there is some indication in there.
expirience the behavior of WMP.
> I was using folder monitoring, though I only have 225 folders in the
> particular area that was being monitored. I have now turned it off
> Not sure about performance at the time of lock up, though I have not
> a general decrease in performance prior to the machine bombing out. It's
> something that has happened about 3 or 4 times now and puts my machine out
> of action for a couple of hours, so I'm not trying to reproduce it if I
> help it :)
> Having said that, you've awakened the tinkerer in me.......
> CPU performance when using Media Player 6 (mplayer2.exe) is only 5% with
> 213MB in use. No glitches playing back. CPU Temp 57 MB Temp 45
> CPU Performance playing the same track in MP 9 was 2 to 30%, but nothing
> above that. 229 MB in use. No Glitches playing back. CPU Temp unchanged.
> Temp unchanged.
> Turned folder monitoring back on. CPU briefly moved to 53%, no other
> changes. CPU now evened off below 10%.
> Thoughout all this, I had no noticable problems.
> I just remembered something that may be relevant. A short while back I
> started Media Player 9 and the media library seemed to have disappeared as
> there were no CD's or artists in it. This was just after attempting a
> restore of some Media Player 7 License files that caused MP9 to crash.
> Thinking back, it was just after this that I started to get problems. I
> would also note that not long before this, I changed the sound card on my
> machine to an Audigy 2, though I have done a complete rebuild of Windows
> since doing this, so its not a conflict with my old sound card driver.
> Stephen Naylor
> > Are you using Folder Monitoring? That's the biggest background task WMP
> > might turn on that I'm aware of...
> > What's the perf look like at the time of lock-up? Does it happen with
> > (mplayer2.exe)?
> > -Zach
> > --
> > (speaking for myself and doing this in my free time)
> > See http://www.nwlink.com/~zachd/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
> > Following up to your post with the resolution is good netiquette.
> > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> > All e-mail to this account will bounce or be deleted - *use the
> > --
> > > I have had the same problem several times recently.
> > > I am playing back files in Media Player 9.
> > > During playback, the sound skips a bit, I click on the progress bar
> > the
> > > track I am playing to repeat the section of track that went wrong to
> > if
> > > the glitch was in the file or a result of the system being busy. A
> > > while later, the track starts repeating a second or so of the track
> > the
> > > whole machine locks up and has to be physically reset.
> > > When I reboot, I cannot get into the system, I get part way into the
> > > process and then the system stops responding again, i,.e. black screen
> > > stuck on the "Loading your personal settings screen". I can try to
> > many
> > > times and can never get into the system.
> > > I usually throw a tantrum at this point and go to bed / watch tv
> > > When I come back, after at least 30 minutes, the system will boot
> > normally.
> > > When I look in the event log, there are usually a number of Hard Disk
> > errors
> > > reported, listing that the disk did not respond within a certain
> > > that the firmware is out of date. I do not get these errors when I
> > not
> > > had the lockups.
> > > This is obviously some kind of overheat problem, but I was interested
> > > find out if anyone else has had the same problem and if so, have they
> > found
> > > a solution. It's very strange to get a harware overheat caused by
> > software.
> > > My system specs are as follows;
> > > AMD (t.Bird) 1400
> > > ASUS A7V133 Mother board (Bios 1009)
> > > Sound: Audigy 2 (Latest Drivers)
> > > Graphics: Geforce 3 TI 200 (41.09 Drivers).
> > > Network: D-Link
> > > Internet: Broadband - NTL 600k