AUDIO stuttering and mouse glitch issue all of a sudden

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    Guys,
    Just today, I started to have an issue with my pc computer audio, obviously running on XP.
    It stutters, when I do anything using sound, be it a game playing, or music playing, or even just random sound bites that the computer uses, like pings and beeps, etc.
    It doesn't stutter all the way through, say on game music, but it will do so several times during the song/audio.
    I thought perhaps it was one particular game program that was causing the problem, but it is happening on other games, as well as basic computer audio.
    Also, when the stuttering glitch occurs, my mouse seems to either freeze or jump ahead, at the same exact time.
    I have NEVER seen this type of an issue on my XP computer.
    I had a soundcard replaced, back in August, but even before that, I have never had this type of audio glitch issue.
    Is it possible that the soundcard is having issues ? But if so, why would it cause my mouse to glitch, also ?
    Anyhoo, if someone can shed some light on this, I would be very grateful.
    Thanks !
     
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    Check I/O activity. If you IDE/SATA controller starts dying it might results such problems.
    You can also try check perfmon for IRQs and DPCs to see if in moment of stall there are unusual high activity.
     
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    Thank you so much for your response! Honestly, I'm not very tech savvy, so a lot of the things you mentioned in your description I don't understand. Is there a step by step basic guide you can give me to check the steps you mentioned? I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
     
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    If you are not very tech sawy, then it might be hard. What is your Windows XP language version? If its en_US then I can give you my simple tool for basic perf stats. At least you may try to correlate I/O activity with stalls.

    Other solution is to go to device mamanger, and disable audio card to see if shutter is gone.
     
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    Yes, my language version is en_US, so I would need everything in English. Thankfully, and God willing, I haven't had that problem in two days. Both the audio and mouse have been working normally. Is it possible that this could have been a one-time glitch of some sort ?
     
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    Thank you! So, my next question would be, if this problem does reoccur, what is the solution to the problem? Is there a fix? Thanks!
     
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    Heh, first you need to diagnose where the problem is. Maybe its mobo itself (IDE/SATA controller or capacitors?). Then, you can start thinking if this is fixable. Anyway, good luck.
     
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    Some other possible causes for stuttering:
    1- I think that the audio stutter could happen as well if there is a process that is occupying 100% cpu usage all the time. Check the task manager to see if you have a process doing that. It could also happen if there is a process that occupies the hard drive usage as well. You could try if you get stuttering booting in safemode.

    2- One time years ago I bought a sound card from Bestbuy. One of those Best buy brands called rocketfish or something. I would get crackle and pop noises and also stuttering with that card. As soon as I replaced it with an Auzentech card the problem was gone.

    3- When I first got my AMD FX CPU I would get stutters in XP in youtube and some other applications and games. I discovered that it was caused by the Core Performance Boost from the AMD FX CPU. Once I disabled that the problem was gone.
     
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    I have experienced issues with CPU throttling and/or CPU energy reduction mechanisms, i.e. AMD Cool 'n' Quiet.

    I had, and do have still, professional quality sound cards and this was a very VERY irritating issue when I was trying to record things and got anomalous pops or clicks that didn't make ANY sense at all.

    Well, by some process or by some miracle, I pinpointed it down to the AMD Cool n Quiet option in the BIOS. When it was turned off, everything was smooth.
     
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    Guys, I had no idea anyone else had replied to my original post, so sorry for getting back to this so late ! I only just saw the notifications ! LOL
    Well, as an update to my earlier issue, ever since I reported that audio stutter, quite a few weeks ago, it has not happened since.
    I am hoping it was just a glitch that particular day, but I've had no problems (knock on wood, God willing), since then.
    I will say that I did run my ARO program after that had happened and perhaps it helped to clear things up ?
    I don't know, I'm so tech unsavvy, that it scares even me. LOL
    If I get through any day with no tech problems, I'm happy.
     
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