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#1 JXBlack

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 08:12 PM

I am running WinXP SP 3 on a Desk Top with an AMD Phenon II x4 940 processor with 4 MB of Ram. Lately I have been unable to run an *.avi file without frequent sound stoppages and picture pixilation problems.

I have run Avira Spybot,Malwarebytes,ESET and Ad Aware. I still have this problem. Can anyone offer any suggestions as to what else I can do to eliminate this annoyance?

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 08:22 PM

Are the files being run on the hard drive? Online?

Player?

How much RAM installed? How much free space on C:? How much total space on C:?

System defragged lately (if files are stored on drive)?

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 12:47 AM

Thanks for your response.

I am trying to play the files on my Hard Drive.
I have 3.5 GB of RAM.
I have 53% free on my 40 GB C: partition with no defragmentation required

The *.avi files are on my E: partition and it has only 5% free out of 852 GB and defragmentation is required after analysis.

Is this my problem?

It will take me a few days to clean up a least 15% so I can Defrag E:
Does this mean I could avoid this problem if I moved the avi's to a partition with more space?

Thanks again

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 09:06 AM

Space...is only a problem if the dearth occurs on the Windows system partition. It's Windows that needs 15% free space, not other partitions.

Fragmentation seems to be your problem, IMO.

Files do not play well...when the drive is fragmented.

I would run chkdsk /r on the E: first, then defrag.

Louis




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