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Choppy Sound while playing music or video

Q: Choppy Sound while playing music or video

Ok, let me get to the point, lately whenever I play a music file on my system or watch an online video, all I get is sluggish and choppy sound. I am running Vista Home Premium SP1. My specs are as follow :

AMD Athlon 64X2 TK-53 1.7Ghz
120GB Serial ATA Hard Drive

I've got all of the latest drivers
I ran various virus scans, yet no avail. I am running with all the latest OS updates. Now I am at my wits ends and baffled as to why suddenly it does this.

I also check my hard drive for errors using chkdsk yet it reports nothing bad.
However now that I think of it, I did update my BIOS last week I am running a PHOENIX AMD BIOS with version 3.13 Date : 08/22/2008.

Perhaps this caused some odd behavior ? But as far as I'm aware of, nothing else is wrong with my system.

My only problem is choppy audio while the hard disk drive is active. For example I could be copying a file while listening to music and all I hear is choppy audio. Unfortunately this is a pain in arse while playing games from the hard drive. All I get is choppy/sluggish audio.
Any help would be greatly appreciated and I am getting rather tired at the moment, don't mind my ****ty grammatical errors in this post. All I want to do is get my point across and hopefully get this problem fixed.
PS : If anyone would like to contact me further regarding this problem please don't hesitate to send me a Private Message or post in this topic.

Preferred Solution: Choppy Sound while playing music or video

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: Choppy Sound while playing music or video

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Each time I try to play a song or video in wmp, itunes, VLC media player, InterVideo, etc. I get absolutely no sound. Videos play, I can see the images perfectly fine, but there's silence.
However, if I want to watch a video on youtube or anywhere else online, the sound works. There's got to be a simple solution to this but I can't seem to find it. Any help? I've been putting up with this for a long time and I'd really like to finally get it sorted out.
Oh and before you ask, the media players are not muted.

A:No sound when playing music or video, but internet sound works fine

Originally Posted by withherlipsonly

Each time I try to play a song or video in wmp, itunes, VLC media player, InterVideo, etc. I get absolutely no sound. Videos play, I can see the images perfectly fine, but there's silence.
However, if I want to watch a video on youtube or anywhere else online, the sound works. There's got to be a simple solution to this but I can't seem to find it. Any help? I've been putting up with this for a long time and I'd really like to finally get it sorted out.
Oh and before you ask, the media players are not muted.

Try vista codec pack:
Shark007's Codecs Homepage

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Hello, I've been having problems for quite some time now and upon google search after search there doesn't seem to be an answer. When the audio is on, for videos, games, music, etc. it sometimes "skips" like an old cd player. Its pretty obnoxious, and I'm wondering why exactly this is so. I'm assuming I have an old driver or something, because I upgraded my pc from win 7 to win 8 pro. Thanks for the help and let me know if anyone needs clarification!

A:Jittery sound when playing music/video games (Win 8 Pro)

Audio is always on a shared Interrupt (IRQ) with a higher priority device. Depending on the shared device, it can "interrupt" the audio and cause skipping.

If you have the HP supplied IDT audio driver for Win 7, it is also compatible for Win 8. However, check the Device Manager and see what devices are listed in the Sound section. You should ONLY have the correct IDT sound driver and possibly HDMI audio (if your system has this) and nothing else. If "HD Audio Codec" (the generic Windows installed sound driver) is also listed, or any other sound, except the IDT and possibly HDMI, uninstall those as they can cause conflicts and other audio problems. Restart the PC if you uninstalled anything.

If you only have the correct entries in the sound, RIGHT click on the entry for the IDG and then LEFT click "Uninstall" (do not uninstall the drivers). Then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. This will fix any potential corruptions between Windows and the sound and sometimes will put the sound on a different shared IRQ and fix or mimimize any interruptions.

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Doesnt matter which bluetooth device your trying to play from, always choppy. Has been like this since forever and havent done anything about it, just hoping time will solve it, but it hasnt. I have the latest update and everything. Sick and tired of this computer with all the soundproblems since I bought it.

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So i have a brand new dell inspiron 15 7567(4gb ram, i5, gtx 1050, 1tb hdd) and its only been a week now im currently facing an annoying problem which is the buzzing sound u can hear whether on the speaker or headphones when im plugging in or out the charger though im not facing this problem back then..I tried:uninstalling/updating the audio driver, I'm still facing the problemrun diagnostics using supportassist but there seems no problemhopefully its not a motherboard, power supply problem.also noticed that performance drops when im disconnected on the charger although all setting are set to high/maximum performance.
please help 

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hi i dont know wats wrong with windows media player but since this morning its being acting weird. when its running it wont play the music properly, its really choppy, and it slows my whole computer down. i tried restarting it but that didnt fix it so i hav no idea wats wrong with it. any help?

A:wmplayer acting slow/sluggish playing music choppy and slowin pc down, help plz?

It could be a memory issue. How much RAM is in it? Also, have you tried updating Media Player?

