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#1 eboknight

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:06 AM

My windows media player does noting when you click the icon. I have uninstalled it and tried to reinstall it same thing.
When I reinstall it I get to the part where it asks for custom or express install as soon as you click to continue it blinks off.
please help

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:26 AM

What version of Windows do you have ?
What version of Media player are you trying to install ?

Insyead of clicking on a icon have you tried Start>Prorgrams>Windows Media Player ?
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 03:09 PM

You might try uninstalling the whole thing and then run an Installer Cleanup Tool, like the following:


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301


and then of course you would reinstall.

This may help.

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Edited by rigacci, 16 March 2009 - 03:09 PM.


#4 eboknight

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 04:54 PM

I have windows xp professional and I had windows media player 11, I got a virus had to reinstall a couple of programs but media player still will not compleatly install it gets to the second part after you pick express or custom install and stops, dissapears. The icons show up but do nothing.

riqacci
Where can you down load that program, I can not find it.

Thanks

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:24 PM

Check the link above. It is about halfway down the page. It's easy to miss. :thumbsup:


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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:52 AM

Thanks I did miss it, but now when I down load the program it gives me the error ( can not find script engine "VBScript" ). Any ideas or is there a similar program I can get.
thanks.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 11:26 AM

Here is a link to another forum. This guy has listed about 4 fixes for what is ailing him. Check them out and see if any of these will work for you. I have used the AU_CHECK_V78 (from Codeplex I believe) and it has worked for me. :thumbsup:


http://forums.techarena.in/windows-update/1055386.htm

Good luck. I hate it when computers don't work right.... :flowers:


This is crazy. I was unable to find that AU_CHECK tool. The codeplex site is very confusing. The filename is AU_CHECK_V78.exe. See if you can find it. Short of that I am sorry but I can't think of anything else to suggest.

I could possibly send it to you attached to an email, if you want me to try. It is only 608kb.


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Edited by rigacci, 18 March 2009 - 11:48 AM.


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Posted 18 March 2009 - 11:52 AM

Here is a link that may possibly help with the error you are getting when trying to run the Microsoft tool.

http://support.genopro.com/Topic7010-60-1.aspx


it is worth a try and should not do anything harmful to your computer.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 08:46 AM

riqacci
Sure send it to me in an email eboknight@live.com.
Thanks

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 12:30 PM

OK, I sent it from drobinson@xxxxxxxconsulting.com my business email.


Good luck. Let me know.

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Edited by rigacci, 19 March 2009 - 12:31 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2009 - 08:30 PM

Well I tried the regsvr VBScript it gave me an error windows cannot find regsver32. Thanks for the email but I can not get the link to work. I found a web site where I can download a au scanner but it is off line for updates right now just my luck.
Thanks for the help. eboknight


I have also tried the solutions in the posts you sent me and still nothing.
My pc is just being plain stubborn.

Edited by eboknight, 20 March 2009 - 09:40 PM.


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Posted 21 March 2009 - 09:10 AM

Sorry I couldn't be more help. That was not a link though. That was an exe file that should have run by itself. If it did not come in as an exe, let me know. Maybe your mail server stripped it of the exe.

If it did block it, zipping it should help. I just sent you the same version but zipped, from my usa.net address.

Maybe this will work, maybe not. Oy!

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 06:04 PM

It worked I ran au check and reinstalled windows media player 11 and bingo there it was and works perfect. I need to save that au check I looked high and low and could not find it.

many thanks eboknight

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 07:03 PM

Whoa, that is great news! :flowers: :trumpet: :inlove:

It's great when it works, no? :cool: :) :P

Glad I could help. :thumbsup:

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