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Old 24 Feb 2006, 03:30 AM   #1
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recently i have had a problem playing some files,like when i play a mp3 in media player classic (or wmp) it stutters every 5 seconds also in dvd shrink when i try opening a ripped dvd it seems extremely stuttery.i haven't changed anything so i'm confused.


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Old 24 Feb 2006, 08:45 AM   #2
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Have you changed anything lately? Like Drivers

You also could be running out of availible system memory requiring Windows to poll data in/out of virtual memory

If im running too much and playing some mp3s and try to open lets say photoshop the songs will stutter unitl the CPU demand drops
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Old 25 Feb 2006, 06:50 AM   #3
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well i don't have anything open execpt MPC and i closed all other things running in the background.I haven't messed with any drivers either.
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Have you installed any new software?
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Old 25 Feb 2006, 07:37 AM   #5
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I ve seen spy/malware, viruses, trojans cripple systems before

I'd like to see a screen shoot of your Windows Task manager and see what that is showing while you're having the problem

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Old 25 Feb 2006, 09:49 AM   #6
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I ve seen spy/malware, viruses, trojans cripple systems before

I'd like to see a screen shoot of your Windows Task manager and see what that is showing while you're having the problem

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Old 25 Feb 2006, 10:41 AM   #7
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try playing with VLC or media player classic
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Old 25 Feb 2006, 12:34 PM   #8
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try playing with VLC or media player classic
I tryed playing with both but i still get that little stutter
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Old 25 Feb 2006, 04:43 PM   #9
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got latest drivers? when did you last do a clean install?
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Old 25 Feb 2006, 09:30 PM   #10
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alien, try a disk clean up and defrag
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Old 26 Feb 2006, 04:49 AM   #11
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Take a screenshot after you notice the problem and leave everything open.

Well u're system isnt overloaded in that screenshot. Following Chewy's idear is good, but your HD would havta be chewed up pretty good to get a stutter.

I had a similiar prob with a MSI nForce 4 mobo since that mobo uses a Creative SB chip for the sound, and when he did a driver install using the nVidia nForce driver it replaced with the standard C-media driver causing the sound problems.

Please list your components for us

Also you might wanna try a HD tool like Western Digitals Diagnostic Tool (only if you have a WD drive) i think the other manufacturers have one tool, to check to see if you're having any HD issues

Again, are you sure that you have not installed any programs/driver/updates since the last time it worked, and now

Try running: msinfo32 [start -> run -> msinfo32]
Click on Tools (tab) select the DirectX Diagnostic Tool
Let it run thru the check and on the bottom of the window click on the [Save All Information] button and post the text file, and
Click and check out the sound tabs [Sound 1], [Sound 2], and [Music] - (if there is a [Sound 2] tab).

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Old 26 Feb 2006, 09:14 AM   #12
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Take a screenshot after you notice the problem and leave everything open.

Well u're system isnt overloaded in that screenshot. Following Chewy's idear is good, but your HD would havta be chewed up pretty good to get a stutter.

I had a similiar prob with a MSI nForce 4 mobo since that mobo uses a Creative SB chip for the sound, and when he did a driver install using the nVidia nForce driver it replaced with the standard C-media driver causing the sound problems.

Please list your components for us

Also you might wanna try a HD tool like Western Digitals Diagnostic Tool (only if you have a WD drive) i think the other manufacturers have one tool, to check to see if you're having any HD issues

Again, are you sure that you have not installed any programs/driver/updates since the last time it worked, and now

Try running: msinfo32 [start -> run -> msinfo32]
Click on Tools (tab) select the DirectX Diagnostic Tool
Let it run thru the check and on the bottom of the window click on the [Save All Information] button and post the text file, and
Click and check out the sound tabs [Sound 1], [Sound 2], and [Music] - (if there is a [Sound 2] tab).

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ok i did what chewy said and still got the prob,i've attached the dxdiag text
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Old 26 Feb 2006, 09:48 AM   #13
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Memory: 376MB RAM
Page File: 235MB used,
something's running in the background that's taking too much memory
you still have plenty left but whatever may be causing the conflict.
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I am assuming you have a 256 and a 128 mem stick, currently in your system

Looking at an overview of spec's XP is going to want 256MBs to run efficently, leaving you with 128MBs and your Virtual memory left to handle everything. Plus it keeps a reserve of system memory handy to execute the virtual memory (swapping the info from HD to RAM and back and forth)

Running multiple apps is going to seriously choke your system

Here is a link to compatible memory for your system, buy as much as you can afford or desire. I suggest another 256 or 512. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&ATTR8=&ATTR9=

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that pc should have no troubles playing mp3's-- ofcourse an upgrade is recommended, but definitely not necessary
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