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Recently (past week), when trying to go to sites with music playing or when trying to watch videos on internet (using IE7), the pages load terribly slow and play is very choppy. When pausing the play to wait for loading for the music, play back is better, video takes literally forever. Firefox is better with music, but not with video. Music played on Windows Media Player is fine. Most other pages load fine most of the time, but sometimes have terrible problems.

Two of my ex-boyfriends work as IT support and one suggested spyware was the problem. I ran anti-virus and anti-spyware scans, and quarentined the spyware threats, no virus found. Still having problems.

I am using a wireless connection. My desktop with the wired connection cannot connect to the internet at all, and cannot figure out why.

Ex-boyfriends do not seem to want to readily give help , so can you please give me some help?

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I just installed Vista Ultimate. I personally made my PC and while it's not the most spectacular machine, it should do. However, I get choppy music playback no matter what Music software I use. I've tried WMP, iTunes, and Winamp. All are choppy.

My motherboard has onboard audio. Just basic, and Vista installed the AC' 97 Audio Codec for it, which is what is used in XP as well.

I also have an extra sound card that I installed. It's a C-Media PCI Audio device and the drivers for that were installed from Vista as well.

Whenever I set the C-Media card as default, I get music, but choppy. Whenever I set the onboard audio as default (and move my speakers plug), I don't get anything. Vista says it's working just fine, but I don't get anything.

I have 768 mb ram (with 1 gig readyboost drive). AMD Sempron 1.6 ghz. I have a Radeon 9200 SE Video Card (no areo, but works fine other than that).

My ratings in the performance monitor are:

Processor: 3.2
Memory: 3.9
Graphics: 1.9
Gaming Graphics: 1.0
Primary Hard Disk: 5.2

So, do I really need better hardware just to get a simple mp3 to playback smoothly, or could there be something else wrong here?

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The problem still exists even after Dell repaired the laptop. It took two weeks to get the repaired laptop back from Dell.

The problem is:
When I plug or unplug the charger while playing music/video on laptop, the laptop is freezing with buzzing sound for 1-2 seconds when the laptop begins charging. Even after Dell repaired the laptop, the problem still exists.
Tried installing the updated drivers, the laptop works fine only for a short period and then after some time the same freezing with buzzing sound problem comes back.
Also, if the laptop is restarted it works fine for a while and then the same freezing with buzzing sound problem comes back.

Not satisfied with the Dell and Dell repair services.
Need help with this problem.

A:Dell Inspiron 15 7567 laptop freezing and buzzing sound issue when laptop charger is plugged in and unplugged while playing music/video

Please verify BIOS version on the system by typing msinfo32 onto the [Cortana] search box and stroll down to BIOS Version / Date. The latest BIOS version is 1.1.0 ,1.1.0, if there's an old version, I suggest updating to the latest version. Please click on link below to safety install latest BIOS version.
Update System Setup (BIOS) for a Dell Computer ... - …

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I've updated a few things on my trusty Inspiron 14z (n411z) which I purchased new in 2012.  The latest upgrade was to add an internal Blu-Ray drive (Panasonic UJ-272) to replace the standard DVD RW drive, but when I tried playing a commercial Blu-ray movie, the video was quite choppy and pixelated.  The same drive works fine in my HP desktop, so I'm wondering if the Inspiron's onboard video (Intel HD 3000, 2 GB ram) is just not capable for playing a Blu-ray movie? Has anyone else had success or suggestions on how I can get this to work?

A:Choppy video when playing Blu-Ray on Inspiron 14z (n411z)

It's true that the GPU is underpowered -- it's equally true that blue-ray drives produce quite a bit of heat -- if the system is running warm or hot, it may be throttling and causing the problem.  

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OK so I just got this new HD TV and am using it as a monitor. Its a 26" HD 1080p LCD with a VGA input available. So I know the issue is not bandwidth I'm runnen at 8Mbs on average and I know its not the VGA because I get the same issue when I use the HDMI and try and play like hulu full screen on my HD 55". I suspect the issue here is my video card. Its only a 512 so I figure this is the issue not to mention its a budget card...$65 2 years ago! Although this things a trooper I have to give it props I am amazed at what it can run.

The issue is when I try and play online video from a site like comcast or hulu full screen the video gets really choppy and bugs the crap out of me. I think I just need to get a better video card but I want to insure this is the problem. I have questioned if its the video card since I can play a HD video on my PC just fine full screen. Video card? Memory? CPU?

I am running

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz, 2560 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS P5N-E SLI ACPI BIOS Revision 1406, 11/18/2009
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 959 MB

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The sound with my sister's Compaq Presario 730US laptop is choppy at startup and when playing dvds. If anyone has any ideas please reply.

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A:Sound Choppy at Startup and playing DVDs

Is it just the sound having a problem? Or does the Video look slow or choppy?

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I compiled a video in CyberLink Power Director (video editing software). When I would preview the video in the edit it would run very choppy in some parts. I produced the video and now it still runs choppy when viewing it with any media player. I am now trying to edit the video in windows movie maker and it runs incredibly choopy, delaying any action I make. It basically takes 15 seconds just to cut a portion of the video, or any other action for that matter.

