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    This is a an HDD/OS problem, but I thought it should go here. I have my music on my comp. I went to play some tonight when I got hom from work, and when I tried to play different files on Windows Media Player, I was given the message that "WMP does not support this file type or the file is corrupted." They're mp3's and wma's, so I doubt they're unsupported, so how the heck are they corrupted? They worked this morning, I was playing music after I did my normal maintenence (both drives, error check, defrag, ad-aware scan, virus scan), but when I came home, they didnt work. So I system restored back to this morning. Any idea what could have caused this? Thanks, : peace2: Mista K6

    P.S. In the meantime I'm making back up CD's :thumb:
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    Are you connected to the internet while playing them? If so WMP should automatically download codes for anything it doesn't support (and file extension doesn't matter, I have seen WMV -- Windows Media Video -- not supported without downloading codecs). You could also try a different player such a QuickTime, or Winamp. Although they won't support .wma (or at least they shouldn't:confused: ).

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    Have you tried a good old-fashioned reboot?

    sorry, just had to ask - didn't see it mentioned

    I have had occasion to stumble across the odd .mp3 that works in one player yet not another.
    Typically dbPowerAmp Music Convertor has cleaned these files up just dandy by converting to .mp3 (seems odd, but it works).
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    heh, well, the funny thing is that every single song wouldnt play, lol. Like I said, the system restore fixed it, so was it just a bug? I burnt 3 data CD's to hold the music, so I'm good now. Ah well, one of those freak happenings :shrug: . : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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    most probable reason that seems to me is accidental deletion of some codecs or important files for WMP. did you try any other player when this thing happened...may be like Winamp.
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    Nah, Windows Media Player is all I use, works well enough for what I do (play music and copy songs from CD's). It's all good now after restore though, so I guess everything is ok. I dont know how a codec would have been deleted though, I never go into those files :shrug: . Like I said though, it works now, so I guess its ok, thx for the reply though, : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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