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My computer is constantly stuttering

Q: My computer is constantly stuttering

Hi everyone i'm new to this for but my computer is making me take some time to find some real help for it. About a few months ago, My computer started getting a really bad habit of making everything on my computer have a 1 sec delay. I would move my mouse and it would freeze for 1 sec and then proceed to move the mouse and i would try to move it towards my target destination but not before it would lag again. I've notice that it gets especially bad when i load up a game(League of legends especially). i'm not sure what to do at this point seeing as i have tried mainly everything.( scanning my computer, scanning registry, uninstalling league of legends). If anyone could help with this situation i would appreciate it as i'm getting worried.

My Specs.

Windows 7 64 bit
Evga Gtx 570
Intel i7-2600k
MSI P67A-C43
Rosewill 650W PSU

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A: My computer is constantly stuttering

What kind of readings are you getting for your psu?

What hdd is your information on and are you running windows in low power mode?

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A few weeks ago. I loaded up steam as normal i tried to load up a game and it said you are unable to play this game as you must update your Graphics Driver, So i updated all my drivers including my Graphics driver. And now every game i play it stutters constantly, My FPS is fine, its just stuttering, I open task manager and when i play games, My GPU usage is from 90-100% when playing games and when i load up my PC it is around 50% when i'm doing nothing. But for some reason if i share screens on e.g Discord i am able to run relatively smoothly.

Im thinking of sending my PC back to get a new Graphics card, but i thought i may as well ask before sending it off.

My Specs Are, GeForce GTX 950A, i7-6700 CPU and 12 GB Ram

But before i did this my PC ran perfectly!

A:PC Stuttering Constantly When Playing Games

We know nothing about your PC and its operating system, so do the following in it:

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) file.
After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
Information about your PC will appear.
Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.


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Good day! Hi Lenovo. I just bought my Lenovo Ideapad L340 Gaming early this year but as early as now i noticed display stuttering when watching videos. At first i just thought it was because of low internet speed but as time went by i noticed that such stuttering or display hang ups are already so frequent. Did anyone have the same problem as this? Is there anything i can do? Or do I need to resort to the Lenovo Service Center. Thanks!

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The sound with both speakers/ headphones on my laptop is constantly making "popping" sounds, and sometimes it even stutters - very aggressively and without putting any load on the laptop - even with a simple mp3 playback.I've tried EVERYTHING - Realtek / Lenovo / Windows drivers, uninstalled Windows, wasted so much precious time on it.This is the second damaged unit I get from lenovo in a month's time. I hope they can provide a quick solution for this problem, or else I'm returning this laptop and never buying / recommending Lenovo ever again. 

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Sry i'm new to this forum and someone might have asked this already but my computer hiccups (i'm not sure if it's the technical term for it) everytime i play a song on media player it skips radomly as the song plays. same with you tube a clip can already be loaded and it still skips. so i know its not my internet connection because it happens on media player also. Do i have a virus or something, or can this problem be fixed please give me an answer thanks in advance.

A:Computer stuttering

Hello and welcome to the forum

Please furnish details of your system with amount of RAM

How many other programs do you have running when you play the music?

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Recently my computer has been like freezing for 20 seconds whenever I try to delete or download something.
It also freezes when I try to move files from one folder to another.

Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium
Service Pack 1
Amd Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+ 2.90GHZ
Hard drive is WDC WD6402AAEX-00Y9A

I'm not sure if I put this topic in the right place, but I hope I did.

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Hi, yesterday my computer started like stuttering,meaning my mouse would move choppy whenever a program would load. for example, If i opened my browser it would get all choppy until it loads, and if im listening to music while i do something then the music will get all choppy. its the same with games,i cannot play games now because of the annoying stutters. It started yesterday when i woke up,my computer was being all weird. everything was fine the night before,i hadn't downloaded or installed anything,it was just a normal day. i went to sleep and when i woke up my sound didn't work, i tried to play a song and got a sound card error. I uninstalled my sound drivers and reinstalled then and that worked,but i have no idea why that happened in the first place. then later that day it started stuttering.

This has happened to me before though,about 3 or 4 months ago,i got the EXACT type of stuttering for no reason. I tried everything to fix it and the only thing that worked was Formatting my hardrive. I really don't want to Format again,its really annoying and takes too long.Since Formatting fixed it the first time it cannot be a hardware issue. so does anyone have any clue why this has happened to me and what can be done to fix it? thanks.

Things i've tried

uninstalling and reinstalling Video card drivers,sound drivers,ethernet drivers,rebooting. theres no errors in device manager either. CPU usuage is normal, system idle process at 99% most of the time

A:Computer is Stuttering

Defrag, scan for malware, clean up hard drive, try restoring to an earlier point and see if it still does it.

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Hello, my dvd players stutter on my computer like those old reel to reel films in school.
Sound stutters, image is fine. I have windows media player, hp dvd player and quick time player programs. They all stutter to some degree when I run a dvd on my cd/dvd drive.
When I play music from my library in windows media player everything is fine.
Whats up?

A:Stuttering Computer

If the DVD drive is on the primary IDE, this may be the problem:

If you open the Device Manager (run devmgmt.msc) and select the entry for IDE ATA/Atapi and select the Primary IDE > Advanced Settings, does it say the "current transfer mode" is DMA or PIO?

If it says PIO, first ensure "Use DMA if Available” is selected, then select the driver tab and uninstall the driver and reboot. Then check again.