What's the problem?

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After downloading something from limewire my computer is usually slow and choppy but as soon as I restart my comp its back to normal. After this time throw it has not gone back to normal ive uninstalled limewire ive fun avg free comp scan ive gone to windows web site and downloaded all the new updates. Nothings worked any suggestions or do I have to get a new hard drive? I have a Gateway laptop running windows xp.
Thanks for the help


A:Choppy Video And Sound

Hello Joe,

Do you know the specs of the system?
Has this problem just started happening or has it been ongoing?
What security products do you use?

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When using basically anything that uses audio/video (applications as diverse as Oblivion, Madden2007 and Windows Media player) I for some reason have choppy performance sometimes. For example, when I am in a big open area in Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, the game is extremely choppy. Yet, when I am in a small cave I see no performance issues. I used to be able to play on pretty high levels of detail, but now i have to put it at a very low res to even play it at all.... Basically it seems to happen during times of high stress on the computer and loading times.

In Madden, its almost specifically just during loading times, but also will just occur randomly and may last for over a minute.

In Windows Media, its just small little blips that are a nuisance when watching movies and such.

Furthermore, just in general, the computer just seems to be running slower in merely opening files and starting the computer up.

I dont know if these things are related, but the choppiness all appears relatively similar. I updated the drivers and such and direct X. One thing to note is that taking the dead battery out of my computer helped what I thought was a similar problem to these. Anytime that I would type, the computer would just randomly freeze up for a milisecond or whatever and skip over my keystrokes. I took the dead bat out and that solved it. Would maybe getting a new battery help what I'm dealing with now?

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A:Choppy Video/sound

It sounds like something is chewing up your RAM or CPU, slowing your system down. Check out this link for some general troubleshooting ideas.

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I'm hoping I can get some help here please...I recently had a virus problem but since that has been fixed through the Virus Thread here at TSF. Whilst in the process of cleaning my computer, nearing the end of the process, I noticed that any video or sound that I played whether it was through video file that has been downloaded or even if it was a DVD or watching a video through YouTube or just listening to an MP3 through any program, the sound would be choppy and just go at like a slow motion pace every few seconds. The computer is now clean but I am hesitant to do a system restore to an earlier date because of the viruses that were there!

I have reinstalled programs, reinstalled the sound driver, ran Windows Recovery, reinstalling flash and defragmented the computer but unfortunately its still not fixed! I told this problem to a Mod over in the Virus Thread and they redirected me here. I can't say for sure when exactly this happened but it was after the Mod told me to update my Java, delete Viewpoint Media Player and update Adobe Reader that it happened.

I have a MSI Megabook S262 that runs Windows XP. Please let me know if there is any additional information you need from me.


A:Choppy audio and sound on any video or sound

I know you said you reinstalled the sound driver but try this. Delete the driver, restart pc and then reinstall driver.

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when i try to play music videos the picture is vey choppy and starts and stops....the music also starts and stops along with the video...i dont know what to do my computer is dell and the model number is 3610kl-04w-b66 please help

A:choppy video and sound problem

Hi rockherhipz4u !

3610kl-04w-b66 is a part number for a cooling fan, it's not the actual model of your Dell computer. Look for some model name like Inspiron, Optiplex or something like that followed by a code that's usually made of one letter and 3 numbers. It should be written on the computer case.

Can you tell us more about your problem : did it start recently or has it always been like that ? Have you installed any new software/hardware recently ?

If this is a desktop computer then open the case and tell us if there's any dust in it (check all the fans and heatsinks).

Press ctrl+alt+del to access the task manager. Go to the processes tab and expand the window. Post a screenshot of that window : press the printscreen (or prt scr) key once then go to start => all programs => accessories => paint. In paint click edit => paste. Go to file => save as and save the image as a .jpg file (pay attention to where you save it). Then use the manage attachments button to attach this file to your next post when you'll reply here. If all the processes can't be seen in one picture then scroll down in the task manager and take another screenshot.

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On our Toshiba laptop running Vista, while watching an episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition, the video was fine except when the volume increased, like the crowed cheering.

The video hestitated at these times - was choppy - until the volume went down to a 'normal' level, like just people talking.

Any ideas?

Thanks for the help with my first post

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I have a hp pavilion and i am running windows xp. The video sound is very broken up and choppy. Whenever i first boot it up the windows chime is the same way. What can I do to fix this problem.

A:video sound is very choppy and broken. Please help.

How old is your laptop? your speakers may be dying. Make sure you have the latest sound drivers.

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I have a few issues with video/soud and I'm guessing they're related so I thought I'd put them all in the one post.

1. Elder Srolls IV: Oblivion:
The opening cutscene is very strange, it starts off choppy and then then it sort of goes in squares with different squares being at different parts of the movie, like large squares of the screen stop playing the movie and then try to catch up again but the sound is absolutely fine - it plays at the correct speed.

