I recently downloaded bluebeat internet music player, but noticed shortly afterwards that when i clicked on the Windows media player icon, it was the bluebeat player that popped up. THis pissed me off, so i uninstalled bluebeat. However since then, windows media player will open, but will not play any CDs or any of my MP3 or WMA files. When i tell it to it just skips through the CD tracks one after the other in rapid succession, or if it's the files on my hard drive, comes up with an error message saying :-
0xC00D11BA: Cannot play the file
Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device, such as a sound card or sound controller. You may encounter this error message for one of the following reasons:
Your sound device is in use by another program. Quit other programs that may be using your sound device, and then try to play the file again.
Your sound device is not functioning properly. To troubleshoot the problem, see the Sound Troubleshooter in Windows Help or refer to your sound device's documentation.
You do not have a sound device installed on your computer. Install a sound device, and then try to play the file again.
Error ID = 0xC00D11BA, Condition ID = 0x00000000
. However, Real player lets me play both CD's and MP3s & WMAs, so, i don't know, but this makes a problem with my sound device unlikely, doesn't it?
I have also noticed that media player can play MIDI files, but nothing else. I have tried to re-install, but this didn't work. I can't uninstall, and then re-install as i don't know how to uninstall it, it not appearing on Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. I have tried using system restore, but this not functioning, every restore point i try to put the computer back to, comes back as saying cannot restore to this point.