Why is my computer freezing when using Media Players?

Question

AOL was causing a lot of problems so I attempted to delete its programs and made things worse. I then reformatted the harddrive and ran the recovery disk. Since then I have installed Windows Media 7.1, RealPlayer and QuickTime trying to find on that will work. They all do the same thing, play for less than a minute and freeze the computer. I uninstalled all of them and downloaded the Windows player only. I was just playing around with skins, etc. for about 5 mins. and it froze again. What's going on?

Answer

This question was answered on August 27, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This could be a virus Maybe you received one from an E-mail when you were using AOL You should use a a Anti-Vrius program to scan and see if there is anything affecting the computer.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 27, 2003