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[SOLVED] VMWare Player: Error 0x5D when booting from installation media

Question: [SOLVED] VMWare Player: Error 0x5D when booting from installation media

I thought I'd give Windows 10 a try in the virtual machine using VMWare player, but I'm just not having any luck with it. My host computer is a lenovo laptop with a Pentium T2390 dual core processor running Windows 7 x64, attempting to run Windows 10 x86 in VMWare player (apparently my cpu is incompatible with virtualization of 64 bit operating systems). When I boot from the ISO, I see the blue windows "pane" for a few moments, but right before the little round dots are supposed to appear underneath it, I get:

"Your PC needs to restart.
Please hold down the power button.
Error code: 0x0000005D

Just to see what would happen, I tried a 32 bit Windows 8 ISO as well and got the same exact thing (yes, I do have "Windows 8" selected as the guest operating system inside of VMWare player, and I have tried other options as well just to see what would happen, they all do the same thing). A Windows 7 (or earlier) 32 bit installer iso will boot up just fine. I have "Burned" this iso to a USB drive and successfully booted the Windows 10 x86 installer on two computers (including the one on which it refuses to work in a VM), so I know that the iso is good and that the computer should be compatible (I did give the bios setup a quick run down to make sure there weren't any virtualization settings that might conflict with what I'm trying to do as well and didn't see any).

Any ideas why it won't work?

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Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] VMWare Player: Error 0x5D when booting from installation media

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Answer: [SOLVED] VMWare Player: Error 0x5D when booting from installation media

Ah Hah! I answered my own question. Apparently the problem was that even though my processor supports DEP (or "No Execute"/"Execute Disable"), it is disabled in BIOS by default. The catch is that because this was a "value line" computer, there is no option in the BIOS/setup screen to enable this.

The key to getting things to work was following the directions in this thread over on the lenovo forums and use SYMCMOS to change the settings. Here's a step-by-step for anyone else who might happen to be stuck in this boat with a Lenovo N200 or similar laptop:

1. Use Rufus to create a bootable USB drive of FreeDOS.
2. Download Symcmos and place it on the root of the newly created USB drive.
3. Download a DOS text editor. I used "edit" (simply open the ZIP file and extract EDIT.exe to the root of the USB drive).
4. Boot from the USB drive and use the command "Symcmos -?" to see all the commands and their usage.
5. Run "Symcmos -Lsettings.txt" to export all the current settings to a text file called "settings.txt".
6. Type "edit settings.txt" to open the exported file and see all the things that can be changed. The Number on the left in parentheses identifies the setting and the number on the right in brackets configures the settings. For example, The number accompanying "(0267)" will be "[0001]", which means, "disable D.E.P.". Remember that these will be different for other computers, so make sure to find a definitive list somewhere for your computer explaining the definition of each "Token". Identify all the items you want to change, and now go back to the top of the document where it says, "CRC = *something*". Write down your CRC and create a new text document that starts the same way as the original ("CRC = *whatever your crcnumber is*) and paste underneath that all the values that you wrote down earlier that you wanted to change. Following this format, my document looked like this when I was done (the second setting is a fix for LCD stretch-o-vision when displaying anything on the screen other than its native resolution, how neat!):

(0042) [0000]
(0267) [0000]

7. Save this file as something other than what you exported your original settings as, ("NewSettings.txt" would be good) and then exit the text editor.
8. Back at the "C:\" Prompt, use the "SYMCMOS -V2 -Unewsettings.txt" (replace "newsettings.txt" with whatever you named your file when you saved it if you called it something other than newsettings.txt) to apply the settings.
9. Shut down the computer and turn it back on again. Problem(s) solved!
Note that this process may very for other models (even different BIOS versions of the same model; for the record my N200 0769 15"er has the latest 3.05 BIOS installed) of computer and may be completely different for other makes. A good place to start if you can't find a DEP option in your BIOS and SecurAble reports that DEP is disabled even though the CPU is compatible with it, would be a web search for "SYMCMOS *your computer*" ("SYMCMOS Lenovo N200", for example).

Best of luck!

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This is not the first time this has happened. I had the same issue with vmplayer 6 and an older version of Ubuntu, but I did not care about that VM and just moved on to the latest version. Now the same issue is popping up. Right after Ubuntu starts to book under the VMware player, Win 7 bluescreens. I believe the error code is 0x000000D2 on the bluescreen.

The zip with the dump's etc is attached. Thank you for any ideas you might have.

Answer:BSOD Booting Ubuntu 14.04-2 under vmware player 7

It is a stop 0xD1 BSOD, which is typically a driver caused issue. Apparently we are seeing two drivers as failing, one is the touchpad driver and the other is the storage controller driver.

Update the touchpad driver from Drivers ? Synaptics.

Get rid of intel rapid storage. First uninstall it from Control Panel > Programs and Features. Then Uninstall the driver from device manager.
Right click on "my computer" icon and click "manage" on the context menu.
It will open the "computer management" window.
Select "Device Manager" in the left pane, It will list all the existing devices up.
Expand "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" by clicking on the triangle in front of it.
Select one Intel device item under it, right click, uninstall.
Continue the process for all Intel items under "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers"
Now restart the computer. At restart, windows will auto configure the appropriate native system driver.
But that may not be enough. I am suspecting some HP drive encryption programs are also playing a role there in the issue, though I dont have anything finite to blame it. For now, you do one thing more. Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type ?msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the ?S... Read more

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i just tried downloading windows media player 11 (i have wmp 10) and i got this message when i selected web help:

"You've encountered error message C00D2AFB while using Windows Media Player. Additional information is not currently available for this error."

it told me the installation was unsuccessful and to reboot. i did reboot and then tried installing but nothing changed.

what can i do?

Answer:windows media player 11 installation error

here's an image of the error and info about it:

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I have downloaded Media Player 7 but it will not install. The error messages says I need IE 4.0 or greater and DCOM95. I am running W98 (with all downloaded updates) IE 5.5 and DCOM98. Wouldn't I need to be back on W95 to have DCOM95. I can't find the issue addressed in Microsoft Support site. Thanks

Answer:(Solved) Media Player 7 Installation

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help someone please this problem is driving me crazy.
I recently bought a new computer installed with linux ive managed to delete this completely and install windows Xp home edition everything is working great but I have no sound.
Ive been on other threads and told to download drivers from the motherboard company and put them on a disc which I have done but PCI cannot recognise the drivers either from the motherboard official disc nor from the downloaded disc from their site
I would really appreciate if someone could tell me step by step what Im doing wrong or what I should do next my motherboard make is Elitegroup and the model is C51PVGM-M just alittle more info here when I play media player the error comes up as COOD11BA
the computer has onboard sound I believe and no soundcard.
if i buy a new sound card will that solve it or wont that work either.
If u can help your a genius

Answer:Solved: new installation but no sound on media player

I have solved as a result of help from previous info given so thankyou to all concerned who helped providing info on downloading codecs and drivers many thanx

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Hi,I get a consistent BSOD during the installation of VMware Workstation Player. I can replicate it very easily. I have gotten 4 BSOD due to this (installation of VMware Workstation Player) while trying to debug/find the cause myself.

Attached is the latest/last BSOD DM log collector file. (I have all 4 BSOD DM Log collector files if needed)

BSOD Error: Driver irql not less or equal. Same BSOD error consistently.
The BSOD always occurs during/mid-installation. I believe (Might be wrong) at the point where the installer states "Installing Virtual Network Drivers".

The installer was run from C drive (Desktop) with installation into C drive.

Things I've Done/Tried:
1) Windows Updates & Application Updates
2) Fresh Install of VMware workstation always
- Remove any VMware files from installation path manually
- Does not register as installed in control panel, hence unable to uninstall normally. BSOD always occurs during installation
3) End Task/Exit any non-essential background applications/task

My System:
Laptop: Sager NP9150
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro x64
Motherboard: Clevo P15xEMx
Memory: DDR3 16GB
Graphics Card: NVidia GTX680m & Integrated Intel HD 4000

Thanks in advance for the assistance

Answer:BSOD during VMware workstation player installation consistently

All dumps point to bwcW10x64.sys.

BugCheck D1, {decafc37, 2, 0, fffff80c6f5ce418}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for bwcW10x64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for bwcW10x64.sys
Probably caused by : nwifi.sys ( nwifi!MP6ReturnNBL+30 )

Driver Description: Killer Bandwidth Control Filter Driver
Driver Update Site: Download -
Support -

See if there is a newer driver available. The one you have is dated Wed Mar 23 11:46:14 2016.

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I downloaded the VMware software to my C: drive, and when I clicked the file to open it, it opened to about 90% at which point I got the following error: Setup cannot continue. The Microsoft Runtime DLL installer failed to complete installation.

I have Windows 7 and plenty of HD space. I've never had this installation problem before. It seems that Windows 7 has been a lot of trouble since I've bought this laptop; I've encountered numerous problems with software using it, though I don't know if this problem is related to it.

Any suggestions? I've googled til I'm blue in the face with no solutions.

Answer:VMware installation error

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After reinstalling Windows 8.1, I then installed VMware Player (free) and XP Pro.

When I try to run XP I am presented with a message "unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)
vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/cpuid.c:382 bugNr=1036521"

Unfortunately there seems to be no support for the Player's free version and I can find no support forum for it elsewhere.

Can anyone suggest what may be wrong and what I can do to get the thing working correctly?

There's a log, which is rather long. If it is of use/interest, how best to attach it?

Answer:VMware Player unrecoverable error.

I would try adjusting the customized hardware settings like number of processors and memory when setting it up. I have XP Home but here are my settings:

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Recently My Computer Has Been telling Me that " An internal application error has occured" whenever i try to open windows media player. My computer has been accessable to viruses latley...anybody know what to do?

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I don't need help, I just wanted to post my solution. 
I recently setup the latest version of Vmware player on Ubuntu 13.04 and found myself unable to download the tools for it. error try again later or something along those lines. I searched about online for answers but google only presented 1 relevant topic and it didn't have a solution. Anyways I've discovered how to get around this, it's quite obvious really, I feel dumb for taking so long to figure it out. Lauch VMware player as root, then the tools will download successfully. Hopefully this will save someone a world of heart-ache.

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Yesterday evening, while I was playing around with my Windows 2000 virtual machine, I got a bluescreen with a mouse cursor on the screen. I will attach a photo of the error screen.

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Can anyone tell me how to fix this annoying error ? I don't have Virtual PC installed,VTX is enabled as default and i have only VMware on my laptop. HyperV is disabled but this error is annoying

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I have been unable to play downloaded songs on media player for over a week now. I keep encountering the same error C00D10B3 then the information "unable to access media, might not be connected to internet". I have uninstalled, rebooted and reinstalled media player to no avail. I need help please. Please remember I am computer illiterate and need you to speak in 'dummy' language. Thank you

Answer:Solved: Windows Media Player Error

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windows media player has stoped working checking for a solution to the problem then it says a problem has caused the program to stop working correctly windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is found.

every time i open wmp within 5 to 10 seconds this error pops up and closes the wmp. how do i fix this.

Answer:[SOLVED] windows media player error

Hi has it ever worked if so try system restore,there are a couple of ideas here Media player stopped working - Windows 7 Forums

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Seasons Greetings to you all.
I'm using Win 98 on a Pentium 800MHZ, 512mb Ram, MIE and OE6.
I cannot get anything to play in Windows Media Player. I have uninstalled it and downloaded the latest version, 7.1. and whenever I try to play a MPG I get the following Error Message.

WMPLAYER caused an invalid page fault in
module <unknown> at 0000:b011c95b.
EAX=82af0590 CS=0177 EIP=b011c95b EFLGS=00010206
EBX=1000c200 SS=017f ESP=088bf490 EBP=82af04b8
ECX=82a705d8 DS=017f ESI=ed17c780 FS=4787
EDX=00000002 ES=017f EDI=ed17c6c0 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
89 79 18 8b 0d a4 15 31 b0 8b 11 8b 79 10 8b 52
Stack dump:
00000000 82af04b8 fff7ffff 00000001 00000640 00000002 00000002 00000001 00000258 00000320 00000005 00000000 00000000 00000002 000ea600 00000000

I did have Real1 player installed, but have got rid of it and uninstalled all components.
Can anyone help me please? My greatful thanks in advance.

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows Media Player Error.

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I have owned my new computer (Dell XPS 410) for about a year now and have had almost no problems with Vista. BUt just recently, about a month ago, I noticed that when I downloaded a video from the internet, and then went to watch it, I got this error message from WMP "the file wmploc.dll has a version number of 11.0.6000.6344 where 11.0.6000.6366 was expected[...]Windows Media Player is not installed correctly and must be reinstalled[...]Do you want to install the player from the Microsoft website?" I click OK, and it takes me to the Microsoft web site to the XP download of Media Player. Now I know already that WMP 11 for Vista is not available for download, so why did it take me there? When I do download says it is not possible to run an older version over a newer version.
I emailed Dell...and all they said was to do a system restore. This may have happened more than a month ago, and I am not prepared to lose that much data.
(btw there is a thread on this site about it
Anyone know a solution to this?
I know one thought was to put in your vista DVD and let it repair it...but I only have the Dell vista upgrade from XP DVD...will this still work?

Thanks in advance!


Answer:Solved: Windows Media Player 11 Error

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I'm trying to install VMware Workstation 11 on a Windows 7 Pro x64 machine and I get the following error:


Error: This product can only be installed on 64bit Windows 7 or newer Operating Systems.

I am most definitely using 64 bit Windows 7. The installer should be fine because I was able to install it onto another Windows 7 Pro machine. I did have Workstation 9 and VMware player previously installed at different times on this machine, and they were uninstalled prior to the attempt to install Workstation 11.

Any ideas? I haven't found any similar issues on Google and I'd need to purchase a support contract from VMware to get any support from them.

Answer:[SOLVED] VMware installation on Windows 7

You should Clean Up after a failed VMWare installation. VMware KB: Cleaning up after an incomplete uninstallation on a Windows host If you continue to have problems, post in their Community Forum on the tool bar in that link.

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I get this problem when attempting to install FP 11. The installer comes up OK, then downloads FP11, gets past the 'downloading' part at 50%, then gets to 51% and gives the error.

I've tried going to, but nothing there works. It seems mostly to apply to FP10 and lower, anyway.

Answer:Solved: Installation Flash Player 11 Error: failed to register

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I just can't figure out how to turn it on. I know that I have done it before, but now i can't find it?

Answer:Solved: Windows Media Player 10 error correction


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Nevermind. I fixed it. I feel stupid now, too >.<

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Reinstall of Windows ME V. 4.9.3 resulted in the following error message when attempting to use Windows Media PLayer (ver. 7):
One of the library files needed to run this application cannot be found!
I've exhausted my reading competency level at MS Media Support, uninstalled and reinstalled Windows Media Player (v.7), asked all my friends, you guys are my last hope! Thanks! You can email me at: [email protected]

Answer:(Solved) Windows Media Player Error Message


have you got the latest version of DirectX:

Go to Run and type DXDIAG
In the first tab will be the version. If its not 8.1, go here:

Also, have you got all the codecs for Windows medial Player:

Also, is that the entire error message, or were there other bits in there, such as some numbers?

Is this happening when you're tyring to play a certain type of file, or with all files? If its a certain file, see if the new DivX will help:



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I recently installed VMWARE PLAYER on a Ws 7 computer. All went well, including updating the XP Home OS to SP3 from an old CD and then downloading the 70 odd updates thereof via Ws Updates.

Since that initial connection to the Internet from the Security Center, I have not been able to make the connection to the Internet with any one of my three installed browsers, including IE.

My computer has access to cyberspace through a wireless router and then to a HughesNet modem for satellite service.

I will sure appreciate your help in solving this problem.


p.s. I gave up on "VirtualBox" and went to 'VM Player' based on "JohnWills" recommendation.

Answer:Solved: No Internet connection from VMWARE Player

I found the solution via Google searches. The ethernet settings had to be set for "NAT." I found one was correct but the second was not. Setting it for "NAT" immediately gave me Internet access.

FYI, I am writing and posting this via XP Home within VMWare.


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Hi, i follow your tutorial and I preparate a zip folder with sf diagnostic tool. In my new sony vaio notebook vpcf2, just using it with different application opened (not always the same but usually: eclipse, sqldeveloper, vmware player, chrome, firefox, iexplorer) the pc shutdown with a BSOD.

Windows 7 professional 64bit
original installed OS on the system
New laptop one month

thanks in advance.

Answer:BSOD internet, eclipse, spotify, vmware player cdd.dll error

It does not appear you let the program run to completion. Many of your files are missing for the crash reports. Please follow the and let it run to completion. It may sometimes look like it is not doing anything when it actually is, so go get a cup of coffee or something while it runs to make sure it finishes.

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Okay I use to able to watch some videos on my computer and now they don't work! When I try to play it it does some stuff then it says 'error downloading codec'. Like 5 days ago I could play this stuff now I can't... whats wrong? And I just installed DivX 5.05 still doesn't work.

Answer:(Solved) Windows Media Player 9 - Error Downloading Codec

you can manually download the latest codec pack here

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I tried to open windows media player and it is giving me an error message "an internal application error as occured" it doesn't tell me how to fix it so I googled it to see if I could find some answers. The microsoft website only gives one solution for this problem and it does not fit my problem. I can also not find the media player icon in my add and remove program folder but when I right click on the desk top ICON I can find the target and it shows that it is still installed on my computer but for some reason I can't get to it.

I was going to try to do a system restore but that does not seem to be working either, the system restore screen opens but it is blank.

So I guess I have two issues, if I need to list the system restore issue in a different forum, let me know but if someone out there can help me with both issues, I would be grateful.

Thank you

We are using OS Windows XP
The version of media player on the computer is 10 to the best of my knowledge (I did try to re-download it and it seemed to download okay but I get the same error)

Answer:Solved: Windows Media player Internal Application Error

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Hello everyone.

I was working on my pastor's son's computer on Sunday afternoon and he mentioned to me that a Baptist College which his daughters attend streams live sermons over their Web site. He said, though, that for some reason he was unable to access these sermons. I installed the latest version of Windows Media Player, but still to no avail. I also tried to play the streaming video on my computer, but I encountered the same problem. I am attaching the error message dialog because I am sometimes not the best at explaining things.

The link to the sermons is (apparently) always available on the Web site. The only thing which I could deduce is that the streaming video would only work when the sermons take place, but that if the link is clicked on at another time other than the scheduled time that this error would occur.

Could this be a possibility?

Thanks everyone for any help or advice.

Take care.

Answer:Solved: Windows Media Player Streaming Video Error?

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I am getting this error downloading codec messages when watching my video clips and all I can do is hear the audio.

Answer:(Solved) Windows Media Player: Error Downloading Codec

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My host is a Toshiba running Ws 7, 64 bit with a 17" screen. A resolution setting of 1280 X 720, although not recommended, suits me best.

However, I can not find any screen resolution setting for "XP" within "Player" that will work without needing to use one or both of the scrowl (sp!) bars.

Will appreciate suggestions/solutions!


Answer:Solved: Screen resolution problem - XP within VMware Player

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I'm really not sure what happened to my Windows Media Player; however, I DO have children/teenagers using the same computer - I may never know. My Media Player had been working and in the last week or so when attempting to play a song I receive an error message indicating Media Player is unable to run "due to a missing component".

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the program. (Interestingly, the first time I unstalled the program and re-booted - it was still there!?)
I have also made sure the PC is current with regard to Microsoft updates.
The machine is running Windows XP.

Any help would be greatly appreciated and I thank you in advance!

....(then I'll move on to solving slow performance, etc. - in another forum area )
Below is the Hijack This log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:36:56 PM, on 1/20/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
c:\program files\dell printers\Additional Color ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows Media Player error - missing another component required to run?

Reopened per request.

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I hope someone can help me with this. I recently purchased a smart serve program to take online and I met all the system requirements. But when I tried to play one of the lessons [video] on windows media player, I got an error saying, "Class not registered (Error=80040154)". I have no idea what to do about it and I would like to get it fixed because I have to get this done in a month or it expires!

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How do I get VM Player to boot from either

the bootable guest OS setup cd
the bootable guest os ISO
instead of from a network boot?

When I start the newly-created Virtual Machine, the process proceeds directly to network boot (it doesn't even wait for F12).

When I figured out how to slow down the boot process, I used bios setup to give the CD top priority and the network boot the lowest priority. Next I activated to boot menu, and always chose CD-ROM.

I tried setting devices as follows:

CD IDE1 both checked on and capture ISO
Ethernet in all possible combinations of connected/not connected and bridged, NAT, and host-only
Current view is Console (appliance is greyed out)
Network service boot will not work in my environment and is useless for me. When it fails - as it always will - it tells me "Operating System Not Found".

What is going on? Am I missing the secret handshake or holy incantation?

Answer:Solved: VMWare - How do I get VM Player to boot from the bootable guest OS setup cd or ISO?

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It might be worth it to make a sticky referencing the Windows 7 tutorial for creating USB flash installation media, specifically the part 11 about moving the EFI files around. I have been bashing my head trying to figure out why my laptop refuses to acknowledge ANY USB Media (never tried CDs) and the conclusion I came to was that my laptop had booting from USB disabled, NOT that the ISO still doesn't have working boot files when flashed with Rufus.

It would've been nice to know before caving and upgrading (and subsequently downgrading) my Windows 8.1 install.

I am sorry that I'm ranting about this, but I honestly did try searching the problems and such, and not finding anything I assumed that it was a problem with my specific hardware.

I'm sure it is obvious where to find it, but it would be nice if in the installation and setup forum there is a sticky with links to relevant tutorials (such as setting up dual-boot, making a USB flash drive, installing the TP in a virtual machine)

Answer:Booting USB installation media on a UEFI system.

I am going to try tomorrow morning and see whether I could install Win10TP with the bootable USB drive, I always use the DVD but would like to try the USB disk.

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Hey guys, I'm trying to share media on my computer with my xbox 360, for that i need the windows media network sharing service started, but everytime i try to start it i get: Error 1008: An attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist.

I also tried the Zune network sharing service, got the same error??

Please help.

Thank you.

Answer:Solved: Error 1008 starting Windows media player network sharing service??

I realised that Vuze works, so i don't have to put up with either programs, thanks anyway

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I downloaded the SAC Desktop Alert from today on my work computer. (It works fine on my personal computer.) However, when the alert attempts to pop up & play the alert sound, which is a WAV file, the following message pops up:

"Sonic CinePlayer Decoder Pack - Please wait while Windows configures Sonic CinePlayer Decoder Pack"

The following message pops up on top of the one above:

"Sonic CinePlayer Decoder Pack - An installation package for the product Sonic CinePlayer Decoder Pack cannot be found. Try the installation again using a valid copy of the installation package 'CPDP.msi'."

After clicking "OK" several times (the error messages repeat 3 times), then those pop ups will go away & the SAC alert box will go ahead & pop up. However, it is suppose to pop up w/o the errors & play the alert (as it does on my home computer).

I looked in my Program Files & there is a "Sonic" file that includes a "CinePlayer Decoder Pack" file w/ a "cmdvdpakENU.dll CinePlayer DVD Decoder Pack Resources" file w/in it.

I'm not sure if this version is what I need to avoid these errors & if it was just a matter of allowing something to point to this Sonic file?

Also, if I go into the "SteepAndCheap" program file, then "Desktop Alert", then "Resources", then "SAC", there is the "alert" WAV file. When I click o... Read more

Answer:Solved: Attempt to play WAV file in Windows Media Player 11 creates error message

sounds like Sonic CinePlayer is missing files just reinstall the program should fix the issue for you.

Also depending on where you work check with your IT guy if you have to cuz he/she may get grumpy if your trying to install stuff like this on your work computer, I know I hate when my employees install personal stuff on their computer, but then again thats just me.

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We are having a problem on a Windows XP Pro SP2 machine running Windows media player 10. It says "this version of media player is incompatible" when you try and open it. We have tried removing version 10, and putting on 9 but you get the same problem. This happens if you download the install file from the website or install WMP from the WindowsUpdate site. Has anyone come across this before, or got any ideas on how to get WMP to work?

Thanks a lot,
Daniel Murfitt

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Good news about VMs again.

The latest VMware Workstation 9 brings a new UI and it's designed for Windows 8.

Read about it here:
VMware Announces VMware Workstation? 9

Also VMware Player 5 is available for download.

Looks like I posted this a bit fast, usually Jimbo beats me at VMware stuff. Sorry for this one.

Answer:VMware Workstation 9 - VMware Player 5

D'oh. I have 2 licensed copies of VMWare Workstation at my office. One for me and 1 for a coworker. It's $119 to upgrade, or a free upgrade if you purchased after Aug 1st, 2012. I purchased on July 30, 2012. Sucks to be me

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I wanted to run fedora from within vista like Vmware workstation, but I can't afford it. What are the limitations or restrictions with Vmware player? Will I still be able to install software within the linux installation like a normal installl? I am just confused on how this sort of thing works. I am assuming that somehow Workstation converts an ISO or linux installation to some format that vmware player will be able to use. If this is true, where are these files? Are there distros somewhere that have been converted? Any help would be wonderful.

Answer:Vmware Workstation vs. Vmware player

VMWare player can only play (ie RUN) virtual machines that have already been created in either VMWare Server or VMWare Workstation

Workstation costs $$$ but server is free, each has different features.

You can download prebuilt VM's from, look for 'virtual appliances'

If you get work/server, you can tell it to use the ISO image as a CDRom drive and install from that, but YOU have to build the machine, just as if it was a real physical machine. It doesnt convert the ISO into a machine for you.

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I copied the Mac version of Windows Media Player to a CD and went to install it on my Mac, but the installer would not start.I downloaded it from here: I try to open it, it says that the file cannot be opened because the program that created it could not be found.The file type is: hqxFile name: WMPlayer7_1_EN.hqxHow do I install the HQX file?( I am not very good with Macs)

Answer:Installation of Media Player

I figured it out.The .hqx file is some sort of zip file.To get WM7 installed, I had to copy it to my Desktop, drag the HQX icon over the Aladdin DropStuff(tm) program, let it change the file to .hqx.sit , open that file, let it copy the contents to the real file (which sends it to the desktop), then install it.This is why I do not like Macs, no WinZip!It took a while to figure it out, but once I found the DropStuff program, I started to get it.

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I would like to be able to enjoy vlc media player on vista system. As of now I am only able to use vlc media player on my desktop with the XP system.Please help.:confused

Answer:vlc media player installation

try this... it works for you

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I tried the latest VLC 2.0.2 in my Windows 7 laptop. VLC installer could not open the C drive, while installing. Pls Help...

Answer:VLC Media Player Installation Pbm

Welcome aboard !

Do you mean that it is not finding the path in C drive ?

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This is driving me crazy!!!

I am trying to install Windows Media Player 11 on a windows XP media player edition computer. I have gone to Microsoft and installed all the updates Rollup 2 , service pack 3, etc.

Wnen I try to install media player I get a "system not supported" error.

anyone have any ideas?


Answer:media player 11 installation

stick with 10, or use VLC player, dont cramp ur RAM with that new WMP11

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I'm running Windows 7 and every time I boot up or wake the computer from sleep, Windows Media Player starts automatically. It doesn't appear it is doing anything other than annoying me. Can anyone help me find what is starting it and KILL it!?!?!

Answer:Media Player Runs when booting up or waking from Sleep

You'll need to go into services and change the settings from automatic startup to manual startup, if you click on this link scroll down, and you can see a full list of what your services should be set at !

Rusty !

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my computer made an automatic update and installed express media player...then I turned the computer off and then I wanted to turn it on again, but the screen was black. After I typed in my password and pressed enter, express media player was started, but I couldn't close the express media player.

I put in the product recovery disc and turned my computer on again, pressing the F12 button, but the screen was black again, and so I pressed down and then enter and the computer started working and after 2 minutes I pressed enter 2 times and my computer ejected the Product recovery disc then I turned it off and when I turned it on again the screen was still black... what can I do to make my computer usable again?

Thanks Alex

Answer:Express media player installation

And which notebook model do you have?
To be honest Express media player cannot be installed from alone. I have it on my old Satellite M70 and it is separate delivered player that must be installed from separate installations disc.
This player is Linux based application and must be installed on separate small unallocated partition.

Generally speaking it has nothing to do with WXP and automatic updates.

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Well I have an old version of wmp, and when I received my new MP3 player it required WMP10. So I incerted the install CD which would install the latest version of WMP (thus WMP10). :
"This program will check your operating system and upgrade your Windows Media Player to Windows Media Player 10."
Then I press OK and the extraction begins:

Then suddenly, at some time through the extraction:

So I restart my computer hoping it'll fix it, and then reopen the installation CD. Same thing.
Thinking maybe it was the instalation CD, I opened my older version of Windows Media Player. and then went to look for the upgrade :

And click on that:


And then the downloading starts, and goes good, that works:

Then the instalation/extraction starts:

And fails:

Same thing, and I dont know what to do.
Yes I am also calling the MP3's customer support line, but I've been on hold almost an hour (53minutes to be exact), I though maybe someone here could help me get Windows Media Player 10 extracted.

I also tried downloading WMP10 fom the Microsoft/Windows Updates ite, and that resulted in the same errors.

Hope the picsture helped, or at least made you understand my probelm.
Just in case this might also help, my computer specs are as follows (ask if you need more, because I can only think of a few right now):
-Intel Pentium Processor 4 CPU 2.40 GHz
-512 MBs of RAM
-Nvidia GeForce 4
-80 GB hard Drive
-Windows XP Pro
-Service Pack 1

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Answer:Windows Media Player 10 Installation

Please someone?

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I have service pack 3 (the leaked download from April/May) and I think it's causing problems with Windows media player 11.

I downloaded WMP11, and when I go to install it, it tells me to update my Windows XP to update roll up 2.


Answer:Windows Media Player 11 installation problem


SP3 is available for free from Microsoft. Get rid of the junk version you have and get the real version. Until then there is nothing we can say. Yeah you are running a Beta version and yeah it is known to have bugs. Guess this is one of them.


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When rebooting after downloading and installing WMP 11, error "Internal Application Error" appears, only resolved by reverting to WMP 10 from previous restore point. Running Windows XP Home.
Any guidance gratefully received.

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I have service pack 3 (the leaked download from April/May) and I think it's causing problems with Windows media player 11.

I downloaded WMP11, and when I go to install it, it tells me to update my Windows XP to update roll up 2.


Answer:Windows Media Player 11 installation problem

Uninstal the SP3 beta and run windows update to get the working service pack .

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This version of Windows Media Technologies is incompatible with this version of Windows.

I wan tthe 10th one cause i deleted 11 since it wasnt working and now 10 doesn twork cause i cant install it help me

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Hello Everyone , just updated my os from win 7 to 10, till now no problem , unless with k-lite codec i installed it, i can launch it , and it works without problem but installation stuck at 100%
see picture below

Answer:Media Player Classic Installation Stuck

Try to R-click the codec exe and click 'Troubleshoot compatibility'. Run the assistant and try to install. If it works, click 'Keep these settings'. Good Luck

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Hello Everyone , just updated my os from win 7 to 10, till now no problem , unless with k-lite codec i installed it, i can launch it , and it works without problem but installation stuck at 100%
see picture below

Answer:Media Player Classic Installation Stuck

Try to R-click the codec exe and click 'Troubleshoot compatibility'. Run the assistant and try to install. If it works, click 'Keep these settings'. Good Luck

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Hello everyone,

I want to install Windows XP professional on my Satellite A100-153.
I allready made all backups, created a tool and driver CD and i'm ready to start...BUT:
What about the Express Media Player? I have a recovery CD for the Express Media Player. Do I have to run the Express Media Player Recovery before installing WinXP Pro?
I'm not reinstalling my WinXP HOME Edition. As I got used to work with the XP pro Edition I got myself a Windows XP pro. So no recovery.

Can anybody help me?
Thanks a lot!

Answer:Express Media Player Installation before installing WinXP-Pro?


yes, that's right. Before doing anything else you have to run the Express Media Player Recovery.
Then you can install Windows and the drivers.


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I installed WMP 11 via MS-Update. The updated finished fine - but now the CD/DVD doesn work. In "device management" the DVD is shown with a "!". I tried to update the device driver(s) but nothing changed. Is there anyone with an idea?!?


Answer:After Windows Media Player 11 installation CD/DVD drive does not work

Hello Ralf

Is the optical disk drive listed in Windows explorer?

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To cut a long story short: I replaced my laptop's HDD for bigger one and therefore I had to recover my system. There was no problem with that. But I don't have any Express Media Player recover disk! I read some topics saying that image of that disk is contained within OS (in Sonic folder etc...) but there is nothing, no "Create Recovery Disc" shortcut; none of described solutions in FAQ's, forums are available to me. On top of that, my laptop was delivered only with one recovery DVD, it was a system recovery DVD, not EMP recovery CD.
Simply, I need an image of that EMP recovery CD. I can't even buy that in because of the answer given: ?For your device no recovery medium can be ordered, because it comes either not from the region of Toshiba Europe, or it is too old for this service.? I guess my case is too old laptop. I don't even understand why should I pay for something what supposed tobe delivered together with my computer?
I've tried to use (I created 251 MB partition marked as 0x88) Toshiba EMP recovery discs available over network but they didn't work - image unpacked onto partition but EMP halts after booting up. It looks like I need a laptop's specific...
Can anyone help me??

Thank you in advance

Sorry for my english, I'm not a native speaker.

Answer:Express Media Player installation on Satellite A100-847


Why don't you want to install Windows copy with toshiba drivers?

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Hi, 2 days ago my computer died so I installed windows again (now have 2 versions on my computer), and was able to fix the old version, so now I have access to all my files etc. With that new installation, I installed windows media player 10, and I think I had 9 on my old version, so now I'm getting all sorts of problems trying to use media player. When I try to install media player or run the old media player (version 9) on the old windows installation it says "Windows media player is not properly installed and must be reinstalled". When I try to install version 10 on my old windows installation, it freezes up at 15% when its trying to put in the media player rights manager or something. I'm pretty sure I uninstalled it from the other windows installation, I'm going to make sure right now. Anyone have any ideas as to how to completely uninstall and install version 10...or 9 is fine by me...

UPDATE: media player is not installed on the new version of windows...the registry has version 8.0 and 9.0 in the registry though


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Is it possible to install express media player in M40x-183 and play DVDs and audio cds without starting windows using the media buttons?

Answer:Express media player installation on Satellite M40x 183?


As far as I know this small application (Linux basis) is always adapted on unit?s hardware and there is no guarantee that it wills works properly. But you can try it. Maybe you will be lucky and it will work.

I hope that you know how express media player must be installed. If not write again.


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Windows Media Player sounds somewhat distorted but when I play music in the Zune player, it sounds fine. Why would that be? This would be on a new Dell Inspriron 530 desktop bought in June 08 with Windows XP Pro. Thanks so much.

Answer:Solved: Windows Media Player distorted, Zune player sounds fine

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hello ,

The problem is that everytime i want to watch some internet media such as an online video windows media player 10 pops up as it should then an error message pops up in the middle of the player saying :

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file. If the file is located on the Internet, connect to the Internet. If the file is located a removable storage card, insert the storage card."

this hasnt always been the case this problem started to occur about a week ago.

i can play videos if i save the video to my computer but this is very awkward and i would realy like to resolve and sort this problem out.

(i am currently running on windows xp home edition.)

i hope you can help me thanks.

Answer:Windows media player 10 internet media error please help.

Try this

Go to Tools, Options, and check the "Connect to the internet ...." option located within the "Player" tab .. I had the same probl4em and it worked for me


ben456 said:

hello ,

The problem is that everytime i want to watch some internet media such as an online video windows media player 10 pops up as it should then an error message pops up in the middle of the player saying :

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file. If the file is located on the Internet, connect to the Internet. If the file is located a removable storage card, insert the storage card."

this hasnt always been the case this problem started to occur about a week ago.

i can play videos if i save the video to my computer but this is very awkward and i would realy like to resolve and sort this problem out.

(i am currently running on windows xp home edition.)

i hope you can help me thanks.Click to expand...

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I've been having problems listening to music on windows media player and watching flash videos. The playback is choppy (sometimes gets stuck and generally bounces around) but also my system seems to take an age to start up and is slow.

I've run disk-defragmentor, scandisk, spybot, adaware, AVG etc. But no luck.

This has come about since I've put about 20GB of music onto my laptop (I still have around 47GB of 70GB free). However, when Windows Media Player is not open the system still runs slowly and I have no luck running flash videos.

The only possible solution I can think of is deleting the music but I'm a bit hesitatant to do so because it took me ages to put it on!

Anyway, thanks very much for any help you can give me!

Answer:Solved: Windows Media Player & Flash Player choppy playback

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Hi everyone!

I have several movies (.avi files) on my PC and tried to watch them. I played one with no problems, but the others show video with no audio. Right before Windows Media Player opens the file, it says "error downloading codec". I had WMP version 10 and checked the settings and they were set to download new codecs automatically. So I upgraded to WMP version 11.

With WMP version 11 it says "downloading codec", then "codec aquired" and it opens the video - no audio again.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Solved: "error downloading codec" with Windows Media Player

Please download FFD Audio Decoder and install it on your PC. Use the link below:

Let us know the result if it works.

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Purchased a new pc (running W2K Pro OS) that came with nero software for an installed burner. Regardless of the file type I want to access, for instance, play an online audio clip ( where windows media player would ordinarily handle, "nero media player/media file" default appears insteads and wants to either download it and save in order to play the clip or open a file instead of just playing the clip on the WMP. I was going to upgrade the nero software anyway, so even after uninstalling nero, Nero media player/files continue to function as default instead of WMA. How do I stop Nero from being the default player or use of its file extensions and allow WMP to serve as default player. I've looked for an option on the WMP itself to set the player as default and or its related media files and wan't able to come-up with anything. Looked into folder/file options as well, and while I found a ton of Nero extensions still present, found nothing in the way of a default setting- Hope this makes sense. Any assist would be appreciated- thanks

Answer:Solved: Removing Nero as Media Player/Media file default...

Go into WMP > Tools > Options > File Types and choose the file types you would like WMP to be the default player.

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ok (as you my know by know i rarther hate windows media player)

well basicly i have loads of .mp3 files in my Docs and my music folders, there not all music files, when windows media sees them it ads them to libary, Annoyingly, i manages to stop it downloading extra info like album art (cos its soo stupid, it gets it wrong like 95% of the time lol) but it keeps adding every thing back to the libary even if i delete them from it, its soo annoying any!! surgestions please?

Answer:Solved: Stop Windows Media Player Automaticly ading media files to libary

In WMP go to Tools > Options and uncheck all the boxes in the Player tab, Privacy tab and Library tab.

In the Library tab click on Monitor Folders and set the top part to "My personal folders", then click on Advanced Options.

Set all the folders to "Ignore". Unfortunately you can't set the Rip folder to "Ignore" so for that go to the Rip music tab, where it says "Rip music to this location" click on Change and create an empty folder somewhere. Then just never add any music files to that folder.

Then delete everything out of the WMP library and it should remain empty.

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Well, I'm not sure what to do here. Up until a few days ago I was sharing my media with all computers on my network on my wireless router.

Now when I log into windows and open WMP 11 it says that I am no longer sharing media, would you like to turn on sharing? So I say yes and confirm to share my media to all devices on my network, mainly my PS3.

I uninstalled it and reinstalled it (well it actually just reverted back). I also checked to make sure that Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is set to automatic in Admin tools. And also checked windows firewall that it allows the service.

So I am at a loss here, I don't know how to get my media sharing capabilites back. I know its not my PS3, as I am sharing media from my laptop right now. Any suggestions?

Thanks High

Answer:Solved: Windows Media Player 11 Media Sharing Problems

Sonnyboy quote:
PS3 and Vista Sharing Sorted
Found it. Disabled IPSEC Services and rebooted my router and hey presto media sharing in vista with PS3. Although I had disabled this before and restarted my computer I had not rebooted the router (ie turned it off and on again). This was the important thing on my set up and I missed it.

Funny thing is IPSEC Services do not have to be disabled in XP.

Hope this helps someone.

This actually worked for my Windows XP, I am now able to share, but is this a safe thing to have turned off?

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I had a very bizarre problem today. I downloaded about 50 .mpg files and put them into a folder on my desktop. I opened one of them, and it worked fine, but after that every time I even opened the folder that the files were in, only half of the thumbnails would appear and then it would tell me that I had a Visual C++ Runtime Error, from explorer.exe aborting. At the same time as this, windows would pop up a little message saying that my virtual memory was low. Later, it popped up a message saying that my Media Player needed to be reinstalled and that my Norton Antivirus needed to be reinstalled. Then it disabled my Norton Firewall and my Norton Antivirus. Lastly, I started getting error messages telling me that my soundcard needed to be configured to handle voice files, by enabling hardware acceleration. The only problem with that was that Windows would not let me access the advanced sound settings!

I am running Windows XP (all patches up to date), 256 MB Ram, 75 Gig HD - so I figured the "low" virtual memory had to be an error. I tried tripling the virual memory to 1GB and also tried letting Windows automatically set the virtual memory size, but neither of these fixed the problem. My immediate thought was that it was a virus or trojan, but Norton VirusScan, Swat-It Trojan Scanner, and System Suite VirusScan all failed to detect anything, and all of them have their definitions up to date.

I ran a Google search to see what other things I should try and none of the... Read more

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Hi guys, wondered if anyone has seen this problem...

Media player has stopped displaying the all the files I have/had in the media library, the page is completely blank when you click on the library tab on the left of the app.
I have a fair amount of files (4-5Gb), that were on a separate physical disk which I temporarily removed to use somewhere else, but having replaced it, none of them are displayed. Attempting to re-search that drive (or any other) for media files just leaves it hanging on 0% completed.
I can play files via file | open, and select files that way, but it's not much of a workaround.
I've uninstalled all the media player updates and reinstalled without effect.

I'm Running XP Pro with all the latest media player & OS patches, has anyone else seen this problem?

Many thanks

Answer:Solved: Media player not displaying media library

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I have a working XP Home within WMWare Player on a Ws 7 computer. I am attempting to add XP Home to my existing "workgroup." It appears that I have a connection from it to the Toshiba, Ws7 host. See the screen shot attached.

I have created some shared folders on XP Home.

How do I proceed from here? Do I have to go back and start all over?

Answer:Solved: Adding XP Home on VMWare Player to "workgroup" ?

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Hello, I am attempting to install windows 10 on a dell optiplex gx520. However, I get an error saying 0x5D or "UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR". Apperantly a Pentium 4 isn't good enough... Anyway, is there a way to install win 10 on a gx520?

Answer:0x5D: Nit-Picky Install

Without an upgrqaded processor, I doubt it can be done.
Stay well and surf safe

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Hi all
After a bit of googling found the fix

This guy solved it -- works fine Now I can uset W8 x-64 on a Desktop with 16GB (I must have VMware working)
Fix vmx86.sys error with Vmware workstation 7 and 8 | JB: Tech & Security


Answer:Fix for vmware 8.0 / vmware player 4.0 on w8 x-64

16GB of RAM or a 16GB vmware partition?

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I read some of the posts and Im a bit confused. I got my children MP3 players for Xmas. Here is the steps I took so far. I downloaded the newest version of Windows Media player and took all of the cds to "rip" onto them. They are all on there with no problem. Here is the problem. I will start with my daughters. I got her a sandisk sansa. Opened the windows media player, plugged in the mp3 player to the computer, and it did say sansa read under the drive, so I clicked "copy" and it says error occurred. Is there a step I'm missing? Once this is done, I'll need help with my sons. I got him an archos, but to my understanding both should be compatible to windows media player. I didn't want to download tons of software for each one with differerent "libraries", so that is why I am using media player to begin with. Any other ideas?? Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Help transfer from media player to mp3 player

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I am trying to reformat my pc with a windows xp prof. ultimate edition, but when I inserted my installation cd and I pressed any key to booth from cd it takes very long. Then an error message appear which says "Could not find NTLDR". Please help me how to fix this error. Thank you.

Answer:[SOLVED] Installation CD not booting

NTLDR is a boot loader program for Windows XP.

Can you try running the install from a USB cd-rom?

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I've just installed my new MB because the old one died, and everything works fine (from the hardware aspect), but windows will not boot because of that MB change. Is there anything I can do except formatting and installing everything from scratch?

Answer:Solved: Booting the HDD after installation of a new MB

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Hi everyone,

I am using Windows 7. I tried installing ubuntu with the option " Include Ubuntu along with window partition".

While installing ubuntu, error occurred. Now unable to boot Windows also. It prompts for recovery cd.

I am not having recovery disk.

Tried using other machine's recovery cd - Diskpart. But got the following error while selecting a partition.

virtual disk service error:
this operation is not allowed on an invalid disk. The disk may be invalid beacuse it is corrupted or failing, or it may be invalid because it is offline.

Required your help to recover windows without affecting the existing data.


Answer:Error in booting Windows after Ubuntu installation failure

Try a Startup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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Hi all,

I've been attempting to do a clean install (following the tutorial here) on an HP Probook 5310m, using a USB installation disk created from a genuine ISO (from with the official Windows 7 USB / DVD tool.

The initial phase of the installation ran without any errors but after the first reboot the installation went back to the start (i.e. the "select language" etc. screen) and did not continue automatically. As I was unable to re-start the installation, I decided to take a rest for the night and so shut down the computer, cancelling the installation completely. Prior to the installation I had prepared the HDD via the method shown here, ensuring there was only one partition before I started the installation.

Now, upon power up, I am greeted with the infamous BCD boot error 0xc000000f, even with the same USB disk used previously inserted and the BIOS set to boot from USB hard drive. I cannot boot from the USB disk regardless of its contents (I tried Partition Wizard and a "Repair Disk" I found online). As a result I can't access StartUp Repair, Advanced Boot or bootrec.exe.
However, if I physically remove the HDD from the SATA connector I am able to boot to the USB disk. Installation operates as normal but obviously there is no disk to install to.

My question is: how should I proceed from here? To my mind, there are 3 options :Buy a new HDD
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Answer:BCD Boot error 0xc000000f while booting from USB installation disk

Actually, now that I think about it, inserting the HDD after booting probably wouldn't work as all the hardware has been scanned and initialized by then. If anyone has any other ideas they would be much appreciated!


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Symptoms: When you try to view any one of the following dialog boxes, the dialog box may appear to be empty or partly empty: Search Companion User Accounts Windows Update Help and Support System Restore When you try to start Microsoft Windows Media Player, you may receive an "An internal application error has occurred" (or a similar) error message.

Internet Explorer may not be able to print. When you click File, and then click Print, the Print dialog box does not appear. The print preview is blank.Cause:This issue may occur if one or more of the Jscript registry key settings are incorrect. This behavior may also occur if the Jscript.dll file is missing or damaged.Method 1: Reregister Jscript.dll and Vbscript.dll Click Start, and then click Run.

In the Open box, type regsvr32 jscript.dll, and then click OK.

Click OK.

Click Start, and then click Run.

In the Open box, type regsvr32 vbscript.dll, and then click OK.

Click OK.If either of the files do not register as expected, or if you receive an error message, the system file may be missing or damaged. To extract the missing file in Microsoft Windows XP, follow these steps: Click Start, and then click Run.

In the Open box, type msconfig, and then click OK.

Click Expand File.

In the File to restore box, type the name of the file that you want to restore.

In the Restore from box, type the path of the Windows XP .cab file where you want to restore the file, or
click Browse From ... Read more

Answer:How To Fix Windows Media Player Error - An Internal Application Error Has Occurred

i've tried both methods but nothing seems to work. i can't even uninstall the application or reinstall it.
please help if there is another method. thanks.

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Symptoms: When you try to view any one of the following dialog boxes, the dialog box may appear to be empty or partly empty: Search Companion User Accounts Windows Update Help and Support System Restore When you try to start Microsoft Windows Media Player, you may receive an "An internal application error has occurred" (or a similar) error message.

Internet Explorer may not be able to print. When you click File, and then click Print, the Print dialog box does not appear. The print preview is blank.Cause:This issue may occur if one or more of the Jscript registry key settings are incorrect. This behavior may also occur if the Jscript.dll file is missing or damaged.Method 1: Reregister Jscript.dll and Vbscript.dll Click Start, and then click Run.

In the Open box, type regsvr32 jscript.dll, and then click OK.

Click OK.

Click Start, and then click Run.

In the Open box, type regsvr32 vbscript.dll, and then click OK.

Click OK.If either of the files do not register as expected, or if you receive an error message, the system file may be missing or damaged. To extract the missing file in Microsoft Windows XP, follow these steps: Click Start, and then click Run.

In the Open box, type msconfig, and then click OK.

Click Expand File.

In the File to restore box, type the name of the file that you want to restore.

In the Restore from box, type the path of the Windows XP .cab file where you want to restore the file, or
click Browse From ... Read more

Answer:How To Fix Windows Media Player Error - An Internal Application Error Has Occurred

i've tried both methods but nothing seems to work. i can't even uninstall the application or reinstall it.
please help if there is another method. thanks.

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My recently purchased Dell XPS 14 laptop has started  throwing weird error  'Checking Media [Fail]'  at booting time and fails to boot.I ran diagnostics but no errors found.I did few trails like enabling Legacy boot ,changing boot device order..etc but nothing has worked out.Could some body shed some light on it please.
My system make : Dell XPS 14
Bios Version : A13

Answer:Booting error 'Checking Media [Fail]'

I managed to see third option i.e Windows Boot Manager under UEFI Boot menu. What I did was 

1) I changed SATA option to AHCI from Rapid Store technology
2)Then Windows Boot Manager  appreared in UEFI menu ,moved Windows Boot Manager to first position in the list
3)Then reverted SATA to Rapid Store technology
4)Exit & save settings

Worked like a charm :)

Thank you very much once again

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I have a problem opening any media file in any of the Media Players viz., RealOne Player build or my Windows Media Player 10.
Whenever I open the above mentioned Media Players on my system, their interface opens up and after I open and select any media (usually audio) file, the player keeps on connecting to the file and takes more than 1 minute and above in opening and playing any valid and good media file, may it be a .wma or .mp3 audio file.
How to fasten the dead slow speed of the players?


Answer:Windows Media Player or RealOne Player taking hell lot of time in opening media!

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Hi there!

I am trying to do a clean install for Windows XP. I inserted the bootable CD and started the computer. It asked "press any key to boot from cd" as usual. I pressed a key and "inspecting hardware configuration" appeared.

Unfortunately just a second after that screen turned blank and stayed so. I tried many times and waited a while also. Didn't help.

If it is relevant, Windows Vista is currently installed to the computer. I'd like to format the C: drive and substitute Vista to XP again. Thought, that it doesn't matter when running XP installation from boot cd, but who knows.

Thanks for Your help!

Answer:Solved: Blank screen when booting from XP installation CD

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I want to install Windows 7 on an HP Pavillion Desktop which happens to have a
Sata Harddisk with an IDE DVDRW.
I set the boot Priority to the DVDRW then the Harddisk and placed the Windows disk on the dvd drive to boot from it.
But it is not booting from the CD as booting still goes to the Harddisk.
My understanding is that SATA takes First Priority.
Well in such a scenario what does one do in order to install Windows?
Please note both drives are detected in the BIOS

Thank you all for your advise

Answer:Solved: New Windows Installation Booting Issues

SATA doesn't take priority, I've installed Windows 7 numerous times from PATA/IDE drives with a SATA drive.

Are you sure the DVD drive works? Can it read a DVD properly? Also you mention CD, but Windows 7 comes on a DVD.

Also since this is an HP you can press ESC, F10, or F12 and choose a one time boot device rather than changing BIOS boot order.

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Trying fix a laptop, she tried to install a camera but it went wrong and now when desktop appears, "found new hardware" shows in task bar then after about 10 seconds it shuts down and re-boots.

I can get into safe mode and it runs fine. Tried a system restore but it always says "unable to restore....."

Im pretty sure its the failed installation, is there a way to stop xp trying to find the hardware? I cant find the software to remove it.

Ive tried recovery panel, chkdsk, bootcfg, fixboot and fixmbr


Answer:[SOLVED] Failed installation now laptop keeps re-booting

If you go into device manager (Start > Run > devmgmt.msc) do you see the camera? If you see it can you right click on it and then disable it?

Also if that doesn't work you can try:

Go to Start > Run > type "services.msc" w/o quotes. Find the "Shell Hardware Detection" service and disable it and reboot into normal mode. Then see if the balloon pops up again or not. If it works, try re-enabling the service and then reboot and see if everything works.


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I'm using a Fuijtsu Siemens Scaleo P 2540 system.
Due to recent harddrive failure I got a new harddrive on which I installed Windows 7 Ultimate.
The installation was a big struggle, but after a few tries it looked like the OS was running.

But after installing the latest updates, AVG, iTunes and a restart or 4 it doesn't boot anymore.
Sometimes the BIOS doesn't even show the harddisk in the boot menu.
I got the DISK READ ERROR message a few times as well.
I did run chkdsk and it completed succesfully (removed a couple of corrupt indexes, no bad sectors).
Sometimes it does get to the point of showing the Windows logo and the STARTING WINDOWS. It doesn't freeze, but goes on for about 6 minutes and then reboots. Other times it doesn't load the logo and only displays STARTING WINDOWS. And if I try to open the REPAIR function, the operation quits with the message: Unexpected I/O error has occured.

Some of the errors above did occur during the installation progress (during the 1st or 2nd restart).

Mobo: MSI G31M MS-7379 v4.0
CPU: Q6600 2,4 gHz quad
RAM: 2x 2048 Mb 677 mHz ddr2

All the disc drives are SATA.

1) Would it help if I updated the BIOS software? How?
2) Could a new SATA-cable (no visual damage) solve this?
3) I've been struggling with this for a week now. Getting really sick too, but I really want to tackle this.
Is there something else I should look into?


Answer:Solved: Booting issues fresh installation

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Answer:when booting the system error remove disks or other media

The message indicates you have a floppy disk or a CD in a drive that is stopping the boot process.

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The ipv4/6 error has popped up before and then fixed itself but now it wont go away. I have gone through all of the BIOS, my info shows it can see the HDD, security doesnt show much, boot on UEFI will only show Network 0 ipv4/6 If i switch to legacy and restart in the legacy list it shows the HDD and the ODD along with the atheros ethernet boot option(not too sure what it is). Despite the other 2 it only ever loads via the atheros option. I have reordered the list etc but still just loads with an ethernet connection error. It seems to me the HDD is being seen just not booting up for whatever reason? Can the HDD be seen yet still be broken? 

Answer:Y510P not booting. Checks media ipv4/6 error

Hi CrazySlug , 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
As soon as the the machine failed to detect something to boot from , it does follows to the next bootable priority which usually the IPV (network) . 
On a machine level , the systemboard may be able to detect that a harddrive is present but may not be bootable just like a blank drive or bad boot sector. 
If you would be able to swap another harddrive to isolate.
You can try a rescue media on a USB drive to boot from and us diagnostic tools to verify the harddrive integrity and back up your files .
You can try to reseat the harddrive after setting defaults to the BIOS . 
You may check your warranty here and call in tech support for service as needed. 
Update us how it goes.

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I need some help folks...
I'm running windows XPpro on about a 8 year old Gateway laptop: 40g HD partitioned into two halves, windows on one half, the other unallocated. I just partitioned and formatted yesterday.

I can't seem to get a bootable CD to boot up. The windows kicked in as normal, but when I reboot a disk like Falcon Four's Ult boot CD, windows starts up as normal and I get no autorun of my media.
Now when I let the windows boot up to desktop and then pop in the CD, it brings up the "what do you want to do with this menu; open files?, do nothing?, etc.
This takes place, so far, with anything that is bootable, I've tried others like Easeus Partition Master.

Now in the BIOS I've even set it to boot from CD first, then removable, then Harddrive.

I figure this has something to do with a windows setting I just haven't experienced yet.

I might add that this version of Windows I installed is the one that came with the computer, Gateways version. I'm seeing a lot of things come up on installations of programs now. For example; when I go to install Nero y and get to the part where it asks if Direct X9 is desired, leave box checked. I leave it checked to continue and I get a message, "this program needs to install Direct X to continue with installation" ? Hello, that's why I left the box checked and clicked on 'next.

I'm going to be reformatting and installing my own copy of Win XP. I should have known G... Read more

Answer:Solved: bootable media not booting

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I have Windows Media Player 10 and Total Video Player. I use Total Video layer to watch some movies. Anyway the default program to open audio/video files with keeps switching to Total Video Player. I want the default player for all media types to be WMP. I went into the options menu in WMP and checked all the boxes on all formats for WMP to be the default player, but every time I restart the computer the default player to open half of the media files reverts back to Total Video Player.

How do I fix this.

Answer:Windows Media Player wont stay remain as the default media player?!?!

try going into the Total Video Player options an unticking all the file formats in it. an if you want to play any thing with it just rite click an pick it as the player. if that dont work. just uninstall it

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I'm trying to install a Windows 7 Profession 64 bit version over a Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit version.

I know this isn't possible without a clean install, but my problem is, the installation won't boot whatsoever.

Two days ago I installed a fresh copy of W7 32 bit over a vista 32 bit with a flash drive on a laptop with no problem, so I know how you make a bootable USB.

This time however, using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool didn't cut it for me as, even though it was prioritzed in BIOS, nothing would happen and W7 32 bit would just boot like normal.

So I tried to manually set up the bootable flash drive, which also didn't work.

After a lot of searching on google, I learned the problem might have something to do with the bootsector not able to be run on a 32 bit OS.

So, I found another guide:

I used the W7 32 bit version I used on the laptop 2 days ago, and put the bootsector of that version on the flash drive.

Again, this didn't work as the computer would just boot windows 7 32 bit like usual (and again, I adjusted the priority in BIOS)

Now I got enough of trying the flash drive to work, I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD using Imgburn.

Burning the DVD went smoothly and I quickly had a DVD with the W7 64 bit installation files.

This however, didn't solve anything as (again, prioritzing the DVD) W7 would boot up as usual.

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Answer:Solved: Windows 7 installation not booting through Flash Drive or DVD

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Why am I getting this message and how do i solve it pleasewin 98se2 Unable to download an appropriate decompressor. (Error=80040200)

Answer:media player error help please

try starting in safe mode and try again.

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The file wmp.dll has a version number of where was expected.
Windows Media Player is not installed properly and must be reinstalled.

Answer:Media Player 10 Error

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having problems using media player cant get the radio to work on sports tab which i used to use but cant now help needed in fixing problem

Answer:media player error pxe-e61

What is the title about? It is similar to a message you would get if your machine were trying to boot from the network. It has nothing to do with any media players.

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I've been checking out ringtones on Cingular. Everything was fine for awhile. I've been doing auto updates and I had an auto update for media player.

After this update I no longer can hear the ringtones. The pop up will come up like it's going to play, but it never plays.

Do you know what could be the problem? Do I need to fix something in my settings?


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Question: media player error

hi, sorry if this is in the wrong place, but im gettin a small error with my media doesnt affect anything, but the bottom playbar is discolored to what it should be..ive tried changing the color schemes and everything, but nothing seems to work...ive even tried re-installing media player 11, but it still wont work..not even by degrading, then upgrading...
(using windows vista black edition 2009 btw)

theresa screenie of it...any help will be apprechiated.

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Hello Forumers,
I chance across this forum on google and it had help me to solve some problems. I will help to contribute as much as I can.

Right now, I have a problem on Medi aPlayer 10. I played some avi files. The error comes out as "The achive is either in unknown format or damaged"

These files used to play until 2 days ago. They are able to play using Nero Player and PowerDVD.

I have scanned for spyware using AdAware and Spybot.

Recent programs installed are ISO Buster, DivX Player and Peer Guardian.

Please help me to figureout what's wrong.

Thank you from Henry.

Answer:Media Player 10 error

try this
you can roll back to the version of the Player that was on your computer before installing Windows Media Player 10.

To roll back from Windows Media Player 10 to a previous version, do the following:
In Control Panel (Category View), click Add or Remove Programs.
Click Remove a program, and then do one of the following:
If you are running Windows XP Service Pack 2, select the Show updates check box (at the top of the list), click Windows Media Player 10 (in the Windows Updates section), and then click Change/Remove.

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