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movies gone from laptop ??

Q: movies gone from laptop ??

Hi my son has a laptop with windows 8.1 and he told me all his movies and tv series just disappeared after doing an update ...is this posilble ? i have searched the computor to see if they have been hiden...and right now as i speak i am doing a restore to see if that works ..but any help would be great thank ..and most movies are downloaded from torrents sties ?
 thanks for input ..by the way this is 1 of the best sites out there for getting the job done ...cheers ..my kid is driving me nuts ..i am running out of cold beer lol

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A: movies gone from laptop ??

thanks ... dad for trying

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I download my movies off a flashdrive and play them on my laptop. the movies with MPEG types play with sound and everything and everything else doesnt have sound. What do i do to get sound on those video types like MKV, AVI Type files. 

A:I download movies onto my laptop and the movies with a MPEG ...

Hi @Noath17bell, Welcome to the HP Forum. I grasp that you downloaded movies onto an USB drive,  when you try to play them , the ones in  MPEG format has both video and audio.but the other formats you get the video but no audio. As this does not appear to be a hardware issue, but a software one please contact Chromebook Help.  HP does not support the Chrome operating system but does support the hardware.  This link may also be useful. HP Chrome OS - Frequently Asked Questions about Your HP Chromebook or Chromebox. Good Luck! To say thanks for helping, please click the "Thumbs Up Icon" below. If you feel this post lead to a resolution, please choose "Accepted Solution "  to help others who may have a similar query find it with greater ease.

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when i put a dvd inside the laptop i can hear it but i cant see it. it keeps saying i need to download app but i never had to do that before 

A:i cant see the movies playing on my laptop

Hi, What is the Operating system of your machine ? For Windows, please try the following free player:     http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html    It will play nearly all video formats including DVD's. Regards.

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My laptop has S Video output. My TV has S Video input. I want to play a movie that's on my laptop's hard drive. I plugged the cord into my laptop and into my TV but nothing happens. The movie shows up on the laptop but not the TV.

(I thought it would be easy, since my DVD player was plugged into the TV's S Video. I figured I'd unplug the DVD player and plug that right into my laptop. Didn't happen.)

Any tips?

A:Play movies on my TV (from a laptop)

you have to have the TV ON and hookup to your PC and then restart your PC

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I have a laptop with movies that I would like to watch on my television. My TV is a Sony Bravia KDL-46S2000. It has a VGA slot in the back of the TV and the TV's maximum resolution is 1080i.

After I connect the VGA cable from the laptop to the television, what do I do? I dont see anything.

-Thanks in advance

A:use my tv to watch movies from my laptop...

on the laptop you need to send the signal to the VGA port
to do that usually on laptops you need to press the FN key and then F4 {but the F key may be different - look for a figure like a TV}
each time you press it it will toggle between three setting {not necessarily in this order}
1) Laptop screen only
2) laptop and VGA Port
3) VGA port only

you will also need to link the sound - so a jack plug 2.5mm or 3.5mm depends on what your headphone socket on laptop is - to what ever audio inputs you have TV - probably Phono RCA - coloured red and white for left and right channel

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does anyone know if this laptop can handle HD movies like 720p or 1080p?

i will be streaming them over wireless N

A:laptop to play HD movies

HULU? lol

yes I think that that would stream in HD but I would suggest at least 8 Mega Bits per second down stream internet for HD streaming, else you will end up buffering every 10 seconds. If you can't get 8megs, 4 megs will run but you may have to buffer after every break.

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Ya how come I can't watch my movies on my laptop.
I can on my home computer after I downloaded a program called Videolan, but when I put the same program on my laptop I get an error message saying "Unable to open 'dvd://D"
I have a Pen. 4 Dell Laptop with of course a DVD player, and don't know a whole lot about compters.
Can anyone fix this for me or maybe know of a free program that I can download that lets you play movies on a laptop.

A:can't watch dvd movies on laptop

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Grrr ... I hope someone here can help me!!!

I am trying to watch a movie from the website www.watch-movies.net , I have my S-Video Cable attached from my laptop to my satellite receiver. When I press my Function F8, the error message that I receive is, "No External Display Attached."

What step(s) am I missing?

(I run O/S Vista Home on my Dell Inspiron 1420)

Thanks a Bunch!

A:Watch-Movies from laptop to TV

This is not allowed here at TSG. The website you posted has illegal movie downloads.

