Using Windows XP, video adaptor type VIA/S3G KM400, directX 9.0, Athlon AMD computer, memory 224MB.
Tearing my hair out on this one. Internet is fast, opening office files is fast, playing music is ok, but...................
When playing video, every 3 seconds, it freezes then skips (catches up) yet the sound is not affected. Worse still, is if i'm playing music or video then decide to open a file or connect to internet or click on any new application at all the video AND sound pause, & stutter until the thing i've clicked on finally opens, which takes ages. Sound & vision are not affected when closing other applications.
I've noticed, when i click on a new thing whilst playing music or video, the task manager shows as 100% CPU usage & stays on the top line until the new application finally opens, (which is slow). There are no baddies whatsoever on the puter. We have had trojans & spy-ware recently but the puter is definitely clean. DirectX check ok. & all drivers say "working correctly" ...........Can anyone give me some help on this? Ta. Cozzy