mpeg black and white

  smartdave 19:03 29 Aug 04

All mpegs I play on Windows media player are in black and white. This has happened since a mpeg required the DIVX codec. I found and installed the divx player and codec, which still would not run the mpeg incidentally.

Since then all colour MPegs I have have no colour.

Please help.

I have "CP:add/removed" and deinstalled the divx codec and player to no avail.

  no-name 19:34 29 Aug 04

smartdave have you tried a System Restore to prior to installing the codec?

  smartdave 19:42 29 Aug 04

Sorry for being ignorant, but what do you mean by "system restore"? This question does presumably mean I have not done it!

  no-name 19:45 29 Aug 04

smartdave you'll find it under Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools

You'll then get up a calendar - click on a restore date prior to your problem.

  smartdave 20:01 29 Aug 04

Should have mentioned I am using an "old machine" running Win98, which (I think) does not have a system restore.

  no-name 20:13 29 Aug 04

click here for a Win 98 restore (but it doesn't look easy!!).

But first have you run a virus checker and ad-ware checker?

  no-name 20:16 29 Aug 04

You could also try removing your Windows media player and downloading WMP afresh.

  smartdave 21:42 29 Aug 04


The same problem affects Power DVD anyway

  woodchip 21:53 29 Aug 04

Shut down to DOS and Type

SCANREG /RESTORE choose a old date to restore

  ZEROTOLERANCE 21:54 29 Aug 04

video card?

  ZEROTOLERANCE 21:55 29 Aug 04

video/graphics card?

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