Please read the rules:
Other Illegal Activities - As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advice on using illegal software, as it will be removed. Click to expand...


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Can i take my laptop and movies from the u.s. and play them in honduras for example?

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i want to be able to watch movies on my laptop but i cant.when i put the disk in it used to come up with "what do you want to do with this disk" and it would never load and it wanted me to download a app to play the movie.i just tried to play a movie on my laptop but when i put the dsk in nothing happened, so i went it files and my laptop started loading really fast and making lots of noise. when i went into the DVD file in files the only thing that came up was audio and video. i clicked on video but it came up with a whole bunch of other files and when i click on the first on nothing happened. it would be really awesome if you can help me solve this problem.  Cheers,Grace

A:i cant watch movies on my laptop!!!!!

HI @gracechov, Welcome to the HP Forum!  It is a terrific place to find answers and tips! For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide. First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More . When posting it is important to include your precise model of HP notebook and the operating system you are running to help us to help you. What is your model of HP notebook? HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number?. What operating system are you running? When you tried to play the movie and you saw the option to download a program, what was the program? If you are running Windows 8 or 10 as they don't include built- in support for playing DVDs, you may need to install a program. For troubleshooting purposes, I will assume that you are running Windows.Have you done all your Windows updates?Have you run the Windows troubleshooter?Have you run the HP Support Assistant?This link may help in the meantime. HP Notebook PCs - Playing DVD or BLU-Ray Movies with PowerDVD. I will wait for your reply. To express appreciation for my post please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon?.  If my post resolves the issue you are experiencing, please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find what worked for you!

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I'm hoping this is the right spot to post this if not, sorry and please tell me the right spot.

I have no idea if this is possible but I am wondering if when I hook up my laptop to my tv to watch a movie if there is any way to set it up so you can see only the movie on the tv and not whatever else Iím doing on the screen? Thank you for any help w/ this.

A:Watching movies from laptop to tv

It all depends on what kind(s) of video and audio outputs you have on the laptop and what kind(s) of video and audio inputs you have on the TV.

EDIT: As for showing different things on each screen, that would depend on if your laptop supports dual monitor mode with different information on each screen. Then it would be a matter of how easy it might be to have the DVD player software run in full screen mode on one display.

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Hi everybody...thanks for all ur help on previous topic....Looks like I posted this on the wrong subject, but I don't know how to re-post it in the correct plkace...so I need some help here...
When I try to watch a Blue-ray movie using the Mediasmart software included in my laptop I can't watch the movie, but just listen to it. I treid using Win Media Player, but it looks it doesn't recognize it..

Here's my comp desc...
Windows Edition: Windows Vista Home Premium
Service Pack 2
Model: HP Pavillion dv7
Processor: AMD Turion? X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-72 2.10 GHz
Memory(RAM): 4.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System

Drive E:
Description CD-ROM Drive
Media Loaded Yes
Media Type UNKNOWN
Manufacturer (Standard CD-ROM drives)
Status OK
Transfer Rate 3302.75 kbytes/sec
SCSI Target ID 0
PNP Device ID IDE\CDROMHL-DT-ST_BDDVDRW_CT10L__________________YC07____\5&7B92F76&0&3.0.0
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys (6.0.6002.18005, 78.00 KB (79,872 bytes), 12/13/2009 9:37 PM)

A:Can't watch Blue-ray movies on my HP Laptop...

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...=reg_R1002_USENcheck this out from hp.sounds like the codec isn't loaded for windows media player but using this has helped with others trying to get mediasmart to work.

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Ok, I have a Toshiba DvD-rom SD-C2502 in my laptop and is skipping all the dvds I play, the skipping is ramdomly and sometimes it skips with audio. I load the disk and after 3 to 5 minutes it starts skipping all the time, and this is on every single movie I try to play. DMA is enabled so I guess that is not it. Is it a problem w/ the soundcard or the videocard configuration (I have an Ati radeon 7500)? I tried cleaning the lens and it didn't worked, I also loaded the movies to different programs like WMP, and WinDVD, but that didn't worked either. Can someone help me with this, I am extremely desperate, please help!

A:Help with laptop DVD-drive, is skipping all the movies!

Has this always done this or is this something that has just recently started? Do you have DMA enabled on this drive? Check the properties of the drive in the device manager to find out. If it is not enabled, enable it. If it is enabled you just might have a bad drive. I know that Toshiba does not require any kind of special driver for windoze.