2. Rise & Fall: Civilisations at War
The cut scenes are slightly jerky - like its running at 15-20 fps but its a pre-rendered movie (as far as I can tell) and the sound is choppy so you cant hear most of the dialogue. My system anihilates the system requirements so I cant understand the problem - but as I said I think its all related

3. Embedded Media player
On certain sites that have embedded media players (http://www.football365.com - last time I checked) - when I visit them my CPU usage goes up to 100% until I can close my browser down - the same thing happened with the 'sounds best on soundblaster' demo CD I got with my sound card. But I can play stuff in windows media player normally and I can go on sites like youtube and google video without any problems.

I just cant fathom the problem here. With 1 & 3 I've had this problem with 2 separate graphics cards and 2 fresh windows installs.

I've attached my dxdiag file if that will help.

A:Choppy video & sound & lockups


Probably a dumb question... Do you have the latest video & audio drivers? Your chipset drivers?

Also, try rolling back the Nvidia drivers, for example, to the 80 series. That can sometimes help.

Regards :wave:

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HP- dv7
Vista Home Premium 64bit w/ service pack 1
2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
4 GB of DDR2 system memory
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M
Bought this laptop bout 6 months ago.. the sound worked perfect. Then it started to get choppy listening to MP3s... Doesnt matter if its in: winamp, quicktime, itunes, media player it is all the same.. Same with videos. I have to hit pause on videos so it loads the video first then MAYBe it will play a lil better.

I actually did a factory reformat so it was like when i got it thinkin it would clear the problem and in fact it didnt.. so im really lost

the drivers are up to date.
any help would be great... i hate going to my desktop to listen to music

when i get home i will upload what i see and hear for you. Maybe get a better understanding what im dealing with

A:Sound/Video play is choppy

Originally Posted by milehigh78


HP- dv7
Vista Home Premium 64bit w/ service pack 1
2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
4 GB of DDR2 system memory
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M
Bought this laptop bout 6 months ago.. the sound worked perfect. Then it started to get choppy listening to MP3s... Doesnt matter if its in: winamp, quicktime, itunes, media player it is all the same.. Same with videos. I have to hit pause on videos so it loads the video first then MAYBe it will play a lil better.

I actually did a factory reformat so it was like when i got it thinkin it would clear the problem and in fact it didnt.. so im really lost

the drivers are up to date.
any help would be great... i hate going to my desktop to listen to music

when i get home i will upload what i see and hear for you. Maybe get a better understanding what im dealing with

Hey milehigh, Welcome to the Forum.

Have you tried?...Right click on your speaker symbol, select Playback Devices, Select the Speaker option and configure your drivers.

Try also to turn off any sound effects as these can also cause choppy sound problems.

With Videos you mention having to wait for it to load first, Is this from the internet?
If yes, then it is a problem with your download speed and has nothing to do with Vista or your Sound card, The only options you have is to wait, or get a quicker connection.

I hope this helps


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Over the past year or so XP has been getting progressively slower, and I've tried everything. I use the Classic theme with no animations, I use a wired connection instead of wireless, I don't use active scanning with Avast, I upgrade all my software and drivers, I clear out temporary files and unused programs, I defragment, but still the computer loads slowly, programs load slowly, audio and video are choppy, and the computer is generally slow.

Here's the specs:

Operating System
MS Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3
Intel Core Duo T2050 @ 1.60GHz 43 C
Yonah 65nm Technology
1.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 266MHz (4-4-4-12)
Dell Inc. 0MG532 (Microprocessor) 44 C
Plug and Play Monitor ([email protected])
Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family
Hard Drives
Optical Drives
SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC

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A:Solved: Slow-down, sound and video choppy

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I am having a progressively worsening problem that is making my audio and video almost unlistenable and unwatchable.
The problem is intense but intermittent.
When I play an mp3 file, the sound can become scratchy, almost like an old scratchy lp. It may be intense for fifteen seconds, then clears up. It inevitably returns.
And when I play a video (the player is irrelevant; even Netflix has the same issue), everything will look and sound fine, then the sound becomes distorted, like a distant foghorn and, at the same time, the video seems to go into slow motion mode. In fact, the video almost stops completely. Then, after maybe 10 to 20 seconds, it clears up. The erratic sound and slowed down video returns anywhere from a minute to five minutes later. This issue has been getting progressively worse (that is, more frequent) within the last week.

I tried recording the audio distortion on a systems sound recorder. Oddly, the distortion is barely heard, if heard at all! It doesn't seem to record, in other words, on the PC recorder. Odd!

I believe these two issues (sound and video+sound) are related.

Anybody have any ideas as to what the issue is, and how I might go about fixing it?

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A:Sound Erratic, Choppy, and Video Slows

Start by checking Task Manager during one of these episodes to see if some process is using excessive CPU, leaving too little for the player. You might also try running the player at a higher priority, such as "Above Normal", never "Realtime", available in the right-click menu of the process in Task Manager.

Players generally do better run at higher priorities and many have that setting available. If not, there are ways of making them start at a certain priority each time.

