Whenever I try to play any kind of video file, windows will freeze, crash and then restart. At first I thought it was winamp, but it does this with any media player program. This has been occurring for a number of months now but I put up with it, until yesterday when I got fed up and done a format. The first thing I done once the fresh desktop came up was to play a video, it worked perfectly, but I’ve now updated windows and installed all my usual apps and I’ve lost video play back again .
I’ve tried the age old routine of upgrading my drivers and reinstalling programs but nothing works. I have all the right codects to. I’m no expert on this but my gut feeling is that something within windows which drive video playback is royally messed up.
These are the media plays I have installed
Windows Media Player 10
Quick Time 7
Any ideas or help would be appreciated