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Hanging Sounds

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#1 Sumac


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Posted 01 March 2006 - 03:47 PM

Help! My music hangs whenever I open another program or web page. Actually whenever any program opens or closes. It happens whether I am playing a cd or music files on my computer. Any suggestions? I have run my Norton antivirus, crap cleaner and spy-bot, nothing seems to help. :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 04:13 PM

Hi Sumac,

Can you provide us with some system information... How much memory are you running in your system? and, what is your processor speed? Is this something that just started, or is this something that has been going on?

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 01:44 AM

My computer has a pentium 4 processor, 2.66 GHz, and 512 MB RAM. My local disc (C:) has 30 GB free space.
This problem has been going on for about 2 or 3 months now, it is driving me nuts. :thumbsup: Any help will be greatly appreciate.



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Posted 02 March 2006 - 04:54 AM

could be a memory or codec problem but most likely memory. You don't say what music, and how it's being played, MIDI, wav, mp3 etc. It maybe that you do not have the codecs to transfer the type of files you wish to listen to. If you have two sticks of ram, make sure they are identical, and even try swapping them. If one stick, it may be worth exchanging it.

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 11:58 AM

Thanks, it happens with any type of music, even a cd. How do I know if I have 2 sticks of memory, if they are indentical, and how do I swap them? As you can tell I am a novice. Never had a problem playing any type of music before.

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 12:05 PM

Download and run Everest Home. It will tell you what you need to know about your computer.
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Posted 07 March 2006 - 12:21 PM

One of the RAM sticks may be bad.

512 megs of Ram should be sufficient unless you are running really heavy graphics aps or have a hidden malware infection.

You can test your memory with a freeware ap you can get here:

or use Microsoft's diagnostics here:
Windows Memory Diagnostic

If the memory tests ok I suggest running a few online scans. You need to use Internet Explorer for these as they require ActiveX.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner

Panda Activescan

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:

Trend Micro antivirus European Edition (supports Mozilla based browsers)

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner

online trojan scans here -

Windows Security Trojanscan
See instructions for it here:

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