I forgot to mention my hardware/software specifics: I'm using Win 98 1st edition with 10 Gig harddrive and 512M ram. The game which is causing the issues is Morrowind Elder Scrolls III with the 1.2.0722 patch
For a while now I've been enjoying computer games, but recently my computer has been 'hiccuping' while playing my most recent game. I'll be moving within the 3d world until everything stops for a few seconds and the sounds will repeat like a CD with a scratch in it. Then it will continue for a while until it happens again. This is a new development in my computer, so I tried to do some diagnostics. I used some freeware, and it told me my harddrive was giving errors, but I wasn't sure if that made sense. I figured it was my computer memory going bad. Could a harddrive issue cause this problem? I'm kinda a newbie, so I wanted to check with someone before I went ahead and bought another harddrive.