicking in, then shutting off right away. Whenever this occurs any programs running lock up and "Program Not Responding" shows up. If I click cancel every once in awhile the program will resume. If that takes too long I end program, and I can usually go back into it, and have it work fine until the next random glitch.

I am not sure if this sound is one of the drives, or something else. Sometimes it will do it a couple times in a row...every once in awhile a blue windows error screen pops up saying something about a kernel issue( I am not familiar with kernels).

All my disk drives show up on my motherboards BIOS, so I do not believe they are corrupt. Windows will restart if I power up my computer after a crash. The type of program operating doesn't seem to make a difference in this can happen even if the computer is idle.

Is this hard disk problems...power issues? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:hard drive skipping...temp. program skipping

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i used hijackthis and her is my list
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:43:18 PM, on 10/20/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront\Client Security\Client\Antimalware\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Webcam\Dell Webcam Central\WebcamDell.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco\Cisco NAC Agent\NACAgentUI.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\HidFind.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\distnoted.exe
C:\Users\joe\Downloads\HijackThis (1).exe

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The problem started out of nowhere.I have windows xp and I noticed that my whole computer is been running kinda choppy.anything that has audio will skip,including music,aim sounds,videos,video games,anything in general.also my mouse moves choppy.It will pause for a second and then start moving again with no problem and then pause again.The mouse mainly moves choppy when I load up certain programs.
I tried scanning my computer with spybot ad-aware and avg antivirus and it found nothing.I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling Realtek ac97 and that didnt work either.
I have a cable modem so I know its not my internet connection speed.
I had my computer over a year and it was running with no problems.I started having these problems about 3 or 4 days ago.I also noticed that while Im on internet explorer my cpu usage will go to 100% for a couple seconds when I try to go to any site or open a application on my computer.otherwise it will stay at 2% or 3% 17%(around that range area) if im not doing anything on the computer.I posted my hijackthis file.

Can somebody please help me fix these problems with my computer?

Edit:I also ran avg antivirus and it found nothing.

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Hi, I've been searching for about 2 weeks now online for a solution to some of the problems I'm having with my laptop and I haven't found anything to be much help so far so I'm hoping maybe some of you could help me.

I own a Gateway M460 3400383 Laptop with Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2.
Some history of the computer:
The computer was used when I got it from a friend. I plugged it in and started the computer up, I rebooted with XP Home edition and the computer seemed to be working fine except that I needed drivers for everything. I used a friend's laptop to get the drivers I need onto a flash drive and installed them into the Gateway and got everything working.
The computer was pretty fast, wasn't freezing, no error messages but once I installed my web cam the computer started to move slower whether I was using the cam or not.
Even without the cam plugged in my USB port.

Eventually things got worse because instead of listening and enjoying music with my laptop, the sound that plays on anything with the computer skips, jumps, lags and while it's doing this the task manager shows my CPU usage full. If I continue playing the music I will usually get the blue screen saying
" Kernel data inpage error" or the "driver irql not less or equal" error screen and it does the memory dump.
My computer also makes a clicking sound when this happens usually and I can hear it running loudly.
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Answer:Kernel data inpage error, driver irql not less or equal & sound skipping

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just another example of the typical bull**** doled out to us - we the consumer with little voice - just put it in the box and get the money - let them ***** later..
windows 10 - loaded without my authorization, wasted hours waiting, a whole new configuration, hours to reset some semblance of normalcy, and issue after issue of **** that doesn't work.. lame offers of resolutions, patches, and 'it should work now' by shady-tree IT wanna-be's.. who should of kept their mcdonald's jobs as it fit their competency levels..
maybe when trump becomes president some of this **** they pass off for product will actually get better.. if not, then they should head to mexico, after all, half of their 'technicians' don't speak 'good enough English'..
if your with me - tell them they can now help pay for the wall...

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For the past 2-3 days, strange things have been going on with my desktop and its interaction with the monitor. While playing a game, my monitor went black as if my computer had been shut off. However, the computer remained on. Power was still active, every fan inside of the case was working, etc.

Originally, I thought it was just an incompatibility with this game, but then it happened again while watching YouTube. The screen goes black and there is an audible "skipping" sound, one you might expect to hear when a physical CD of music is dirty and stops mid-track.

At this time, I'm thinking it has to do with my video card. I didn't recently install any new drivers or anything. I play a game again, wait for this to happen, and ensure that my video card's fan is still working when this happens again. It is. I check the temperatures of my GPU, CPU, etc. All is well. I even clean out my case. Still, this continues to happen.

At this time, I'm thinking maybe it's the hard drive. I run health tests, etc. I run an error repair in Windows (as I'm running 8.1). Everything seems fine. I guess all that's left is the power supply? Could it be something to do with that? I am stumped and clueless at this point.

Other things I'll note:

No new software or drivers were recently installed.
I've run a long GPU stress test with FurMark, and it went smoothly. No issues.
I've run a long CPU stress test. It went fine.
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Answer:Desktop remains on, display turns off, loud "skipping" sound follows

You did not mention the monitor. Monitors blacking out and remaining dark for longer periods of time indicate a problem with the monitor. It could be a bad resistor or capacitor.

