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MPEG Won't Play On WM!


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Right am using WM 11 and all videos play (WMV,AVI etc) but I can't get any MPEG files to play I have tried installing MPEG codecs with no results. Am just wondering if anyone has an ideas of what is wrong.

Here is a screenshot of what comes up when I try to play a MPEG:
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See if you get the same with VLC

http://www.filehippo.com/download_vlc/
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Yeah their playing in that. You know what the problem is mate?
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Can you check media player again, maybe VLC installed something which is needed, maybe not
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No still not working mate.
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Have you updated it recently

Has it ever played MPEGs
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Have you updated it recently

Has it ever played MPEGs

I just updated to WM 11 but I tried to go back to 10 and still did not work.

Well my laptop broke and I got it fixed and previously I had Windows Home XP but now I have Windows Professional XP, but before I got it updated it worked with Windows Home.
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Do you have an XP Pro CD, or can you borrow one, it needs to be the same version (SP2 etc)
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Do you have an XP Pro CD, or can you borrow one, it needs to be the same version (SP2 etc)

Will be able to get one. Will this fix the problem?
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It will give the options of replacing the system files and / or a repair install, both leave the existing data intact
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Sorry just tried this mate been ill. When I had loaded my computer up I put the disc in and only option I got was do you want to install XP I clicked yes thinking it might work but it says I have a newer version.

Am wondering should I put the disc in before I start my laptop up, also I don't really want to install windows again cause am worried I might lose all my data is it possible to get a repair option?

Thanks for your help so far by the way am really grateful.
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Right click the task bar, click task manager, click file, new task, type sfc /scannow then press enter
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