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I have a Dell Demmension 8300 running XP. Very often I get a message telling me that the program is not responding. What is causing this? Also, when I try to open a video that has been sentto me on email, I get a message sayinf the Media Player cannot play the file - one or more codecs can't be found. What is a codec and how can I recover it/them?

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The problem may be from your Random Access Memory (RAM), check if your RAM is still ok or you need to add to the speed of your RAM, if you see such again after checking or adding to your RAM speed then you will need to reload your computer system...

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