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My Windows Media Player on Windows XP rips CDs and splits each track so that they overlap on to the next track. In other words, Track One will include the first part of Track Two and so on. Therefore categorisation is almost impossible.
I have re-installed it but that hasn't soplved the proble.
Also the sound quality on my laptop (Medion is pretty bad, even through headphones. No where near as clear and unadulterated as on my Dell PC.
Is this a sound card problem?
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If you know the make of soundcard look for updated drivers

Download Everest Home here if you need to find the name of card

http://www.lavalys.c...p?pid=1&lang=en

Run it then click + next to computer then summary, look on right at multimedia / audio adapter
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Thanks for your help. Problem is the laptop is not connected to the web (I use it away from home). Looks like I shall have to get it on-line when I get it home next.
That's my next question: can I just unplug my ADSL connection from my desktop and substitute it for my laptop (probably downloading the ISP software from disc)?
I haven't got any anti-virus software on the laptop (because it is never on-line); would it be crucial to get some even for the short time it will be on-line temporarily?
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Run disc clean up then disc defragmenter then reboot and set a restore point

You should be able to install the modem drivers, make a new connection and fill in the details without installing all the ISP browser software

You should get a firewall then anti virus

http://www.filehippo...ware/firewalls/

Zone alarm is a popular choice

http://www.filehippo...ware/antivirus/

AVG is a popular choice

Update AVG and check for zone alarm updates or update whichever ones you go with

You can look at anti spyware here

http://www.filehippo...re/antispyware/

These should not affect the overall performance of the laptop so can be left on.

If they do, remove them from add / remove, use the restore point
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Thanks alot. I will try all those this weekend when I'm back home.
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