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Media Stuttering When playing media the audio and video slows down and stutters, especially if the computer is loading other processes at the same time. This problem coincided with me running very low on disc space. I have now transferred data to a different hard drive but I am still suffering with the same problem. I have also done a disc clean up and reduced the number of processes that launch on start up but all to no avail. Any help would be much obliged. Many thanks, Tim

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Re: Media Stuttering

Run your disk defrag after taking off your files. Also, get more ram so the machine doesn't use the hard drive for virtual memory as much.

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