Static when playing CD



I have a Pentium 233 running on Windows 98SE with 144MB RAM. When I play a CD from the CD drive using Windows Media, it sounds fine. However, when I connect to the internet, the music starts cutting out, slowing down, and contains static.

I don’t know if I have a hardware problem with the CD player or a software problem with Windows Media.

Any suggestions on making things run smoother?


Your bottleneck is your CPU especially if you’re reading that audio cd of yours in digital mode. You’ll ease the load by using analogue reading mode (separate audio cable from your cd-drive to your sound card) other than that there’s nothing you can do about it except upgrade.