PC hanging while watching DVD movie
Posted on 2001-07-02
I have a problem where my pc locks up when playing a dvd movie. It can play anywhere from 2 minutes to 45 minutes before the whole machine locks up forcing a reboot. I have tried about 4 different movies and it happens on each one. I have also tried different players : PowerDVD, ATI DVD, and the supplied WinME player. All do the same.
The specs of my machine are:
AOpen AX6BC Motherboard bios - 2.55
Pentium III 700mhz CPU
512MB PC133 SDRAM
AOpen 1240/ASH DVD Player - flashed to version R22.
Ricoh CDRW Burner
SB PCI64 Soundcard
ATI Rage Fury Pro 32MB Video Card (hardware DVD)
It doesn't matter whether anything else is running or a clean boot, same problem. I also tried changing the hard drive and installing Win98se with nothing else and it hung also. I have downloaded and installed Directx 8.0a and the directx digital video patch, all drivers are the latest from the various manufacturers sites and still no joy.
There are no other problems running anything else on the machine, only when playing dvd's! Lots of points here, this is driving me crazy. Help anyone please!