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Old 02. Dec 2011, 08:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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4goTTen21 : Thanks your speedy response.

Opened regit got 5 files in this order -

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, HKEY_CURRENT_USER,
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, HKEY_USERS, HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG.

Click on each these and I get - Name. ab(Default) Type. REG_SZ Data. Value not set

Haven't done anything yet.

Should I delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE ?
( there is no \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\PlayerVersion after it )

Do I leave all or the other files as is ?

My thread was marked moved from 'I want free software ' Is it in another section or is it in limbo. No one viewing. Just moderator, editor and little ole me. I'm in exclusive company.
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Old 02. Dec 2011, 08:26 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My thread was marked moved from 'I want free software ' Is it in another section or is it in limbo. No one viewing. Just moderator, editor and little ole me. I'm in exclusive company.
The thread has been moved to Multimedia section, because its more suitable here. You are not asking for a freeware program that does something, rather your requirement was specifically WMP, and therefore does not belong in that forum. For this reason, I had moved it here, and here it will remain.
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Old 02. Dec 2011, 02:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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4goTTen21 : Thanks your speedy response.

Opened regit got 5 files in this order -

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, HKEY_CURRENT_USER,
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, HKEY_USERS, HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG.

Click on each these and I get - Name. ab(Default) Type. REG_SZ Data. Value not set

Haven't done anything yet.

Should I delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE ?
( there is no \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\PlayerVersion after it )

Do I leave all or the other files as is ?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\ Setup is the only key you should delete if present as other keys are empty)
My thread was marked moved from 'I want free software ' Is it in another section or is it in limbo. No one viewing. Just moderator, editor and little ole me. I'm in exclusive company.
Don't care about the location of thread, there's people who want to help you in any place at Gizmo's.
On previous post, you said you'd removed WMP11; do you remove WMP Runtime also? (if not you can find it in control panel too) and User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack.
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Old 03. Dec 2011, 07:08 AM   #14 (permalink)
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4goTTen21 : Thanks your speedy response and advice.

You sent me off on a search in my computer that I have never travelled before.

I have located my old Media Player ( don’t know what edit )

Under ‘All Music ‘ the files are missing
Under ‘ My Playlists ‘ left column – Playlist name. Right column – name of song, artist, track time. All details are intact.

If I click on an I Tune track in a Playlist it plays through Media Player.

But - when I click on all other tracks in Playlists (about 300) no music. I get a box –
‘Cannot Play The File.’ Click ‘ More information ‘
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Error ID = OxCOOD1197, Condition ID = x00000000.'

I get a list of suggestions / instructions most of which I don’t understand

Is there a possibility that my music files are hidden away in my computer somewhere ?
I have tried Recuva but found only a few.

Should I put this thread in some other location ?

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Old 03. Dec 2011, 07:19 AM   #15 (permalink)
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4goTTen21 : Thanks your speedy response and advice.

You sent me off on a search in my computer that I have never travelled before.

I have located my old Media Player ( don’t know what edit )

Under ‘All Music ‘ the files are missing
Under ‘ My Playlists ‘ left column – Playlist name. Right column – name of song, artist, track time. All details are intact.

If I click on an I Tune track in a Playlist it plays through Media Player.

But - when I click on all other tracks in Playlists (about 300) no music. I get a box –
‘Cannot Play The File.’ Click ‘ More information ‘
.
Error ID = OxCOOD1197, Condition ID = x00000000.'

I get a list of suggestions / instructions most of which I don’t understand

Is there a possibility that my music files are hidden away in my computer somewhere ?
I have tried Recuva but found only a few.

Should I put this thread in some other location ?

Regards

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Sorry B, I never wanted you get lost around there in your computer.
Don't worry if you are not certainly sure about thread location, Anupam is always around here to correct any missmatch... anything

The error code you mentioned.. I've found and quote, this:

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C00D1197: Cannot play the file
Windows Media Player cannot play the file. You might encounter this error message for one of the following reasons:
Your computer is not connected to the local area network (LAN) or to the Internet. Connect to the network or Internet, and then try again.
The path to the file is not valid. If you typed a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) in the Open URL dialog box, ensure that the file name is spelled correctly and the path to the file is correct, and then try again. If you clicked a link on a Web page, the link might not be valid.
The server is not online or is busy. Try again later.
Some network protocols in the Player are not enabled. Enable all network protocols, and then try again.
The proxy server settings for the Player are not configured properly. Verify that your proxy settings are correct, and then try again.


To enable all network protocols
On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Network tab.
In the Streaming protocols area, select all the protocol check boxes.


To verify your proxy server settings
On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Network tab.
Verify your settings in the Streaming proxy settings area.
Note

If you do not know what your proxy server settings should be, on the Network tab, select a protocol, click Configure, and then select Autodetect proxy settings or Use proxy settings of the Web browser (available for HTTP protocol only).

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------end of quote-


I should add, to open playlists with player of your choice, you must select to associate that kind of file (extension, .pls as an example) with your favorite media player. You can do it through folders options in tools, under windows explorer menu.
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Old 04. Dec 2011, 02:38 AM   #16 (permalink)
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4goTTen21 :

Please don’t appologise. Your patience and guidance enabled me to find WMP and music file details.

