I'm running Win XP, AMD2600+ chip, 519MB Ram, 128 Video Ram and my sound card is 128 of something. I can play audio CDs perfectly in my CD ROM draw. WMP 10 runs fine with perfect sound until I go on line either to Juno.com or Internet Explorer. Once I get connected on line and I'm playing a audio CD, if I stop the audio CD then resume the playing of the CD, the sound is reduced to half speed. The speech quality is extremely slow and slurred. No adjustments to anything in WMP can speed up the sound quality. If I drop off from Juno or Internet Explorer, the sound and its great quality are re-established. I checked the Device Manager and everything seems to look good. I see no conflicts. My audio codec is on IRQ=21 and it is sharing that interrrupt with a USB port. I tried turning each device off separately but nothing improves. I compared my other older computer to my newer computer, actually looking at all resources and I/O placements and I found a conflict on my older computer but it plays all sound features without any problems. If I go on line only, and try to listen to a news clip the sound problem is always there. Juno is version 5, an old one but it gives me no other problems. I play FS2004, a heavy program and the sound is just great until I go on line (for test purposes only) then I duplicate my problem. Looking for any suggestions.