Just recently I upgraded my PC from WIN98 to WinXP SP2. My regular uses of surfing the net, listening to audio (streaming from the internet or from a CD or watching video clips and burning them onto a CD in VCD format or DVD in DVD format) were runni9ng fine even after the upgrade.
Then a couple of days ago, the audio started crackling, so0unding oley for the most part but with a crack every so often (almost seems like something else was also using the sound card). The video while playing also seems to have a slightly slower refresh rate. When I want to burn the files to CD, the crackling (in the case of audio) and pixelly, blurred, skipping in the case of video is also transferred to disk.
I am using Nero to burn the video to CD as VCDs and using Windows media player to burn the audio to CD.
I thought it might be a virus so I reinstalled XP, but the problem still exists. Whats goin on and how do I fix it?