Check the Secondary as well for this.

>> Also, when did this problem begin? Has it ever worked properly?

>> you should also check to see whether you have a compatible DVD codec installed. You can use this utility to do so:


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My old HTPC, went bang, simply refused to boot from HDD or CD, so I pulled the drive and cards out and stuck them in a redundant Celeron box.

Everything was fine apart from the occasional stuttering of sound and picture. Assuming it was the over-tasked 1.7gHz Celeron, I upgraded that to a 3.2 dual core Pentium.

The processor gets 6.8 on the Windows experience scale (or whatever it is called), but I still get occasional stuttering.

What's next? More RAM?

I have 2 DDR2 slots, currently with a 2 and 1gB chip.

What are the correct steps to take to diagnose my weak point?

All help much appreciated.

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One more thing: the picture sometimes flashes back to an image that was there a couple of seconds back. This happens around the same time as any stuttering issues.

I know this sounds like a driver update required, but my Sapphire HD5570 has inherent driver problems whereas only the 11.2 driver version from Feb 2011 works with BBC HD.

No subsequent driver updates have fixed the issue. This card and driver combo was working fine in the old HTPC.

Sound isn't over HDMI BTW.

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My computer will randomly stutter and hang for a few seconds. If audio is playing it makes a nerr noise.
No dust buildup in computer
Tempuratures are within normal range for a laptop
Twin fan laptop cooler
Avg found no viruses after defintion update.
Malwarebytes found nothing
ccleaner made computer run faster, but didn't fix stuttering.
defraggler defragment the drives
Defogger found nothing
Backed up C: with DriveImage XML

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_35
Run by Danny at 13:23:35 on 2012-10-09
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.4094.1261 [GMT -5:00]
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
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So I just downloaded a driver for my display adapter and after my computer started to freeze for a few seconds every 10 seconds and I don't know how to fix it

A:computer stuttering

are you able to get into device manager and roll back the driver ?

make and model of pc
what windows version
what driver did you download - provide link if necessary

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I have a problem with my computer stuttering, the stutter is not only sound but also video.
I suspect this has something to do with the power, because this has happened before. A few months ago the same stuttering began happening regularly, every few seconds while listening to music or watching a video. After some time I noticed that the end of my charger had a relatively small black burn mark so I stopped using that one and got a new one instead. I opened up the computer and checked if I could see any black burn marks in the computer itself but did not see any. A day afterwards the stuttering had completely stopped and didn't occur again... until now. Out of the blue the same stuttering started happening again. If I don't charge for a while it stops, but shortly after I plug in the computer it starts happening every few seconds even though I am not running anything heavy, just listening to music or something. Anyone have an idea what the problem might be?
One thing I thought of is that the computer is very thin, could it be a problem due to overheating or something? I have been playing a lot of Fallout 4 recently and it tends to get quite hot after some time. 
The stuttering I'm talking about is very similar to the one in this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocKfYNV-xHo.
I am using an Acer Aspire V5-573G and running Windows 10, 64-bit. 
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz (2.30 GHz while Acer turbo b... Read more

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I built a new computer a little ways back and I have run into some problems with the computer stuttering every few seconds (little pauses or freezes on both the audio and video, then it resumes running normally). It seems to happen when watching videos, listening to music, or playing games. It is very frustrating as I am not computer illiterate (though I am far from advanced), but I just cannot figure out what the problem is. Another odd thing is that the stuttering will usually subside after playing certain games for a while, but I have noticed it seems to come back after I use my CD drive. I'll list the specs below, please let me know if you need any additional information. I would appreciate any help y'all could offer.

WD Caviar Hard Drive - 1TB
WD Caviar Hard Drive - 500GB
HT Omega Striker 7.1 Sound Card
XFX GX285NZDFF GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 Video Card
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 x 2 (I have heard having all the slots occupied can result in problems. Thoughts?)
PC Power & Cooling 750W Power Supply
Vista 64-bit SP2, XP 32-bit SP2, Ubuntu Operating Systems (stuttering occurs in all of them)
Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard (has onboard sound, could there be a conflict between it and my third party sound card?)

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Hi and thanks -

I have had my computer since 2009, and it works like a dream. Recently, however, after an automatic update, my computer has spontaneously began to stutter - both audio and video - exactly like in this video. Computer stuttering while watching videos - YouTube

Furthermore, I also get some keyboard and mouse stutters.

So "when I type this sentence" . . . might appear as
"wheeeeeeeen I tpe this sennnntce" (Notice both the added and the missing characters)

This started a few days ago, and I have been scouring the messge bords for a solution. There have been messages left on THIS board with the same problem, but none of the suggested fixes (I have tried them all) have helped. So far, I have tried all sorts of things, including but not limited to

Reinstalling video drivers
Reinstalling audio drivers
Openeing the computer and blowing out dust - cooling things down
Monitoring the CPU load (the CPU does NOT spike when the stutter happens)
Running a system restore to a point before the event happened
Running Glary, Norton and CCleaner Registry repairs
Soured the computer for viruses and malware using my Nortaon AV and Malwarebytes (both of which are resident and should be operating prophylactically anyway.)
Changing the power profile to "high performance"
Some other things I can't remember right now

I believe (but am not certain, of course) that it must be a software issue, because the exact same hardware has been doing a fine ... Read more

A:Computer Stuttering

Your Processor has 8 cores (8 individual processors on one chip) and Device Manager will show all of them. This is normal.
Try running a Clean Boot. See if this helps. If so, then add each individual startup process until you find the culprit.

