Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz, 1 GB Ram, Windows XP, soundcard M-Audio Delta 2496, audio software Sonar HS XL and Musicmatch.
Over the holidays I needed to renew my NAV subscription and upgraded to their Norton Internet Security product with anti spam, anti spyare, etc. Since installation, I cannot play back music through regular MP3 players (i.e. small sized MP3's), or Sonar HS without pops and cracks. I have tried the following to rectify the situation:
- have removed Norton and asked for my money back.
- have defragged.
- have retuned XP for optimal performance.
- have tried all the troubleshooting suggestions from M-Audio on their website.
- have physically taken soundcard out and reinstalled.
None of this has helped my situation. I am trying to mix a song at the moment. The song seems to play better second time round. It is almost as though pops and cracks are improved once the song is stored in RAM (not sure about this).
Anyway I am deeply frustrated and need some advice. Has anyone experienced anything similar? Any advice would be deeply appreciated.