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peckerwood2

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MS 2000 PROFESSIONAL... NEED HELP WITH C/WINNT
« on: January 23, 2008, 06:23:11 PM »
I BOUGHT A LAPTOP FROM EBAY FOR THE PURPOSE OF GETTING ONLINE AND PLAYING VIDEO FILES FROM CD-DISK. IT CAME WITH WINDOWS 2000 PROFESSIONAL. IN THE "C" DRIVE IT HAS C/WINNT NOT A FILE CALLED "C/WINDOWS"......I CAN GET ONLINE TO SURF O.K.....BUT I CAN'T PLAY ANY VIDEO FILES FROM DISK. I CAN NOT DOWNLOAD ANY NEWER MEDIA PLAYER FROM THE WEB AND I CAN NOT EVEN LOAD A DIFFERENT OPERATING SYSTEM LIKE "XP".
CAN ANYBODY OFFER SOME INSIGHT INTO WHAT I MIGHT POSSIBLY TRY?

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Re: MS 2000 PROFESSIONAL... NEED HELP WITH C/WINNT
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008, 06:41:09 PM »
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IN THE "C" DRIVE IT HAS C/WINNT NOT A FILE CALLED "C/WINDOWS"

That's exactly how it should be...

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I CAN'T PLAY ANY VIDEO FILES FROM DISK.

You sure you're not trying to play a dvd disk on a cd player?

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I CAN NOT DOWNLOAD ANY NEWER MEDIA PLAYER FROM THE WEB

Which media player do you currently use and which one do you want to download?

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I CAN NOT EVEN LOAD A DIFFERENT OPERATING SYSTEM LIKE "XP"

Operating systems are 'installed' not loaded.  Do you want to upgrade to a version of XP, if so do you have an unused upgrade cd or a genuine, unused full version cd complete with COA?

Please post back with details of your laptop and any error messages which are displayed.

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Re: MS 2000 PROFESSIONAL... NEED HELP WITH C/WINNT
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008, 05:58:08 PM »
I am not play/dvd on cd player.....media player now i think is 4 or 5, want to download from web-media player 9 which is recommended for windows 2000....

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Re: MS 2000 PROFESSIONAL... NEED HELP WITH C/WINNT
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008, 06:40:15 PM »
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want to download from web-media player 9     (I CAN NOT DOWNLOAD ANY NEWER MEDIA PLAYER FROM THE WEB)
Why not?  Have you tried downloading WMP9 from MS at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/9series/default.aspx

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BUT I CAN'T PLAY ANY VIDEO FILES FROM DISK.
Why not?  What software are you using?





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Re: MS 2000 PROFESSIONAL... NEED HELP WITH C/WINNT
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2008, 06:51:12 PM »
Do you know how to setup an internet connection in Windows ? ?
   
 
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Re: MS 2000 PROFESSIONAL... NEED HELP WITH C/WINNT
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2008, 07:02:10 PM »
i have just tried to download wmp9 from suggested site...download transferring to file with red star flash on left side of folder...i saved the download to document file called {MPSetup} double click to run setup started acting like it was loading...then got error ...setup is currently unable to detect available updates. please try again later....

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Re: MS 2000 PROFESSIONAL... NEED HELP WITH C/WINNT
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2008, 07:24:25 PM »
the error i get when i try to run set-up for wmp9 is "setup is currently unable to detect available updates. please try again later"....
the error i get when i try to play a video is "unable to download an  appropriate decompressor"

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Re: MS 2000 PROFESSIONAL... NEED HELP WITH C/WINNT
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2008, 07:33:25 PM »
Have you checked for Win2k updates recently?  Win2k is up to SP4 is it installed on your system?

See here for the decompressor error message and check the file type you are trying to play against the supported WMP file types.  You may have to download a third-party decompressor for your file type or use a file converter.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2008, 07:43:26 PM by Dusty »
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Re: MS 2000 PROFESSIONAL... NEED HELP WITH C/WINNT
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2008, 09:21:56 AM »
If your looking for a media player give this one a try...

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

I am not really a big MS player fan. I have used VLC player for a while and really like it. Plays just about anything and is easy to use.

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