I feel like a similar problem has been brought up before, but I haven't found any answers that solve the issue in my case. I have a few AVI movie files that will play for only a few seconds - maybe 15 or 20 - and then a Windows error box pops up and says the player needs to shut down and would I like to send the error report to Microsoft. There's nothing unique about the error report from what I can see, (00000005, is the error number I think). So I haven't found any help in that regard. And it happens with any player I use (DIVX, WMP, RealPlayer). But it's with only a few files that this happens. I've used GSpot and it says I have the proper codecs to play the file and that the file is not corrupt. I've tried DivFix to no avail. And I've uninstalled all my codecs and reinstalled them following this forum's suggestions and the problem still persists. The really bizarre thing is that one of the files used to play perfectly fine before, but now falls under the same problem for whatever reason while other AVI/DIVX files I have play fine all the time. Does anyone have any suggestions?