Hi, after doing a install of xp my audio becomes choppy only when loading programs and or having a lot of stuff opened. I am using the same audio driver as before and didn't have a problem until now. My friend said i might have copied the files over on the installation process and didn't format my hard drive completely and that could be making i open programs slower.
I have a Dell Dimension 4800 Intel Pentium 4 2.8ghz with 2.25gb of RAM
my audio becomes choppy only when loading programs and or having a lot of stuff opened
Loading programs means a lot of disk access. A lot of things open at the same time can cause a lot of disk access.
Storage devices typically have the highest hardware interrupt priority and other processes can and will stall during drive access. This is minimized (but not completely cured) by using DMA access to storage devices. Check your Hard Drive/CD/DVD DMA settings and verify they are not set to "PIO" transfer mode.