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windows media player stops on reading a movie

sometimes my windows media player 6 stops when he wants to read  the movie files.. he stops.. and i cant do nothing... just ctrl alt del
i think that somefiles are missing or something.. i reinstall it and the same problem.. i install a 9 version of player... the same problem :( i dont have idea what it could be..
thx
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KLOPEKSCommented:
Could be a RAM issue what are your specs?
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x311Author Commented:
no i dont think ...
i have a 1gb .2 of ram and its works allways fine...


its happens after 2 hours of pc working..
after when i lauch a video file he try to load it and its stops... as cursor ie exploer finger appers..
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smallbeeCommented:
uninstall and reinstall it
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x311Author Commented:
a player? i tried it.. not hels
a system? .. no. i cant..
i just install a few weeks ago win 2000..
maybe there is a better solution
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smallbeeCommented:
of course windows media ... but y not try to use winamp instead ....
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Paul_AlvesCommented:
Could be that you are trying to play a movie that you dont have the proper codec for? If so, try installing new codecs...

Are you running Windows Media Player 9? If so, try installing DirectX 9 from microsoft.com/directx

Do you have the latest drivers for video card? If not, go get them!!! now!!!

Also,

if you go to "control panel - display - settings - advanced - troubleshoot" you will see a slider bar, where you can slide it to the left and one by one disable features of your video until the media player works again... Try that and see if disabling (turning slider left) helps you at all...


Good Luck...
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x311Author Commented:
smallbee: for music? not for video
Paul_Alves : codecs? the 2-4 ours in comp with playing normally videos.. with current codecs.. working fines... but after no..
im running wm 6. whose who is in wk2 package.
i have the last graphic drivers...

and the last solution.. im currently testing. thx for this.. i will say in couple of hours if its works or not
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x311Author Commented:
hey thx paul its works fine now!!
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Paul_AlvesCommented:
No problemo... Sounds like directx9 problem...hopefully MicroShaft will patch that thing...  Glad the slider worked for you...

Cheers!
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x311Author Commented:
i use this advace
"if you go to "control panel - display - settings - advanced - troubleshoot" you will see a slider bar, where you can slide it to the left and one by one disable features of your video until the media player works again... Try that and see if disabling (turning slider left) helps you at all..."

dunno why this happens... cauze in 98 and xp works all fine..
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Paul_AlvesCommented:
Could be your Windows 2000 drivers for your video card dont work very well... that could be why it works fine in 98 and xp... dunno... Upgrade to XP!! :)
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x311Author Commented:
no sorry i passed from xp to 2000 cauze 2k to buggy and spies..
hmm i have a last ddrivers..
but whatever its works now :)
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Paul_AlvesCommented:
2k spies?  Try Adaware to remove spyware, otherwise I don't know what you mean by 2k spies?
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x311Author Commented:
sorry i mean XP not 2k..
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Paul_AlvesCommented:
XP spies? Not last time I checked...  And I have yet to encounter anything in XP that is "buggier" than 2000... very stable. I have been running since Beta on same install... very fast and very clean...

cheers
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x311Author Commented:
I do not want to argue but I shall tell only one: everyone have there own opinion
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