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RaNeN

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Hello guys,
I feel I am in a big deep problem.
The thing was that i was actually trying to install Windows Media Player 10 in my comp. It wouldnt work saying some dll file was missing. But the setup would still continue to install and at the end i would get an error saying "Internal error" and windows media player stopped working.

So to get it working again i uninstalled windows media player and put in the Windows XP cd. Then went to the 'Install optional windows Components". There a list comes up with these components:

Accessories and Utilities
Fax Services
Indexing Services
Internet Information services (IIS)
Management and Monitoring Tools
Message Queuing
MSN Explorer
Networking Services
Other Network File and Print services
Outlook Express
Update Root Certificates
Media Player
Windows Messenger

These compnents have a box to tick the components needed.

So when i went here some of them were ticked and some were not.
So i unticked the ones that were ticked leaving only windows media player.
Pressed next and whoa.... the components that i had unticked (which were ticked by default i suppose) went away(that includes internet explorer).

Now the problem is that i am trying to install these components again.
But the cd opens a error window saying "Files Needed"

"The file 'lmmib2.dll' on windows xp cd rom is needed.

Type the path where the file is located, and then click ok."

Then there is the path box here.
What do i do now? how do i point to that file when the cd is already in?

Please help me.
The media player is not working nor do i see the internet explorer short cut on the desktop or in the quick launch bar.
Please help.....in deep trouble i guess.
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are you trying to install them all at once, or one or two at a time...?

Try no installing network related ones first...that dll is part of the lanmanager software that enables pcs to network together and automatically configure (may be used by other componants as well.

skip these
Internet Information services (IIS)
Management and Monitoring Tools
Message Queuing
Networking Services
Other Network File and Print services
Windows Messenger

then try the others, then do the above one at a time

Also, clean your xp cd with warm water and soap (nothing harsh) and a soft cloth
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It has worked pretty...i got what i wanted..i got the internet explorer back.
But the Microsoft Outlook icon on the desk top has changed.
It has become like the icon which has to be selected to "open with"
I hope you are understanding what i am saying?

But i still havent got Windows Media Player.
Is there any way by which i can remove Windows MEdia Player completely and then install it again?
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in outlook, go to HELP > DETECT AND REPAIR on the top toolbar...I think what you're saying the shell object is screwed up.

Outlook is really not an icon, but a shell object like MY COMPUTER, MY NETWORK PLACEs, etc...it behaves differently.

which version of windows media player are we looking for here?

The best way is to download and install over itself.

http://www.oldversion.com/
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I dont really need/use outlook. I have deleted the icon. I am worried about the windows media player. What i want to do is uninstall it completely and then do it afresh all again. I have got the setup file for windows media player 10. I have tried downloading the media player 9. But when i run the setup file it says "you have already got a better version and installation will not quit". Any way i can remove it completely and then do it afresh?
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sorry its "you have already got a better version and installation will quit"
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Also i have just noticed that the speaker icon in the taskbar tray(is that what it is called ?) has disappeared and also in the Start menu>Programs>accesories>entertainment> there is only 1 thing thats "media player" here i suppose the volume control and cd player and things that are supposed to be?? Could this be due to the components i uninstalled?
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technically no, but try this

reboot into safe mode with command line

at the prompt, type
cd c:\program files
<enter>

type
rename "windows media player" wmpbak
<enter>

Reboot as normal, windows may complain about not finding something...ignore it for now.

Reinstall wmp 9 from the above site.

reboot again....should have a functional copy of wmp9 now
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and abt this?
Also i have just noticed that the speaker icon in the taskbar tray(is that what it is called ?) has disappeared and also in the Start menu>Programs>accesories>entertainment> there is only 1 thing thats "media player" here i suppose the volume control and cd player and things that are supposed to be?? Could this be due to the components i uninstalled?
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As for the media player i have got a better idea instead of changing the name.If i uninstall it and then delete the "Windows Media Player" folder from C: and install Media player 10 i suppose it will work. I will create a restore point before doing this. Wht do you say?
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How do i start windows xp in safe mode? I have to sleep now.. see you tomorow.Thank you.
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