Researched this, couldn't find anything with enough specific, relative info, so I joined here to ask.
My computer is skipping. about every 1.5 seconds, the cursor pauses, then jumps forward. This corresponds with a skipping in the audio and video (like when watching videos on youtube). The problem is immediately apparent on startup, even before login on the Welcome screen.
Dell XPS M1210
Windows XP Professional 32 Bit w/ SP3
No recent installations