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I am going crazy, and have searched for hours on google to fix this problem. Okay, here is my problem.

Up until today, I have used WMP9 with no problem, and have burned cd's with no problem. Tried to burn a cd today, and came up with this error Windows Media Player cannot play, burn, rip, or sync the file because a required audio codec is not installed on your computer.

I have never had this problem, but went ahead and downloaded extra codecs, then when that didn't work, uninstalled, then reinstalled all codecs I could find. Same thing. Tried upgrading to WMP 11...same problem.

Tried rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection InstallWMP7 132 c:\windows\inf\wmp.inf to restore/reinstall WMP from XP disc. Same problem!!

The crazy thing is, the files all play fine. Music, video, no problem. It just won't burn, like it used to. I want to know what caused this.

The only thing I can think of that has changed, is this last week, I downloaded Avast Free antispy software. It found a few "questionable" files, which it quarantined. Then, I read about all the false positives plaguing Avast, so I tried to restore the quarantined files, but not sure if it worked. Then uninstalled Avast, and have had this problem.

Please, help, I won't be able to sleep until I can figure this out. Sorry for the long description, but thought all information would be helpful.

BTW, don't bother recommending just using a new player/burner. I COULD do that, but I really want to know what caused this in the first place. It's driving me nuts! Thanks

Edited by BDrums1971, 04 December 2009 - 08:10 PM.

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Did you try system restore to some time before you installed Avast?
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Yep, tried that. Also, I remembered there was some windows updates around the same time that I installed, but can't see how that could have caused the problem?

I have scoured google, and couldn't find any info on this problem. Can I do a fresh reinstall of WMP and all it's software without having to install all of XP with it?

Thanks for the reply!
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First, see, if CDBurnerXP will burn CDs: http://cdburnerxp.se/
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Have a look at this page > "Installing support for Microsoft IMA ADPCM Codec and Microsoft ADPCM Codec" > "If you have Windows XP". I hope this will help.
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Thanks for your replies. Somehow, the problem is now fixed. Not sure what happened, but went thru and found some more codecs and deleted/uninstalled them and I was very surprised to find that the burner/converter now works.

It still bugs me that I don't know exactly what caused it, but I guess I should be happy it's working. Thanks for the help, you guys here at this forum really seem to care and help others with their problems.

Have a good day!
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Nice job :)
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