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Windows 7: Strange driver message

22 May 2012   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Strange driver message

When I open a video file with WMP, I get this strange message (see picture). Despite the message, the video plays correctly though. This message does not occur with the WMC or VLC.

The message comes regardless from which HDD or SSD I play the video. So it cannot be a disk driver problem. My Display adaptor driver and my Monitor driver (HP w2207h) are on the latest level. And there are no yellow triangles with any other device in Device Manager.

I don't know where to look any more. Any suggestions?

PS: "Web Help" is useless.




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22 May 2012   #2
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
When I open a video file with WMP, I get this strange message (see picture). Despite the message, the video plays correctly though. This message does not occur with the WMC or VLC.

The message comes regardless from which HDD or SSD I play the video. So it cannot be a disk driver problem. My Display adaptor driver and my Monitor driver (HP w2207h) are on the latest level. And there are no yellow triangles with any other device in Device Manager.

I don't know where to look any more. Any suggestions?

PS: "Web Help" is useless.
Try updating the hard drive controller and the sound card drivers.
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23 May 2012   #3
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Have you installed a codec pack like Windows 7 Codec Pack to enable WMP to play more formats? What version of WMP is installed on the computer?

There are lots of sites tendering advise in this matter at https://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclien...w=1280&bih=841 but http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...b-2fac193e6395 may be useful.
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23 May 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No, I never touch codec packs.
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23 May 2012   #5
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

The icon on the message points to a device that has been set up to sync with WMP, for example, a portable media player. Do you have (or have you had) something like that attached to your system?
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23 May 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
The icon on the message points to a device that has been set up to sync with WMP, for example, a portable media player. Do you have (or have you had) something like that attached to your system?
Teerex, Thanks. That was the problem. There was a USB stick attached. I have never set it up for sync, but the WMP seems to assume that by default. After removing the stick, the message does not occur any more.
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