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Can not browse Web while playing music

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by ski28, Jan 17, 2003.

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  1. ski28

    ski28 Thread Starter

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    While browsing the WEB if we start playing a music CD or a MP3 file on disk opening of WEB pages goes to a snail's pace. One can send and recieve EMAIL or use ICQ, use Word, and other applications, but no web pages open. Progress bar moves very slowly.

    System is on a wireless linksys card.

    As soon as one stops the music and refresh everything is back to normal.

    This was happening with Windows98 SE and is still occurring after upgrading to Windows XP Hmoe edition.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. suzi

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    How much RAM do you have? More usually helps :)
     
  3. Del

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    Sounds like a slow processor or low on RAM for sure..
     
  4. ski28

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    System is a Dell 550 with 384 MB RAM. I do not think it is RAM as Windows XP is running faster than 98. Also user can load PHOTOSHOP and other applications faster and while music plays open OUTLOOK and send and receive EMAIL.
     
  5. Del

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    You right there, plenty RAM and processor and only surfing is affected? What if you try downloading a large file the start a c.d. or mp3?
     
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    We started a download and then started playing a song and the download stopped until the music was off and the Windows Media player was closed. Thanks for any help :)
     
  7. ski28

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    We were just experimenting and it only slows down when music is PLAYING. If the Windows Media player is opened but not playing we have no problem. Just thought I'd add that in :)
     
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