View Full Version : WMP 7.1.... help with download please

03-11-2006, 03:05 PM
I have Window 98 SE and unistalled windows media player as it wasn't functioning well. I downloaded and re installed WMP 7.1 but the message was "Extracting file failed.It is most likely caused by low memory (low disk space for swapping file) or corrupted cabinet file" - I've had the same message from trying to download WMP 9.1 also.
Not sure what I should do now?


Wendy :)

03-11-2006, 03:17 PM
try downloading from here www.oldversion.com

03-11-2006, 03:47 PM
I tried it but still got the same message, maybe I shouldn't have uninstalled it??
It said it wouldn't be able to totally uninstall it because it's part of Windows setup but it said it would "roll back" which it did.

Any other ideas :)

03-11-2006, 03:49 PM
If it is part of Windows setup couldn't I chuck a disk in and run it and get it back on the pc or is this a nerdy dumb question?:blush:

03-11-2006, 03:53 PM
win 98
try reinstalling from control panel add remove windows componets you will need your install cd rom or if the install cabs are on the c: drive they will do

03-11-2006, 04:15 PM
I gave that a go but still the same message.
I went into programs / accessories/ entertainment and found windows media player, which will play a few basic's then stop half way through.
I clicked onto check for updates but it said none were available, so I guess I'm stuck with what I've got...can't do much more than what we've done heh?
I think it's version 6.

Wendy :-)

03-11-2006, 04:34 PM
I was able to download version 6.4 which I had anyhow I think, I tried to upgrade but it say's there are no newer updates for me.:horrified

But thats ok...I'll survive :cool:

03-11-2006, 04:42 PM
Or you could try something better, like winamp

03-11-2006, 04:44 PM
ok.....where would I go to get that?

03-11-2006, 06:53 PM
So off I trott to get winamp only to discover that the file is corrupted also:help:
So is there anything else anyone could recommend?
or any other WMP advice?

Wendy :)

03-11-2006, 07:15 PM
Ah.. I would say from that, that there is probably something more to this than a munched uninstallation of WMP 7.1

Do you have enough free memory? is there enough disk space? perhaps there is something wrong with windows itself or you have some virus or other dodgy things...

04-11-2006, 05:21 PM
Do you have enough free memory?....Hmmm I'm not sure actually. How would I find that out? is there enough disk space? Hmm another good question :) How would I find that out also?perhaps there is something wrong with windows itself or you have some virus or other dodgy things...Yes thats food for thought...*scratches head and wishes she paid more attention to the finer details of "Congratulations! now you have your first computer" manual*

*drums her fingers*
What to do now?:help:

Wendy :o)