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Need some computer help. IE and media player not working

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Hey all, i just managed to get rd of some stupid email virus that was on my computer yeasterday, but now IE and media player, as well as a fair bit of other stuff isnt working. I try to open it and it says 'IE has encountered a problem and needs to close'. Does anyone know if i can do a full repair sing the windows cd or something like that?? Im at the end of my tether
 

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when i get to the end of my tether, thats when i format my hdd lol. but before then, i try re installing what doesnt work. to re install windows software like IE and WMP etc, you have to go into control pannel, add rember programs, add/remove windows componets, and then just look for IE and WMP, you have to un install them by un ticking them, proceed and then install them by tiicking them.

edit: get rid of WMP and IE, and use Firefox and Winamp!!
 

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Sounds like some registry damage has happened. U can try a re install if u r running XP. Just sellect the repair option during the setup phase and it should replace damaged files.
But it can be a long process with no result.
Best bet is to start over.
 

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If you do reinstall don't use IE is Shiat , use avant instead or the popular firefox.

Reinstall windows with IE then get Avant.

I know good secuirty programs if your intrested, but u need a good working net first.
 
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you could use windows system restore

START-->All Programs-->Accessories-->System Tools--> System Restore

Select a BOLD date in the calendar a few days prior to the problems and then click ok.
Windows will shutdown and restart with the repair screen, let this go through and the computer will restart again.

Then test your programs that are not working.

What virus was it???
 

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i agree with the system restore idea. it is completely reversable too.

also, use firefox. IE is evil.
not sure what to do about media player. windows f*cked mine up when i tried to install version 11 on a cracked windows xp copy. it didnt like piracy, so i couldnt install 11, and it wont let me go back to 10. sneaky bastards. anyways, i use another player called media player classic and it works great
 

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LOL at complaining software that was stolen doesn't work with legit software..

Do the system restore first.. takes 20 mins.. then see how it works..
 

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Download a trial version of registry mechanic that programs done me good in the past.

Another good addon firewall is zone alarm.

Google them both.
 

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now just a quick reminder guys, system restore is a haven for viruses, they usually make a backup of themselves in there or if you pick the wrong restore date, it was already there anyway when the backup was made.

its the first thing i turn off on a new install.
 
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