mp3 files in ALL players slow down my system bad x.X

By X-Bit
Sep 9, 2005
  1. Ok, here's the deal, whenever I play an MP3 file on ANY player, my system wants to lock-up completely until the song is done. It's odd, and my comp had 1 gig of RAM, and NOTHING else is running. It's brand new, and not connected to the internet when I try this. I am not thinking its a hardware problem, and I am jsut unsure of what to do. Any help would be GREATly appreciated. Thank you!

    Field Value
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name GALENLAP (Galen Westmoreland's Laptop)
    User Name Galen Westmoreland

    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 630, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
    Motherboard Name Hewlett-Packard Pavilion zd8000 (PU742AV#ABA)
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Grantsdale i915P
    System Memory 1024 MB (DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Phoenix (07/07/05)

    Video Adapter ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600 (256 MB)
    Video Adapter ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600 (256 MB)
    3D Accelerator ATI Mobility Radeon X600 (M24)
    Monitor Plug and Play Monitor
    Monitor Generic Television

    Audio Adapter Intel 82801FB ICH6 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-1]

    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F
    IDE Controller Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
    Disk Drive FUJITSU MHU2100AT (100 GB, 4200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
    Optical Drive TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L532M (DVD+R9:2.4x, DVD+RW:8x/4x, DVD-RW:8x/4x, DVD-ROM:8x, CD:24x/10x/24x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    C: (NTFS) 95393 MB (58523 MB free)

    Keyboard Quick Launch Buttons
    Mouse HID-compliant mouse
    Mouse Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad

    Network Adapter Belkin 802.11g Wireless Card
    Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC (
    Modem Conexant Data Fax Modem with SmartCP

    Printer Auto Canon Bubble-Jet BJC-240 on LELIEL
    Printer Auto HP DeskJet 930C/932C/935C on AZ
    Printer Auto HP DeskJet 930C/932C/935C on GRUES
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
    USB2 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [B-1]
    USB Device USB Human Interface Device
    Battery Microsoft AC Adapter
    Battery Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery
  2. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Definitely shouldn't be happening with that system. Have you checked for new Drivers for any hardware on the system yet? Windowsupdate ought to find some if you're wanting to do a quick check. Can't imagine it's a software issue, but yeah, just to be safe, update any drivers & media related updates.
  3. X-Bit

    X-Bit TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I updated everything and STILL it does it. The computer runs beautifully when I'm doing ANYthing but playing MP3s. Unfortunately, I like to play MP3s while I'm browsing the internet and stuff, but it's hard when the system locks up whenever a program plays an MP3.
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