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jakeseven7

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Hey,

Hoping someone can help me, have just installe WM PLayer 10, it wouldn't install completely - stopped at the last minute. Have tried uninstalling, re-installing a couple of times doesn't seem to work, whenever I try t play movies it comes up unknown application error...

Very annoying esp since iMesh now won't work without a valid meda player installed, and I can't install previous WORKING versions because XP won't let me saying i already have the latest version (even though it doesn't bloody work!!)

If anyone has any ideas would be very grateful 2 hear

Cheers / jake
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This should install over the top

http://www.filehippo...s_media_player/

If not, click start, control panel, add / remove, add / remove windows components, remove the tick from media player, click OK. You may get a message about this using player2, click OK then reboot and download from file hippo
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Thanks for replying,
did exactly what you said, it fully installed this time but everytime i click to open an mpeg / mpe whatever it comes up with the message :

An internal application error has occured

and won't play / load anything.
Can't access the program either -> get the same message!!

am i going to have to reinstall bloody xp or somthing?
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Use add / remove again to uninstall it, then:

Get the trial of Tune Up 2006 here

Tune Up 2006 Trial

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete.

Run disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor



Then

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you need the XP CD and get a blue progress bar, reboot when the bar goes


Then download it again
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jakeseven7

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thanks again, but no joy! took ages with all those reboots...
I just don't get it
i've downloaded real player in the meantime but guessing I will have to do a full re-install of xp?
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You can use these to repair XP

XP Repair Install

Or here if you are unable to run XP Repair Install

Alternative XP Repair Install Method

Use Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, from the list, which uses a slightly different method

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update


When you install the updates then media player should be one of them
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A good alternative to WMP is winamp, is actually alot better more features better visualizer etc. The OS repair should get your WMP10 but it can be a pain so i dont use it because the more you use it the more it tends to break.

Make sure windows is fully updated from the MS site then try and install WMP10 once you have got it up to date.
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