playback stops

I’m using Cubase Le4 and when I work with the program it very often stops/freezes for more or less 2 or 3 seconds during playback (and also during recording) and then playback continues. VST performance meter doesn’t show any overload.

I’m working on Windows XP
Intel Pentium D CPU 3.00GHz, 1,00 GB RAM,
Zoom G2.1u as an audio interface (guitar effect processor)

I would appreciate any help.

Quiet often it’s a symptom of a struggling hard drive.

Make sure its defragged and you have plenty space on it.

You could also do with another gig of RAM

Thanks for your response, I’ll try those solutions.