I bought a new Gateway with Windows Vista Home Prem. When playing music
cds there was skipping and distortion on Media Player 11. This was happening
with commercial cds and home burned ones as well as when playing games.
Anything with audio. So I called the Gateway support and was advised to
update the Realtek driver, then we updated the Vista stuff and this did not
help. So then I downloaded Winapp and it was still skipping. So I returned
the computer to Curcuit City and got an identical one thinking it must be a
lemon. This one immediately was skipping. So then I spent 4 hours at the
store finding another computer. Got an Acer now. Well guess what? SAME
THING!! SKIPPING STILL!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And
there are no enhancements checked off. This, I conclude must be a Vista
problem, since I've just had 3 brand new computers in 3 days do the same
thing! I'm about to return this one too until Microsoft fixes this problem.
There are already 2 brand new computers going home because of this problem!
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