lost media player

bojangles

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Hi,

Spot of trouble. I system restored back to the point where I had
updated windows media player ( to version 10 I think ) . Next thing I
knew the shortcut on the desktop was dead and media player was gone
from the start menu. I tried downloading various versions of it but
when I try to install them an error message appears claiming its
incompatible with XP. I tried uninstalling the player from control
panel but ended up wrecking service pack 2, acessories and games
(solitaire, etc.)

I was able to sort out sp2, acessories and games with the installation
cd and
media player shortcut returned to the start menu and desktop but when I
try to open it all that appears is a small error window with no
information except
a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in it.

Can anyone help?


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Go to Start > Run and in the Run box copy, then paste, the following:
"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\setup_wm.exe"
Then hit the Enter key to reinstall Windows Media Player.

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"bojangles" wrote:

| Hi,
|
| Spot of trouble. I system restored back to the point where I had
| updated windows media player ( to version 10 I think ) . Next thing I
| knew the shortcut on the desktop was dead and media player was gone
| from the start menu. I tried downloading various versions of it but
| when I try to install them an error message appears claiming its
| incompatible with XP. I tried uninstalling the player from control
| panel but ended up wrecking service pack 2, acessories and games
| (solitaire, etc.)
|
| I was able to sort out sp2, acessories and games with the installation
| cd and
| media player shortcut returned to the start menu and desktop but when I
| try to open it all that appears is a small error window with no
| information except
| a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in it.
|
| Can anyone help?
| --
| bojangles
 
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bojangles Wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Spot of trouble. I system restored back to the point where I had
> updated windows media player ( to version 10 I think ) . Next thing I
> knew the shortcut on the desktop was dead and media player was gone
> from the start menu. I tried downloading various versions of it but
> when I try to install them an error message appears claiming its
> incompatible with XP. I tried uninstalling the player from control
> panel but ended up wrecking service pack 2, acessories and games
> (solitaire, etc.)
>
> I was able to sort out sp2, acessories and games with the installation
> cd and
> media player shortcut returned to the start menu and desktop but when I
> try to open it all that appears is a small error window with no
> information except
> a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in it.
>
> Can anyone help?

Try manually deleting the Windows Media Player folder if it is still
present in the C: drive. It should be located in Program Files. Try
deleting everything there and try reinstalling again.


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Evolution54
 

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