Searched C00D1197 before my last reply. It lists 5 possible reasons why WMP can’t play files. Suggests action to enable network protocols and verify proxy server settings .ie

In ‘Streaming Protocols’ area select all check boxes’.
I found following were already checked- Multicast, UDP, TCP, HTTP.
# Useports is not checked is that OK or should I select it too ?

‘To enable all network protocols’ - etc and ‘To verify proxy server settings’ – etc.

# Does any of the above relate to my problem ? That is – now that I found my WMP
I can find the names / details of music files already downloaded on WMP but -

when I click a file it does not play ( except I Tunes files on WMP ) and I get the C00D1197 ?

Recovered a few files with Recuva. Are WMP music files hidden elsewhere. How to find ?

Appreciate reader comments. I must be driving 4goTTen21 crazy.
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4goTTen21 :

Please don’t appologise. Your patience and guidance enabled me to find WMP and music file details.

Searched C00D1197 before my last reply. It lists 5 possible reasons why WMP can’t play files. Suggests action to enable network protocols and verify proxy server settings .ie

In ‘Streaming Protocols’ area select all check boxes’.
I found following were already checked- Multicast, UDP, TCP, HTTP.
# Useports is not checked is that OK or should I select it too ?

‘To enable all network protocols’ - etc and ‘To verify proxy server settings’ – etc.

# Does any of the above relate to my problem ? That is – now that I found my WMP
I can find the names / details of music files already downloaded on WMP but -

when I click a file it does not play ( except I Tunes files on WMP ) and I get the C00D1197 ?

Recovered a few files with Recuva. Are WMP music files hidden elsewhere. How to find ?

Appreciate reader comments. I must be driving 4goTTen21 crazy.
Don't worry, my intentions to help were revealed within my first reply to this topic.
Enabling network protocols will only allow media player to make use of multicast, streaming and such other network related protocols. If your music is located inside your computer and you're not getting content from a multimedia server or interface which make use of such protocols, it should not be an impediment for playing your music.
Please, correct me if I'm wrong; I haven't read the reason why your music got lost in first time, it could be helpfully when trying to recover it.
So, have you been able to install WMP9?
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Old 04. Dec 2011, 09:05 AM   #18 (permalink)
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4goTTen21

Once I discovered my Old WMP ( I think it's 9 ) I did not try to download another copy.
I'm happy to use my old WMP 9 for ripping CDs to HD and making compilations of favorites.
I also want to rip music from DVDs.

Had a number of tech problems with my computer over the years ( its about 10 y.o )
Retailer went bust 6 months after purchase. Used a number of repairers, cost heaps and think some did poor work or little to repair due to my ignorance of subject. Eventually one techie partitioned my 70 GB HD, but left everything on only one partition.

After 18 months started to get warnings that HD was full. 6 months ago downloaded
a free package for partitioning. Tried to move music to the other partition.

Lost WMP with its details of my files and all music except I Tunes files.

Downloaded Media Monkey. Could use it to rip cds. But it had no record of the lost music from WMP. Don't like Media Monkey.


Do you think 300 music files collected over the years is hidden somewhere in computer ?

How to find them ?

Acquired an old computer with no HD. Intending to use it for music and photos.
Bought a new HD but my old Windows cd doesn't work well on it. Perhaps it doesn't have an O/S on it or perhaps I should have done some other prep on new HD . But these are other problems for other categories or forums.
How to find ?
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My apologies. Thanks for note your main concern. Here is your answer:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...te-utility.htm ;


but, I should add: if your HDD was re-formated, your music is lost, but if the method used to format was a soft (quick ) one and if only the names are lost in the Master File Table, then the possibility of recover such files does exist in fact, one more condition must be accomplished for a possible recovery: your files should not have been overwrote. Please, let me know if you need anything else.
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B Carson, lets take it from the beginning, step by step.

1. You said you have Windows XP 2003. I think you meant Windows XP version 2003? Basically, its Windows XP.

To confirm, right click on My Computer, and then on Properties. Under General, and under System heading, it will show you the name of the operating system.

Also note the service pack version, like Service Pack 2.
Please tell the whole information here.

2. Tell us how many partitions you had on the hard disk. What were the sizes of the partitions?

How did you try to move partition? Which partition you tried to move, from where, to where?

You said data was only on one partition. On which partition was it? I assume C: ?

Did you try to move partition, or did you try to move only data?

Or, did you resize the partitions? What exactly did you do, please share.

Repartitioning/resizing a hard disk is not a thing to be done if you do not have much experience with computers, and it seems that you do not have much knowledge or experience about how it all works. In that case, it would have been good, if you took technical help from your friends, or a technician, who would know to do it the right way.

Partitioning/resizing always involves the risk of losing data, if you do it wrong, or if you are not careful. Anyone will give you an advice of backing up your data, before attempting to partitioning, or resizing a hard disk. I think you were not careful, or did something wrong, and therefore it resulted in loss of data.

You can give Easeus Partition Master Home Edition a try, and see if it can recover the lost data, or a lost partition. The home editions is free for home use, and can be downloaded here :

http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm

The procedure to recover partition/data is given here :

http://www.partition-tool.com/partit...ned-drives.htm

Follow the steps carefully.

If you are not sure, then please take help from a technician, or from a friend who is knowledgeable about such things. Do not proceed, if you have doubt, you will be able to do it or not.

If you do decide to go ahead, then I advise you to please backup your data first.
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