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    Nuked My Audio Codecs

    Hi,

    I think I overclocked too far and killed a file in my system somewhere. I can play MP3s and any other audio format fine, but when I try to play a video file with sound, Windows Media Player reports either a missing codec, or that no audio device is installed. I don't get sound when playing video in other applications, but WMP is the only one that tells me what's going on.

    I have repaired Windows XP Pro, reinstalled Windows Media Player 9, reinstalled ffdshow, and reinstalled the AC3 filters, but it still doesn't work.

    Thanks

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    I hate it when that happens. I once nuked a system file that controlled the networking options panel.

    After a lot of messing around I found what file it was then deleted it. Windows then realised something was up and replaced it itself.

    I have no idea how you will work out what file is the problem with yours - though I discovered mine when uninstalling the network device failed, including the damaged filename in the error message.

    Oh - maybe try system restore.
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    I disable system restore


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    Oh wait no I didnt . . .

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    Lol!
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    Nah none exist for anytime before this date. The first one is yesterday when I reinstalled WMP.

    Which is strange since the system's been running for a couple of months.

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    That's interesting - It looks like WMP, in true Microsoft style, totally diregards the wishes of the user and starts changing system settings - eg re-enabling system restore.

    Still, this doesn't solve the codec problem.
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    Tried downloading the Nimo codec pack?

    http://www.divx-digest.com/software/nimo_pack.html

    or the microsoft one?

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    Covers just about all the bases.

    And as daft as it sounds, you gone into options, devices and checked your speaker properties?

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    Have you tried re-installing whatever Service pack you have? Not sure it'll help with the file your having issues with but I've found it often sorts such problems out.

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