Windows Media slowing down PC

  Chris07 18:08 08 Feb 2007

I just installed a new Graphics Card the other day (PNY GeForce 6200) updated from a GeForce 5200, and before I get any comments, my PC is that old that the only slot I have for a video card is a PCI slot (any cards better than the 6200 that fits in PCI? I'm open to suggestions). The card works fine and better in my games.

However whenever i try to load a video, my computer slows down dramatically untill I end the wmplayer.exe program from the task manager. As far as I know it only happens with videos and not sound, ive no idea what to do as ive got quite alot of movies on my PC that I now cannot watch.

Any help apprieciated.

  STREETWORK 07:32 13 Feb 2007

download and use 'winamp' and see if the problem is actually caused by wmplayer

click here

Also, reinstall directx click here

  Ho-Lin-Sok 22:12 14 Feb 2007

How much RAM have you got installed.

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