I've been on a Windows XP system (on a Dell Laptop) for over a year. Just recently my audio has gone south. Games, CDs, mp3s all stutter about every 5 seconds or so. I've updated my sound driver, but it didn't change anything. I can't trace back to exactly what has changed on my system since this started happening. I install and unistall quite a bit. I definitely haven't put anything that directly deals with audio -- except sound forge 6, which i removed a while back. Any thoughts?