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2 medium problems with vista


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first problem is internet explorer crashes so frequently its getting annoying.. I dont have any viruses, iv checked...just adware...but the adware only pops up once when i open ie so its not big deal....

second problem is when i try to watch videos of the net, not like youtube. ones you link to download. When i click the link that usually opens windows media player and it downloads the movie from there, it goes to a this page cannot be displayed screen, forcing me to save target as. Its a nuesence...these problems only started up after downgrading to vista. and also steam seems to be buggy...
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The video behavior is by design. I don't know how to change that. As to the adware... that needs to be addressed.

I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post a HJT log, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).

Edited by starjax, 17 September 2007 - 08:16 PM.

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Ok i got rid of the popups but I have one more question...I cant seem to open any of my old AVI format videos..I tried installing about 4 different players, and windows media player claims it has every friggen codec so it wont let me add any...They worked fine on XP and worked when i first was using vista...It wont let me delete it either lol
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you can't uninstall wmp, but you should be able to uninstall the codecs. THIS is highly recommended. once they are uinstalled, then you can go to http://free-codecs.com/ and install the klite codec pac. I use the basic standard version and have never had any problems.

Edited by starjax, 22 September 2007 - 03:41 PM.

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I dont know how 2 uninstall the codecs...i looked on google but i dont have a audio codec thing under sound, and game controller menu thing...

Edited by Normalcy, 22 September 2007 - 08:21 PM.

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these problems only started up after downgrading to vista.

What do you mean by downgrading to Vista? :)
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It means i think that XP was way better...
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I still need help with the media player problem... I deleted all the codecs i could find by hand, then installed a new pack for vista, but it still wont let me view some of my old videos....Isnt their some way to uninstall media player? or force it 2 reinstall itself?
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try starjax's suggestion, klite codec and install the standard codecs. then use the media player classic (included in the k-lite package). it plays almost all video formats.

http://free-codecs.n...ck_download.htm

Edited by RESBAK, 29 September 2007 - 10:34 AM.

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