Computer Newbies forum

General discussion

update drivers

by gwingee / February 27, 2010 12:59 AM PST

when I watch a video on is pausing for 6 seconds at least 2 or 3 times in a 3 min video..when I wrote ITunes, they said to update your drivers...How do you do that????
I have Windows XP SP3...broadband connection on HP PC desktop...

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: update drivers
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: update drivers
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 -
Not drivers . . .
by Coryphaeus / February 27, 2010 7:05 PM PST
In reply to: update drivers

Pausing is normal on streaming video. It's usually caused by the speed of your connection.

Collapse -
but I only have the problem on ITunes
by gwingee / February 28, 2010 12:52 AM PST
In reply to: Not drivers . . .

and I have the fastest broadband they offer...
how do you check what you get..I went to Mcafee and it says

Your Internet Connection Speed Results

File Size
2.9297 MB
Time Elapsed
6.676 seconds

Collapse -
Still sadly normal.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2010 12:55 AM PST

Not only your machine but every machine from yours to the server have to keep up. Many need the big tutorial on the internet to figure this out.

Let's keep it simple. It might not be your machine at fault.

Collapse -
Fastest . . .
by Coryphaeus / February 28, 2010 9:43 AM PST

is a subjective test. When you start a download from a site, be it a streaming video or a file, you're at the mercy of "The Internet", and the size of the server's backbone, time of day, number of hops, etc. that the file takes from them to you. One option is to save the file, wait for it to be downloaded, then play it. The other option is to live with it.

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?