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Windows 7: Windows Media Player skips songs...

23 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows Media Player skips songs...

It's a bizzare issue, and I have no clue what the hell is going on. Basically, I start a song and WMP jumps through my whole entire library in mere seconds. I don't know what's causing this. I'm assuming it's one of my drivers. Can anybody help?

Thanks!

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23 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Usually when this happens, it is because the songs are no longer in their original location. Did you move your songs to a new folder, or have them on a second drive?
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23 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Probably moved or broken Links

Have you tried Restoring the WMP Library?

Right Click anywhere to the left of the Play Tab And Choose:

Tools/Advanced/Restore Media Library

Close WMP, Open it again and let it rebuild the library.


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23 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I don't think that it can't find the media, and if that's the case then I need to buy a new hard drive. It only happens sometimes, for example it's not happening right now. It plays the beginning of the song, and then moves to another song and goes through them. I can go back to that file.

I'll check Event Viewer for I/O errors.
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23 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Oh. That sounds troubling to me, as the only time that has happened to me was when a lot of songs were damaged because of bad sectors on a failing hard drive.

I recommend using HD Tune Pro to scan for bad sectors. There is a free version, but the Pro trial is much better and the 30 days you have to activate will be enough for testing the hard drive.
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24 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I did an error scan with HD Tune pro and everything came up as ok.
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25 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Any other ideas? The issue has come back.
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25 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

just curious, What version of Windows are you running?
Specs say build 7077?


Any yellow exclamation points showing up in the Device Manager?
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25 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

7600, specs are outdated. Only yellow exclamation mark is "Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller." Here are comp specs:

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz
G.SKILL 8GB DDR3 1333MHz
Music is on a 80GB hard drive.

I just realized something. As I was typing this I looked up and realized that my keyboard was simulating that the "backspace" key was being pressed. Now, I'm not able to use the backspace key. I've had this happen to me in the past, except with "U" and "Y" keys. The keyboard is fairly new, and I just recently installed the drivers as I figured that was what was causing the WMP error. However, the keyboard drivers are running in 32bit instead of 64bit (although the download said it was 32/64bit compatiable. I am also not able to press the "s" key, and am having to use the on-screen keyboard.
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25 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

You have a 32-bit driver installed on Win 7 x64? That could cause all kinds of problem, including several of the ones you are experiencing (not sure how it would cause Media Player to malfunction). Some installers, once extracted, have separate installers for 32-bit and 64-bit. Try to install the 64-bit version.
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