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Ok,

Here's the problem

Take your usual mp3, your usual mpeg, wmv, avi, asf, etc.

Take your usual wave, or any media you want to load in wmp...

Lets just say you double click the file, and wmp naturally opens right? Just to play it for ya!

However, here's my pc issue....

the_song.mp3

I double click it, ANY mp3 or media....

and wmp FLASHES on the desktop BRIEFLY, then vanishes, not even a task bar variant, or anything, not near the clock, not the sub minimized mini version that you make like a quick launch thing, it JUST VANISHES!

ALT TAB DOESN"T FIND IT!

Any hints?

Recently installed programs (2) halo pc trial, and object dock bar thinger. Anyone have ODD issues with either? (I own halo pc, 2 copy's just because I can...hehe, easier 4 lan party's, but never had issues with halo pc TRIAL)...


My current COURSE of action is to "uninstall both" then do a SYSTEM RESTORE, just prior to the install...

Then... boot to windows, full shut down, wait 1min -2mins TOPS, then boot up again, (almost kicking it...). Then i'm going to see if it is "hassling" me again.

Mb this is what's also causing the icons to fly to just one monitor each and every daemn time I tell it not to.... GRR


Here's the picture re: the mia WMP issues.....O_O

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/4...problemsh6.jpg (click it, otherwise it'd make the daemn paragraph's flippin long left 2 right....)


Le_Loup

TNX FOR ANY SUPPORT OR IDEAS!!!


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Did the system restore and uninstalls, (uninstall then sys restorza), and well, system restore came up with this no brainer that there were nothing to change...

I've had an audio problem in the past come up with the sound blaster live 24bit... and A simple system restore FIXES IT when "nothing" was changed....... WHICH is just weird.......

Now I don't know *** is up with my pc, But ANY thoughts, idea's, etc, i'd love the help mates... I've never had this problem before, and nothing is really new with the pc.

I'm going to run a long term spyware sweep with xoft spy, then ad-aware pro, then spy sweeper, and mb spybot search & destroy, hehe. See if there's something f*ing around in the background or not.

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that object dock bar thinger sounds fishy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cgrado
that object dock bar thinger sounds fishy.
Seconded. Programs to put adds/edits to the Windows UI are often bugged or so, so my suggestion goes to deleting the stuff.
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Well i've done the ad-aware scan, took out a few things, did an xoftspy scan, found more things, now for spysweeper... then deleteing all temp files also... O_O

Problem still exists, any other suggestions as to "why" wmp does this ODD FLASH half exit effect???? O_O

It's acting like a game (example dos game) in windows where it has to "close on exit" and usually when there's a setting off, it does... and it flashes very quickly....O_O

eeek! help!

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Can you open WMP directly and open the music file from there?
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Looks like some registry strings are Null...
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I can open wmp normal way (icon) then open it up, but i'm used to doing that, AND opening wmp via the simple launch of any media type of my choice....

It's quite annoying that it doesn't pop up.... Properly...

Any hints, suggestions, would be appreciated, so far gateway support only got one idea right, to uninstall it.... and reinstall it... and they suggested what I call the evil wmp 11.... (sorry if anyone likes it, but i've just found 2 many bug's for my liking, plus with my pc specs, it uses more cpu power then wmp 10, and wmp 10 is more organized......)

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I would dump any 3rd party them you are running mate as that could be your issue. Also do this as its helped me a few times :

CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE: : To ensure that Windows XP performs at its best all the time you can use the System file checker to locate any missing or damaged system files and replace them. Click on ''Start'' ''Run'' and type exactly WITHOUT quotation marks ''sfc /scannow'' and press ''Enter''.The windows file protection monitor will now scan your entire system for missing or damaged files.Keep your original Windows XP CD at hand as you may be asked for it to replace any missing or damaged files. Other commands that can be used for this step are:

System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot) sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x) sfc /cachesize=x

Also try a registry tool of some sort. Namely i would suggest Registry mechanic : http://www.pctools.com/registry-mechanic/?ref=google_rm
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WOW


i m p r e s s i v e

I am DEFINATELY trying that!
    
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pardon my double post, but this bears annoyance, wmp is still goofing up, however I appreciate the tool, I think windows likes me again, but wmp is still ODD.

Any other suggestions? (btw I ran that cmd in windows, not the reboot).

I also had to put the windows gateway opperating system disc in my dvd drive which wasn't the primary one (the burner was, but meh).

Anyhoo, anyone got other idea's? I'm fresh out of slaping the pc monitor's (hit 1, u hit all 3, it's funny!, and doing the degause on one monitor, hit's all 3, it's funny.

Thanks for the help so far, any other idea's would be awesome.

Le_Loup


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Okayyy...

I've tried uninstalling wmp, fresh new install, things like that, that SHOULD help, but didn't.

One thing for sure is...

I uninstalled my nvidia drivers, for the fun of it....

Rebooted when it wanted to...

Did a lovely reinstall of all the nvidia drivers, etc...

Now the wmp problem has disapeared

I don't know why... I'm happy it's gone but... Like I said, I think my pc is possessed... O_O
    
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