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Windows Media Player & Windows Lockups

By superstud101
Oct 29, 2007
  1. Hi all this is my first post so please be nice :)

    If i try to play any type of media file then windows media lockup and if i close it with task manager then windows locks up :mad:
    i have reinstalled windows twice and still no joy my windows xp is the september release with media player 11.
    O'yer and i can convert video file to dvd and they play back fine on my dvd player but not on the pc and i can rip and wright cds using wmp.

    I have a 2.2gh p4 cpu and 1gb ram 64mb ati 7000 500w psu and windows xp home 32bit.

    Thanx for any help you can give me.
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Google and get memtest and run it for atleast 7 passes.
     
  3. superstud101

    superstud101 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi thanx for the reply i downloaded memtest86 and ran it, it took a long time but after the test had finished there was no errors.

    i have found that nero 8 showtime can play audio files fine but i cant play video files still its not a codec prob cos like i said i can convert video files fine i just cant watch them which makes no sence to me.
    i herd it could be a grafix card prob but i dont wont to by a new one unless i have to cos after buying the new windows xp home i dont really wont to blow any more money unless i really must.
     
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