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My computer stutters when I play music or play a game.
I recently formatted my hard disk and reinstalled Windows Vista Ultimate. (It wasn't stuttering before the reinstall).
I installed vista again on a different hard drive but I have the same problem - it stutters.
My computer:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.40 Ghz
Motherboard: Asus P5N32-E SLI
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX
Sound Card: "Sound Max Integrated Digital HD Audio"
RAM: 3 x 1Gb DDR2 800MHz
Hard drive: Western Digital 500Gb SATA
Power supply: 750 Watt Nitrox
DVD drives: 2 x LG Not sure but very modern one has light scribe

A:My computer is stuttering

Same prob on similar machine. I had to re-install vista and now its kinda choppy. The installer takes forever to give me the consent popup. I was thinking bout buying a new Quieter HD anyways so im gonn just downgrade back to XP onto a new HD. im having to many issues with this Vista.

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So, here is my issue.....I built a gaming pc which has run fine, but now i'm having "stuttering" problems when using various programs. It will stutter for about 1-2 minutes and stutter avery 5-10 seconds for about 1-2 seconds. After the 1-2 minutes of stuttering it goes back to normal for about 20-40 minutes. This only happens when i am on the internet, running itunes or windows media, playing games or any combo of these things.

System Specs:

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit
-version 6.0.6002 Service pack 2 build 6002
XFX Nforce 680i LT
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.20ghz, 2200 Mhz, 2 Cores, 2 Logical processors
Bios-Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 9/4/2008
SMBIOS version 2.4
8gb of ram
Radeon HD 4350
WD 160g HD

Things i've tried to fix problem:

-Updated bios and all hardware drivers.
-Purchased new PSU
-650w corsair
-DL speedfan to monitor temp, voltage and fan speed
-I don't think speedfan works w/ my setup, because it says my system temp is -54c and that my 12v is @ 9.87v.
-DL MOBO utility to monitor temps, and fan speed.
-this utility should be correct because it is from the manufacturer of my MOBO. It has voltages but they aren't very clear to me.
-Temp of system w/ no programs open is around 48-50c
-Temp of system w/ internet running is around 54-56c
-Temp of system w/ game running is around 60-65c
-Speed of cpu fan is low...... Read more

A:Stuttering computer

hi and welcome to TSF here is a how to for chkdsk http://searchenterprisedesktop.techt...76029,00.html# please follow it and run the command /f

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I've been poking my head around in forums and websites for this issue already and i can't seem to pin-point the problem yet
I recently built my own computer and it worked just fine for awhile. But now it seems to have some issue because, at seemingly random times when the computer is running, it begins to stutter and slow way down. Any help at all with this issue would be awesome... Thanks in advance.

Resetting the computer seems to be a very temporary fix and sometimes it boots but and begins to stutter right away. I've checked the system start up programs and eliminated a lot of unnecessary programs because i thought it might just be the cpu getting bogged down when everything was booting up but to no avail. I've scanned for viruses, I've tried to go back to restore points to see if it was some software or updates i may have installed and it screwed up, but still nothing... it's just getting flustrating *sigh* Anyways, any help would be amazing...

Current System Specs:

Asus M4A79T Deluxe Mobo
AMD Phenom II 955 @ 3.6Ghz (OC'd)
6G triple channel OCZ DDR3
GeForce GTS 250 1G GDDR3
Sound Blaster X-Fi sound card
1TB Hitachi 7200RPM
64G G.Skill Falcon SSD (w/ Windows 7 OS on it)
CoolerMaster 932 HAF Case
CoolerMaster 900W power supply
CoolerMaster Aquagate MAX water cooling

A:Computer is stuttering...

Hi jstrand, welcome to the forums.

If you have a look in Task Manager (right-click Taskbar) when it starts slowing down you may be able to tell what apps are causing this issue. A screenshot like the 1 below would be handy too.


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It keeps freezing randomly at application start for some programs. Programs such as Diablo 2, FlyFF, and some various others. Then unfreezing maybe 5 minutes later, or after a restart. Usually I get frustrated and end up restarting. This is my HJT log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:07:00 PM, on 6/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\lg_fwupdate\fwupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\DeathAdder\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Alcohol 120%\Alcohol 120\Star... Read more

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reformatted my computer using an image but still doesnt seem right after trend micor found a trojan, computer keeps stuttering

did the first two you asked but when I tried to do the GMER Norton stopped GMER and said it was a mailicious trojan attack?

DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Chris at 20:58:02 on 2011-08-15
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.3060.1569 [GMT 1:00]
AV: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.ex... Read more

A:Stuttering computer

also dont if this is relevenat but all day norton has been scanning 200,000 files in a full scan, now it only scans 140,000

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Yes the elusive stuttering computer problem. Never happened before and I have no idea whats causing it.

Current specs:
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ 2.21 GHz
Graphics card: Asus 7600 GS (xfx 9600 GT, more on this)
HDD: 250 GB (2 partitions) and 500 GB (3 partitions)
Power Supply: 550w VX Corsair (was an Antec Earthwatts 550w with 9600 GT)

Before I go any further, I think it may have been my 9600 GT that caused this new stuttering problem.

