Every time I record something, I get skips every so often. I probably get 5 or 6 for every two minutes that I record. I've taken the following steps to help get rid of it. Can anyone think of anything else that would help? - Turned off wi-fi - Turned off and killed antivirus and antispyware - Closed all programs other than Cubase LE4 - Turned off standby, hibernation, and screen saver - Killed unnecessary processes (in task manager) - Recorded to external hard drive via USB For reference, here's the laptop I'm working with: 2.6 gHz dual core processor 3gb RAM Windows 7 OS I'm also using a firewire card to connect my Presonus Firepod to my laptop.