WMP & Directshow will not load

By ranthorjoe
Dec 22, 2006
  1. Hi

    I am new to the board, so please excuse me if I don't provide some necessary information or I am posting to the wrong thread.

    Recently, I installed a Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 (Keyboard & Mouse-to USB).

    However, I cannot remember if my current problem occurred before or after this event.

    When I have accessed some Web pages, I have received an error message telling me that Directshow couldn't load.
    Additionally, Windows Media Player (and most of my Casino Gaming software will not display/run correctly) will not run... no error message, it just will not run.

    I have installed WMP 11, updated DirectX to the newest release & downloaded the latest forceware for my graphics card ... but nothing seems to help.

    I have used SiSoft Sandra to provide details as below:
    MS XP Home Ver 5.01.2600
    Intel 4 CPU 3.0GHz 1Gig RAM
    MB: ASUS P4S800D
    System BIOS American Megatrend 1012.003
    Plug & Play Monitor (LG Flatron L1750SQ)

    NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT 256MB AGP (upgraded to 93.71 Forceware)
    DirectX (upgraded to ver Dec2006)

    I would appreciate any help with suggestions, running diagnostic software ... anything.


  2. frankibo

    frankibo TS Rookie Posts: 67

    You need to download some video-codecs. On www.free-codecs.com you can find codec packs who contains the most video codecs. If it still doesn't search for a specific one.
  3. ranthorjoe

    ranthorjoe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I do have quite a few codecs, but I visited the site & installed XP_Codec_Pack-2.0.6.zip. Still nothing!!

    I should have mentioned that I have other video/audio players with the appropriate codecs (GSpot Codec Information App., Power DVD, Real Player, VLC media player .. etc).

    All my other players work & it is not a matter of me preferring WMP, but more a fact that this bug/conflict is stopping me from viewing some web-page contents and playing my online Casino games.

    PLUS, it bugs the hell out of me when I have a program that will not work .. and I can't find out what the problem is.

    All comments & suggestions are appreciated.

    Thank you.
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