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i built my computer with windows xp home edition. everything has been working great. but when i try to whach a video it opens up windows media player and an error comes up saying i dont have a compatible dvd decoder.

i tryed getting on on google and got a virus that didnt let me open a internet webpage. i ended up reinstalling xp :4-dontkno now, i tryed it again and got MALWARE ! :upset: im trying to get this malware off of my computer but does anyone know a way to play dvds???

im trying to avoid buying software...
 

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Welcome to TSF....

Yes but first we get rid of Malware.

To get Expert Help with malware removal:

I recommend that you read this article… ("Simply, click on the links to be re-directed.)

"Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? - First Steps";
http://www.techsupportforum.com/sec...read-before-posting-malware-removal-help.html

Please follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the
HiJackThis Log Help Forum.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/security-center/hijackthis-log-help/

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum;
not back here in this one.

When carrying out The 5 Steps,
http://www.techsupportforum.com/sec...read-before-posting-malware-removal-help.html

if you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.
However,it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to HiJackThis Log Help Forum.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/security-center/hijackthis-log-help/

where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can. .

And here is where you can get the decoder

http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Search/dvd_decoder.html
 

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First off, if you have a buggy machine and you format, Do Not use
the xp format utility. Use something like killdisk, or bootandnuke to
format your drive. then format with Xp
When you have installed windows, got your motherboard drivers on
and service packs installed, drivers up to date do this. You need extra
codecs that windows media player are able to play but you need to
download.
I use coles codecs, free download, but there are others, k-lite codec
pack is another good one. Its all about the file extension. Windows
media player does a good job with all video, as long as it has the proper
video codecs to view them..imho....
 

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ok... scanned my comp with panda and the DISINFECT button was grayed out. i am scanning again.

i also posted the resultes on the other highjack forum or whatever.

the name is Step 5. take a look if u want. no one else has relpyed yet
 

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I apologize on behalf of the system analysts. I have read your second thread, and I see you have come to the conclusion to reformat your drive and reinstall XP. If you have the time and patience, then that would be your best bet.

After you have completed the re-installation of XP, download and install the DVD Decoder that ThorXP provided. Restart your computer after installation to complete the install. Then try and play a DVD, it should work. If not, report back.
 

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First off, if you have a buggy machine and you format, Do Not use
the xp format utility. Use something like killdisk, or bootandnuke to
format your drive. then format with Xp
When you have installed windows, got your motherboard drivers on
and service packs installed, drivers up to date do this. You need extra
codecs that windows media player are able to play but you need to
download.
I use coles codecs, free download, but there are others, k-lite codec
pack is another good one. Its all about the file extension. Windows
media player does a good job with all video, as long as it has the proper
video codecs to view them..imho....


that post? i cant edit your posts
 
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