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I decided to save some money and gain some knowledge by building my first ever PC. After successfully completing it and turning it on it worked fine for a couple of months but now I have a problem.
At first, my audio gets choppy and slow, almost instantly, my video lags, then my keyboard and mouse stop responding, then my PC goes into total lockdown and freezes, and I usually have to hit the power button and wait 30 mins because if I hit the reset button it boots up and shortly does the same thing.
This happens usually while I'm playing video games and even when I'm simply watching a YouTube video. I'm a little worried that everytime this happens I'm damaging my pc it has happened around 50+ times around a couple months.
Here are my specs:
Operating System: 
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
AMD FX-8150 21 °C
8.00 GB Dual-Channel Ballistix DDR3 @ 800MHz (9-9-9-24)
BIOSTAR Group TA970XE (CPU 1) 26 °C
DELL ST2220L (1920x1080 60Hz)
HP vs17 (1920x1080 60Hz)
1024MB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (EVGA) 44 °C
Hard Drives:
466GB Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB ATA Device (SATA) 30 °C
186GB Seagate ST3200827AS ATA Device (SATA) 34 °C
Optical Drives:
ASUS Xonar DS Audio Device
Diablotek EVO Mid-Tower ATX
Hopefully someone can help. Thanks.

A:Sound gets choppy, Video lags, then PC freezes.

Last time you ran the chkdsk /r command on the Windows partition?
Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter.  Type Y in new screen and hit Enter.  Reboot, command will execute before booting into Windows.
Last time you defragged the Windows partition?
What PSU is installed?
Please run following diagnostic on each hard drive, long/extended test.
If diagnostic is unable to complete, please write down onscreen error message.  If diagnostic completes, write down functional status provided.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 00:01:15, on 03/08/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exeC:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Application Data\EPSON\EPW!3 SSRP\E_S30RP1.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intern... Read more

A:Unstable. Choppy Sound, Video And Games

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Last fall I built my first my computer. The specs are also in my profile, but for the sake of making things easier, here they are:

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
Intel D975XBX2 Motherboard
ATI Radeon 256MB X1650XT
PCI IDE Controller
60GB ATA Hard Drive
200GB ATA Hard Drive
Standard DVD-ROM and DVD-R/W drives
Windows XP Home
Onboard Sound

Now, to the best of my knowledge, everything was put together fine, and I encounter no issues while using my new PC save for two: Any sound I play frequently is distorted or choppy, even if I'm not running any other programs. I tried installing a separate sound card, but this didn't solve the issue at all. The other issue is regarding video playback. Along the same lines as my audio issues, the video is choppy and I encounter the occasional freeze frame.

I have been searching for a long time for answers, most of the responses I get are to reinstall the drivers. I have tried reformatting, reinstalling drivers, the whole works, nothing seems to work. It'd be nice if I could even figure out what the source of the problem is. Do the constant hangups indicate an issue with the processor, the RAM, a connection to my hard drives? I feel like everything I have is good enough that there's no reason to run into these issues. But I can't figure out what the problem might be.

Anyways, I'm hoping someone here might have some idea what my problem might be. Thanks in advance for any help.

A:New Computer, distorted sound, choppy video

I'd try pulling a some RAM first. I'd then use a Mem tester.


What's connected to 'PCI IDE Controller'?

You could also test your HD's for speed and proper DMA.


Also grab EFD Inspector from the site as this may help pinpoint some potential problem areas.

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Whenever I try to watch videos for trailers, etc on Yahoo the default settings are WMP 9 with the highest broadband setting yet the video is in "slideshow" form (only stills of the video go) and the sound is fine....I change the settings to mid broadband and the video streams fine but no audio. I have this problem on other sites with have built in media player and I'm not able to download. For some instances on other sites I'm able to right click video go to properties and copy and paste the location and use it as a download file. Since my IE is corrupted I can only open it from my ESPN Bottomline application and the setting for WMP on Yahoo have WMP 11 which I have but the same type of play happens as firefox.

I have Optimum Online Cable hooked directly to my computer so being slow is not the problem

I've tried reinstalling WMP 11 and nothing happened and I have the latest version of Firefox. I can't figure out the problem!

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I built my new home desktop computer at the beginning of the year and until now everything has been running as smooth as silk.

But just an hour or so ago I was in the process of installing Greasemonkey for Firefox and afterward any video I recorded on WMC (wtv or converted dvr-ms) plays back choppy on both WMC and WMP. When I say choppy it's a kind of stutter like it's trying to keep up or can't seem to sync the video and audio streams. I've tried everything from reinstalling WMC and Firefox as well as uninstall Greasemonkey. Nothing seems to fix the problem.

I can't use System Restore and I'm really trying to avoid reinstalling from a backup clone (that happens to be a bit old). I just can't for the life of me figure out what changed and caused this (and how to fix it).

Any suggestions and tips would be appreciated.


