Windows Media Player Problem?

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by fish2198, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. fish2198

    fish2198 OSNN Junior Addict

    Everytime I try to play a WMV file with Windows Media Player (Ver 11 or earlier) it causes my system to crash and reboot.

    - Windows XP Pro
    - ASUS P5KC MB
    - ASUS EN8600 GT Video Card
    - Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreame Audio
    - 2G RAM

    I've downloaded all the updates Microsoft will give me. Reinstalled Windows Media Player 11. Updated drivers for sound, video and MB Bios. Reinstalled DirectX. I've run spyware/virus scans. Everything seems to be good.

    I just built this system back in December and it has been doing this for about the past month.

    Any suggestions as to what could be going on?


    Additional info:

    I installed Winamp and I still got the blue screen of death and immediate reboot trying to play a WMV file in Winamp.

    Looks like MPG files cause the crash too.

    What the heck is going on?
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2008