I have Windows XP Media Edition on a Sony VAIO Pentium Duo Core. I have my E-MU 1820M installed and until recently, have not had a problem. In the past few weeks my sound cuts out for about 1-2 seconds at random times. It also pops and skips a second or a half during playback sometimes. I tried getting new driver and Patchmix program hotfix updates from E-MU, but I already have the latest versions installed. The first problem stated has only happened in the last 2 days or so. The second, about 2 weeks or so. I tried changing my ASIO latency from 10 to 50, then 100 but still no different results. I don't want to call E-MU and sit on hold for an hour so I figured I'd try here first. Any questions? Just ask... Thanks everyone!