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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

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    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!!!!!!!!
     
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    Welcome,

    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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