I am running XP home edition with WMP 8. I have the latest
Divx codec from www.divx.com installed. The latest ATI
REDEON XP driver is installed for my graphics card. I have
512mb of memory installed with about 1 gig of vertual
memory. There is over 5 gigs of disk space in my XP
partition. I'm dual booting with Win98SE on C: and XP on
D:. The XP clean install set up dual boot.
My WMP is the only program that has caused a hard crash in
If I am playing a local AVI file and advance the playback
or exit while the AVI file is playing I "sometimes" get a
hard crash. Sometimes I get a soft crash of WMP and a lot
of the time everything works fine. The hard crashes are
happening often enough that I don't run WMP when any other
job is working.
My system is very stable except for this problem.
I can see that there are many variations of this problem
in the newsgroup. I found WMP to be prone to hard crashes
in Windows 98 on three different systems. I was hoping
that XP would cure that but it doesn't look like it will.
Has anyone had this problem and solved it?