I also posted this on the Winamp forum, but I'm hopign you guys can help me.
OK, so my comp has crashed 3 times tonight and I think each one was caused by Winamp. Two of the crashes were blue screen/physical memory dumps and the third was some weird black screen.
Crash 1. Winamp caused a blue screen/physical memory dump after i tried playing a few normal files. I think the problem was that i set the output plugin to "Nullsoft Disc Writer" from "DirectSound" accidentally. So, the comp automatically restarted. This led to Crash 2. (The windows error report said the crash had to do with some disc writing thing so I think my guess is right)
Crash 2. I re-opened Winamp, but before I even saw it open, my screen turned black. After 15 seconds of waiting/confusion, I hit escape. Then my screen goes back to normal except the colors in my AOL Instant Messenger are all askew. I restart. The windows error report said there was an error in some ATI Graphics Card.
Crash 3. Winamp appeared to be running fine and then all of a sudden, right when i push the "AVS/Video" button to get the visual window to open, I get another blue screen/physical memory dump. The comp automatically restarted itself and there was no error report.
The only reason I can think of Winamp crashing is related to me putting in a new hard drive today. I know the problem is not the hard drive because I put the hard drive in this afternoon (wasn't using Winamp) and there were no problems. The problems only started when I started using Winamp tonight.
So is it possible that Winamp (all it's files are located on hard drive 1) is having trouble playing music files that are located on hard drive 2?
I really need help, I want my computer to stop crashing.
I have Windows XP Home
Dell Dimension 4500
256 MB RAM
New HD = Seagate Barracuda 120 GB