Media files skipping in Windows 98SE

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  1. daumaster

    daumaster New Member

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    I have a dual boot system with Windows 98SE and Windows XP. Video files are skipping in all media players (WME9, Realplayer, PowerDVD etc) in Win98, but the same files are playing okay in XP. Also, these video files are playing okay in the Windows Media player of Windows 98 OS if played from Windows XP.

    Will I have to format C drive and reinstall Windows 98 for this problem to be solved ? I want to avoid this as the MBR will change after the installation of Windows 98 and I will have to subsequently install Windows XP for it to replace the older OS boot sector with its own. Is there any other way of getting round this problem ?
     
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    Cant say why bout the media files.
    But u dont need to reinstall to replace mbr.
    That can be done with a single command.
    Fdisk/mbr for W9X .
    Hmm. maybe in XP there is an option to reinstall the mbr after
    booting with the XP cd.
    Or there must be some repair option.
     
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    ok... it happened with me too... but i never was able to know the reason...
    but i did manage to lower the skipping... go to Run and type sfc. then scan for altered files and replace the ones it tells you.
    try reinstalling the audio driver or update it....
     
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    If your are Using Creative sound card ..there is a patch for this problem !!!!!
     
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    How to Fast Forward .wmv files?

    Thanks to the first post, I realised that I too have a problem with .wmv files. I can't fast forward them. Any solutions? Also this happens with DiVX files sometimes.

    GA
     
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