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Windows 7: Issue with media players (WMP and VLC) - Default IME

06 Nov 2014   #1
krazie41

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Issue with media players (WMP and VLC) - Default IME

Hey Everyone,

First of all I want to say thank you for taking the time to read this post.

I've been having issues with my media players -- namely Windows media player and VLC media player.

Any time I try to open them to play a video they stall and then just stay that way. Then I have to hit alt-ctrl-delete and close them down. It's at that point where I see "default IME" under applications (task manager) and see that its not responding. I then close that as well. Keep in mind that there is no BSOD or any PC freezing of any kind.

I have already updated my video card drivers to the latest version.

It's also strange that this happens every time when I change windows' main power options from "high performance" to "power savings" or vice versa and then try to play a video.

I attached my screenshot of the stalling with Windows Media Player. I really appreciate any help. Thank you for your time.

-Vince




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06 Nov 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
How old is the machine with the issue ?
How long has it been since you've cleaned out the case of dust...
Open reliabilitymonitor,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2270-reliability-monitor.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/12547-resource-monitor-troubleshoot-unresponsive-program.html
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06 Nov 2014   #3
krazie41

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi,

Thank you for the reply.

I only built it just 5 months ago. I have dust filters on the machine that are regularly cleaned every 2 weeks or so.
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06 Nov 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
What did reliability monitor show ?
Your system spec's look pretty darn good

Except for one item though AVG :/
Very unpredictable a-v
Cheers.
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06 Nov 2014   #5
krazie41

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi,

Thank you for the compliment! It took some time to piece the system together.

I have to check reliability monitor. Which antivirus program do you recommend? Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2014   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well first of all "If" you decide to switch to anything else please uninstall AVG properly

I personally use MSE and mbam pro/ Premium it's done well for me in the last 4-5 years
It really is a very good combo,
There are still life time licenses available for mbam that do not expire worth picking up "if" not too late,
Check Amazon and Newegg,

Look forward to the reliability monitor reports,
Cheers.
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06 Nov 2014   #7
krazie41

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi,

Below, I have posted the error in the windows 7 reliability report. Thanks.
_________________________________________________________________________________________

Source
Windows Media Player

Summary
Stopped responding and was closed

Date
‎11/‎6/‎2014 12:40 AM

Status
Report sent

Description
A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: wmplayer.exe
Application Version: 12.0.7601.18150
Application Timestamp: 518c6df8
Hang Signature: 6eac
Hang Type: 0
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Hang Signature 1: 6eac7f273c55b242f52a149f40ba1dd2
Additional Hang Signature 2: 8644
Additional Hang Signature 3: 864457413891c4ef32e88bd61f0ba937
Additional Hang Signature 4: 6eac
Additional Hang Signature 5: 6eac7f273c55b242f52a149f40ba1dd2
Additional Hang Signature 6: 8644
Additional Hang Signature 7: 864457413891c4ef32e88bd61f0ba937
__________________________________________________________________________________________
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06 Nov 2014   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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08 Nov 2014   #9
krazie41

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thrashzone,

Thank you for the advice.

I just reinstalled windows and the problem seems have to disappeared, for now. I'll test the computer for 48 hours and then let you know how it turns out.

Thanks again,

Vince
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11 Nov 2014   #10
krazie41

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi,

After 48 hours, I can say that the problem is gone for good. Thank you for the advice Thrashzone, I switched from AVG to bit defender antivirus and there is a noticeable difference. I'm going to mark this thread as solved.



-Vince
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