So many questions on here regarding the same old audio pops and crackles everyday ...! We need to make a sticky on this subject to stop the forum repeating itself everyday..!...! Read the article below to help set up your lappy to best run traktor and then use the search facility on the forum to search for audio issues as the same questions are coming up everyday...! http://blog.dubspot.com/optimize-your-windows-7-pc-for-djing-music-production/ http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Mar02/articles/pcmusician0302.asp http://www.audiorecording.me/windows-xp7-audio-recording-daw-tweaks-optimization-tips.html http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17322 http://www.focusrite.com/answerbase/en/article.php?id=1071 Quick tips........ Turn off wifi Diable anti virus Remove battery or diasble in device manager Disable network adapters in device manager Update your drivers for all your devices on your laptop disable all un-nessasary programs from the start menu Go to: Start>Control Panel>Power Options - Choose "High Performance" - Click the "Change plan settings" button. - Make sure both power options are set to "Never loads more that can help.... if you find thread that may help people then add them to this thread...! also add your own simple tweeks that helped you out solving your audio glitches...! good luck....!