Old 12th September 2006, 12:34   #1
Grogster
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 6
Invalid page faults - but WA keeps going...

Hi there.


I'm getting invalid page faults when running under Windows 98SE. It's the typical "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down." error.

Winamp v5.11

Here is the error:

-------------------------------------------------------

WINAMP caused an invalid page fault in
module WINAMP.EXE at 0167:00428974.
Registers:
EAX=00000000 CS=0167 EIP=00428974 EFLGS=00010202
EBX=00660000 SS=016f ESP=0076fcd0 EBP=0076fce0
ECX=004835a8 DS=016f ESI=004835a8 FS=2b0f
EDX=0076fcdc ES=016f EDI=00000000 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
8b 08 50 ff 11 85 c0 7c 36 8b 45 fc 8b 08 6a 01
Stack dump:
0046dca0 0076fcdc 00000001 004835a8 0076fd0c 0045e6b9 00000001 00000000 00660000 0076fce8 0076fb00 0076fe28 00457d60 00471e00 00000000 0076fe38

--------------------------------------------------------

This error happens every single time you double-click an MP3 in Windows Explorer. It does not matter if WA is stopped, or playing an MP3 when you double-click, the same error results.

The errors are all exactly the same - character for character.

The really weird thing is, once you click [CLOSE], Winamp keeps running as happily as before; IE: it does not shut down after this message, it begins playing the new song, and just keeps working fine.

Nuts, eh?

Does this make any sence to any of you?

System is an older Compaq Presario 2262, 233MHz, 64MB RAM, but this is normally plenty juicy enough to play MP3's.

I am not trying to play video, just MP3's.

I will try v5.24 and see what happens...


G.
Grogster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2006, 12:43   #2
Koopa
16-Bit Moderator
 
Koopa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,027
Winamp 5.11 isn't supported anymore, upgrade to latest 5.24 and make a clean install. Also make sure all of your drivers are up-to-date.

(I remember the time, I used Win98, damn I hated these bluescreens.)
Koopa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2006, 13:00   #3
Grogster
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 6
Well v5.24 is worse, so I have gone back to v5.11
v5.24 does not show the error, which is good, but it seems to gobble up the resources of the machine big time.

The MP3's play like they are underwater - all staggered and slow, and other applications freeze and the machine runs like a snail.

I am unwilling to go to beefier hardware, as a 233MHz machine should be able to play MP3's with ease, so something else is wrong here...

Hey, does WA work ok on Cyrix 6x86 CPU's?

Perhaps it does not like the CPU, as I have had WA on a similar speed slot-1 P2 233MHz machine, and it worked fine, so this seems to suggest a hardware incompatibility, eh? Does WA care about CPU brand?

I have a box full of old Socket-7 CPU's, so might plop a P233 in there instead of the Cyrix one, if anyone thinks that could help...
Grogster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2006, 13:09   #4
Koopa
16-Bit Moderator
 
Koopa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,027
Winamp 5.24 isn't worst, I has less bugs, less security flaws and improvements.

And the best of it, you'll get full tech support.

Just uncheck in the installer what you don't need, then it needs less ressources.

Winamp 5.24 uses not more RAM or CPU usage then 5.11.

Quote:
The MP3's play like they are underwater - all staggered and slow, and other applications freeze and the machine runs like a snail.
Are you using any DSP or third party input plug-in? Otherwise cannot reproduce.
Koopa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2006, 13:16   #5
Grogster
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 6
Not using any other plugins at all - bare-bones WA install, and that's it.


I do note that if I turn off the equalizer, the MP3 plays OK.
With the equalizer on, it causes all kinds of mary hell with the system...

The 2262 box only has a 4MB VGA card, so perhaps this is the cause do you think? Not enough room to move?

I do have another box, a P500 Compaq SFF, but I have not been able to find any drivers for it's soundcard...
Grogster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Winamp Forums > Winamp > Winamp Technical Support

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump