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Windows Media Player Uses 100% Of My Cpu!


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#1 rugbyboyle

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 05:03 PM

Hi all

Having a problem with my laptop

Until recently it was running fine but suddenly it started frezzing for minutes at a time when changing songs in media player and in general when it was running

I only realised today that it was media player causing the problem and in task manager it says it is using 98-100% of my CPU...

Any chance i can sort this out?

Any suggestions would be very welcome!

Thanks

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 05:10 PM

Not much to go on there. Got any system specs?
Spike's advice: Backup your data routinely.

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 05:56 PM

sorry! what do you need?

windows xp sp2
Intel Cleron M 1.4ghz processor
480mb RAM
40GB HD

Does this help?

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 08:00 PM

A lot. It tells me you have enough resources that you should not have the problem. Do you have WMP 10? If not I would download it and look for hotfixes on the microsoft website. Could be anything if it is an older version. Also, make sure your video card has a current driver installed.
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Posted 11 April 2006 - 01:57 AM

i have media player 10 and all hotfixes but these have not helped....

how can i tellif my video card is up to date? if it is not would this mean it would have a detrimental affect to my performance even though im playing music?

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 02:48 PM

Right click my computer, select properties,hardware,devicemanager. Look for your video card, right click and choose update driver. Odds are it will tell you it can't find a better driver and if so you will need to google the web for the firmware for your card. You might also want to download the k-lite codec pack or something similar from the web to make sure your codec's are up to date. There are many players available for free from the web, and if I were you I would download one and see how it plays. If you select k-lite it will come with a player.
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