For a year or so, I had installed an xfx 9600 GT and an Antec Earthwatts 500w on my computer. Things were running fine, but the 9600 GT began to blackout on me, literally (Monitor would lose signal, whatever audio was on would play for a while then stop, computer reboots but nothing shows on screen, 9600 GT shutdowns). During that year, the 9600 GT would blackout whenever I played any older games (less graphically demanding) yet it would never blackout when I played newer games. Finally a few days ago, after one more blackout, it may ruined my Antec Earthwatts.

The 9600 GT still worked, blackouts aside, but the Antec was a little wonky. The LED on my TV Tuner card, when the Antec switch was ON, would flicker constantly. When I tried to nudge the power switch on the Antec in the middle, the LED stayed on then I pushed the switch to ON and it stayed on still.

For now I am running on my old 7600 GS and a new Corsair 550w as I am RMA'ing both the 9600 GT and Antec, but after that incident I am getting these stu... Read more

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hi there, this is my first post here so i hope i do this right, i got a problem with my computer stuttering all the time, videos and music freazing for a point of a second constantly, and mouse hanging up, done a bit of searching about it, ran avaust and spybot and chkdsk all to no help. i saw on a post of someone else to use hijackthis to get a readout on what my system is doing, it is below, if anyone has any ideas on what could be hanging it up it would be most appriciated. firstly i thought it was the sound card, i was looking in the event viewer and it was the only error i could find. reinstalled it but still no love... i am a little lost now, and i am quite far away from all my backups so i can't reinstall for another month. THANKS

oh i have a dell m1210 with 4 gigs of ram, only 3.2 shown though...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:47:03 AM, on 5/8/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\as... Read more

A:Computer stuttering, anyone can help?

I can't read HijackThis logs, but the first step to troubleshooting any problem is to say what you've changed just before the problem started happening (EG, installed a new program, went to a new site, opened a weird email, etc). If you've done anything out of the ordinary or think anything might even be remotely relevant to the problem or a change, post it.

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When I boot up first thing, there is something running that creates pauses in the process for about 5 minutes. The pauses are about 3 seconds long. I'm running SpywareBlaster and it's doing a great job. When I run Spybot now, it never finds anything and there used to always be several items.

Here is HJT log. Is there anything strange-looking that could be running at start-up, "phoning home"?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.6
Scan saved at 10:00:08 AM, on 1/5/05
Platform: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://c... Read more

A:computer stuttering on startup

A new version of Hijack This has been released so get rid of the old one and
download from this site http://majorgeeks.com/download3155.html
Then post a new hijackthis log

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Hey, hope someone can help me out. I'm having a issue with stuttering when I play World of Warcraft. I used to have a nVidia 512MB 8500GT Graphics card. Game ran pretty well. No stuttering, I was able to play 2 accounts at 1 time if I wanted, free of lag. I decided I wanted to upgrade to a 1GB Card. I went out and bought an ATI 1GB HD Radeon 4650. I uninstalled the old driver, shut off the computer, installed new card, booted back up. Once up the drivers were being installed, etc. I then started playing WoW and it started stuttering. I then, went to ATI's website downloaded newest drivers. Tried again. Same issue, I decided maybe the cards running to hot, took the side cover off. Same problem. I then swapped it out for a nVidia 9500 GT 1GB card. Same uninstall install process. It's still stuttering! Does anyone have any idea of whats going on? It's kind of like backround lag. Please let me know please. Thank you!

(I have an HP Pavilion a1410n. Upgraded 3.5 Gigs of Ram Thanks)


A:Please help my computer is stuttering on a game

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Since I first got this computer everything ran fine and smooth but this morning, my audio and video for videos and games started to stutter or go in slow motion when I move my mouse. I saw that the processor was working harder as I move my mouse. The computer usage spikes to about 50%

Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
Processor: Intel Core i5 processor 4460
Mouse: SteelSeries Rival

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Sometimes my computer would freeze or slow to a crawl, regardless of what I'm doing, even if it's idle. When it slows, the computer stutters every second or so (Task manager shows CPU usage go up and down every second) and everything takes a lot longer to open/close/etc. When restarting afterwards, sometimes I'd get "A disk read error occured, press ctrl alt del to restart", or it'll hang on "Detecting IDE Drives" and then it'd do this test thing and "Media test failure, check cable". I figure these are all related and it's the cause of faulty hardware, but I don't know what. Please help. OS vista home edition 32bit intel quad core q6600 WD 320gb sata-2 16m 3200ks HDD Corsair 4gb ddr2-800 dual xms RAM Thermaltake W0131RU 850w power supply Evga nvidia 680i motherboard

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I'm desperate to fix my computer - it keeps skipping and stuttering about every 2 seconds. This all started when my Comcast cable modem died and I installed a new one. Comcast will not help me, of course. I found your forum after searching - my problem seems to be VERY similar to this guy's problem: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...rt=#entry913854 His was fixed with a setting to one of his adapters. Mine does not have his same problem.I have run a virus scan, disk cleanup, disk defragmenter, the checkdisk thing, a windows-based memory test on the RAM, and the HDTuner (results attached) all referenced in that other post. My computer does not seem to have any of those problems. The only wierd thing I have found is that my CD burner creates the blue screen of death when I try to burn a CD. Not sure if this is related to my computer acting up, but I guess it could be. When I try to format a CD, it gives an error: BAD_POOL_HEADER.There are also some events on eventvwr but I am not sure if any are significant.Does anyone have an idea for more diagnostics or as to what possible setting could be off as a result of the new cable modem's installation?I am running a DELL XPS M1210Windows XP Pro - Version 2002 service pack 3Intel Core Duo at 1.83Ghz1.99 GB of RAM

A:Skipping and Stuttering Computer

Did you use ANY Comcast software when you installed the modem?

