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Win XP Home Media Player 9.0

by cgarrity / February 16, 2004 4:15 AM PST

Today for some reason my Media player will no longer rip MP3s from a CD to my hard drive. Other than that, it seems to play fine. When I get the Player setup to convert music files to MP3 format on my hard drive and I click on "copy music", I get an immediate following error message...

Windows Media Player encountered an unknown error

About a week ago, my Media player worked fine in this mode. I thought about removing the Player (which is listed in my "add/remove programs" as Windows Media Player Hotfix-KB823182 and reinstalling it. However, when I select it, a window comes up with several other programs on my computer that are linked to Media Player and I didn't want to screw up any other programs. Would it hurt anything if I tried to reinstall Media Player over the existing software on my hard drive.?

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Re:Win XP Home Media Player 9.0
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2004 4:35 AM PST
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Re:Re:Win XP Home Media Player 9.0
by cgarrity / February 16, 2004 7:02 AM PST


2. I use CDEX for this.

3. Try System Restore.

4. What's the plan here? Software does get screwed up.

5. Review as well.

Re the previous reply above, both websites had provided help for my problem. I went ahead and reinstalled Media Player 9.0 on top of the defective software at...

The reinstallation went smoothly and I recommend it to anyone with Media Player problems.

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