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Windows Media Player Causes Skips while Internet Explorer Loads


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Here there. I'm new to this forum but I been checking it on and off for over a year. Okay so the last couple days, anytime I play mp3s on Windows Media Player and when I load Internet Explorer, my mp3s start to skip like how a CD does when scratched badly and gets stuck (for example, Kurt Cobain keeps saying With the lights out with the lights out out out). It doesn't do this on Firefox I notice, but I have a feeling my Internet explorer could be hit with a virus or spyware that Ad-Aware, AVG, and Spybot are not picking up. I hope someone can help me here. Here's my log from HiJackThis.
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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")
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I don't know what happened with my account on here, but anyway here's the info

x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9, GenuineIntel

Intel® Pentium ® 4 CPU 2.20GHz 2.19 GHz, 384 of RAM

23.4GB of hardrive and 10.8GB of free space


I decided to get rid of Internet explorer as i did some research on here as it's very vulnerable to spyware and uninstalled the new windows Service Pack 3 but now I see the problem also happens on firefox too and even offline when I'm in my music folder it does the same thing.

Edited by JimMorrisonfan2, 06 February 2009 - 03:39 AM.

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How did you get rid of Internet Explorer? It's quiet impossible without some deep Windows core changes.
I believe, your main problem is low amount of RAM.
Using any multimedia program, like WMP, on a computer with low RAM may cause a hiccup in some other programs.
If on a top of it, you have a bunch of startup programs running in the background, the issue will be even worse.
Your first step should be getting another 512MB of RAM.
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Let me rephrase that, well I uninstalled Internet Explorer 7, it was running very slow on my computer. I now have Internet Explorer 6 on there which I guess was on there way before. I just did whatever the [bleep] Microsoft's site said about uninstalling internet explorer. i do notice a difference with internet explorer 6 it moves a bit faster than the 7. Anyway that's not the important stuff lol I had a friend who's an expert on Dell computers and he said that was the problem too with that I need to have more RAM on there. So hopefully sometime next week I'll get this upgraded. I'll let you know if there's more of a problem but it seems correct from you and my friend that it's the RAM causing the problem.
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Keep us posted.
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