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Media files wont play

I fomated my laptop and now i cant play my media files from my external had drive

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  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    playing 'files' of any kind from this WD 500 gb says windows cannot locate the file

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You need to install video codecs frm the below website

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_lite_codec_pack.htm

Also check if you have directx 9.0c installed if it is not windows xp.

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