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Computer sound hiccups stops and starts

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May 8, 2012 10:38:27 PM

For about two weeks, all music and video on my computer has glitches in it - stalls briefly then starts again. About the same time I'm noticing halting in the cursor movement - on games. Stalls then starts. What could be the problem?
a b $ Windows 7
May 8, 2012 11:18:28 PM

yorkie13 said:
For about two weeks, all music and video on my computer has glitches in it - stalls briefly then starts again. About the same time I'm noticing halting in the cursor movement - on games. Stalls then starts. What could be the problem?

i start with a little housecleaning and see if it a software issue or something running in the background. run ccleaner to clean up dead files and then run a good defrag. run a malware scan and virus scan to see if your clean. if you are and the pc still has the issue check the hard drive first with a vendor drive tool. (seagate is called seatools). if the hard drive come back as ok i would then download memtest to see if you have any issues with your ram. also as your doing the house cleaning open the case check that the pc fans are not dust bound or the pc has a lot of dust. (dust will hold in the heat and can cause issues).
a b $ Windows 7
May 8, 2012 11:35:16 PM

Download HWmonitor, install it, note temps when pc isn't doing anything, note temps when pc is lagging. easiest way to tell if its heat related. If not then is probably a driver issue.
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a b $ Windows 7
May 8, 2012 11:43:38 PM

Hi :) 

HARD DRIVE failing , or VIRUS....

All the best Brett :) 
a b $ Windows 7
May 8, 2012 11:55:48 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

HARD DRIVE failing , or VIRUS....

All the best Brett :) 



Yup, certainly a possibility, you could download HDtune and run an error scan (not quick scan, or performance scan) to check for this.
May 19, 2012 12:25:11 AM

Tried most of the above suggestions and still had the problem. I finally restored the computer to an earlier date and got rid of the halting and hiccuping that was plaguing me. So glad to get rid of the problem.
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