I turned off NAV and all the services that I was pretty sure I didn't need. Dicked with performance settings in the Audio control panel. I noticed a couple of days ago that the HD was FAT32, not NTFS. I assume it got that way from the vendors restore CD, but maybe it came that way. Don't know. I thought that might have something to do with it, so I converted it to NTFS. Didn't seem to help.
Now, as of today, it's a little better than it was a couple of days ago. But I still get more jumps than I used to, and sometimes it gets jumpy for several seconds (up to 10 or more, I'd guess) at a time.
Any ideas how to fix, or at least diagnose, this problem?
Acer TravelMate 4010
XP Home, SP2
P.S. I'm a software developer, but not a Win admin, so feel free to adjust the level of technobabble in your replies accordingly.
Edited by jverd, 12 September 2006 - 02:16 PM.