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XP won't play media player

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sirdeeker, Jun 29, 2007.

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  1. sirdeeker

    sirdeeker Thread Starter

    Jun 29, 2007
    I was having some computer problems and a friend offered to clean up my computer to make it run faster. Now I can't get Media player to run, my printer will no longer print and the windows file search program won't run. I tried downloading another copy of Media palyer 11 and that doesn't run. If I click on a wave file media player won't run. If I just try to start media player directly it still won't run Any suggestions on what to do would be greatly appreciated.:confused:
  2. tony007

    tony007 Banned

    Jun 17, 2005
    Try a system restore to before your friend worked on it.
  3. redhat9


    Jun 11, 2004
    Make sure your sound card is correctaly installed under device manager. Right click on my computer, properties, hardware tab, device manager, look under sound, video, and game controllers for some sort of sound device. Look at the image attached below.

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  4. sirdeeker

    sirdeeker Thread Starter

    Jun 29, 2007
    The reason we started 'fixing' the computer was because of an Internet script error so I don't want to go back to an older version of my computer. I was told to reinstall windows XP. When the install runs I was told it will give an option to just repair all the missing or damaged XP files. Does this sound accurate?

    Also, if I have to do a full reinstall of XP, will it keep all my program links etc. or will it just give me a clean startup without any links that have been built up over the last 3 years?

    Also, the sound card is fully seated. I hear the windows startup and shut down sounds with no problem.

    Thank you for your help.:confused:
  5. online_fixes


    Jul 6, 2005
    Doing a clean install you will loose everything you don't backup. If you want to check the system files do the following.

    Please start the Command Prompt by Clicking Start and then Run and typing cmd and pressing enter.

    When the dos window opens type or copy & paste sfc /scannow and press enter.

    Windows will check the presence and versions of all vital files. You will be prompted for the Windows CD if anything needs to be replaced.
  6. Blackmirror


    Dec 5, 2006
    My advice restore the pc to before your friend started fiddling with it

    Then post in the security forum and they will help
    I suspect you have more problems
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