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My media player is skipping on my Dell D600. It just started doing it

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  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    I am running Windows XP and it skips with digital files and CD's. MP3, WMa,,,,,,,doesn;t matter. It just started doing it. I have upgrades the Audio drivers and it hasn't fixed the problem. I am using Media 11. I have deleted it, rolled back to Version 9. Nothing works

  • TiSwAs_uk May 11, 2010

    Also what version of operating system and Windows media player are you using?

  • TiSwAs_uk May 11, 2010

    Are you playing digital files eg MP3/WMA or are you playing songs from a CD?

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Try one of these solutions... should help you fix the problem.
1. System Restore (How to do? - Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System restore) .. Select a date when your media player used to work and restore the system.
2. Clear startup. (How to do? - Start > Run > Type in 'msconfig' > click ok to open the application, select the 'startup tab' and click on disable all, will stop startup apps... system will get a little fastser too)

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