Old 9th February 2005, 07:16   #1
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Winamp freezes

Winamp plays one track and freezes up. Uninstalled it and reinstalled it, but the same thing.
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Old 9th February 2005, 11:14   #2
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Clean install?
System specs?
Sort of file (eg. wma, mp3)?
Classic/modern skin?

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Old 9th February 2005, 16:27   #3
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I hope someone can help me. I installed winamp on my new computer. I run win2000 on a pentium4 3Gb. Winamp works fine for the first track and as soon as it goes to the second track, winamp freezes up. Then it can only be closed with Alt + Ctrl + Delete. This happens with a CD and also when I play several songs from the hard drive. I uninstalled it a couple of times but the same thing happens again. One thing I have to mention. I have a ASU P5P800 Motherboard with Sound Max.
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Old 9th February 2005, 16:53   #4
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When you un/reinstalled was that a clean install as siebe suggested?

Are you on a Limited Multi-User account?

That is not it? There are some crash fixes/tips in the Common Issues section of the Troubleshooters Sticky

Still not luck? Please post a HijackThis log.
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Old 10th February 2005, 06:19   #5
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winamp 5.08

Thank you JonyMac.
Yes I did make a clean installation and I’m not on a Multy-user account. I even made a new download and installed the new winamp. Unfortunately nothing helped. Now I did what you told me and have a Text file from HijackThis attached. Maybe one of you nice fellows can help me. Thanks again and I will be patient.
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Old 10th February 2005, 13:44   #6
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Is that the full log?
ie. You didn't edit out any of it?

There's no malware listed, but it never hurts to do a few extra scans just to make sure, eg. with SpybotSD, Adaware, and a couple of online antivirus scans. See here for more details:

Apart from that, try the following...

Update motherboard chipset/audio drivers.
Is this your mobo?

I see that there's a few similar mobos, eg. P5P800, P5P800-MX, P5P800S, P5P800-VM, so make sure it's the correct one first

If not done so already, upgrade DirectX to v9.0c
To find out what your current version is:
start > run > dxdiag

Apply these DirectSound Output tweaks to Winamp:

For AudioCD's, try unchecking "use sonic engine" in:
Winamp > Prefs > Plugins > Input > CD plugin (in_cdda.dll) > config
and for Digital Audio Extraction support, try using wnaspi32.dll instead.
(requires winamp restart to take effect).

If the problem persists, try clean installing Winamp again, but this time, uncheck "Sonic Ripping/Burning Support" in the installer options (Audio File Support > #9), and then apply those (in_cdda.dll, out_ds.dll) tweaks again.

Hope this helps

Good luck.
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Old 12th February 2005, 00:01   #7
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winamp 5.08

Thank you guys. I finally get it working and you have a happy customer. After working several nights on this, scanning the computer with several “anti spy ware” programs and uninstalling and installing programs, even going into the registry and cleaning all the bits and pieces out I finally upgraded the P5P800 Motherboard’s drivers and viola it works. Again many thanks and I wish I could buy you a beer.

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