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the matrix problems

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by 1086, Apr 25, 2004.

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  1. 1086

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    i downloaded the matrix and it was a corrupt file that wouldn't play and i went to delete it and it will not Delta at all. it says another prog is using it. i ran my computer in safe mode and still it wont go away. how can i get rid of it?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Explorer is using the file, searching for a non-existent index.

    To solve this problem all you have to do is the following:

    1. Run: regedt32
    2. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.avi\shellex\PropertyHandler
    3. Export the key (if you care to).
    4. Delete the "Default" value which should be "{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}"

    You will no longer have the second page of properties displaying the AVI file information such as width, height, bitrate etc. But its a small price to pay. Many other apps can supply you with this information if you need it (any video editing software, which is really the only use for that information, anyway).
     
  3. rude

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    If you tried playing the file with WMP then you have to remove it from the player.Just play something else and then the file will no longer be in use and it will delete.

    Actually this works with any player.
     
  4. 1086

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    thanks elvandil it worked
     
  5. Elvandil

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    You're welcome. And you have solved the "Avi Problem" forever.
     
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