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What's up with My Windows Media Player??

By sharonc ·
Anyone know why my media player either sounds like the chipmunks or really slow? Real player plays everything just fine. Would dsl have any kind of setting i am missing? This happened after I upgraded mb to gigabyte and amd athlon processor. I have the 7.1 wmp. Also the most current bios and drivers. Help!!!!!

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What's up with My Windows Media Player??

by TheChas In reply to What's up with My Windows ...

If you are running Windows 9X or Me, the problem may be too much RAM.

Windows 9X has a bug that causes various problems with more than 511MB of RAM.

The usual problems involve startup. However, I would not recommend having more than 511MB on any W9X system.

Try removing some of your RAM and see if that corrects the problem.

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to What's up with My Windows ...

Oops! I may have mis-understood you.
On re-reading the question, I see that perhaps you changed the Motherboard and CPU. I first read it that you had added ram to have 1GB of ram.

1. Check the CPU speed settings in BIOS.
I have seen a few MB'sthat incorrectly set CPU speed in the default automatic mode. This happens a lot with 1GHz AMD processors.

2. Check for remnants of drivers from the old motherboard.
This isn't always easy, as you have to search through the Windows folder and the registry.
CAUTION! be careful when editing the registry, as it is possible to disable your PC from regedit.

Chas

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by sharonc In reply to What's up with My Windows ...

I am running Win ME. Bios reports 900 cpu which is correct. I have 288 mb ram. The player worked fine before upgrading. What do I look for when hunting old mb remnants? Thanks for your suggestions.
Sharon

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by csbr In reply to What's up with My Windows ...

What I always do with this sort of faults, is to remove the media player.
Go to c:\program files\windows media player
delete all except mplayer2.exe
run and configure mplayer2.exe to link it to all file-extensions.
run winamp and do the same.than you have a combo of 2 programs to suit your every need for audio and video sources.
and in the proces got rid of all that slow not-so-good-looking mplayer stuff.

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