Re: window media player
the problem is most likely not codecs if the program is crashing like that. what version of wmp do you have? you might try downloading the latest version from microsoft to see if that helps. have you checked your pc for spyware and viruses? that could be causing a problem too. maybe a registry scanner too.
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