media player 9 messed

By fiek101
Feb 24, 2005
  1. Hi there

    I just did an upgrade from 98 to xp and now my media player seems to be messed.
    It worked fine for a couple of days, but now it just opens and says 'connecting' at the bottom of the screen.
    If i close it it stills uses about 90% of my processor(i check it task manager), and have to end the process in task manager.

    Checked on the microsoft site and says says the 'time and date' is set incorrectly in BIOS.
    Seems very unlikely!!!! HEEEEElp Any1????
  2. UnluckyNelson

    UnluckyNelson TS Rookie Posts: 28



    Seems like it's looking for a codec or something... Reinstall it.
    But I have to tell you, I have never seen anybody upgrading from 98 to Win XP without any problems.

    Windows is like fridge, you put stuff in and take stuff out, but the longer you use it the less tidy it gets... Once in a while you just have to clean the whole thing out.. and start from scratch.

    Now is the time to do a clean reinstall my friend... remember to use NTFS instead of FAT32 if u're not already. It's much better and less prone to corruption.

    Good luck...
  3. knuckleball

    knuckleball TS Rookie Posts: 60

    udpate it to wmp10
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