Failing Windows Media Player

Trigem computer inc. / All-in-one series
March 24, 2009 at 12:44:27
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 1.596 GHz / 1015 MB
OK then, I'll keep it brief: For about 3 weeks now, my Windows Media Player has been VERY buggy and maddening with this constant problem:

It runs for about 10 minutes or so, then says: "Windows Media Player has encountered an error and needs to close". At first, it used to be for .AVI movie files, but now it's affecting everything else, including .wavs, .wmvs and .mp3s. I'm literally at my wits end 0_0

I've tried everything to sort this out - codec packs, reinstalling, system restore, updating programs/software/drives - nothing seems to work. I even downloaded patches thinking the issue maybe connected with Internet Explorer.

In the end, I think the problem lays within the mscvrt.dll wotsit, but right now I feel it could be anything. Hence who I've decided to come here.

So here are the error reports I have collected:

And a list of programs I have that seem to be connected with msvcrt.dll:

I also did a scan with House Call which brought up another possible issue:

As well as this bugger when trying another tactic:

So all I ask here is - now what? I've tried everything by the book and manual, so I hope the lengthy amount of information I have provided may give me the answer by someone more tech savvy than me - preferably anything else that doesn't resort to reinstalling my computer or switching media players. I have since rolled back to Windows Media Player 10 to see if that'll work, but if this issue with WMP 11 can be stamped out, I'd be very grateful.

Thank you for reading.

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March 24, 2009 at 15:14:51
try reinstalling the java JRE files. and make sure that your system is configured right. One other issue may be that you need to reinstall the codec packs. I like the K-light from

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March 24, 2009 at 16:06:33
Thanks for replying lurks...but...I tried using the K-light Package before and the error message still cropped up. Plus, it messed up my Windows Movie Maker terribly, so I ended up removing it. Although I heard Windows Media Encoder is much better but have been unsure of trying it out yet.

Never really thought about the Java files - how do I go about reinstalling them from the right web page?

However, I've heard as well that adjusting the Hardware Acceleration sometimes works or, if all else fails, renaming the ActiveMovie keygen thing. Do they both sound plausible to try in a desperate attempt?

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