Old 7th January 2019, 19:50   #1
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Winamp Constantly Crashes

I've been using Winamp since the early 2000s. Just bought a new computer, win 10, and installed winamp 5.8. The ONLY thing I do with winamp is play mp3s from my HDD... no streaming, internet stuff, plugins or anything. I was putting up with winamp crashing every 10-30 minutes for a while, but now it's like every minute. Completely unusable at this point. Everything is a fresh install here(PC is 1 month old), and winamp has been acting up like this from the beginning.

I've tried running winamp with windows 7 compatibility mode, as winamp worked fine with windows 7, my last OS. No dice. Tried winamp in safemode. Same issue. In fact, winamp seems even buggies in safemode... really slow, unresponsive, file name now include the file file path instead of just artist - title, winamp takes forever to "scan" all my files and it's frozen until it's done, in fact I was unable to even play a song at all in safe mode... super unusable.

I tried uninstalling 5.8 and going back to an older version (can't remember, 5.6 maybe). Same results, so I went back to 5.8.

My PC specs are as follows:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version 10.0.17763 Build 17763
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name ERICSPC
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU Default string
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor, 3700 Mhz, 8 Core(s), 16 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. F2, 3/14/2018
SMBIOS Version 2.8
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BIOS Mode Legacy
BaseBoard Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
BaseBoard Product X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING-CF
BaseBoard Version x.x
Platform Role Desktop
Secure Boot State Unsupported
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.17763.194"
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 64.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 63.9 GB
Available Physical Memory 56.8 GB
Total Virtual Memory 73.4 GB
Available Virtual Memory 63.9 GB
Page File Space 9.50 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Kernel DMA Protection Off
Virtualization-based security Not enabled
Device Encryption Support Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: TPM is not usable, PCR7 binding is not supported, Hardware Security Test Interface failed and device is not InstantGo, Un-allowed DMA capable bus/device(s) detected, TPM is not usable
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware No
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes

Sound card - The built in sound card on the MOBO
Videocard - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 T1 11GB
DirectX Version 12
Winamp Version 5.8 Build 3660(x86) (downloaded from winamp site)

I downloaded Koopa's winamp tool to get the plugin and setting list, but even when I try to run the exe as an administrator, nothing happens. I have NOT added any plugins though. Like I said, I ONLY play mp3s from my HDD.

I tried to pull up some error logs. Winamp preferences lists the location for logs at \AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins but I did not see any logs here.

Not sure what else to do at this point. Suggestions?
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