I have not found a definite solution as to why whenever I\nplay my audio files with WMA9.0, my system starts to\nstutter - mouse stops responding for a moment, opened\nwindows refreshes at a slow rate, a longer pause than\nusual when switching between opened windows, etc. I\nthought I could bear it, since the symptoms occur every\nonce in awhile, but after some time, it did get a little\nannoying. As soon as I shutdown WMA, everything returns\nto normal. I am not sure whether an unwanted setting\nwithin WMA or XP Pro is causing this. This is why I am\nposting my problem here - to get feedback. My specs are:\n\n1. Windows XP Professional w/ all available udpates\n2. Windows Media Player 9.0\n3. K2-6 550MHz w/ 384MB of RAM\n\nThanks in advance.