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Windows 7: Media player and/or music/foldr/explorer problem

2 Weeks Ago   #11
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Nuke It?

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thanks again'
yes i did (see post #1)
- sfc scan show no violation .
My bad.
Somehow I missed that.

You could try copying "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" from the working PC to your PC.
I don't have much confidence that will fix your issue though.

I assume that you don't have a backup image?
Not that it helps now, but for future reference:
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Once you have reinstalled Windows and gotten the updates, but before you install any programs, you should create a backup HDD image.

Note:
If you don't like Windows Backup, you may need to install something like Macrium Reflect first (or create a Macrium WinPE CD/USB stick).

IMO, you should create another image after you have installed your programs, before you start surfing the Internet.

Restoring a backup image on your PC (re-imaging) takes a lot less time than reinstalling everything.

Tutorials
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Imaging with free Macrium
MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive

I prefer to use Macrium Reflect.
This is starting to remind me of an issue I had with W7 Calculator.

The display was broken in 3 out of the 4 modes.
Nothing I tried to fix the problem worked, including SFC and copying a new copy of the exe to my PC.
Worse, the issue occurred ~6 months before I noticed it, so I didn't have a backup image pre-dating the problem.

I was eventually forced to reinstall W7, because the Network Manager refused to remember static IP addresses.


Personally if it was my PC, I'd be tempted to nuke it (format the HDD), reinstall W7 and create some backup images.

Don't nuke it yet.
I'll ask some other members have a look at this thread.


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2 Weeks Ago   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Just a thought have you tried an undelete / recovery software yet? Have a read of this How to Recover a Deleted File: The Ultimate Guide I have used Recuva in the past and it is quite useful and there are more utilities that can do that too.


I can't remember seeing if a system restore was mentioned - worth a try and what are you going to lose??
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2 Weeks Ago   #13
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Just a thought have you tried an undelete / recovery software yet? Have a read of this How to Recover a Deleted File: The Ultimate Guide I have used Recuva in the past and it is quite useful and there are more utilities that can do that too.


I can't remember seeing if a system restore was mentioned - worth a try and what are you going to lose??
undelete / recovery software - did not help ...
system restore was mentioned -did not help ...
thanks
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2 Weeks Ago   #14
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

hi lehnerus2000,
-copying "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe- did not help, i still think its windows explorer issue .
- i have no backup image. & thanks for your Tutorials

Quote:
Don't nuke it yet.
I'll ask some other members have a
look at this thread.
-OK Thanks again
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2 Weeks Ago   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok another two cents worth if you are trying to recover lost music try this / these -nothing to to lose

BOOTABLE UBUNTU
Make a bootable Ubuntu disk Download Ubuntu Desktop | Download | Ubuntu
Set the BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY not INSTALL
When it is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in the pic .
Open the drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.
I am not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.

Or there is this Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS I prefer Ubuntu a tad easier to set up but this does the same thing


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2 Weeks Ago   #16
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks ICIT2LOL,
BOOTABLE UBUNTU is excellent idea !
unfortunately it did not help.
i decided to leave the situation as it is for now, since i guess only repair install will fix the fault.
thanks all for your support.
if somebody will have any other thought -i'll be happy to read it.
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2 Weeks Ago   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Never mind mate still it is useful tool to have in your kit.

Now funny this should come up now because I did some updates and adding Music to the library has thrown one of my machines into a right mess.
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