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No operating system mentioned, but many do that if the DMA setting is not enabled. The method and place this setting varies from Windows 98/ME, Windows NT, 2000 and XP so I prefer not to write about all five or more setups.
In short, check DMA.
Games are especially harsh on machines, requiring all drivers to be in top form and the machine's cooling to be working. Try it with the cover off. I'd comment about more items, but nothing about the machine or OS was noted.
Hi, I'm not sure this is the correct forum for this post but I think it's a hardware problem I'm having so here goes:
I first noticed a problem with Winamp. At random times while playing a song(s) the song will skip. Not really skip, but repeatedly play a milisecond's worth of noise for about 1/2sec - 1sec then continue playing. It usually happens about 4-10 times during a song. The noise sounds a lot like a drill or jackammer, something along those lines.
It does the same thing with Windows Media Player. A movie will glitch up then keep on playing.
The problem really didnt bother me until I noticed that the glitch happened when I tried to play FFXI, except instead of the game continuing to run, it would freeze, forcing me to restart me computer.
I checked for viruses with Norton and found no problems. Ive updated all my drivers (since I built the pc myself I thought that my be the prob), but that too didnt solve anything.
If anyone has any information/tips/help of any kind I'd greatly appreciate it.