Plex Media Server has encountered a problem



Hey everyone!

So ive been trying to run plex media server on my old computer i dont use anymore, the problem is after I install it when it tries to open I get " Plex Media Server has encountered a problem and needs to close"  (For the record i just re-installed windows XP SP3) i thought that would have solved my problem but it didn't. So just to see if maybe my computer just couldn't handle it i installed ubuntu and it ran plex fine. So i was wondering would anyone have any advice as to how i can get plex running on windows XP because I HATE ubuntu.

Thanks for the support!


The best "honest" advice I could give you is to try to start hating Windows XP. The months are ticking down to where the world is not going to support it anymore. :)

If you don't hate Vista and Win7, they might work better ... unless the hardware is on the bubble regarding the minimum requirements -- Windows OSes have a bigger footprint than Ubuntu, so it's possible it might run with that (ATM) where it fails elsewhere.

But, if you insist on XP, you could post a PMS log for others to gander at -- there is a crowd of like-minded folks looking to repurpose older hardware for Plex duties, and the logs might provide some indication of what is going wrong.


Thanks for the quick reply Mediaconoclast, I took your advice and installed windows 7 but im still getting the exact same error i was getting when i had windows XP installed :/ Here is a photo followed with the error code that comes with it when you hit the drop down menu


Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
  Application Name: Plex Media Server.exe
  Application Version:
  Application Timestamp: 5228f398
  Fault Module Name: Plex Media Server.exe
  Fault Module Version:
  Fault Module Timestamp: 5228f398
  Exception Code: c000001d
  Exception Offset: 001ff254
  OS Version: 6.1.7600.
  Locale ID: 1033
  Additional Information 1: 0a9e
  Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
  Additional Information 3: 0a9e
  Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
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