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Old 08-27-2009, 02:25 PM   #1
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Hey there,

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
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:47 PM   #2
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Very well could be lack of sufficient memory. But since It's XP, I'd highly doubt it. So we'll call it a corrupted registry. Download CCleaner and use the file cleanup tool and the Registry Sweeper. Also defragment the harddrive.

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Old 08-28-2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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Might also be an overheating problem (I had a similar issue recently). Try running Speedfan to see if this could be the issue.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:43 PM   #4
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It could be your hard drive croaking. I experienced those symptoms before I had to RMA mine. My computer would constantly freeze for 1-2 seconds from the second I logged on.
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:22 PM   #5
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How old is the hard drive? LIke Ghost said it could be the hard drive. happened to me, died after 7 years.
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