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Hello everyone. This is my first post and hoping that it will prove to be a successful plea for help. Recently, like within the last week, my computer has started to "stutter." Better described as "skipping." Really noticeable when I listen to a music CD in the CD ROM, watch a youtube or CNN video (the video and audio both stutter.) Also, my cursor seems to stutter as well. I'm not technically versed in these matters but am real good at following step by step instructions. the computer is an HP Pavilion a1101n purchased in 2005. i wiped out the hard drive last evening and reinstalled to factory specs but that didn't work. I am completely at a loss now. If anyne out there can guide me through a troubleshoot plan, I would be most appreciative. This has to be a relatively simple problem to diagnose but for the novice like me, I don't know what to do. Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Computer stuttering and skipping

First thing that we need is your system specs. Mainly your CPU speed and ammount of memory. This can be found by right clicking your my computer icon and selecting properties. The first screen that comes up should give you that information.

The second thing we need to know is when you reinstalled it to factory, did you use a restore cd, or did you do a fresh install from something else.

The thrid thing is to make sure that all your drivers are installed and up to date. Right click your my computer icon and go to properties. Then click the hardware tab, and enter into the DEVICE MANAGER. Make sure there are no yellow warning marks on that screen.

Let us know what you find out and we will help you more.

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Hey everybody! Lately (past few days) my computer has stuttered for maybe half-a-second every few minutes.

I ran LatencyMon and here's what it gave me. I think of particular note are some drivers giving me an especially high ISR count, and every ISR is coming from only one of my CPU cores.

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Your system seems to have difficulty handling real-time audio and other tasks. You may experience drop outs, clicks or pops due to buffer underruns. One problem may be related to power management, disable CPU throttling settings in Control Panel and BIOS setup. Check for BIOS updates.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:04:54 (h:mm:ss) on all processors.

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Computer name: ARCHER-PC
OS version: Windows 7 , 6.1, build: 7600 (x64)
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz
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A:Computer stuttering once every few minutes.

I missed this post. I usually try to answer audio questions if no one else has answered them.

Run the DPC Latency Checker and see what that shows up. I'm not a fan of the Resplendence as I ran it on my recording studio system that has no problems and it showed many problems.

Stuttering/Dropouts, etc, have been reported problems with Vista/Win 7. There is no "one fix" for the problem. Sound Drivers and Video Drivers have been known causes. Wi-Fi is another known cause. The sound is on a shared Interrupt (IRQ) with a higher priority device and can be interrupted by the higher priority device and cause stuttering.

What do you have listed in the Device Manager, Sound video and game controller section? Post a screen shot of that. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Also, please fill in the "My System Spec's" (see my listing as an example) so we know what we are dealing with. It helps us to try and help you.

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Computer stuttering while watching videos - YouTube
My computer reacts the same way as the video. When I watch a video or sometimes even playing games my computer would stutter like that. I am not sure if it is a problem with my drivers or something. I have a 9800 Nvidia. Quadcore 2.40ghz, 4.00 gb ram. Windows vista. This is bugging the hell out of me. Thank You for your time.

A:Computer Stuttering Problem

This could be caused by many things...

Have you tried updating your graphics drivers?

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Complete the form and download the drivers for your system, see if that works.

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Recently my computer has started to stutter causing huge latency issues inside games and ventrilo applications. rending my computer almost useless. Why stuttering i mean that it is having lag such bad lag that i move the mouse and it will stop then reapear elsewhere. also if listening to music videos or people talking on ventrilo they will become a huge lag stutter that coinsides with the mouse lag. causing tearing in the audio. It is so bad as of yesterday it was doing it no matter what was going on. I am COMPTIA+ Certified so i went through my normal troubleshooting.

1.went to regedit and did not find any issues.
2. made sure all drives were updated (they were)
3. checked for any recent changes to Windows updates. (i had not installed any in about 3 weeks)
4. Ran virus, malware, adaware scans. Came up empty handed.
5. Defragmented the computer.
6. Cleared all tracks on browser.

Finally after much iritation... I bootnuked my computer
I used my system image from first day of use and brought it back to factory.

After 5 hours on the computer had no issues and then it came back
( i did not do any major updates incase it was a update causing the issue)
here is the spec for my computer I seriously need assistance.
Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 9/16/2011 11:08:26 PM Gateway DX4831
System Serial Number: PTGAJ020130030FB3C2700
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A:Computer Stuttering _-_NEED HELP_-_

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First, I want to make it clear that I have tried everything on the "Slow computer" sticky at the top of the page, and it's evidently nothing as simple as that!Okay, so I am on a computer running XP SP2. It's a pretty new computer--less than two years old. It ran fine for some time, but several months ago started developing a series of random and annoying problems. Many I was able to fix through diligent Googling or some reinstalling of programs, but one has remained. The computer, particularly if a web browser is open, suffers from consistent mini-lags every 3-5 seconds or so. Everything freezes for a second or two, then zooms to catch up. For example, as I'm typing this message, everything will stop, and then suddenly all the words I typed while the computer lagged are on the screen immediately. Even more frustrating, sometimes the computer DOESN'T catch up with what happened during the lag, causing big typing gaps. It makes it effectively impossible to do homework well on this computer because it's so distracting, and is really, really annoying. I have tried a large amount of solutions: CCleaner, two different spy/ad checkers, virus scanning and defragging in safe mode, installing Windows updates that fixed some CPU usage problems, moving lots of things off the desktop, cleaning up our startup file (though some of the programs, like AIM and YIM have mysteriously reappeared on there...). Nothing seems to fix this. I've tried going back to restore po... Read more

