Well I've really messed up now, whilst the scan was running I googled and read to turn off the WMP feature and install new player from MS website, scan came up no errors.
I tried again to install the download I had tried previously I'd found it on mediafire, and was asked again to validate, same again, validated but couldnt install, around in circles again.
I couldn't find a download for Windows 7 on the MS website so I googled and found a download of WMP 11 on Cnet, installed it, turned the feature back on, the player along with WMC appeared on the Start/All Programmes menu, clicked it, nothing, just the message to install from MS website (screenshot) this took me here Get Windows Media Player - Microsoft Windows
and I have no idea where on that page to find the correct download.
The only 32bit available to download from there is the one for XP, could I use that one? As of now I have no WMP at all.
Sorry not that savvy on posting on forums (not that good on fixing anything either
) it's taken me a while to work out how to take and post screen shots here.
Appreciate the help, although all this is quite daunting to me, would it be easier to just repair or reinstall the operating system? I'm completely lost with this, I recently spent days trying to remove a virus eventually had to buy a programme to remove it.