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Stop jerky graphics. The alternative way.

Posted August 2002 by Steve Sinchak

Since I started using XP, I noticed that game performance was terrible. Idle CP load stayed at around 12% all the time. This led to jerky graphics, and choppy sound, every game I tried was the same, and even DVD playback suffered. If you also experience this problem and have a Zip drive, here's how I solved it.

  1. Right-click "My Computer"
  2. Select "Manage"
  3. Click on "Device Manager"
  4. Double click on your Zip under "Disk Drives" ( it may be listed as "IMG VP01" or something similar - pick the one that's not a hard drive)
  5. Disable the device

If you then need to use the Zip drive, simply re-enable it by following similar steps.

This worked fine for me, XP is now as fast as 98 (well, almost!).

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