Hello all, I usually post in the Mobo forum. I am having a strange occurrence. I randomly am having static when I try to play music using either WMP or Creative's Media player. Sometimes it totally replaces the music with static. Sometimes the static is interspersed with the music. The static is always rhythmic and in time with the music [or where the music should be] I have removed resent downloads that I thought could be interfering. No help. I am running an ASUS P4S800D-x mobo. Pentium 4 HT 3.06ghz. Creative Labs Audigy 2 Platinum sound card. I have the on board audio disabled in bios. I have most of my music stored on an external 500gig hard drive. This set up has worked in the past. I have moved my computer to a different location recently. Also this static occurs when I am watching movies. Further, I have updated my creative labs drivers. No help. The strangest thing is that if I reboot the problem will go away for a while only to reoccur when I select a different song or album. It happens with WMP and with Creative's Media player equally. Have any of you had, or heard of this or a similar problem before?