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Win media player crashes when removeable media pluged in

By Tritton
Jun 21, 2009
  1. has this a problem a while but nerver been that much of a issue, but now i have a blackberry i'm pluging it in a lot.

    So basicly when ever I plug in some sort of removeable media be that a mem stick or my blackberry windowns media player crashes. If i don't click on either don't send or send error report and just move it out the way I do still have control over it. I know it's is to do with synicing but i have played with this but can get it to stop
     
  2. TheJediSlayer

    TheJediSlayer TS Rookie Posts: 164

    Hey there Tritton!

    I tried researching your problem online and found an article from Microsoft that relates to the issue you are having.

    Source: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933547

    **Symptoms**

    If you plug in certain flash memory devices while you use Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 in Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Media Player may crash.

    **Cause**

    This problem occurs because certain flash memory devices have noncompliant descriptor layouts. When WMDM (Windows Media Device Manager) tries to read the manufacturer name from the memory device, a memory access violation occurs. Because WMDM runs as a part of Windows Media Player, the memory access violation causes Windows Media Player to crash.

    **Resolution**

    Please click on the link provided above for the resolution

    I hope this helps you resolve your problem,

    Tyler
     
  3. Tritton

    Tritton TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 108

    well it worked for my blackberry, not my mem stick though
    thing is my mem stick hasn't al ways made it crash
     
  4. TheJediSlayer

    TheJediSlayer TS Rookie Posts: 164

    Well, as you said earlier, you always plug your Blackberry in and out a lot, so at least the article managed to fix the issue for you in this regard. Perhaps somebody else can help you out on why it didn't work with your flash-memory stick.
     
  5. Tritton

    Tritton TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 108

    well turns out i was wrong, before i just plug my BB in. but i didn't mass storage mode on, once that was on it crashed
     
  6. TheJediSlayer

    TheJediSlayer TS Rookie Posts: 164

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