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« on: April 02, 2004, 10:27:55 AM »

The problem that I'm having is not actually mine but it has me scratching my head too. This person has a Compaq Computer that is only a year or so old and is running Windows XP Hom,and every time they use the Win Media Player (ver.9.1) or try to play any type of game on this unit, everything starts out just fine.. but given a couple of minutes, the picture will noticably slow down, like it was being played in slow motion but only for a couple of seconds and then it will speed back up to normal. it will do this continually until they shut the computer down completely. When they reboot, it will be fine until they start playing another game or using the Media player again. It's one vicious circle, and I have checked all the things that they have running in the background to find that they have only a minimum of things running altogeather. I have checked to see if thier drivers are updated, especially thier Video Card and everything seems to be in order. I have run speed disc and defrag on this computer, all with no change. I have run the direct X tests that go through the sound check and visual check and that seems to be working properly as well. Does anyone know what the problem might be? I would appreciate any and all information and/or advice that you can offer.
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2004, 12:56:47 AM »

How much ram does that system have?
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2004, 01:46:15 AM »

Thank you for reply.I know for a fact that it has  at least 500 Mb ram.
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2004, 02:24:27 AM »

ok this may sound like an odd question but does that pc have microsoft office installed? if so try disabling the fast find feature so it quits indexing the hard drive , it worked on my win98 system that was having the same prob with games and such
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2004, 04:18:22 AM »

Hi Charlie,

It sure is good to see you here, friend.  Welcome to the best forum on the net. Grin

You may get more help for WMP9 Here.  A good number of people I know have had nothing but trouble with WMP9 & find they want to remove it.  If your friend wants to go that route, you can "uninstall" it by doing the following:

Start | Run and type in:
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\WINNT\INF\wmp.inf,Uninstall

You may get an error message at this point, not to worry, it really did uninstall.  Reboot the computer and download and install WMP8 (also known as 7.1, even though they are the same thing) from This Site.

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2004, 06:27:15 AM »

Hi bbhagrid..Diz!!! great to see you. Thank you both for the advice and information. I'll send this page to them so they can try out what you suggested. I'll keep you posted. Again Thank You so much.
Charlie Cheesy
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