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I can't play any of MY music!


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:tazz: I have Windows xp. I have all the latest Windows updates. I have had this problem for a while. I did notice I had 3 trojans when I did a scan last night that were deleted using McAffe. Every audio file I posess on this computer will not allow me to play it. This box pulls up:

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The Media Player I'm using - Securty Warning

Windows has found a problem with this file

Name: msaud.cab
Publisher: Unknown Publisher

This file was blocked because it does not have a valid digital signature that verifies it's publisher.





All of these were either purchased Or I burned them from personal CD's. Why is this happening? Are all of my files ruined? Or is this a "simple" fix. :)
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Hi Bryner52105...

Open Media Player and click on "Tools" on the toolbar...choose "Options". Click on the "Privacy" tab. In the "Enhanced Playback and Device Experience" box, make sure that the check box next to "Aquire licenses automatically for protected content" has a check in it. "Apply" the changes (if any were made) and click "Ok".

Let me know what you find...

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The "Aquire licenses automatically for protected content" box is already checked. When I try to play my music media player will say. Opening media....sending request to server.....downloading codec: 0-100% complete when it is complete I get this message
Windows found a problem with this file

Name: msaud.cab

Publisher: Unknown Publisher

This file was blocked because it doesn't have a valid digital signature that verifies its publisher. What is a digital signature?

If i try to play it a second time it was have a pop up that says
An audio codec is needed to play this file. To determine if this codec is available to download from the Web, click Web Help.
If i check the web it will try to download msaud.cab and it will then display the Windows found a problem with this file Message again.

So im still stuck with the same things
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Bryner52105...

Right click on My Computer and choose "Properties". Under the "Hardware" tab, click on the "Driver Signing" button. Put a tick in the button next to "Ignore - Install the software anyway and don't ask for my approval". Click "Ok" then "Ok" to exit the open windows.

Now try to install the codecs WMP is asking for.

The digital signature means that it has passed testing for use with XP and has been granted a "key" to install automatically.

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Ok I chose ignore- install anyway and it still will try to downloading the codec and will pull up the same error messages still not allowing me to listen to it.
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Hmmmmmmm.... :tazz:

If you right-click on a music file (in the folder, not in WMP) what is the "Recommended program" at the top of the list when you click "Open with..."?
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It says the recommended program is Music Match Jukebox
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Is that what you want as the default player? Or are you wanting to use Windows Media Player?
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I just want the music to play it won't play on any media player that i have on my computer. I keep getting that same message about the msaud.cab file
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Did you upgrade from ME and is it msaud.inf
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This machine has only had Xp pro installed on it.
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Ok I have it fixed now. I'd like to thank you for your help in this matter. I recently had a Trojan Virus so I guess it deleted some files that affected my music. I just ended up reinstalling Windows Media 10 and now all my music works so thanks.
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