A'right, here's the situation. Just so you know, my computer is not the most stable one in the world. Anyway, I was running WMP 11, and it was crashing more than usual. It normally does it every once in a while, because the visualization I use, WMP 10 Energy Bliss, is a bit buggy. But it was being ridiculous, and the library forgot to add some recent files. Again, aside from the number of times this happened, I'd seen it all before. Then after one particularily nasty crash, my entire library was corrupted, nor can I add any files to it anymore. It ceases to recognize most of my playlists, and only half the songs will even play when I click on them. Any attempt to access them through Recently Added, Artist, Albums, whatever, and it says I have no music, when my playlists clearly show that at least a hundred tracks of my 1000 or so are still recognized. And using Add to Library (F3) fails to add any new files. The files themselves are fine and still play. I have yet to see what happened to my videos or pictures, but I'm assuming it affected them as well. Now, what do I think caused it? An innocent program called FreeRAM XP Pro, which I got from C-Net. So I doubt it's a virus. But it, in a way I don't fully understand, is able to clean up extra RAM space without closing any processes. It's the only change besides adding some files that I've made to my computer. Maybe it's that. Maybe WMP decided to die, as many parts of my computer have been (It's about a year old and the motherboard already failed on me) as of late. Any idea how to wipe the library file and start anew? Will I have to reinstall WMP? I'm not sure if will help, but for the sake of completeness:
Windows XP Home Edition
Compaq V2000 Laptop
80 GB HD
1.256 GB RAM
ATI Video Card(don't remember the model#), 128 MB borrowed from main RAM
AMD Sempron 3300+, 2.0 GHz, single core
If anyone has any reccomendations, I'd be glad to hear them. Also, if someone could tell me how to make the Zune software suck less, a.k.a. install the old version, that would also solve my problem. Is it possible to install the old Zune software, even though I have the new firmware on my Zune? Is it safe for the computer?
EDIT: Just so you know, the pictures and videos in the library were actually left unaffected, which is an odd twist. Any idea why? Different files governing them perhaps?
Edited by RockMaster, 09 January 2008 - 09:30 PM.
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