Resolving Windows® Media Player Freeze issue in Windows® 7
Does your Windows Media Player freezes regularly? Read on to know how to fix the issue in Windows 7 system.
Windows Media Player is software that enables the user to enjoy several features such as playing music, sharing them, creating libraries and more. This is available in any version of Windows operating systems. Sometimes they may not perform correctly and the system enters into a hang state. This is called Windows Media Player Freezing. Windows Media Player some time causes freezing in Windows 7. There are several reasons for this. After causing freezes it shows several symptoms such as restarting of system, terminating from current running program. When we play the playlist in Windows Media Player library it enters into a freezing state. This may be due to several factors and you cannot play it again. Only solution to this problem is the hard shut down of the system. This happens usually due to the attack of viruses. Another problem is that Windows Media Player freezes when we use several flash memory devices. The main cause for this is when we plug–in any flash devices, from the memory devices the Windows Media Device Manager tries to read the manufacturer's name, then a violation occurs due to the memory access and it results in the crash.
Given below are the causes, symptoms and some tips that can help to fix the Windows Media Player Freezes in Windows 7:
- Tips to fix the issue
There are several symptoms that may occur in Windows Media Player freeze of Windows 7. One such case is when we play a file from Windows Media Player playlist. This is due to installation of a third party called Digital Signal Processor (DSP) in Windows 7. Another situation arises when the user tries to playback the video content from a non primary monitor. At this time the user can see either a black frame or previous video frame. But there is no problem with the audio. It plays automatically.
The cause for the Windows Media Player freezing is the installation of a third party plug-ins. As a result, the system enters into a hang state and we cannot play it again. Another issue is Windows Media Player freezes, is a multiple monitor scenario. This is because the system enters into a dead lock state and Windows Media Player waits for getting some information and it continues in this state.
There are several tips to solve these issues. Windows Media Player freezes while playing from the playlist can be solved by Hotfix information. You can download it from Microsoft website. This solution works only if you have above mentioned problem. Another problem is dealing with multiple monitor scenarios. It can be solved by downloading a Windows Media.exe package and installing it into your system. This software scans the system for virus.
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