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Starting about a week ago, everytime i view any type of video, my computer will play it just fine for maybe 20 seconds, then the frame rate will either slow down significantly or stop for 5 or 10 seconds, and the cycle continues. This happens whenever I try and watch any video, online or off, or try to play any type of game. Videos and games are just about unwatchable and unplayable.

I realize there isn't much detail in my post but if anyone can tell me what other information would be useful, and how to get it I'll do my best to add it.

I use windows XP on an Acer Aspire 5100 laptop and have done a full scan with symantec finding nothing seeming to be related.

Thanks, Andrew

edit: I've also watched the CPU and Mem Usage of processes in the task manager and haven't noticed any significant changes when the lag happens

Edited by Eights, 19 January 2009 - 05:05 PM.

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Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")

Did you try to reinstall video driver?
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Thanks for the reply,

the processor is an AMD Turion 64 X2 with 896MB RAM it says
My C drive has 53.1GB capacity with 29.1GB free
My D drive has 53.6GB capacity with 9.89GB free

The graphics are from an ATI Radeon Xpress 1100. I looked on the ATI site for drivers for it (http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.HTML) but couldn't find any for the 1100.
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Try Acer: http://www.acerpanam...r...s=&areaid=2
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Thanks, I downloaded the link but when I try and extract the files it gets almost done and then says "Error reading the file"

also I viewed the files in the zip and if I can get them extracted what should I do first? it looks like there's a couple .exe's(AtiCimUn, CheckVer, DrvUI64A, issetup, and Setup). Should I just do Setup first?

Edited by Eights, 20 January 2009 - 09:32 PM.

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It may be bad download. Try one more time.
Yes, you should run setup.exe.
I'd recommend, you go to Device Manager, and uninstall current driver, first.
Restart computer aftwerwards. Windows will load generic driver.
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I tried downloading it again but got the same error at the same progress. I looked through the files it unzipped and it got all but "setup" "setup.INX" "setup.iss" and "setup.ibt" under the SBDrv folder. I manually copied three of them but when I try and move setup.ibt nothing happens. It doesn't seem like it even tries to copy it
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I just downloaded the file, and there is setup.exe there.
Let me upload it somewhere else for you.
I'll post the link, when I'm done.
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I've got the setup.exe but i was assuming it would need setup.ibt, to run everything correctly, that came in one of the folders that I couldn't get.
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Here you go: http://www.adrive.co...2ef579b08c.html
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I still get the same problem when I try and extract them all. Should I just try it with the files I got extracted?
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Try this one: http://driverscollec.....SS=Windows XP
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Ok, I downloaded the .exe file off that site that said "Display Driver Only", assuming I didn't need the whole suite. is that right? In device manager, would "ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Series" under display adapters be what i want to uninstall? then I should restart and run the .exe file I got off the site?

thanks for all the help
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That's it.
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I did all that and I still get the same problem :\ anything else you can think of?
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