I recently built a new system. Q6600 quad core processor, 4GB(2 x 2gb) gskill ram, 500GB seagate hard drive, teo 8800GTS in SLI, xvga 780i Mobo.
I installed my OEM Windows vista home premium for system builders.
Had some ram issues, had to switch the dimm slots the two sticks went into. Got that resolved.
Vista looks pretty. Runs pretty smoothly.
But right from the beginning whenever i attempt to open up windows media player it opens and then a couple seconds later it gives me an error saying "Windows Media Player has stopped working".
It searches for a solution and closes.
Just yesterday i discovered that the very same thing happens whenever i use Internet Explorer to go to certain websites. Specifically Myspace.com.
The only other software i have installed on this machine is coretemp, avg, world of warcraft, and now firefox.
These problems came up before most of this was installed. So its a Vista issue/hardware issue.
And yes i have done all windows updates, GPU updates, Mobo updates.
The only thing i have not done as of yet is update my BIOS, because i was afraid i would get a worse problem and then regret doing it.
Thanks for your time.