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Hello.

On my laptop I reguarly use WinRAR, but when I download .rar & extract it with WinRAR or ExtractNow or any other client it crashes my PC everything is fine until I try & play it, it's always with videos, not with music, any idea what the problem is? It just makes my PC run slow and I have to turn it off at the plug & makes the programs crash :) :tazz:

Thanks in advance,

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Edited by GIB, 05 March 2006 - 04:03 PM.

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Hello GIB!

Exactly what file are you trying to extract and play?
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Hello.

It's a wrestling show, do you want the exact description of it? Because It has done this with every .rar file I have ever tried on this system.

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Does it crash while extracting the file or when opening it up in a player?
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When opening it up in the player, mate. It runs REALLY slow & makes everything lock up, and virtually crash, yeah.
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What player are you using?
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I've tried Windows Media Player & WinAmp, but I get the same with both of them :tazz:
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Are all the files of the same file type?
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Yes, because my friend downloaded it and it was fine.
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Have you tried a different decompression software like 7-zip.

A good way to eliminate wether it is a player or extractor problem is to get your friend to unzip it and put it on a pen or a disk and you can try it on your pc and if it plays its extractor if it doesnt its a player prob.
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Are all the files of the same file type?


I meant the video files that crash your computer.
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i've got one random question....are you extracting the files from the .rar archive to your desktop or c drive THEN trying to play them...or are you simply opening the archive and double clicking the file that's inside?
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I meant the video files that crash your computer.


Sorry if i'm not really helping you out, because I'm not exactly 'computer smart', lol, but what I do is, I put the file into WinRAR click extract and it comes up into another folder and I just double click it to play.
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So you mean that you extract the file to a folder on your hard drive then open the file from your hard drive?

What type of video file are they? AVI MOV MPG etc
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So you mean that you extract the file to a folder on your hard drive then open the file from your hard drive?

What type of video file are they? AVI MOV MPG etc


XVI, I believe. Yes, I extract it from the file & it goes into a new folder in 'My Documents'
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