Playing Media Crashes the System - Audio and Video, Any Program
Playing a media file (so far have tried .wmv, .avi and .mp3) causes my system to completely lock up, forces me to do a manual shutdown (holding down power button). The cursor still moves wherever I want, but mouse clicks and keystrokes don't do anything. When trying to play video, I can hear the audio portion even though my system is essentially unresponsive.
What can I do to troubleshoot this? It only started happening a couple weeks ago; everything worked just fine before that.
Microsoft is not the answer.
Microsoft is the question.
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