Sound is Laggy

July 13, 2009 at 18:57:25
Specs: Windows XP Home
Alright so my problem is kind of unusual, there's another post here that is similar to my problem here:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

My sound is usually ok, but some Mp3s play "skippy" and if I'm busy doing something like loading a program, the sound will skip like it can't keep up, as if theres some sort of lag spikes.

I checked task manager, nothing is eating up cpu usage. I checked ram, nothing failed.

Another thing I noticed that might be related, when windows boots up it is slower then normal, and afterwords it will sit at the welcome screen for quite a bit in extreme lag where the mouse moves jerkily and i can't type anything to login.

I tried reinstalling my sound drivers and messing with audio acceleration, but it didn't help.

If anyone has any suggestions or questions about my problem I'll be happy to reply.


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#1
July 13, 2009 at 19:39:47
If all the drivers are O.K, You may need to check your IDE
ATA/ATAPI Controllers in the device manager. These allow
your computer to use direct memory access. These
channels control speed of audio playback in your DVD player
and mp3, and other audio applications.

Check the the 2 channels there and make sure they are
running in DMA fast mode. Just click the open IDE ATA/ATAPI
Controllers right click and view the advanced settings. If there
in PIO mode(slow mode) you need to re-install the drivers there. They
speed in downgraded from DMA to PIO after six errors.
Hope this helps:
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#2
July 14, 2009 at 18:33:10
Thanks it worked :)

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