Why is my computer crashing when I play an audio file?

No changes have been made to my soundcard, and this has been happening for only the past couple of months; it's never the same file twice, just whenever the computer decides it doesn't like a song I'm trying to play, I get the dreaded BSOD. I've tried uninstalling new software, I've tried different media players. Anything I can do?

Update:

No changes have been made to my soundcard, and this has been happening for only the past couple of months; it's never the same file twice, just whenever the computer decides it doesn't like a song I'm trying to play, I get the dreaded BSOD. I've tried uninstalling new software, I've tried different media players. Anything I can do?

EDIT: I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling a new sound card.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Reinstall your OS. That should solve the problem. If that doesn't work, format your drive. Take a backup of your files before you hit format.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Try formatting and reinstalling everything to make it work as a new computer

    http://yanswers.blogspot.com/2006/10/windows-reins...

  • 1 decade ago

    It sounds like you may have a hardware conflict OR a faulty sound card.

    Have you tried removing/disabling this card and putting in a new card? This should help you isolate the issue!

    Source(s): Resolving Hardware Conflicts http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article07-003
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