A:Slow Computer--constant Stuttering

Hello LackofFit and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I don't see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.It does appear that Norton Anti-virus might not be completely installed. I do not see the Anti-virus service in the running processes and the services section shows that the file is missing. Having a partially installed application could cause any number of issues.I would try completely uninstalling any Norton/Symantec applications showing in the Add/Remove programs screen and then doing a clean install of Norton. The techs in the AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods forum can assist with any questions or issues pertaining to uninstalling/reinstalling anti-virus applications.Cheers.OT

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I have this weird issue where my notebook starts to stutter after coming out of hibernate whenever the power is plugged in. The mouse doesn't move, the audio goes out, videos stop, and sometimes I get a black screen that disappears in ten seconds. Sometimes after the black screen I get a message saying my video driver recovered. I am running a nVidia 8600M GT with up-to-date drivers. The problems usually resolve if I restart but it's really irritating that I can't get out of hibernate without this stuttering. Switching back to Vista also fixes it. I've tried reinstalling drivers and reformatting with a clean install of Windows 7 neither of which helped. I didn't have this problem with Vista although I had another power issue in Vista (which I still have with 7) where if I put my computer into hibernate with the power plugged in, the computer wouldn't start again until I unplug it and take out the battery.

Would be great if someone could give me an idea of what's going on. Thanks!


A:Plugging in notebook computer causes stuttering

Did it just start doing this recently?
If so then you could try doing a system restore to an earlier time and see if that helps.

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So, as of a few days ago I've got a few problems with my PC. Occasionally it'll start stuttering (freezing/unfreezing in a split second) and that repeats every few seconds. Secondly, in games that track fps (csgo) I used to have 300fps constantly, now it sitting in the mid 100's occasionally dropping to double digits. 
Things I've tried to fix the problem:
Uninstalled GPU drivers and re-installed
Ran the ram checker program
Malwarebytes scan
Double checked GPU power cables
System restore to a point where It wasn't happening.
Used Speedfan and Afterburner to monitor temps (they're all fine)
Used Task manager to monitor CPU/Memory usage (Cpu sitting around 20/30%) Never more than 6gb of ram active (have 16)
Closed everything but the game I'm playing (no effect on stuttering/minimal effect on FPS)
Windows 7
16gb Gskill 
z97pro MB
xonar sound card
500gb ssd / 4tb slave
1k watt random PSU

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Hello I have a e7300 2.66 dual processor 4 gig of ram a asus p95kpl-cm motherboard a asus 9600 gt video card atx 550 watt psu 500 gig seagate hd. 22 inch LG screen 19 inch HP screen My computer has had intermittent booting problems over its 12 month life and many times I had to restart to get the thing to beep and boot. The problem came back and the only way I could get it to boot was to take out the cmos and put it back in. Now the computer starts ok but once it reaches windows I have a stuttering problem. The computer doesnt seem slow but it just stutters every few seconds. Also it now only runs one monitor when 2 are plugged in it simply doesnt beep and start. Can anybody help me
Thank you

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Every time I listen to music or watch a video my computer seems to freeze or stutter for just a second. During this time the music screeches and everything hangs. I don't know if this only occurs when listening to music or watching a video, but it is the only time I notice.

I have tried disk defrag, updating drivers, cleaning my registry, disabling AVG resident shield and nothing seems to work. It is getting really annoying, so if anyone has any suggestion please let me know and thank you in advance.

A:Computer Micro Freezing/Stuttering

Hi -

I suggest playing a song or video and shortly following the stuttering/freezing right- clicking on the taskmbar (at bottom) and selecting 'Task manager'.

This will open a new window in which J want you to switch to the 'Processes' tab at the top. Then expand the window and click on the bar that says 'Mem Usage'. The highest process should be listed at the top, in your reply post the top 4 processes along with their name and memory usage. It might be that your CPU is struggling to keep up.


- Jon

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Hi I created a topic here first My linkMy computer is acting quite weird, when streaming videos or playing music it just stutters.Also when i start my computer up it sounds like it keeps switching on and off a few times before it actually comes on and when it eventually comes on it is a lot slower than it usually is.Iv already done scans with Avast Super Anti Spyware AVG Malwarebytes Spybot Search & Destroy I'm on Windows 7 Here are the DDS and GMER logs I appreciate any help you can give me Thank you .DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORKInternet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421Run by user at 23:50:12 on 2012-02-26Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.2047.1523 [GMT 0:00].AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\sys... Read more

A:Computer stuttering and programs won't run properly.

