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14th October 2003, 22:53
everytime i open a audio or video file, my computer will freeze. it wont happen right away sometimes, but it always happens eventually.
no matter what program i open the file in, my computer still freezes. does anyone know what the problem could be?
im running XP pro.
14th October 2003, 22:54
mmm...good newb-mockery, but seeing as how this is real, i'm sorry for mocking you myself.
14th October 2003, 23:20
it's probably a problem with directshow or something - maybe try and see if there's a newer version of DirectX you can install!?
otherwise i'm blank
15th October 2003, 00:39
Did it start happening right after you upgraded a display driver? If so, try downgrading.
Are any error messages triggered, or does the computer just grind to a halt with no warning?
15th October 2003, 01:09
Did this happen recently? Also, have you done anything or changed your hardware or software?
15th October 2003, 02:08
it just started happening recently...but i havent installed anything recently.
it just halts, no warning or anything.
15th October 2003, 15:25
Are you using a specific program, or just any time you play sound for long periods? Tried updating DirectX?
15th October 2003, 15:27
Too much guesswork otherwise.
15th October 2003, 15:29
Do you hear your windows sounds (if enabled) when you start or close windows?
15th October 2003, 15:32
Like Atmo said - we need some specifics. It could be a lot of things - both hardware and software.
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