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I killed Windows Media Player!

Filed in: Computers.

I noticed there was an update to Windows Media Player, and promptly told my computer to fetch it. Of course, partway through the installation, the CPU hit 100% usage and reset, hosing WMP...

The only thing stopping me from taking this heap in to get fixed right now is the fact then I'd be stuck at home without a PC for a week or so. :P

Posted December 28, 2004 4:49 PM


Maybe I can help you out, whats the computer doing? Email me and let me know, or post a comment on my blog shoutbox
I fix computers for a living.


Posted by: Eric | December 29, 2004 1:49 PM

Looks like the machine is overheating. Try using compressed air to blow any dust out or running the machine with the side off.

Posted by: Jeramey Jannene | December 29, 2004 2:32 PM

Or you could get a mac . . .even if your stuck with windows there is NEVER a reason to use WMP. It records everything you play through it in a file nasty file. I mean EVERYTHING.

Posted by: Warchild | December 29, 2004 2:43 PM

Jeramey: unfortunately cleaning the dust out of it didn't make a difference, and I've been running it with the side off for quite a while now. :/

Warchild: I've considered oh so many times getting a Mac, but most of the programs I use are all PC only...

Posted by: Alden Bates | December 29, 2004 2:56 PM

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