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Computer Help Needed !!

Discussion in 'Computing & Gaming Discussions' started by olwhitee, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. I have a problem with my media player. I had the family over for thanksgiving Saturday, and I let my nephews play with the computer downstairs. I found out today that they were checking out some porn. Now I erased it all, hopefully, but now in my media player if I click the FILE tab, it lists the name of the porn movies at the bottom. I cannot erase these file names. I cannot right click them, I cannot do anything. If I left click them is says that it cannot play the file. I can add it to a playlist, and then when I right click it, I get a few more options, but still nothing that will help. I found a options where I could go to the file source, but it only takes me to the shared folder where the files used to be located. I am so frustrated that I even tried to erase the whole windows media file folder, but it said that the file was being used by another program or person which makes no sense because I had nothing open at the time. I am using Windows XP, with Windows Media Player version 10.

    Can someone tell me how to erase these titles, or how to completley erase the program and reinstall it. I think I can download it for free off the net, so I wouldnt mind erasing it and starting over.

    The files are not there anymore because I erased em, but it still looks bad when you open it up and have these titles there, and I dont want it on my computer.

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. hardwaterfan

    hardwaterfan Twinsburg, OH (NE OH, northern edge of Summit Co.)

    just a thought....if you open up (play) a few non-porn movies it might bump them off of that playlist.

    open up a few "clean" videos and see what happens.

    im 99% sure it will work. thats just a record of the last 10 videos youve watched. then you can delete the file first from "video clips" which puts it into the "deleted media" then delete again from "deleted media" and poof, your computer is saintly again.

  3. crappiebub

    crappiebub Justcrazy's Guide!

    You can go to
    Run Type REGEDIT in the blank
    It will open the registry editor.
    click the + in front of HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    then SOFTWARE
    then MICROSOFT
    then MediaPlayer
    then Player
    then RecentFileList

    at the top it should say default. Leave it there
    Then right click on the titles of the movie files you want to delete and delete them
  4. Thank you both, I had tried to play other movies and it did not help Hardwater....but thank you anyway.

    Crappiebub, that was the ticket. That was exactly how to do it, so thank you very much. You saved me a lot of time and aggravation. You guys are unbeatable.

    Thanks again to both of you.
  5. hardwaterfan

    hardwaterfan Twinsburg, OH (NE OH, northern edge of Summit Co.)

    no problem, glad you got it taken care of.
  6. crappiebub

    crappiebub Justcrazy's Guide!

  7. Fastlane

    Fastlane Fishless as usual

    Just an FYI, you may want to scan your systemn for viruses. Do it online @ , , , etc as well as with any resident AV program you may have. THose files are normally accompanied by a few trojans .... no pun intended.... and spyware galore.
  8. Yeah, I ran my virus scan, and spybot. Glad its over with, I was
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