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Windows Media Player lockup

by chriscjd / October 23, 2005 11:42 PM PDT

Recently reloaded Windows XP Pro (after a bad SP2 update...) before this reload had no problem with with Windows Media Player (WMP).

Since the install and all updates from windows update, my WMP 9 started locking up after a few min's of play. It does not matter if it's audio or video, and it locks the entire computer! No Ctrl-Alt-Delete, just a frozen screen!

I upgraded to WMP 10 but still same problem.
Anyone have any idea's as to what is broken?


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by phantazy / October 23, 2005 11:52 PM PDT

I played a video once, and the same thing happened. I added another stick of memory and there was no further freeze. This is only my experience!

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I have 1gb
by chriscjd / October 24, 2005 12:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Memory?

I have 1gb of ram, I would think that would be enought? My guess is something is broken in windows, as I did not have this problem before I reloaded.

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Drivers are a common fix
by pearljamkornfan / October 24, 2005 6:20 AM PDT
In reply to: I have 1gb

I bet that at least one of your drivers is out of date or conflicting, have you tried windows update drivers? If those are the ones you are using, try downloading some from the manufacturer's website or install them off the cd. If it locks up with both video and audio, it might be because the visualization is causing the video to lock up. You could try to load WMP without opening a song, and disable the visualization. Then play a song and see if it works. If it works now, you can almost assume its a video problem. Hope this helps!

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