Mick, I was having same problem with Inspiron 1545, Windows 7 64-bit, and the solution in this thread has solved my problem.
Thanks very much,
Thank you for giving my music back! I've worked on this for 8 hours today - from now on I'll come here first! You guys are awesome!
You are very welcome, But it was a combined effort on All the members here to get this issue resolved, I cannot claim, nor do I claim any rights to solving this issue. We Came together with a Mutual Problem, and Came to a Absolute resolve with the issue, The Pine, jimco , mao.tsetung, and others are due credit as much if not more than I. But I am very glad you are back on track. Congrats My Friend, and the best to you.
Mick Barker Sr.
I have the same problem on my 14z laptop, purchased only one motnh ago. I called Dell support. The associate excessed my computer by Citirix, diagnosed the problem being softeware related, and suggested to resove it for a one time $130 or one year $240 payment. Dell must be ashamed. I am not smilimg.
must be the exhaustion from working on this problem for 2 days, even following this thread...my 1750 has the same noise issue, without freezing the screen...it has windows 7 home premium 64-bit...windows update did its work on the ahci sata driver...i went to the "thread suggested" intel site and downloaded the uncorrupted driver file (i thought)...i trudged thru the readme file but could not find a executable file when i went to install...unless i am supposed to ignore the warning and run the .sys file...
just exactly what is run from the 10.8_f6flpy-x64.zip folder??? thanks in advance for any assistance...
Go Here: www.intel.com/.../detect , and run the tool to id your hardware, this is the safest way of doing so, that way you are not downloading something that is not relevant to your computer. This link is for the Chipset ID Utility.
Mick Barker Sr.
thanks for the feedback...
i did that...twice...every category indicated intel did not want to do a generic "upgrade" to a manufacturer's modification
intel did not recognize the drivers that were installed...i should perhaps try it a 3rd time and write down the exact verbiage...
I have been having skipping and stuttering problems just like the ones described above. I've updated my video drives and searched high and low for an updated audio driver to no avail. IT seemed to get worse when I upgraded the CPU from a Turion TL-58 to a TL-68. This is an Inspiron 1501, and there's nothing Intel at all in it.
The problem shows up most when the computer is in my truck. It rarely shows up at all either at my house or at church. Let me use the computer with a pre set playlist to play music while I drive and it skips like crazy. I'll hook the computer up to a typical cassette adapter and to my power inverter, then start Windows Media Player 11 or Pro Presenter 4 and play music. When it starts skipping, if I pull out the plug from the headphone jack or touch the touch pad, it'll resume playing instantly.
This problem isn't as bad when the wifi is turned off, but it still does occur even then.
Oh, I forgot to mention some things:
This computer has an OEM version of XP SP3 installed. The skipping occurred when I first got it with the Dell version of XP and the Sempron 3500. (I have upgraded the CPU twice now). I never noticed it with the TL-58 CPU, but that wasn't in there very long. The CPU it has now was supposedly "new" old stock. I don't think it's due to a faulty CPU.
My second assumption would be the heads are bouncing around in the hard disk while I drive. It came with a 60GB Toshiba hard disk, which I upgraded to a 64 GB Crucial SSD. Though this isn't why I got the SSD, it still has the same audio problems after the SSD has been installed.
I've been building and maintaining my own computers for 12 years now and have never run across anything so odd. It literally seems like it depends on the computer's physical location whether the music stutters or not.