Motherboard: M4A88TD-V
CPU: AMD Phenom II 1090t (Black Edition) 3.7Ghz
RAM: 2x4GB Corsair XMS3
GPU: EVGA GeForce GT 430
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM (x2)
Optical: LG Internal Blu-ray Writer Multi-Drive w/ LightScribe
Win7 Pro x64

A:Strange Sudden Issue with WMC Choppy Video/Sound

System Restore would be my 1st choice. Why can't you run it?

Did you try the recordings on another system to verify the problem is with your system?

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hi, ive been having this problem for a couple of days now. i was listening to music which had been skipping for a while but not to bad and suddenly everything froze. i killed winamp and hit pulled up the task mgr. cpu usage was staying around 100% different processes popping up to the top. i downloaded process explorer and it has a file highlighted in dark red wmiprvse.exe i read this could be a virus but i verifed it was in the correct folder. im running win xp media center edition with sp3. while looking at processes in the task mgr the system idle process is usually at the top of the list. my computer pretty much freezes up every few seconds now for a second or 2 and whenever i open any program it freezes up for a good minute or 2. anything else ya'll might need to know feel free to ask. is there a way i could check if it is a hardware problem? this is a Hp pavillion laptop amd turion 1.99ghz 2gb ram. i have also tweaked xp to run faster by removing the themes among other things. i think thats the only thing saving me right now.

A:high cpu usage, extremely choppy sound and video

also i am using norton 360 and have completed a full scan along with webroot spysweeper

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I recently got a HP slimline with a DVD-RW Rom w/Lightscribe worked great now the video and sound playback is choppy not only on DVD playback but on CD playback aswell it seems to work fine for loading and recording files though

I have a HP Pavilion Slimline s7520n
AMD Turion 64 Mobile Tech ML-34
787 MHz, 960 MB of RAM
Win XP Media Center Edition 2002 SP2

A:DVD playback sound and video choppy moved from other h/ware

How many programs do you have running in the background? What program are you using to view the movies with?

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i'm having problem with my SOUND. A few couple of weeks ago, i reboot my computer. From Window Xp Home to Xp Pro sp3. I then found out everything esle on the computer work but NO SOUND.

the problem is. i can play music in Window Media Player but can't hear anything coming from the speaker.
i try mosly everything. check the Volume, un-install, reinstall the Sound Device, download a new copy of SigmaTel Audio off Dell.com. when i first install the copy i download from dell.com, the music or sound will than play for like one time.

for exsample.

I click the music in window Media player, it'll play and the sound will come out of the speaker, but once i stop it and click PLAY again. the song will play but no sound come out of the speaker.

I click on sound and audio devices properties, Under Sound - Program Events - I click on some of the wav. and press play
a error will come up and it say ... Window cannot play the %systemRoot%/media/window Xp error.Wav file. It may be damged or may not be a valid sound file. Replace the file and try again.

Under sound and audio devices properties - Audio, The Sound playback list - SigmaTel Audio, Which mean i know i have a sound device on my computer.

i'm running on a Dell Dimension E310.

Any reply will Help.
Thanks for Reading.

A:Music Playing, No Sound

Try replacing the driver again. I'd try this one firsthttp://support.dell.com/support/downloads/If that doesn't work then try this onehttp://support.dell.com/support/downloads/The instructions for installation are on the bottom of both links

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I have a strange problm... when i play video on vlc and windows mediaplayer the music in the films plays but i do not have the talk...... what?s up with that??

A:have music when playing video but no talk??!??

Quote: Originally Posted by Siggi Jul

I have a strange problm... when i play video on vlc and windows mediaplayer the music in the films plays but i do not have the talk...... what?s up with that??

Hi and welcome

By the talk I assume you mean the peoples voices. If that is so you may have the sound control panel configured incorrectly for stereo instead of 5.1.

We need a ton more info before we can help. what sound card, etc
kenn J++

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i just reformatted my pc. at lags a little when playing videos and even mp3's.

i ran adaware and spybot. and cleared the found items. here's my log:

Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 4/1/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:40:23 AM, on 4/8/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
D:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
D:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
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A:pc slows down when playing music or video

I see nothing in your log other than

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zzzHPSETUP] G:\Setup.exe

Do you know what that might be ?

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After downloading a music file from Wal Mart I now cannot play any of my .wav files or commercial music CD's. I have checked the volume control center, running wmp 10

Sure could use some help. Thanks

A:Solved: No sound when playing .wav or music CD

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One winxp based systen having P4 processor, 512 ddr ram, cd-rw, cd-rom and 2 hdd (80+80 Gb), has this peculiar problem. When we playing songs it stutters and breaks as if the system running low on ram or using lot of processor power. When system is formatted, everything runs o.k for few days and even months, but again the problem comes up.

Can anyone help??

A:Stuttering sound while playing music ...

dunno d00d...how often do you defragment your drive?

and what specific media player are you using?..if it by chance is the internal LW player then that's the problem as it sucks....

