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#1 andaar

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 08:33 PM

I had a wicked virus infection a while back & am guessing I might have deleted something I shouldn't have :thumbsup:
Ever since the virus was removed, whenever i try to open a windows media file or quick time file I get
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000034) click on ok to terminate. This also comes up with certain software I have tried to install as well.
Media player classic works fine. But this has become a very very frustrating issue. If you can do anything at all to help I would appreciate it.

I have already tried to download media player & reinstall it...with zero success

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#2 Budapest

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 02:31 AM

Try running the System File Checker.

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 07:02 AM

I suspect that this "certain software" trying to install may be the root of your problem - and that it may indicate an incomplete removal of the virus from your system. I'd suggest visiting this link for further steps: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

If you come up clean, then it's likely that the virus had infected some of your program files - and that removing the virus has corrupted those program files. In that case it's gonna take a detailed removal of Media Player to fix it, and that may not even fix it if the damage is too severe. In that case I'd have to suggest SFC.EXE as Budapest recommended - and then a repair install of XP if that doesn't work.
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Posted 23 November 2007 - 10:18 PM

Thank you guys, will try that. The software installation became a problem after this error began popping up with media player.It wasn't the software itself causing it.




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