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Very recently, my Winamp started crashing each time it starts up. I have not upgraded recently, and have been running the same minimalistic theme (blackdawn) for about a year now.

I have been running it in conjunction with Rainmeter (Gaia Winamp Widget) without issue as well.

Yesterday after a computer restart, it just started crashing every time I tried to load it.

I'm running Windows XP SP3, and I know that my Winamp version is at least 5.3 (can't access the About...) since it won't load.

I hear that simply uninstalling/reinstalling is the easiest way to fix this sort of issue, but unfortunately I'm at work behind a firewall that blocks sites that offer Winamp as a download (

Anybody have a similar issue?

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Uninstalling/reinstalling IS the easiest way to fix this sort of issue, maybe even the only one.

And regarding the firewall, can't you simply bring the download to work om a CD or USB key?

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I can, but that means waiting until I get home :) – espais Dec 16 '09 at 14:35

I had a similar issue - Winamp would start, play a couple of seconds and exit. Drove me daft.

I found it was caused by having a USB Sansa player plugged into the PC.

Disconnect the Sansa - all well was well

Connect the Sansa - Winamp crashed everytime

Damn nuisance.

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it seems that if winamp is unhappy once, it will forever be unhappy until its reinstalled – espais Dec 17 '09 at 10:10
Time to look for another player methinks. Thanks. – Kije Dec 17 '09 at 14:46

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