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jwt015

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My computer refuses to playback video files... .wmv, .mpg, .avi...you name it, it won't play it.

When I attempt to open a video file, it will open windows media player. It will say "Opening Media", and then slowly eat up all of my cpu until I'm running at 100% cpu and my system is unresponsive.

I have also tried quicktime movie with the exact same result.

I have run ad-aware, hijack-this, rkfiles, and silent runners. Clean.

Any help would be appreciated!
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Hello and Welcome to Geeks To Go

This is often caused by corrupt files, the good thing is corrupt files are easy to fix. Go

Start < Run and type Sfc /scannow (please not the space between the c and the /) this will give a blue bar when it goes reboot. This will need the Windows Xp CD so have that in your computer before you type sfc /scannow. When this is completed all corrupt files will have been replaced.
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Thanks for the quick reply!

Unfortunately, that did not work. I have also uninstalled windows media 10, and quicktime. Still doesn't work.

Keep in mind, it did work a week or so ago...

Is it possible installing directX.9.0c would cause this? I wouldn't know how to fix this.

How about bad video drivers? I've tried a new update to the video drivers..didn't help.

Edited by jwt015, 17 October 2005 - 09:31 PM.

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Can you do
Ctrl + Alt + Delete
and find what process it useing up all your CPU?

Directx.9.0c might have caused it, anything can cause anything on computers. Do you have a restore point that you can go back to?

I am active right now, so will reply quickly.

Edited by Michael Buckley, 17 October 2005 - 09:36 PM.

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Sorry for not clarifying earlier. wmplayer is eating up the cpu. It's not a memory leak issue, as it only uses ~2 MB of RAM when it hangs.

I will try a restore point. Previous attempts failed, but I didn't go back before directx.

Thanks.
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The restore point didn't work.

Any other ideas?

Thanks!
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Repair Install ?
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Sweet. It worked. Although I knew how to do this, perhaps I was looking for a reason for the microsoft madness...in the end, it's all about the reinstall.

Thanks again!
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