I used the codec installer utility available at:
I then searched, found and reset the priority on the nero filter for video thumbnails to " do not use”
No problrms now
I was having the same problem with video from my digital camera (to the point I couldn’t even click the folder which they were in without Windows DEP popping up and then crashing Explorer.)
I too uninstalled Xvid and problem solved!
...THIS SAME FIX ALSO WORKS WITH ERRORS CAUSED WITH THE FILE CALLED .. xvid.ax
Removed the file and it’s all fixed.
Seemed like the other methods didn’t work for me, then found that file and it solved everything.
Never expected that to cause my computer to go haywire.
Thanks for the info!
My gripe: Windows explorer would crash every time I tried to open a media file. It was extremely annoying. I tried all the suggestions above, and it was the simplest one that worked. I got rid of the Xvid codec and now I can browse my media files freely.
Thank you for the tip!!!!
I have a problem where no AVI files seem to play as they should. after a a few seconds of play my computer freezes. Or if it does play properly then when I try to make it full screen it does the same thing.
Tried that GSpot thing, and when it was going to show me if it works or not, it froze yet again.
I had DivX player and un-installed it recently, maybe that could be the problem?...
If I download it again, will it install codecs for all of my media players? or just itself? Problem occurs on all but using WMP regularly.
Also, if not that then which codecs to download? Had ACE Mega Codecs but the problem was the same. Currently with Sharky007
This is a very old thread so I doubt the versions would relate, but I found it as I googled it as I have the very same problem a few years on.
I upgraded my divx a few months ago in 2009 and afterwards whenever I opened windows explorer to where any avi files are stored it consistently crashes explorer.
I have a new HD today and have not so far got any crashes. I am considering downloading divx BUT I it will drive me insane if I a am just putting the same problem back on the computer.
The avi files play without a problem and doesnt matter what folder as long as theres an avi file it will crash. So its not a corrupt avi problem. I got the problem after the last upgrade of divx.
Any suggestions... ie alternate program with same features. way to prevent the crashes
I dont want to wait till I go to the store and choose an alternate program I can purchase. Realplayer doesnt have all the functions I want.
I guess I can delete it if the problem returns???
I get the following message in i.e. 8 when trying to view a page that has a thumbnail associated with it.
The instruction at “0x057c0068” referenced memory at “0x057c0068”. The memory could not be “written”
Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program