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Computer seems to be sputtering like when someone is driving a manual


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Sound and video skips, Seems like my usage is high or something. Can anyone help me?

Edited by alphonzo, 05 September 2009 - 09:15 AM.

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need more info then that.
what kind of computer and what is your os?
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Sorry, I am running a Pentium computer. I think its a 3Ghz with a gig of ram. It is Microsoft XP. I think i might have goofed up a setting or something. I thought i had a virus and was using a lot of the tools that were suggested while i waited for a response. I don't think i had a virus it must have been a false positive or a misreading by avira. Anyway everything was fine yesterday, but today my sound was skipping. I tried a restore to yesterday when i was all done with everything and cleaned up. I wonder if i deleted something when i was cleaning up or something.

--------[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer P5LMX-MC (Desktop)
Generator Norm
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2009-09-04
Time 22:27


--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name P5LMX-MC (Desktop)
User Name Norm

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3066 MHz (23 x 133)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Intel Lakeport-G i945G
System Memory 1024 MB (DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (08/25/06)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS (256 MB)
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (29853HA008188)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-1]

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel® 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF
IDE Controller Intel® 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C0
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive WDC WD2500JS-00NCB1 (232 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive Sony USB HS-CF Card USB Device
Disk Drive Sony USB HS-xD/SM USB Device
Disk Drive Sony USB HS-MS Card USB Device
Disk Drive Sony USB HS-SD Card USB Device
Optical Drive ASUS DRW-1608P3S (DVD+R9:6x, DVD+RW:16x/8x, DVD-RW:16x/6x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:40x/24x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 238472 MB (84456 MB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

Network:
Network Adapter Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter (192.168.1.101)

Peripherals:
Printer hp psc 1310 series
Printer Send To OneNote 2007
USB1 Controller Intel 82801GB ICH7 - USB Universal Host Controller [A-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801GB ICH7 - USB Universal Host Controller [A-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801GB ICH7 - USB Universal Host Controller [A-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801GB ICH7 - USB Universal Host Controller [A-1]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801GB ICH7 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-1]
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device

Edited by alphonzo, 04 September 2009 - 10:29 PM.

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Sound and video skipping where?
Internet, some multimedia player (which one?), DVD, CD?
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It does it online, and running mp3, and avi. It even skips as i log into windows chime. It seems like a patterned sputter, as if the system is a giant wheel that hits the ground every one second or so and causes it to hesitate.


Edit: 1 second not half second I timed it :)

Edited by alphonzo, 05 September 2009 - 09:19 AM.

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Download Process Explorer: http://technet.micro...s/bb896653.aspx
Unzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.
Click on View > Select Colunms.
In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.
Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.
Attach the file to your next reply.
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I uninstalled some programs i recently installed. LIke internet explorer 8, DNS program, a firewall program, It seems to have improved it a lot, but problem is not gone. Maybe i somehow lost some driver files or something :)
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I attempted to run crucialscan.exe It bluescreened me with the following : IO system verification error in Crucialsmbuscan.sys (WDM Driver error 224) Beginning dump of physical memory to disk:
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txt

Sorry broni, i saw your post after I had posted twice.

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Edited by alphonzo, 05 September 2009 - 09:14 AM.

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It looks normal, but....
Try to play some video, and then take another snapshot with Process Explorer.
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still skips like once per second.

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I remember adding a security update, im going to uninstall that and see if that fixes it.
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Process Explorer doesn't fix anything. It only reports what's going on on your computer.

While NOT playing any video, System Idle Process (CPU NOT used) is listed at 90.30%
While playing videos, your available CPU cycles (System Idle Process) drop to 1.23% (!)
The rest is used mainly by:
- system - 38.89%
- WMPlayer - 10.49%
- explorer.exe - 9.88%
- DPC - 7.24%

The cause of this problem is unclear, yet.

Download, and install SpeedFan: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
Post your computer temperatures:

Posted Image


Post two sets of results, one when computer idle, and another one, while playing any video.
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That program speedfan caused my computer to Bluescreen with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR EQUAL


just like the crucial scan did.
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oh i tried again and it worked, just a sec.
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