windows media player not playing media

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bluebloods

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in fact i can t even oopen it!

each time i try and error message appears:

"gdiplus.dll is missing"

what can i do to fix the problem?

iv already tried downloading the software from the microsoft website but the same message came up.

iv also searched my pc for the gdipus.dll file and loads come up!

what can i do?
 
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Have you run the System File Check utility? if not then start with that. Open up your run dialogue and type "sfc /scannow" make sure you have your xp disc in your cdrom drive as it will use it to cross reference the files.
 

bluebloods

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unfortunately i seem to have misplaced that cd

are there any alternative solutions?
 

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thank-u 4 ur suggestion btw.

i downloaded a copy from that link just dont kno what to do with it now?
wen i click to open it it says i need to open with.... something.
what shall i do now?
 
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You can browse to c:\windows\winSxS folder copy and paste the file there. Mine has 3 copies of that dll if that doesn't work try to rename all of the gdiplus.dll except the one you pasted to gdiplus.dll.old do not delete them you can change them back if this doesn't work.
 
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