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Video Decoder When selecting "Live TV" in Media Center on a Sony VAIO PCV-RZ54 G running XP, the following error occurs : "The video decoder is either corrupt or not installed, etc" I do not know what to do. Thank you.

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Re: Video Decoder

If this has previously worked fine, then choices are: 1.) run "system restore" to an earlier date when you know it worked. 2.) re-install windows xp

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