Dear sir,\n\nYou appear an unknowledgable moron. Questions are posted and you give a\n"pat" answer, probably something off the Microsoft general knowledgebase that\nthe operators use when answering phone quesitons. None of your answers to\nthis error message or other actually work. This is evident by all the repeat\nposts by the original poster and others stressing that the solution did not\nwork.\n\nIf you do not have an actual working answer please do not post it.\n\nIf your answer is one that works part of the time please state as such.\n\nIf you answer does NOT work for a particular person please do NOT repost the\nsame solution. We are not morons. We attempt your "solution" and if it\nfails to work trying it a second time isnt giong to change the outcome.\n\nNow, to fix this problem it might be better served to totally remove Media\nPlayer from your system and reinstall it. System restore however does not\nwork as Media Player later versions (what? 8 and above?) embed themselves\ninto the OS (especially if you are using XP) and a restore doesnt remove it.\nAnd especially when you have to turn off system restore to clean virii from\nthe files (why would Microsoft block any and all access to these files is\nbeyond me. if *I* can't change them then don't allow any program to see them\neither??? whatta concept) So how does on totally remove Media Player from\nthier system, remove all files, all registry entries, replace all embedded\napplications with original? Or am I forever stuck with a bunk media player?\n\nThanks for your time.