Computer Help forum

General discussion

Skipping video and audio on my computer

by pro1995 / November 16, 2011 10:00 PM PST

I have a Gateway GX7022E desktop with Windows XP Professional OS that my wife uses. I have several simple games on it as well as some music. The problem that has started is any audio or video that plays on it skips or stutters. This includes CD's as well. I have tried to go to Microsoft and use the programs that they offer to find the problem with no success as well as the trouble shooting software on the computer. Anyone out there have any idea as to what has happened to this computer or a possible solution to it.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Skipping video and audio on my computer
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Skipping video and audio on my computer
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: stuttering
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 16, 2011 10:04 PM PST

Two things to try:
1. In task manager see if any (other) process is using way too much CPU. Could be malware or some other issue.
2. Try the old PIO-DMA trick from It won't harm after setting it to PIO and setting it to DMA again.


Collapse -
(NT) You might also try hardware acceleration settings.
by Coryphaeus / November 16, 2011 11:40 PM PST
Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?