Old 27th November 2009, 11:09   #1
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Problem freezing after load in Windows 7

All of a sudden Winamp v5.56 started freezing while loading on my system running Windows 7 beta 7100. I get two windows, one the main Winamp, and another for the library. In the main Winamp window, the 'Media Library' tab is selected, but everything below it is greyed out.



This shows the 'ghosted' library window:



I had just uninstalled an old firewall and installed a new one. So I went offline and disabled both the firewall and antivirus software, as both have caused related issues with other software from time to time. But it didn't resolve the problem with Winamp.

I backed up the ..\appdata files, uninstalled Winamp, and installed a new copy. Winamp played DJ Mike's file when it started up, but it still froze with library tab greyed out.

I don't think this is related to the registry hack I was dicussing recently. I've been using both Foobar2000 and Winamp without problems up until this popped up.

I'm at a loss to explain this. Any suggestions woould be greatly appreciated.

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Old 30th November 2009, 23:18   #2
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I've managed to get v5.56 installed in Windows 7 after a couple dozen different installation configurations. The one component that was causing most of the problem was 'CD Rip & Burn':



I disabled it in the 'Core Media Library Components' section of setup, and after installation Winamp ran correctly without freezing as it had been doing.

However I was still getting the error message while Winamp was processing its installation that
athegn mentioned in his recent post.
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Early on in install I got this mesage:-

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Winamp Installer
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"There was a problem installing components. CD Ripping/Burning may not function properly.. '-1'"
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That message disappeared after disabling 'Sonic Ripping/Burning support' in the 'Multimedia Engine' section of the setup options.



I use Exact Audio Copy for ripping CDs, so I don't need that feature.

I'm wondering if this is the same problem that has caused other people's problems with installing v5.56 in Win7.

If any developers are interested I can offer more details such as how upgrading my sound drivers may have caused the problem. I've had v5.56 running in several Win7 beta installations and never ran into any problems before this.

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However I was still getting the error message while Winamp was processing its installation that athegn mentioned in his recent post.
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"There was a problem installing components. CD Ripping/Burning may not function properly.. '-1'"
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I just upgraded to Winamp v5.57 on my old Vista system and got this very same error message during installation that we were seeing in Windows 7.

Version 5.56 had originally gone in many months ago without the problem. But after uninstalling v5.57 and running the v5.56 installation again just now, I still got the error message.

Then I remembered I'd just upgraded Vista from SP1 to SP2 recently. It's the only thing I can think that might have caused this problem.

There was a 2nd error message while installing v5.57. I forget what it said specifically, but it ended up to be video related. While v5.57 did run and not freeze as v5.56 had done in Win7, I ended up getting several error popups trying to run Milkdrop as well as playing videos.

At least I'm not having video related problems after reinstalling v5.56. If anyone is interested, I can set up v5.57 in Vista again and report back on the specific error messages.

I thought this problem was only related to Windows 7 issues. Has anyone else encountered this in Vista?

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