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I'm running an audio application called Reaktor. Every now and then the system seems to momentarily clog up, causing a gap in the sound and a slight lag while evrything catches up. This makes the machine pretty useless as I am trying to use it to play live sound. It used to work fine, and also I fixed this before by restoring the machine to factory settings but I would much prefer sorting the problem without having to do this - one thing as there are quite a few programs on here. Is that the problem? Is it likely to be one program causing the glitch or what? I havn't really much of a clue what to do. Can anyone help please?

I've got a 3.o6 Ghz P4 and 512mb RAM, which is plenty to run the program. I'm pretty sure that Reaktor is the only program running. It's doing my head in.

Edited by inflexion, 28 October 2006 - 01:10 PM.

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You could check if any programmes are looking for internet updates when this happens, also consider closing other programmes with task manager to see if it helps

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD

Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this

Check the anti virus is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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nice one!

problem sorted as far as i can tell...

that prefetch thing keeps filling itself up all the time so it's like trying to row a boat with a leek in it and bailing out every so often!

but it works so i am happy cheers :whistling:
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Hi inflexion...

The Prefetch will repopulate with each boot...this is as it should be. Clearing the Prefetch folder the first time is to make sure that you aren't loading corrupt files when you boot up. When it repopulates, it stores fresh files...no need to keep clearing it unless you suspect it is causing problems.

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