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Disable the CD emulators....Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appear Click OK DeFogger will now ask to reboot the machine - click OKIMPORTANT! If you receive an error message while running DeFogger, please post the log defogger_disable which will appear on your desktop.Do not re-enable these drivers until otherwise instructed. Or when this computer is clean.HOW TO: Enable the CD Emulators...To re-enable your Emulation drivers, double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Re-enable button to re-enable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appear Click OK DeFogger will now ask to reboot the machine - click OKIMPORTANT! If you receive an error message while running DeFogger, please post the log defogger_enable which will appear on your desktop.Your Emulation drivers are now re-enabled.===Please DownloadTDSSKiller.zip>>> Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application.Click on the Start Scan button and wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over.If an inf... Read more

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I have music playing 24/7 on this PC, so "stuttering" is what I hear when my computer hangs up.
It used to just straight up crash on me, but now it actually restores, and here's the odd highlights .. copied and pasted from a IM conversation:
completely frozen, any audio that was playing sounds like machine gun fire (stuttering) and all inputs .. mouse/keyboard stop, but it repeats the last clicked keyboard key 2-3 times if i'm typing as it happens.
but it comes out of it... that's what's odd, normally .. that is a freeze/crash, but for me .. it's just a blip & then it resumes like nothing happened.
file downloading/transfering over the network, my shoutcast stream while DJing .. not an interuption at all
and this 'stutter' will last anywhere from 2 to 10 seconds at total random, and i've done everything i can think of to isolate what it causing it
Windows XP Professional SP2
Quad Core Intel 2.4GHz (I think the EE6600) **
EVGA nVidia 680i SLI MOBO
BFG nVidia 8800 GTX OC2
4GB DDR2 RAM // 800 speed

** I have my computer overclocked to 3.128 right now.. default is 2.401
The overclocking is NOT the cause of this issue, I have set it to default, and even replaced the motherboard, the overclocking is not the cause of this issue, so don't jump me on it. It's been completely stable under 20min. stress tests at significantly higher than it's clocked at now, yet this 'stuttering' still happens at random, a... Read more

A:Hanging up for 2-10 seconds, as if computer is stuttering

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Hey guys, my computer started stuttering while watching videos and playing games. Videos on YouTube, as well as videos I watch using VLC have begun stuttering to the point that they're almost unwatchable. I also noticed a lot of lag/stuttering when playing video games. It's almost impossible to play any games now too. I've checked for any software issues (updated drivers, including graphics drivers, scanned for viruses, and scanned for malware) and I've freed up some space on my SSD. None of that helped, so I'm assuming it's a hardware issue. I've been out of the computer fixing game for a while, so I'm not sure what tools would be best to check my hardware. Is seatools still a thing? Can I run chkdsk on my ssd? Would sfc /scannow do anything? Is memtest86+ still a thing? What's that bootable flash drive tool called? Is there any way to test my graphics card without involving the HD or RAM in order to rule that out? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Computer started stuttering all of a sudden when playing a video or even typing and e-mail (letters lag on screen). I've ran scans with all kinds of anti-malware software (avast!, AVG, Malwarebytes), but they all come out clean. How can I tell whether this is a hardware or a software issue? Would really appreciate any advice. Many thanks.

A:Computer stuttering when watching video / typing

Welcome to the forums dapkevic,

It could be a number of things, I see you are running a pretty heavy OC on your CPU, my 1st port of call would be to return it to stock and see if the problem is still there.

If it is, then have you made any changes recently to your setup like hardware changes, OC's on any parts or even think about what software you have installed since it started happening.


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When reading or burning or doing something that is related with the optical drives.
I have a dvd nec dvdrw drive and an samsung cdrw drive, they both make the problem accour. now i have this problem since forever the drives were changed and it still accour. the thing is when i open the processes tab there are no programs that are using any unusual amount of memory or cpu power. its just like something phantom. any toughts?

A:Computer and Sounds stuttering when using optical drives!

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Strange indeed

Plz explain when you say the drives were changed?
Are these both on the same IDE cable?

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Hey everyone,

My wife's computer has had a "skipping" problem for quite some time. I have been to the Malware forum and determined that the computer is cleaned - and they had me update windows and Java. I have run multiple virus scanners, spybot, adaware, have tried disconnecting wireless (i read somwhere that that could be it), checked memory, defragged, etc... basically everything i know how to do and i have not been able to remedy the situation. Basically whenever you run and audio or video file in any application (WMPlayer, Itunes, youtube, anything) it skips and stutters terribly. I think it really does it alot of times, it is just more noticable when you are listening / watching something continuous. The computer has plenty of available memory, is not maxed out in CPU usage or anything. Other than this problem, the computer seems to run flawlessly... I cant figure it out - if someone has time to help, it would be greatly appreciated.


System specs

HP Laptop dv5000
1.79 GHz
AMD Turion 64 Mobile
1 GB of Ram
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Version 2002, Service Pack 2

A:Skipping Audio/video - Stuttering Computer

Hello State Or Die,The event viewer may give some more information.1. Click Start select run2. Type eventvwr.exe3. Press enter4. Search through the groups for errors and warnings.5. Double click on each error and or warning.6. Locate the copy to clipboard button, (under the two arrows)7. Let us know what you find. (paste the results)Right click on MY Computer and select properties, click the Hardware tab and select device manager. Can you see any items with question or exclamation marks next to them.

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I have a pretty high-end computer and I've been using it for 4months. It's been really fast and everything. A few days ago, I've been having really bad and unexplainable lags. During the lag periods, the WHOLE system FREEZES for a good second. It then works for 2 seconds and freezes again for a second. This cycle continues until it feels like working again...

Whenever this "lag" happens, my internet connection drops and I have to wait for about a minute and a half for it to start working again.

I've been through MSConfig and Services and disabled all garbage.

