Solved: Windows KB918547 EXE

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wrodger1

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My windows media player 9 has always performed until yesterday. Now it will not access and play anything. The error says " Windows KB918547 EXE component has altered Windows system files. How do I repair, etc.? Thanks, wrodger1
 

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"designed to work with all versions of Windows XP "
 

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I have windows 98. Do not want to purchase windows XP until I purchase a new computer. This one is about 8 yrs old so will replace later this year. Meanwhile, anyway to repair the error " Windows KB918547 EXE component has altered Windows system files? I downloaded a program called "RegCure" but it did not help.
 
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You might try a system restore to a time before the update.
Start your computer, press and hold CTRL, and then choose Safe Mode Command Prompt Only from the Windows 98 Startup menu.
At the MS-DOS prompt, type cd\windows\command and then press ENTER.
At the C: prompt, type scanreg /restore, and then press ENTER. scanreg /restore note space between "g and /"
Select the previous registry you want to restore, and then press ENTER.
NOTE: A properly working registry has the word Started next to the date.
When you receive notification that you restored a properly working registry, press ENTER to restart your computer.
 

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Augie65, my computer does not go to Safe Mode when I start, press and hold CTRL. This is Windows 98. Can you give me another way to get to Safe Mode?
 

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I think you want to restart in DOS mode. I don't think Win98 will allow you to do a Registry Restore from Safe Mode. Win Me does, but I don't think the original does.

Start > Shutdown > Restart > DOS Mode
and at the prompt enter

Scanreg /Restore
 
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wrodger1,
Disregard my #9 post. It has been a long time since I used my Windows 98se. I tried today on a older computer and found that if you hold the Ctrl key down after the memory test and beep, you will enter the advanced menu options that you can select command prompt. The Del key enters the Bios. Sorry for the mis-directions.
WhitPhil directions to enter from Start> Shutdown> then tick Restart in MS-DOS mode is easier.
 

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I purchased Windows XP home, installed and that solved my problems. Thanks!!!!
 
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