The old DMA issues or someone didn't install motherboard chipset drivers. When you install Windows yourself from scratch or an upgrade you must find and install all the drivers (there are about 10) since Microsoft doesn't do this. Tell me about your post Windows driver hunt and install.
OK, so this only happens sometimes, here's the computers specs:
AMD Athlon x2 3800+ Dual core Processor
2gb DDR 400 Ram
160GB, 250GB, 80GB Hard drives one sata two IDE
HP Lightscribe DVD+rw Drive
Upgraded from windows xp media center to windows vista home premium sp1
OK, it was doing this more often when the sound would be real crackly and Skippy like on a old scratched up CD, so i bought a cheap Sound blaster audigy PCI Sound card, problem kept going, this problem comes and goes from time to time, but if i'm playing a game like the sims 2 it makes the sound real bad quality! I know the sims2.com says that under vista you need a video card that is a nvidia 6200 or better, this computer came with a 6150LE and works fine under vista, and works great with the sims, i haven't played any of my intensive games in this machine because i wanna buy a new card, but i just bought one for my old hp that has vista and does not share this problem! What do i do?