My system specs:

Mobo: Gigabyte H61M-D2P-B3
RAM: Mushkin 8GB DDR3-1333
CPU: Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge - 3.1GHz - 6MB
GPU: Radeon Sapphire HD5570 1gbDDR3
OS: W7 Ultimate x64

Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

A:Hi-End Computer recently starting stuttering every 2 seconds.

Quote: Originally Posted by Youshoe


I have a pretty high-end computer and I've been using it for 4months. It's been really fast and everything. A few days ago, I've been having really bad and unexplainable lags. During the lag periods, the WHOLE system FREEZES for a good second. It then works for 2 seconds and freezes again for a second. This cycle continues until it feels like working again...

Whenever this "lag" happens, my internet connection drops and I have to wait for about a minute and a half for it to start working again.

I've been through MSConfig and Services and disabled all garbage.
My system specs:

Mobo: Gigabyte H61M-D2P-B3
RAM: Mushkin 8GB DDR3-1333
CPU: Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge - 3.1GHz - 6MB
GPU: Radeon Sapphire HD5570 1gbDDR3
OS: W7 Ultimate x64
Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Youshoe Welcome to SevenForums,

do us a favor and fill out the system specs. When that is done then no one ever has to know that you described your system in your first post, rather they just click on that "system specs" in small print at the bottom right of any one of your posts.

Now here's a write-up that will help you gather info about your system.
Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (3rd item in the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec (left-hand column)

To gather info, use SIW or Speccy or System Info

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Hi All,

I was working on my laptop last night (HP G-70), using both the internet and Photoshop. All of a sudden my mouse movements became very jerky and I lost my internet connection.
Now when entering the network centre my laptop does not pick up any wireless networks even though it says that the WLAN is on. Also every couple of minutes I will have the stuttering that will affect whatever I am doing e.g. video playback or again mouse movement.
I have restored my computer back a couple of days but this has not resolved the problem. I haven't yet had a chance to run a full virus scan, although usually my Sophos is pretty quick off the mark to pick up any threats to my computers safety.
Also when trying to diagnose and repair the connection it tells me there could be a problem with my network adaptor, although im not sure how this would cause the stuttering.

Any help would be much appreciated



A:Loss of Wireless Internet and Computer Stuttering

"it tells me there could be a problem with my network adaptor, although im not sure how this would cause the stuttering."

The stuttering problem & loss of WiFi are not necessarily connected. Regarding your WiFi problem, look in Device Manager and see if it shows an error for the wireless network adapter. It may just need it's driver re-installing to fix that.

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Hi, I have been experiencing a few problems with my computer over the past few months and have been trying endless things to improve it but not really making much progress.

The main problem is the slow start-up when the computer is first turned on, it is fairly fast until it gets to the actual windows load up part to begin using it. It takes about 4-5 minutes in total to get started.

Then also when i am playing winamp and then i start another program the whole computer grinds to a halt and the music begins to stutter a lot. It appears everything just slows down.

I have adaware checks every day or so, spyware programmes installed, anti virus software, frequent defragmenting and also registry cleaning.

My computer is ... AMD Athlon (tm) XP 2700+
2.16 GHz, 512 MB of RAM

It only has a quarter of its C drive used up of space.

Please help,


A:Slow computer start up and stuttering music

A bit late, hope you are still reading:

I had the same thing, but I also had constant stuttering everywhere. I got temporarily rid off it by clicking like mad and moving the mouse in circles. :monkey: Yeah, sounds funny but it worked, hehe.
Keep in mind that I had an enormously cluttered-up XP (but free of spy- and malware as far as I could tell and I had a bit of investigating and cleaning up done to that point). I never found out what it was because it bothered me so much that I just formated C and reinstalled XP.

I'd say, most likely it's chaos in the registry or maybe a memory leak which I have no idea how to close.

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OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte 965P-DS3
Memory 4 GB DDR2-SDRAM PC-5300
Graphics Card MSI N560GTX Twin Frozr II
Sound Card -
Monitor(s) Displays Samsung T240

PSU Coolermaster 550W
Case Coolermaster
Cooling Stock
Hard Drives Seagate Barracuda 7200 320 GB WD Caviar Green 1 TB

My computer was stuttering badly recently. It runs smoothly in games like FIFA 12 initially, but after a period of time (could be 5 minutes or an hour), the game starts to stutter. FPS doesn't really drop but the game stutters so badly I couldn't even play it. As I exit and try to load Skyrim, the initial loading might take up to 5 minutes, which is incredulous even when loading the world map.

That aside, Firefox was also stuttering whenever I tried to scroll, be it a page full of graphics, a text file or pdf.

All these problems could be 'reset' by restarting my computer but the symptoms just come back soon after.

Thought I might have too many programs installed, so I decided to reformat my computer and reinstall a clean copy of Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Didn't really help though. After installing all my drivers, the problems persist.

I am currently using AVG as anti-virus and didn't detect any rootkit virus or anything.

My CPU temperatures are fairly normal for Core 2 Duo E6600, doesn't go past 60C in the tropics. The CPU loads <10% when idle and max out when playing games. Same goes for GPU. ... Read more

A:Computer stuttering in Windows 7 - Reformatting doesn't help

60c is like the max temperature for that processor, it might be throttling down to prevent damage, try cleanning the heatink leaving it dust free and apply a fresh coat of thermal insulation material like artic silver 5.

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