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Hi all. This is my first time here. I recently purchased Altec Lansing speakers for my Dell D620 laptop. I have the laptop connected to a port replicator whenever I am home. The computer runs WinXP, SP 2 (I think). I have both RealPlayer and Windows Media Player installed, but mostly use RealPlayer because it is also set up on my Palm.

Whenever I plug the speakers in I get a clicking sound in the background. It's not too noticable when music is playing, but if I close RealPlayer, or even between songs, it is very distracting. I've tried plugging the speakers into both the port replicator and directly into the laptop, with no change.

I assume this is a problem with either the plug from the speakers or the port on the computer/port replicator. I've thought about cutting off the plug from the speakers and replacing it with a gold coated one, but before I start cutting stuff I thought I should check to see if there is another solution.

Anyone have any ideas?


Harry Dreier

A:Clicking sound when playing music


Originally Posted by HDreier

Hi all. This is my first time here. I recently purchased Altec Lansing speakers for my Dell D620 laptop. I have the laptop connected to a port replicator whenever I am home. The computer runs WinXP, SP 2 (I think). I have both RealPlayer and Windows Media Player installed, but mostly use RealPlayer because it is also set up on my Palm.

Whenever I plug the speakers in I get a clicking sound in the background. It's not too noticable when music is playing, but if I close RealPlayer, or even between songs, it is very distracting. I've tried plugging the speakers into both the port replicator and directly into the laptop, with no change.

I assume this is a problem with either the plug from the speakers or the port on the computer/port replicator. I've thought about cutting off the plug from the speakers and replacing it with a gold coated one, but before I start cutting stuff I thought I should check to see if there is another solution.

Anyone have any ideas?


Harry Dreier

Have you tried a different set of speakers?


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Is this possible? I mean by plugging headphones into the jack on the cd-rom drive. I've never had a problem doing it in Windows 98, but when I try it on any XP machine without a sound card, I cannot. I've tried using both media player and winamp to no avail.

A:Playing music CDs in Win XP without a sound card

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Hi guys, ive been having this problem for a while...

Everytime there is activity in my hard drive whether it is because i switch my wifi connection or my hard drive is forced to do something my sound crashes and becomes very disorted i have no idea why.

I use WMP 12 in Windows 7 Home Premium, my latop is an HP Pavillion dv4-4068la and my audio drivers are up to date and working, i hope there is nothing physically damaged on my laptop that causes this.

I can get up from bed and carry my laptop while its playing music and the sound is not affected thats why i think it has something to do with my operative system not the mother card or stuff like that.

Im planning on completely restore my system to its original state. Any tips on how to fix this without been so extreme on the case?

Thanks alot!

A:Distorted sound while playing music.

As you are planning to reinstall, that would be the best way to go. Although a major task, from what you report that should fix it.

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Hey all,

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW. At first, the only problem I had was no bass. I could hear the tremble fine, but no bass at all. I started clicking around under some sound settings and no I have no music at all however, when I "test" the speakers, I hear the test noise going off.

How do I fix this? Thanks!

A:My laptop has sound but isn't playing music - help!

Tony, what are you using to play music and you can verify that NO mute feature is on, be it within the music player or the PC itself?

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I am experiencing a buzzing sound when I play music online.  I primarily listen to music through the microblogging site Tumblr.  For example, if I had a song playing for a minute or so and opened a new tab I will hear a buzzing sound for anywhere between 2 to 10 seconds.  Other times, particularly during songs that are longer, the audio will fail and I will get an error message with a red x on the song I clicked.  Neither of these problems happen all the time.  The buzz is more prominent and seems to happen more frequently when I am opening and closing tabs.  
I have narrowed this down somewhat.  It does not happen when I play an actual CD in the drive.  It does not happen when I listen to a song on Youtube.  It does not happen if I play an mp3 that I have saved on my computer.  It does not happen when streaming a podcast.  I have listened to podcasts that are over an hour long and did not get the buzzing or failed audio message.  It does not happen in Internet Explorer.
This seems to be related to tumblr sites and/or Chrome.  I have pasted a link as an example of a song where this occurs.
Things I have tried:
1. Updated the drivers
2. Scanned for viruses/malware
3. Updated Windows
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A:Buzzing sound when playing music

You can safely remove flash players re-install, I think your plugin may be out one version... should still work though, but might help. Updating Shockwave is also a good idea as sometimes the technologies are interdependent.
Could be a Tumblr bug also... I doubt it is Chrome. Have you looked at the Tumblr support? (if there is such a thing)

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Hey guys,

Recently picked up a Go Pro Hero 2 last week, and I've been making videos. They are being filmed on 960p and 1080p. The video isn't choppy, but the sound is. How do I fix this?

I've read that I should update some codecs? Update the drivers?

I attached a picture of the specs.

The Graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce 6150SE Integrated.

I was planning on upgrading the graphics card for a 1gb ddr3 and a new power supply (500watt). - Would doing that fix my problem? Again, only the sound is choppy.

It's driving me insane!

Thanks, Dan.

