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Reboot the PC and let me know how your PC is behaving
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Seems ok. no problems from diabling that i can see.

wmp still same.
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Hi maceman,

Sometimes infections do interfere with the way programs operate.

Why dont you uninstall Winamp completely??

Reboot the PC after uninstall.

Download and install winamp from here.

Let me know how it goes
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Hi Tampabelle,

I think there may be some confusion here and i didn't make the connection until your last post.

wmp is windows media player, not winamp. My winamp is working fine.
Did you get all this, or are you perhaps thinking winamp is conflicting with windows media player. Thanx.
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Hi Maceman,

My mistake. Yes wmp should have told me Windows Media Player.

Can you uninstall it and then reinstall it from here
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I've already uninstalled it 3 times.

Problem still is there by doing that.

My guess is that it is not wmp player but the wininet.dll file.
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Why would you say so ???


IF you think the file is infected, please upload it at http://virusscan.jotti.org/
and post back the scan results
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Hi Tampabelle,

I guess i should relay some background. I assumed Efwis passed all the info on but maybe not. He and Atri had some advice earlier for me, part of which included the uploading to jotti. The file came back normal.

I have uninstalled and reinstall IE and WMP 3 times trying to figure this one out. Nothing has yet worked so I can't say for sure there is an infection.

All I know is that whenever I go to a site that utilizes WMP as its choice to show media in the browser, a box pops up saying IE has encountered an error. By looking further into the details of that error window, it says wininet.dll.

All i know is this file is responsible for internet based media and so i thought it was corrupt, but jotti says it has no virus.

So that is where i am at and why i am frustrated. Normally i couldn't care less about WMP and would be happy to use a different player, but not all sites have other choices and so i'd like to get it to work if possible. Thx.
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Hi Maceman,

Thanx for the input.

I have two ideas to try. Lets go with the more manageable and less risky one first.


Start > Run > cmd
sfc /scannow
There will be a prompt for the XP cd
sfc - system file checker, retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.

If you want to see what was replaced, right click My Computer > manage, expand event viewer > system.

System File Checker (sfc)
Scans and verifies the versions of all protected system files after you restart your computer.
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Scan completed. I tried this about a week ago as well.
Event log shows scan started and completed successfully- nothing peculiar.
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And lemme guess - wmp is not working properly !!!!!


OK, lets try this fix then -

Uninstall SP2.

Open Add or Remove Programs (click on Start ---> Settings ---> Control panel. This should be the 3rd item). Uninstall or remove the following items -
Windows XP Service Pack 2.

Reboot the PC.

Conncet to internet and go straight to Windows security and critical updates

Install all possible updates, specially Service Pack 2

Let me know how it goes
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Ok. I will give this a whirl. I have to step out for a few hours, but i will leqave a messsage after i can do this. thanx for all your help. it is much appreciated.

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No problem
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When i went to uninstall, I got a message saying "if you uninstall sp2, these programs may no longer work"

And then it named about 30 programs on my computer including some hard to install ones. I think if this is the case i would rather live with wmp player broken. This is too destructive as it will take much too long to find and reinstall the others. I may as well do a fresh install if that is the case so i think i can live without wmp for now.
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OOops !!!

Can you give me some of names on that list ????
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