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Hi everyone…

I am having this problem…lately when I'm playing any music file from my hard drive in any player (Windows Media Player 10 / ITune 7.0) ….if µTorrent is on, I find regular unexpected noises and the music gets somewhat slower than the usual ( don't know how to explain:( )…sometimes it keeps looping for a few seconds…

I have used µTorrent1.6.1 and 1.7 and have the same problem…I am using Windows XP Pro, 160 GB of hard disk with about 50% free, 1 GB Ram, 3.06 Ghz Pentium 4 processor and my download speed is 4-6 KB…let me know if you have any other question about my system…..

I have searched this forum as well as google to find something about this problem but no luck yet…so I'm sorry if the topic is already answered or something….please help me!!!

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Check both the primary and secondary controllers...

Also, get Process Explorer from sysinternals.com, run it, File > Save, then post the contents of the saved process list in the .txt file here. Do check if any process is running at an abnormally high CPU usage while you're playing music.

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Well there are three Primary IDE channel : its not Applicable for Both device of the 'first Primary IDE channel', then for the 1st device of 'second Primary IDE channel' its "ultra DMA mode 5" so is for the 2nd device of 'third Primary IDE channel' ... all the secondary IDE channel has "not applicable"

CPU usage is between 2-12, Commit Charge 17.61, Processes 44

Process PID CPU Description Company Name

System Idle Process 0 84.60

Interrupts n/a Hardware Interrupts

DPCs n/a 3.85 Deferred Procedure Calls

System 4

SMSS.EXE 588 Windows NT Session Manager Microsoft Corporation

CSRSS.EXE 648 Client Server Runtime Process Microsoft Corporation

WINLOGON.EXE 676 Windows NT Logon Application Microsoft Corporation

SERVICES.EXE 720 Services and Controller app Microsoft Corporation

ATI2EVXX.EXE 896 ATI External Event Utility EXE Module ATI Technologies Inc.

SVCHOST.EXE 912 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

MCVSFTSN.EXE 388 McAfee VirusScan Instant Messenger Scan Module McAfee, Inc.

MpfAgent.exe 2440 McAfee Personal Firewall Agent Interface McAfee Security

WMIPRVSE.EXE 2764 0.77 WMI Microsoft Corporation

SVCHOST.EXE 1000 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

SVCHOST.EXE 1088 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

WSCNTFY.EXE 2704 Windows Security Center Notification App Microsoft Corporation

SVCHOST.EXE 1184 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

SVCHOST.EXE 1244 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

SPOOLSV.EXE 1424 Spooler SubSystem App Microsoft Corporation

INCDSRV.EXE 440 incdsrv AHEAD Software

MASSrv.exe 528 McAfee AntiSpyware Service McAfee, Inc.

Mcdetect.exe 640 McAfee WSC Integration Service McAfee, Inc

McShield.exe 964 0.77 On-Access Scanner service McAfee Inc.

McTskshd.exe 1036 McAfee Task Scheduler McAfee, Inc

MpfService.exe 1128 McAfee Personal Firewall Service McAfee Corporation

WDFMGR.EXE 1256 Windows User Mode Driver Manager Microsoft Corporation

ALG.EXE 2508 Application Layer Gateway Service Microsoft Corporation

LSASS.EXE 732 LSA Shell (Export Version) Microsoft Corporation

ATI2EVXX.EXE 1608 ATI External Event Utility EXE Module ATI Technologies Inc.

EXPLORER.EXE 1736 0.77 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation

RTHDCPL.EXE 1836 Realtek HD Audio Control Panel Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

MpfTray.exe 1852 McAfee Personal Firewall Tray Monitor McAfee Security

MCAGENT.EXE 1860 McAfee SecurityCenter Agent McAfee, Inc

MASAlert.exe 1880 McAfee AntiSpyware Alert McAfee, Inc.

MCVSSHLD.EXE 1900 McAfee VirusScan ActiveShield Resource McAfee, Inc.

McVSEscn.exe 1972 McAfee VirusScan E-mail Scan Module McAfee, Inc.

OASCLNT.EXE 1912 McAfee VirusScan OAS Client McAfee, Inc.

MSNMSGR.EXE 1964 Messenger Microsoft Corporation

MSMSGS.EXE 1988 Windows Messenger Microsoft Corporation

CTFMON.EXE 1996 CTF Loader Microsoft Corporation

uTorrent.exe 272 6.92

IEXPLORE.EXE 2624 Internet Explorer Microsoft Corporation

mmc.exe 2148 Microsoft Management Console Microsoft Corporation

wmplayer.exe 3428 0.77 Windows Media Player Microsoft Corporation

LastFM.exe 3440

procexp.exe 2356 1.54 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals

NOTEPAD.EXE 3664 Notepad Microsoft Corporation

Here's the thing.....I'm not sure if its related but when Deferred procedure calls gets more than 5% ( up to 30%) the sound breaks and there is noise...its happening only when I'm downloading with utorrent...even if utorrent is on but its not downloading it doesnt happen.

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Are you downloading and playing on the same drive? I had a similar problem and I believe it was down to when the drive was trying to read and write at the same time in different locations. If you have to physical hard drives in your computer try using one to download and one to do other things from, it doesn't help that iTunes and WMP are quite heavy resource hogs as media players go...

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I've tried terminating processes but doesnt improve anything ( I do not get very high CPU usage ...just between 2-10% with 44 processes including utorrent and Windows media player)...

And yes same drive, I was guessing that may be the problem had something to do with that too...I will test some other audio players to see if there's any change....too bad I dont have any differernt drive but I have an IPod so for time being I'm using it to listen to music LOL....

Thanks for all the replies :)

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