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General slowdowns, computer "skipping", static in sound. Happens about every 30 seconds or so. Causes static in sound and "lag" depending on what Im doing at the time. Here's the log, thanks for any help

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:16:50 PM, on 12/24/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Belkin\F5D8055\v2\BelkinDetectUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Epson Software\Event Manager\EEventManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\winamp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenLife Emerald Viewer\Emerald.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenLife Emerald Viewer\SLVoice.exe
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The problem started out of nowhere.I have windows xp and I noticed that my whole computer is been running kinda choppy.anything that has audio will skip,including music,aim sounds,videos,video games,anything in general.also my mouse moves choppy.It will pause for a second and then start moving again with no problem and then pause again.The mouse mainly moves choppy when I load up certain programs.
I tried scanning my computer with spybot ad-aware and avg antivirus and it found nothing.I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling Realtek ac97 and that didnt work either.
I have a cable modem so I know its not my internet connection speed.
I had my computer over a year and it was running with no problems.I started having these problems about 3 or 4 days ago.
Can somebody please help me fix these problems with my computer?

Answer:computer sound skipping problem,mouse moving choppy problem

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Question: Skipping?

I've got a wierd problem with my computer that decided to pop up out of nowhere.

Every 3 seconds or so my computer "skips" meaning the computer stops everything it is doing for a split second, be it music, games, or whatever.

I can't pin-point what program is doing this but everytime it does this it takes 9% CPU.

I'm running a slk-948U with a tornado fan @ 29C, so I don't think it's overheating.

I've tried formatting, but after an hour or so it came back up, leading me to think this is a hardware issue. So far I've only run memtest86, and didin't get any errors.



I'll start with a few basic suggestions, if you've already done this let me know please.

Are you overclocking? If so, scale it back, see how that goes.

Check for spyware/adware (see my signature).

Viruses too .

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Question: Skipping OS

Please help.

I really am not very good with my computer so I do need very basic instructions.

My OS is skipping every other minute. Freezing and movies look very choppy... etc..

I have been told my cpu usage was at 100%.

This happened after I watched the Mayweather fight live 2 weeks ago. I need help please.

Answer:Skipping OS

and welcome to the Forum

Have you run antivirus and antispyware programs lately?

Also, click on the link to "PC running slow" and go thru those steps

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Question: i pod skipping

I got a 20gb I Pod for Xmas. The songs start to skip when the battery indicator shows about one third of charge left. Re charging the battery cures the problem.It occcurs whatever song happens to be playing.Should it play properly until battery is exhausted? Is it something to do with the buffer?

Answer:i pod skipping

Sorry I can't answer your question but as an iPod user you will find this site very useful click here

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Question: wmp 11 skipping

ive noticed that toward the very end of each song that there is a skip at the same place, its very annoying, any ideas?wmp 11vista premium 32

Answer:wmp 11 skipping

you havent got crossfading on have u? its used to start a song before the song you are playing ends.

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Question: AVI skipping

Hi all. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced a problem like this one. I have a good sized movie collection. I have converted most of it from dvd to avi. When I burn the avi to disc it skips ahead randomly while playing. Doesnt stick, skips, and not always?? Ive tried burning them at even 1x and still the problem persists. Im really hoping that is isn't my dvd player as it is brand new. Im puzzled. Burner is also brand new. Tried both imgburn and nero 9.

Answer:AVI skipping

Well I solved the issue my is in fact my brand new player that is the problem. Tried discs on another divx player and they work without any problems. Very irritating. Now begins the headache of dealing with Future Shop to try and get an exchange

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Question: DVD Skipping

I have a DVD player in my computer it worked fine for weeks then one day I wanted to fast forward to another chapter I did and ever sense it drops frames and the sound is all garbled

Answer:DVD Skipping

Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software? How old is the drive?

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My bleeepers,you have helped keep my old computer running well past its prime! It died of a hard drive attack and was buried in the garage! Now the new one is wonderful machine,but,I figured the DVD player would play,well,like a DVD player? The machine came with a cyberlinkplayer and the media player.I played a video after i uncrated it and it played fine! A week later the movies skip,why?!


I should have given more info when I first asked this question. This computer has a pentium 4 2.80ghz,80gb hardrive 90% free 512 mb of memory,shouldn`t this thing play dvd s or a screen saver without the video skipping? It was fine for about the first week then Mod Edit - Topic Merged to avoid confusion - Leurgy

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Question: Skipping

My computer shut off last night because my battery had died and I re-started it with normal mode and now it is skipping every few seconds. When I play my itunes the song skips, when I type the letters skipp (won't show up until a few seconds after I type them) and my mouse skips as well. I'm not sure what it could be and I'm not very technical with computers. I have a dell inspiron that I got three years back, it has already crashed once and it's been good after that (a year ago). It has Windows Vista, that's about all I can tell you that I know.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:04:45 AM, on 8/12/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18498)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sigmatel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\FreeAgent Status\stxmenumgr.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe... Read more

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