View Full Version : it makes win2k lock up
22nd May 2000, 08:56
Running winamp (2.6.2, but earlier versions also) in windows 2000 makes the entire computer freeze, sometimes after
several minutes, sometimes after several hours. When it does so the sound coming out changes to the high-pitched hum every time.
With windows 98, winamp would crash roughly as often, but wouldn't take everything out or make any sound.
This happens just as often regardles
22nd May 2000, 09:03
This happens just as often regardless of what audio output plugin I use or what other programs are running.
22nd May 2000, 17:11
I get this problem, as well. For me, however, I have a blue-screen reporting an 'access out of bounds' (type) error. Next time it happens, I'll write down the specifics.
David.Loewen @ b f i .com
23rd May 2000, 19:05
I can confirm that my new win2k system has been crashing while running Winamp. ver 2.5e
I do not experience a high pitched sound.
17th September 2000, 12:14
I get the same exact problem with the high pitched freeze. Looks like I will have to switch to windows media player for awhile!! http://forums.winamp.com/ubb/frown.gif please fix it winamp
17th September 2000, 17:49
I had a motherboard with a Super 7 (I think)
chipset. Once I got the appropriate bus
drivers for it, the problem completely
17th September 2000, 19:31
I tried playing mp3's in windows media, and the same exact problem happened. Looks like its a windows bug, I have gotten all of the critical updates etc. on the page though. I am running a k6-2 processor, I thought it was interesting about the super 7, because that is another AMD type, right? any thoughts?
btw, i am using fat file system instead of ntfs. anyone else using this
17th September 2000, 23:17
Get the bus drivers from your motherboard manufacturer. AMD cpu usually means super 7 chipset, which means that you need special drivers, which windows won't autodetect or install with the critical updates.
18th September 2000, 02:15
You were right, just got updated drivers for mobo and it restarted, painless prodedure and it works fine now. Thanks for the tip
19th September 2000, 04:51
I have gotten a couple more crashes, but less often. I am wondering if it is realted to internet explorer, since i am seemingly alwasys using it when it crashes. I will do some more testing. I would be willing to switch to netscape....
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