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AVI problem: "*program* has encountered an error and must shut down"

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by roxi81, Jan 20, 2007.

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  1. roxi81

    roxi81 Thread Starter

    Jan 20, 2007
    this first happened to me a few days ago when i tried to play a file i had downloaded from bit torrent. any kind of attempt to access the file resulted in the program encountering an error and needing to shut down [send/dont send error report etc].
    i.e. if i tried to look at the file in its folder, windows explorer would need to shut down, if i tried to play it in wmp, it would shut down, divx the same.

    i ran g-spot on the file and i had all required codecs to play it. so i figured the file was just corrupt and deleted it. now i cannot play any of my avi files that have worked perfectly for years. i have them burnt to dvd, but i now cannot access any of them. its not my dvd drive, as i can still play actual dvd's. i have some avi files stored on my hard drive that still play.

    this is a most frustrating problem. i was watching these AVIs not more than a few weeks ago, now i cant access them at all without this error being generated.

    i have run a scan on my computer and havent turned up any virus' etc.

    please help!!!!!!!!
  2. bonk

    bonk Banned

    Sep 8, 2005

    That is the dangers of the beast...

    Can you use System Restore to go back to a time when it was working?
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