"Ozark58" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Phil" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>I have recently bought a MP3 player & have set about filling it with music
>>using Windows Media Player, I have noticed that some albums seem to get
>>unstable & skip a bit like a needle going across a record. The CD's are
>>well looked after & not scratched. The problem seems to be somewhere in
>>the ripping process as the tracks skip when played back on the PC, I have
>>tried ripping the same albums on another PC with similar results so it's
>>not anything to do with my CD Drive, I tend to think the CD's are read too
>>fast but that's just my opinion. I'm not 100% sure but I think it may be
>>long compilation albums IE. Greatest Hits that seem to be the main
>>culprits, any ideas?
> It sounds like your computer's processor is getting slowed down with
> application running in the background. Things like Windows Update could
> be downloading an update while you're trying to play music and that would
> intermitently interfere with the audio.
> Also, your computer's memory may be overloaded with background programs
> are running without your explicit knowledge. You can look at your Startup
> menu by
> clicking your Start button at the bottom of your desktop, then click Run,
> then type in
> msconfig into the text box and then click OK.
> This will bring up the systems configuration window. Now, on this window
> look for a
> tab called Startup and click that tab. This will show you the Startup
> list. Each item
> showing in this list is currently running in memory. Many of these items
> don't need to
> running all the time and they are taking up needless memory space.
> Review the list of startup items and uncheck any of those programs that
> don't need to be
> running all the time. Just don't uncheck your Audio or Anti-Virus programs
> or SystemTray
> or Microsoft Operating System programs. Microsoft Office applications can
> be unchecked.
> This will apply to Windows 98, Me, XP and Vista.
> You must reboot/restart after making the changes. On restart, you'll get
> a onetime
> message telling you that you are using "Selective Service", click the
> checkbox that says
> "don't show me this anymore". You're done.
> If problem persist...you'll probably have to install more memory or get a