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Windows 7: Windows Hang After Opening Media Files

01 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
Windows Hang After Opening Media Files

So I've been having this problem for a number of times now, after turning on my laptop, I try to play media files (Winamp or Firefox), everything hangs and I'm unable to do anything unless i restart my laptop.

Any ideas as to what is causing this?

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01 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Could be due to a bad sound driver.
If you can fill out your PC spec via control panel we can find a driver for you.

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01 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1


* Does it happen with all media files? or only Audio/Video ?

* If its with all media files, then the problem should be with the AUDIO drivers as told by the above poster !

* If only with video files, try updating the same

* Do you get any error messages? From when you got this issue ? after installing any media software?
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06 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7

thanks for the replies. i'm not sure bout video files because i've only experienced this when opening audio files. i dont get any error messages actually.

dan, what do you need exactly?
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07 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7

bump, this is occurring more often now with video files as well.

any suggestions please?
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