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04 Sep 2009   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paarkhi View Post
Guess What It even crashes in safe Mode
The folder is probably corrupted and causing an error....

If it is for a program, repair install. If it is unimportant, delete it.


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04 Sep 2009   #32
The Blessed One


More info for my bug:

Bug 1: Sometimes Windows Media Player fails to open. I can see the Windows Media Player process in task manager running but the window just doesn't appear and my files don't play. This applies to any media file being opened (music/video./etc...). This seems to happen after you have played a media and closed media player, then tried to open a media file again. Interestingly logging off and back in doesn't fix the problem. I have to do a system restart to make it work like normal.
I'm pretty sure that this happens only after waking my laptop from sleep. Not everytime but sometimes. I would say 4/10 times, which is high. It happened again just now after waking from sleep, I can't figure out why logging out and back in doesn't fix it, only a reboot does. So here goes another reboot...
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04 Sep 2009   #33
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Since WMP is often the default player until you make the change to something else and being MS of course what doesn't require a full system restart to refresh itself. WMP relies on backgroind processes just like any other app. Apparently not all of those wake up once you come out of hibernation.
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04 Sep 2009   #34
The Blessed One


Lol the WMP processes don't wake up on time? Sometimes I wish technology would not try to be so life like! .

I think I remember reading somewhere Microsoft already has some updates ready to ship on 22 Oct, hopefully they will have fixed this bug in one of the updates...
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04 Sep 2009   #35
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

I never put anything into sleep mode or hibernation here but will simply shut everything down for so many hours daily. For portable units the obvious need for that is first conserving battey life while a desktop can left on 24/7.

Unfortunately due to unexpected interruptions on a regular basis I wouldn't want to lose any unsaved work due to the system slipping into sleep mode and ending up seeing programs when awakened again.

By doing things that way I don't seem to run into the problems others are having except with Windows remembering the power plan settings. Every startup or reboot you have to go in and undo the restored to Windows defaults settings over and over here with the 64bit RC. Even with the retail on after next month I'll still have the present RC installation running for a period due to a few programs kind of bonded to the present install.
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05 Sep 2009   #36

Windows 7

Windows Media Player 12 seems very buggy to me too. Sometimes for instance it doesn't add my music into the libray,neither i put it manually or automatically in the Music library folder.
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05 Sep 2009   #37
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

With any clean installs of 7 here I direct WMP to a custom folder with several subs for audion or to a separate other folder for video captures. The problem seen with captures is with the vertical hold seem when trying play them back and the top being aquashed down to about 1" in heighth while the normal width for video playback is seen. I believe that a problem with the capture software itself there however.
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06 Sep 2009   #38

windows 7 rtm 8/24/09

use GPEDIT to disable messenger - worked fine in XP, have not tried it in v/7
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06 Sep 2009   #39

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I can confirm both bugs, and I was part of the official Windows 7 beta program.

I find Windows Media Player will often do this, especially if I click on a media file from the internet, view or listen to it, then close the player and repeat the process.

As for the Windows Live Messenger bug, this mostly happens in conjunction with Firefox and it has definitely been reported.

I still think they should ditch Windows Media Player in favour of the Zune software suite, and move any heavy stuff to Windows Media Center.
I can't fully utilise the Zune store as Microsoft don't know what a 'UK' is, but as a player it works, and looks very nice.

As for Windows Live Essentials, I love the idea, but I was highly dubious when the RC was signed off as RTM without any changes. However, wave 4 shouldn't be too far away and should integrate and work much better with Windows 7.
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06 Sep 2009   #40

Windows 7

I have not had any explorer crashes or any of the OP's two bugs and I use windows live messenger.

My PC is 100% running only Microsoft supplied drivers.
Which means I did not have to download or install any drivers for any device in my PC, it was all supplied by the windows install dvd.

This leads me to believe people having crashes is because they installed buggy drivers or software that weren't included with windows, and so not a windows bug.
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