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(Solved) - All programs open in Windows Media Player (Vista)

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  • Started 5 years ago by kerrfcw
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kerrfcw
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Windows Vista HP Laptop: All programs & shortcuts (except Windows Mail) open in Windows Media Player, with the resulting error message: 'Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file'

Unable to run virus scan or other utilities.

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LH
LH
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Hi kerrfcw. You can get a fix for the .exe files here,
http://www.winhelponline.com/a.....Vista.html

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kerrfcw
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Thank you. My son is very appreciative of the help.

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LH
LH
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Did it work ?

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kerrfcw
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Yes. All the shortcut icons were restored on startup and he regained use of the laptop which I could never have done by myself. Thanks again.

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LH
LH
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Oh good :)

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