WTF is up with my comp...

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  1. rocklee

    rocklee New Member

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    my problem...everytime/whenever i enter a cd (any kind...data, music etc) my comp goes slow motion. what do i mean by slow motion?? for instance, my winamp is on and playing "normally" but once i insert a "data" cd, my winamp goes slow motion as if it was playing some screwed up shit. another example would be im watching a video on media player and i insert a random cd (im basically multi-tasking) and the same thing happens to the sound...slow motion chopped up shit...also my screen sometimes goes slow motion when going thru windows explorer

    so, is this "slow motion" problem because im multi-tasking?? too much programs loading at one time?? and how do i fix this problem?? is it because of my video card..sound card?? shitty comp?? idunno, PLZ HELP :wtc: !!!

    o yea, don't know if this helps but i have a dell, with a shitty sound and shitty video card (in other words, everything stock...)
     
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    Could try opening task manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) clicking processes and then entering a cd then look at which process is taking up the most CPU/memory.
     
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    how much ram do u have...processor speed??
     
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    ram - 512mb
    Slot 'DIMM_1' has 256 MB
    Slot 'DIMM_2' has 256 MB

    processor - 2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
    16 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache

    55gb free hard drive space (out of 80gb)

    :sadwavey:
     
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    how old is your computer?
     
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    not even 2 yrs??
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Two guesses: one, your CDs are autoplaying at the same time as whatever else you're doing, or two, your CD driver is toast.
     
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    yes, they happen to be autoplaying...was wondering if this is normal, and can i prevent my comp from going slow mo everytime i insert a "cd" :sadwavey:
     
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    It is normal for a CD to autoplay, because it is normal for Windows to have the setting turned on. Unfortunately, I can't remember where to turn the setting off. Disabling digital audio on your CD drive (it uses the data cable instead of the sound cable) might help.

    Here's another idea. Do you have an antivirus program that could be scanning the contents of the CDs for viruses? That could bog your computer down pretty good.
     
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    wow..now that u mention it, my anti virus does kick ass...nvm then, i guess its normal

    thanks for all ur help :h5:
     

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