Yesterday I had a weird problem with an .avi video I was watching. It is about 40 minutes long, and played fine until it hit the 28:12 mark, at which point the player froze. At first, I was able to tab out to a different window, but after a few seconds the computer became completely unresponsive. I was forced to reboot the old fashioned way; startup went to scandisk because "one of your disks needs to be checked for consistency." However, no errors were found. I booted into safe mode and attempted to play the video, and the same thing happened (the first time this computer has ever frozen while in safe mode!). Rebooted into safe mode again, no scandisk this time, tried to delete the file using Eraser, and after the first pass, the computer froze again. Booted yet again into safe mode (again, no scandisk), and I ran full scans with Spybot Search & Destroy, MalwareBytes, and Microsoft Security Essentials; all scans were clear.
I was wondering if y'all had any idea what's going on.
I am using Media Player Classic 126.96.36.199.
Dell Inspiron 1545
Pentium Dual Core T4200 @ 2.00 GHz
3.0 GB RAM
Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit edition w/ service pack 1