I have just reinstalled the operating system of my Dell Inspiron 1545 after it kept crashing for what appeared to be no reason at all. The crashing problem has gone, it seems, but now the audio is stuttering. It doesn't matter if I am watching something in a media player, on the internet, or just listening to a song. Every so often, the audio stutters.
I have tried the "Disable Enhancements," to no avail. The driver has also been uninstalled and reinstalled, which did nothing. I tried disabling all of the startup services and the audio seemed to be fine when I disabled the Intel Matrix Storage Manager. Could that be causing the problem?