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...
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 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