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XP Audio Skip

By jafische
Oct 19, 2004
  1. XP Home Edition
    Athalon XP 2100
    256MB PC2700
    Soundblaster 128 PCI

    Had no problems with audio until I had to reinstall XP. After I reinstalled... using either WMP-10 or Creative Play Center... audio skips in various places. Only play MP3's so I don't know if it is all types of audio. It will skip bad in one place... replay and it won't skip in that place anymore, it will be somewhere else. It is not dead sound it just jumps .01-.5 seconds ahead and it is aggrevating to listen to music !

    puke: Have updated WMP from V9 to V10... no fix.
    puke: Have updated drivers for SB 128 PCI... no fix.
    puke: Have done Windows update and installed software driver for Creative Labs sound card... that makes the sound card not work at all, and takes the volume icon away from the tray.
    puke: Have unsat and reseated my soundcard.
    puke: Have put through dishwasher to get all the dust off, no soap, just kidding.

    Here is some more information...
    Performance Setting are set to Programs...Programs.
    Virtual Memory is set at 750MBinitial 750MBmax.
    There isn't anything conflicting in device manager.
    WMP or Play Center is only program open.
    Tray is not loaded down with processes running.

    Help Please.
    Can't stand not being able to stand listening to music.
     
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Did you do a clean install or re-install over the old OS? Its been my experience that the only way to avoid problems is to format and do a clean install especially with XP.
     
  3. jafische

    jafische TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Format
    Clean Install
     
  4. jstillion

    jstillion TS Rookie Posts: 91

  5. Binz

    Binz TS Rookie

    I had the same problem and this worked for me.

    Click on the "Sounds and Audio Devices" under the control panel
    Click on the "Audio" tab
    Click the "Advanced" button under "Sound Playback"
    Click the Performance tab
    Move the slider for "Hardware Accelertion" all the way to the left "None"

    Good luck
     
  6. jafische

    jafische TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Click on the "Sounds and Audio Devices" under the control panel
    Click on the "Audio" tab
    Click the "Advanced" button under "Sound Playback"
    Click the Performance tab
    Move the slider for "Hardware Accelertion" all the way to the left "None"


    THIS WORKED~!
    Thanks mucho.
     
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