HalOfBorg wrote:Have you looked in the Bios for restore options?
I think with my netbook you press Alt+F10 on the Acer logo at boot to get to the restore functions. It has a hidden partition.
Yeah, by the time I noticed the problem I only had restore points from after this all started, go figure.
Pwolf wrote:Before we start reformatting and reinstalling OS's, what does work and what doesn't? For the things that don't work, what happens? Do you get an error or just nothing happens? Open up the application event viewer after a failed attempt and look for anything related to it (error/warning with application name at fault for example). Post the findings for each:
Windows Media Player? (what version?)
Media Player Classic?
Also, when did the issue start happening? Did you install anything pior? Was the system shut down unexpectedly? Did you get a BSOD?
This doesn't sound like a codec problem and more to do with a windows component that WMP and MPC share. If you haven't done so already, I would suggest again to update DirectX.
Windows Media Player doesn't even attempt to start unless I drag and drop a video on it - then it starts for just a second before closing again and giving me this error:
MPC appears to try and load for a good 5-7 seconds and appears in my processes, but gives up and leaves the processes screen as well. This goes for both opening with and without videos.
VLC seems to work fine for the most part, though while trying to play a movie I got from Netflix I got this error - Note that this was when I pressed play on the dvd menu, it did fine up until then:
I haven't played with VCL too much, but I quickly popped in another DVD and didn't have that problem, so I have no idea if that's related or I just got a crappy Netflix disk.
Aaand I'm actually not sure what Mplayer refers to?
Pretty sure the problem started on Tuesday. The only thing I had installed that day was the UT Video Codec, and I didn't have any Windows updates until the day after. I had uninstalled the codec for a bit just to test more recently, but that didn't change anything. No unexpected shutdowns of BSOD.@Phantasmagoriat
- Tried the program, while it didn't give me a fix there was a crapload of stuff to clean out so I can't argue