Question by Becky: Why does my Windows Media Player 9 hang and freeze when playing audio files?
I’m running WinXPHome SP2 on a Compaq Presario 700 with 996 MHz processor and 240 MB RAM. I keep my audio files on an USB 1.0 external drive. The other day, I was playing a audio file from the external drive and the whole system froze while playing. It’s a common occurance (I’m led to believe) with this model, so I restarted the system.
I then copied ALL my audio files to the internal drive and have been trying to play the files from the internal drive.
Now, whenever I use WMP to play audio files, the system will freeze (not to the point of forced restart) and the songs will hang or skip. I often have to CTRL+ALT+DEL to quit the player.
This NEVER happened on my Gateway desktop, which ran Windows ME, even with the audio files on the external and I also had Incredimail, Wordpad and/or a JASC application open… all ran happily together with NO issues.
What could be the problem? Would downloading and using Winamp solve the issue?
Answer by Mufasa
try downloading WMP10:
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