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Weird Windows 7 Media Player Issue

  • Laptops
  • Windows 7
  • External Hard Drive
  • Media Player
Last response: in Windows 7
January 12, 2010 8:05:17 AM

Ok now this one is strange, tricky and unique (I believe)!

I recently bought a new laptop with Windows 7. Last night I copied and pasted all of my music archive from my work laptop, putting them 1st on an external hard drive (USB) and then copying them across.

As I listened to my wonderful-great-taste collection :)  I realised that some tracks played only for the 1st 3 seconds and then were currupt. Weirder still this happened on ONE track on 50% of my saved CDs.

I checked the specific tracks on the external hard drive and they had the very same problem when played on my new laptop via the external drive. I then tried to replace those tracks by downloading replacements... they still did the same thing!

To then top it all off, I took the external drive and checked those files on my work laptop this morning... they all friggin worked! Wots going on???


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a b $ Windows 7
January 12, 2010 11:03:20 AM

I seem to remember that just after the Windows 7 beta released, an update was rolled out to fix an MP3 corruption issue. It sounds to me like you may have encountered this problem, but I wouldn't expect to see it in the final release of Win7. is your system fully patched and up to date?