Got hit with this one today unexpectedly while using WinAMP version 2.72 with 98se. I was playing my first WMA file when the phone rang and I place WinAMP on pause. After the phone call, I went back to the computer, pressed play and WinAMP did nothing to my surprise.
I checked with TClockEx for the SYS/USER/GDI and there was just enough resources left to display ZERO in the ToolTip. At which point the computer locked up tighter then a drum - forcing a three finger salute.
Version of WMA plug-in is 1.11.
Since the original poster was using version 2.75, I wonder how long this problem has been around? Whatever the length, it need to be fixed badly and soon.
That and support for Enhanced CDs and improved playlist sorting on MP3 directory loading