A:Choppy sound when viewing HD video in Windows Media Player/Quicktime

Ok. I checked out the stickied thread at the top of this section about Realtek HD Audio codecs/driver updates. I updated it, and it still is choppy.


Is there something wrong with my Windows Media Player? It's the latest version.....


The sound is fine in Quicktime. Just messed up in Window media player. -_-

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Last night I had a seemingly unprovoked crash where my computer had to system restore at the "welcome" part of the login screen. Ever since then, when I try to play a video on any site that streams videos, the video is incredibly choppy to where it shows an image every 6 seconds and no sound, even on the same videos I've watched before at the same speed (I tried using both Internet Explore 8 and Firefox 3.6.8). I have Fiber Optics so it's not the internet.

Also, when I try to open an mp3 or any type of media file in Windows Media Player, it comes up with an error box saying, "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing this file." I can open video files in DivX, but the ones with sound are choppy (less choppy than the internet and with no sound as well), and the ones without sound work fine.

Before this crash I had to System Restore because after I installed the new windows update my sound didn't work. The problem was fixed when I restored.

I tried reinstalling my display drivers by uninstalling the original ones and using driver cleaner pro before installing the new drivers. The same problem persists. I did a virus scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and found a couple things but the problem is still there, so I'm going to run another scan in the meantime. I have used this computer for a month at least with this configuration with no problems. I would appreciate any help very much! I will attempt to reply swiftly.

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A:[SOLVED] Choppy internet video where it wasn't before and no sound + WMP crash, Windo

Hi -

Update video, audio and network drivers -- go directly to device manufacturer's support site.

If you have Internet Security suite installed with 3rd party firewall, e.g., NIS, N360, KIS, McAfee, etc... remove it. Install MSE -


Regards. . .



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Cursor is smooth and fast at startup (and in safe mode), sound works fine (startup noise) but when everything loads and Windows is actually usable, it's like the PC works great .. until you move the cursor.

Cursor is choppy and affects sounds. I can watch video and listen to music perfectly, until I move the cursor. I made a video of this:

pc issue - fine unless cursor moves? - YouTube

Things I've tried: uninstalling / reinstalling / repairing / etc. mouse drivers, video card drivers, network adapter drivers (thought the problem was related to network activity because of startup/safe mode behaviour being normal), catalyst control centre, etc.

Gigabyte G31M-ESL2 (new)
Pentium D @ 3.40 GHz
3.25 GB ram (2x2 GB ddr3 tested with Memtest)
Radeon HD 6450 1GB
Atheros AR8131 Ethernet
XP Pro SP3
Mouse is a wired Logitech MX518, uses Setpoint software
All the specs I can think of, let me know if you think any other info would help

In task manager performance tab, cpu goes to 100% usage when the cursor is moved around.

New build, no viruses, scanned for good measure with Avast (then uninstalled Avast to see if it helped), Malwarebytes, Spybot, Microsoft Security etc. I don't see how infection could even be a problem at this point

Anyone recognise this problem or have any ideas?

Thanks in advance

A:(Video of problem) Choppy cursor, video+sound stutter when cursor is moved

Finally hunted down a ps/2 mouse instead of other usb mice (durr). There seems to be no problem now, not even in task manager.

Now my problem is I'm using a ps2 mouse.

Any ideas?

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This is not a "must have", but it is a lot of fun. You can play a video as desktop background which is especially nice if it is a music video. For that you need VLC. If you do not have it yet, you can install it from e.g. here ( Download VLC Media Player 1.1.2 - FileHippo.com ). And here are the few easy steps:

1. Open VLC and go to Tools > Preferences
2. Click on the icon called Video on the left (3d icon from the top)
3. Change Output (which is set to Default) to say Directx Video Output
4. Click on the Save button (important)
5. Now select the video you like to play -> Media > Open File
6. Right click on the VLC window where the video plays and go to Video > Directx Wallpaper
7. Minimize the VLC window and enjoy your new desktop

If you want to get out of it, right click on the VLC icon in the taskbar and Close VLC. In case you later want to use VLC for "normal" operation, you have to reset the Output to Default and Save it.

A:Have fun playing a music video as desktop background

Cool trick whs, thanks for sharing!

Windows Outreach Team

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Help! For some reason, when I try to play mp3, cd, or view video, my pc comes to a virtual stop! the cursor will move only every 1 or 2 seconds, and the music or video will not play! Can anyone help me?

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A friends PC keeps crashing after a few hours of usage (watching movies, listening to music). I've been attempting to troubleshoot it but I'm not to sure about how to find the cause of the problem. Based on my google search, which led me here, it's caused by either RAM, HDD, Drivers or overheating. I unfortunately can't get the dump right now, but I did get the info from the event log.

The computer has rebooted from bugcheck. The bugcheck was 0x00000124 (0x000000..., 0xfffffa8003560038, 0x00000000b2000000, 0x000000001040080f).

Problem Event Name: Bluescreen
OS Version 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Does this info narrow down the issue, or is it just generalizing the problem down to what's been stated before?

A:0x124 crash after playing video/music

For an insight, go through:Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

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