all media players crash system

  jan125vg 13:15 06 Oct 2004

Hi, I have a strange problem that I cant solve. No matter which media player I use, it will either chrash and freeze my system instantly, or may play for between 1 - 20 mins and then do this. I have fdisked and formatted the drive and re-installed everything but still happens. Have updated video drivers, sound drivers etc I have the following spec:
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Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack None
Internet Explorer 6.0.2600.0000 (IE 6.0 - Windows XP)
Computer Name HARVEY
User Name Jan
Logon Domain HARVEY

CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1673 MHz (6.25 x 268) 2000+
Motherboard Name Acorp 7KT266AL / Jetway 867AS(-H)/V266A/V266B
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8366(A)/8367 Apollo KT266(A)/KT333
System Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (07/09/02)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (64 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400
Monitor Dell M770 (8221DM78TV79)

Audio Adapter Creative SB PCI128 (Ensoniq ES5880) Sound Card

Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive WDC WD1200BB-00CAA1
Optical Drive LITE-ON LTR-32125W (32x/12x/40x CD-RW)
Optical Drive TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1212 (6x/32x DVD-ROM)

C: (NTFS) 114463 MB (108708 MB free)

Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

Primary IP Address
Primary MAC Address 00-E0-7D-E7-00-82
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet

  JonnyTub 13:21 06 Oct 2004

"Windows XP Professional OS Service Pack None"

No service packs installed????

  JonnyTub 13:22 06 Oct 2004

also run the direct x diagnostic utility, by going to start, run and type in dxdiag, carry out all tests.

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