Windows Media Player causing crashes? Tags: Blue Screen Windows Vista Media Player Last response: June 3, 2007 12:07 PM in Windows Vista Share inshadows May 31, 2007 4:07:47 PM Have Vista Ultimate 64 bit. Running e6600 @ 2700Mhz- orthos stable for 16 hrs Having crashes ONLY when using Windows Media Player. Total System freeze, no bsod, have to press reset button. Would use alternative media player if there was one for 64 bit Vista. Anyone else had this problem......... any fixes? More about : windows media player causing crashes pkellmey May 31, 2007 4:23:15 PM Not a fix but a suggestion - could it be codex? Do all of your media file types freeze in wm? m 0 l The_Abyss May 31, 2007 8:36:49 PM Depending on what you're trying to play, try downloading the Vista Codec Pack. Otherwise, it could be a corrupted library. Try opening WMP, starting a search for media wherever you keep it, and letting it complete before doing anything else. m 0 l Related resources Windows Media Player Causes a Crash? - Forum Windows Media Player 12 crashes. - Forum Windows Media Player 10 crashes when playing .wmv files - Forum windows media player crashes - Forum Windows Media player keeps crashing becuase of Data Error Prevention - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer inshadows May 31, 2007 8:55:41 PM thought as much. have used the vista codec pack to no avail as well as klite. Both 64 bit and 32 bit media player. Immensely frustrating as it always does it wen people are marvelling at the magic of my pc. will try 32 bit media player, after uninstalling all codec packs and reinstalling vista codec pack. Fingers crossed, yet not hopeful. Cheers m 0 l The_Abyss May 31, 2007 9:02:42 PM Just out of interest, as you have Ultimate too, what happens when you open Media Centre? m 0 l inshadows June 1, 2007 8:28:31 AM media center is fine, i just dont use it due to high system usage The system seems to crash only when im using media player or filling out forms on the net (as in posting here while listening to music caused a crash) Have been using media player classic but it has no library feature apart from that vista ultimate gets 5 thumbs up now all the drivers are sorted Cheers m 0 l Zoron June 1, 2007 2:28:49 PM Try setting the processor back to stock speeds... your overclock may be causing the issue. m 0 l inshadows June 2, 2007 7:40:56 AM i thought that, but orthos stable for 17hrs and crashed by media player? m 0 l Zoron June 2, 2007 7:00:10 PM Stranger things have happened... we're talking about computers here. m 0 l inshadows June 2, 2007 8:36:41 PM realised my last post came off as a tad aggressive. I agree by all means, its just a tad annoying because vista is so much more responsive at 2.7 than 2.4 because i can run CPUFSB:RAMFSB at 3:2 without dropping the frequency of my RAM Cheers for the help m 0 l The_Abyss June 3, 2007 11:41:39 AM Quote:media center is fine, i just dont use it due to high system usage I think that says something in itself - Media Centre is not a resource hog at all. Maybe a problem with the the WMP install? m 0 l inshadows June 3, 2007 12:07:25 PM By that i mean its slower than Mediaplayer. Plus u cant maximise it in one screen while using the other screen. Tried using 32 bit media player, 64 bit player. Vista codecs, Klite codecs. Removed the overclock. Pushed up the fan speeds. CPU @ 45 load/ 41 idle Still getting about one or two crashes per day while using media center Apart from that system stable May just accept it and give up Reformatting, perhaps in 5 weeks when i finish uni for the year Thanks for the help Chris m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Windows 7 media player crash Forum windows media player crash Forum SolvedWindows Media Player appears in tray as Xvid Video Decoder Forum Activemovie window and Media Player Crash Forum SolvedWindows Media Player doesn't work properly in Windows 8.1 Forum SolvedCan't see anything in VLC but can when i open video in windows media player Forum Solvedwindows media player will not stream! Forum SolvedThe DVD's I burned using Windows Media Player won't work in a DVD player connected to a TV. Why? Forum SolvedWindows 7 media player problem Forum SolvedWould running Windows Media Player while playing Battlefield 3 with my Core i5 3330 @ 3.4 GHZ cost me any FPS while in game? Forum SolvedWindows Media Player CODECs Forum SolvedWindows Media Player Forum Internet Explorer7.0 causing delays in Media Player 9,10,11 Forum SolvedWindows Media Player 12 Forum SolvedYour Computer is Running low on memory Windows Media Player Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !