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Win 98 SE Media Player won't play and locks up

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Clean install of Win 98 SE.  Windows media player will not play and locks up system.  DXDIAG also will not run.  Installed new/latest version of Media Player 7.1, and still locks up when you try and play anything.

Any suggestions short of re-installing.

Thanks

Ed
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1) Get the newest Drivers for ALL of the hardware ( especially VGA, audio, NIC ).
2) do a Start-windowsupdate and get any relevant  patches.

3) In safe mode - remove any duplicate devices from the device manager.

I hope this helps !

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The last person with this problem had corrupt files. You should run System file checker. Go to start, then run and type in SFC. Perhaps you have some mismatched dlls also, so you should be sure you are running the newest ones if it prompts you.
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Corrupted files, reloaded.
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