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XP keeps freezing/pausing/skipping

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dashdanw, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. dashdanw

    dashdanw Thread Starter

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    Ill be doing anything, music, gaming, online, and every 5-30 seconds everything pauses, the screen, the music etc, music sounds like its skipping though. What gives?
     
  2. happyrck

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    give us more info on your system specs...how much ram do you have...how many apps do you have running at the time of the pauses
     
  3. dashdanw

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    my setup is an AMD Dual Core with 1GB of ram, an NVidia 7600GT Vcard, also a wireless card and a sound card as well as 2 harddrives and a 500W Allied PSU. It starts doing it right from startup, my startup appications are cacheman, the AC'97 Sound Driver, wireless config and Steam (Valve). I also recently installed a new HDD around the time his started happening but its hard to say which one came first, the installation of the HDD or the skipping. Should i try and disable the 2nd HDD in Device Manager maybe?
     
  4. happyrck

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    yep..and if no joy then disable steam...then all the PCI cards until you find the problem device...it may be a driver issue...look in the device manager for any yellow ! marks
     
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