I run Windows XP Prof with no service packs on. I was updating Skype with a very insistent updater and when it was done I lost my Avast Anti virus, it was there but not working, and I could not get DVD Shrink to load. So I firstly reloaded Windows and did a repair.
When I was able to do so, I scanned for malware and found a trojan which was easily deleted. I suspect it was in the Skype package I downloaded.
It took me over a week to get everything back up and running, except the DVD Ram.
I can view data discs on it, but I cannot get movies on. My WMV10 is also not working and will not play any movie clips. I put Real player on, same thing. I get an unknown error message with WMV10 and it shuts down.
I have looked at services and IMAPI is on manual. When I boot up the DVD and CD drives do not light up, so perhaps OS is not picking them up.
I have cyberlink on but it cannot play movies.
Skype is still a problem, I can speak to my contacts, but cannot load Webcam. It freezes and Skype crashes and has to be restarted again.
I feel Skype has something to do with this, but just cant figure out what.
My player is LG HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA 4167B
I would really welcome any help I can get.
Other than no Movies, the OS is working really well. Thanks in advance for any help.