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Playing Music crashes my PC?!

  1. #1


    Hicks Guest

    Playing Music crashes my PC?!

    Hi,

    when I try to play music, it keeps crashing my computer. I have tried WMP,
    SpiderPlayer and Winamp and nothing helps. I can work normally with my
    computer and then it suddenly crashes - the music keeps looping at exactly
    the same second and windows doesnt respond. pressing Ctrl, alt and delete
    creates a nice black screen. Without playing music in the background i can
    run vista for hours without a problem.

    And before ppl start telling me that windows vista is protecting music by
    stopping pirated music and such - I have downloaded the music legally from
    www.musicload.de , a german music site powered by T-Online in Germany! I was
    blamed for pirating whereever i asked for help and I'm not interested in this
    anymore... all i want is to LISTEN to my LEGAL music

    i mean, theres gotta be a reason why i have so much trouble (and btw, it
    also happens when i repeat one song all the time, and its not that specific
    song!)

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  3. #2


    Hicks Guest

    RE: Playing Music crashes my PC?!

    I should mention, that "blaming" me for downloading might not be the right
    word... i want to express myself saying that ppl always said i WOULD download
    illegally, but its not true... dont know if the word "blame" is the right
    one... accuse maybe? lol, sorry for confusing you.

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  4. #3


    Paul Smith Guest

    Re: Playing Music crashes my PC?!

    Do you get this with audio from other sources like games?

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    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
    http://www.windowsresource.net/

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    "Hicks" <Hicks@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:46B750CB-549A-4CF9-8E4C-B1580DB7E7DA@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > when I try to play music, it keeps crashing my computer. I have tried WMP,
    > SpiderPlayer and Winamp and nothing helps. I can work normally with my
    > computer and then it suddenly crashes - the music keeps looping at exactly
    > the same second and windows doesnt respond. pressing Ctrl, alt and delete
    > creates a nice black screen. Without playing music in the background i can
    > run vista for hours without a problem.
    >
    > And before ppl start telling me that windows vista is protecting music by
    > stopping pirated music and such - I have downloaded the music legally from
    > www.musicload.de , a german music site powered by T-Online in Germany! I
    > was
    > blamed for pirating whereever i asked for help and I'm not interested in
    > this
    > anymore... all i want is to LISTEN to my LEGAL music
    >
    > i mean, theres gotta be a reason why i have so much trouble (and btw, it
    > also happens when i repeat one song all the time, and its not that
    > specific
    > song!)



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Hicks Guest

    Re: Playing Music crashes my PC?!

    so far I have only played a little bit, but when im watching a dvd for
    example it doesnt crash... ive tested that. i have used a day and watched a
    few dvds i got... no crash at all (i worked on the computer whlle the picture
    was visible on one half of the screen)... so its not a general audio error

    "Paul Smith" wrote:

    > Do you get this with audio from other sources like games?
    >
    > --
    > Paul Smith,
    > Yeovil, UK.
    > Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
    > http://www.windowsresource.net/
    >
    > *Remove nospam. to reply by e-mail*
    >
    >
    > "Hicks" <Hicks@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:46B750CB-549A-4CF9-8E4C-B1580DB7E7DA@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > when I try to play music, it keeps crashing my computer. I have tried WMP,
    > > SpiderPlayer and Winamp and nothing helps. I can work normally with my
    > > computer and then it suddenly crashes - the music keeps looping at exactly
    > > the same second and windows doesnt respond. pressing Ctrl, alt and delete
    > > creates a nice black screen. Without playing music in the background i can
    > > run vista for hours without a problem.
    > >
    > > And before ppl start telling me that windows vista is protecting music by
    > > stopping pirated music and such - I have downloaded the music legally from
    > > www.musicload.de , a german music site powered by T-Online in Germany! I
    > > was
    > > blamed for pirating whereever i asked for help and I'm not interested in
    > > this
    > > anymore... all i want is to LISTEN to my LEGAL music
    > >
    > > i mean, theres gotta be a reason why i have so much trouble (and btw, it
    > > also happens when i repeat one song all the time, and its not that
    > > specific
    > > song!)

    >


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  6. #5



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    Re: Playing Music crashes my PC?!

    Alright mate this problem was driving me literally mad - to a point i kept hittng the keyboard hard
    well, after 48 hours of Furious Hirritation... i fixed this problem.
    Heres the thing, u play music.... plays for 10-20 seconds, somtimes upto 40 seconds... then wat do u know? Crash, not just any crash, it freezes... Alt Ctrl Del doesnt work either, so u turn it off the hard way, u hold the power button untill ur system turns off
    yea, ive been there, done that

    ok now, i formatted my system, recovered, reinstalled the windows.... etc...
    none worked....
    the problem is... THE ACTUAL MUSIC or VIDEO file
    how i know this?
    ok, you try this... copy ALL of ur music and Videos into a hard drive, or another local disc... say Local Disc D?
    at that point, keep watching cuz theres 1 certain music file or more that WILL NOT BE COPIED, oh and heres the awesome part
    the option is either skip or retry... press retry... if it goes well... well ok well done, but if it doesnt, and hangs just like wat ur expiriencing... then welcome to my world
    then next time, press skip, to see if there are any more of it
    then, obviously wen ur done, dont delete them... why? well go ahead try... see if it wont hang again... if it doesnt... well thats great, but if it does, then there is no other way but to format it
    for example
    for me it was in Local drive D cuz i have alot of music i place them there, so i had to Format my Local Drive D by right clicking pressing Format - Quick Format... etc...
    then i put all my music back and played it, VOILA problem fixed

    the thing is, because ur Windows media player or Winamp media library goes through every music file it has recorded in its library... wen it gets to that specific song or video, then it hangs cuz its a corrupted file - not necessarily a virus - now i tried this, to prove my theory, i opened the media player, without any music in the currently playing menu - stilll hangs, cuz its trying to update ur library everytime u open it and it goes trough that specific file... and crash

    wen i fixed this problem, i thought to my self... why not try and help others fix this... so it doesnt drive them mad for too long
    So here i am, created an account for ONLY this issue
    I REALLY HOPE THIS HELPS

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