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I have been having a problem with .wmv files playing without locking up my screen intermittently. I thought it was to do with my issues with my screen, but I have fixed those and am still having this issue. Then I thought maybe it was a problem with my Windows Media Player, so I tried to open one with Cyberlinks PowerDVD and it did the same thing. These are files that have come in my email from a trusted source, but is it possible they have been corrupted or something?
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See, if VLC player will work: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
- installed security programs (antivirus, firewall)
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See, if VLC player will work: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
- installed security programs (antivirus, firewall)


VLC played it with no problems at all.

Intel CPU T2500 @ 2.00 GHz
2.0 GB Ram

68.6 GB / 3.11 GB free

NOD 32
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68.6 GB / 3.11 GB free

You're running dangerously low on hard drive free space.
Windows needs at least 15% of a free space to operate correctly (10-11GB in your case)
You need to start moving some stuff.

This may/may not have a connection with WMP problem.
Try to install K-Lite codec pack: http://www.free-code..._Codec_Pack.htm
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Yeah...been working on moving some of that stuff...it is amazing all the junk that amasses over time!!
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You should consider new, bigger hard drive. They're very cheap.
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Yeah, unfortunately, this is a laptop and that is one I don't want to mess with...but am thinking of getting a portable hard drive and moving a lot over to it.
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How is your free space situation right now?
Did you get that codec pack?
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Still working on cleaning up space...gonna take some time...gotta afford a new drive...but birthday is next week, so I am hopeful :)

Have not done the codecs, not really sure what they are or how they work, can you clarify them for me?
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