Has anyone ever encountered a problem like this? Any ways to fix it or prevent it would be helpful.
(Random useless data. XP, P4 2GHz, 1GB, onboard AC97 sound, I usually have running MSN Messenger, Trillian, three instances of mIRC, Serv-U, an equalizer utility for my sound system that is one of those programs that doesn't fix the problem when I manually terminate it, nVidia's resolution and color depth changer, and Weatherbug. The problem only happens when running Puzzle Pirates, which I think is entirely Java, if that matters. I did reinstall the game and the Java runtime enviroment from Sun, which were both up to date already.)