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I want to play movies from DVD's from my laptop to my TV so I can watch on the TV. I got a cable and connected from the laptop to the TV and I get the picture but no audio. What do I have to do to get audio?

A:Solved: Play movies from laptop to TV

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Hello,, I'M Dennis i   have hp pavillion g4-2120tx laptop with amd radeon hd 7600 series graphics card and intel hd 4000 graphics.can i watch 3d movie on my laptop and if yes what sort of 3d glasses should i have . Thanks

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My DVD player on my Dell Laptop plays DVD movies and CD's but doesn't load computer game software. It recognises the name of the software on the icon in my computer but and spins the disk but does not load the software..any thoughts ?? this is a new problem, the computer is only few months old and has been fine up to now. Not sure if somehow the settings have changed.

The only change I have made to the system was to change the DVD player from region 4 to region 2 temporarily ( I was still able to use software then ) and this has since been changed back to region 4.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,


A:DVD RW on Laptop plays DVD movies and CD's but not sofware

I had almost the same problem just yesterday. Mine would read everyting except dvd program disks. I went to control panel, system, hardware, device manager. Right click on the dvd and uninstall. Reboot and let windows find and reinstall the dirve.
It worked for me. Good luck.

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I have a Sony digital video camera that records movies on hi-8 tapes. I wish to view these movies on my Dell Latitude D600 laptop (and possibly record to CD).

How to?



A:Viewing movies from my camcorder on my laptop

Hi Alisa...

Do you have a cable to connect your camera to your laptop?

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ok so i have a dell lattitude820. I have it hooked by vga to a lg 1080p lcd. the tv recognizes the laptop and can surf the web but wont play any of my movies.. they play on the laptop and tv says invalid format.. how can i fix this? thank you

A:tv wont play movies from my laptop

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i am using google chrome and all my movie channels wont stream, any ideas?

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i am using google chrome and all my movie channels wont stream, any ideas? netflix code is 8050 amazon 

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Can I watch movies I've downloaded on my laptop on my TV by putting them on a USB stick? Or would I need a long HDMI cable? I'm crap with tech stuff. I wanted to do it wirelessly if possible? The files are very large, what GB USB stick would I need?

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I hooked my laptop up to my Plasma TV via S-video and for the sound, RCA to headphone jack. It works fairly well, but with two issues:

1) The video input is bigger than the TV screen. To explain, when I see my desktop on the TV screen and I move the cursor to the far edges of the screen, the screen scrolls a little bit. The movies play, but they are cropped on the sides. Where or how can I adjust this to make the input from the computer fit the TV screen?

2) The sound is muffled. I don't have a receiver hooked up yet and I tinkered with the sound adjustments in the movie player and on the laptop, but I can't figure out how to make it better. Any ideas?

Thanks, please post your thoughts on these issues.

A:Playing Movies On Plasma Through Laptop


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I can't watch videos or movies on my HP laptop.  I have made no changes.

A:i can't watch videos or movies on my laptop

So what happens when you try to watch them? No picture, error messages......?

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Using an HDMI cable, I connect my HP Pavilion dv7 laptop (Windows 10) to my TV utilising a Yamaha HTR-3066 AV receiver to improve sound quality and options for both TV programs and movies played from the computer. There is no volume problem with TV broadcasts. However, when playing a movie from the laptop, I need to crank up the Yamaha's volume to maximum (-80 dB) just to be able to hear the soundtrack. (The TV's native volume control is deliberately muted.) And if I forget to turn the volume control down before switching to a TV program, windows are nearly shattered. Any suggestions gratefully received!

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I'm trying to connect my Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop to a Sony KDF-E50A12U TV. I have connect both units with the correct cords, but every time I press the switch screen buttons on the computer, it freezes & crashes. I know the cords are correct, because if I press them while the computer is loading up, it shows the load up screen on the big tv, but as soon as the computer has finished its start up, it switches back to the computer screen and then when I press the switch screen buttons again, it freezes/ crashes. Does anyone know how i can do this?

A:How do I connect my laptop to Sony TV to watch movies

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i have just bought my laptop and i was told not to install vlc player in it, so I installed the real player to watch movies that i have in my storage. My problem is that no matter how many video players i have tried the video does not play properly. the resolution is always disturbed, the voice is low, pixels keep bursting and its with windows media player too. please help me resolve this issue, hp model : 15-ay019tu

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Is there a way to connect your laptop to your TV to watch movies. Do you have to have a certain cable? I have a HP computer with Windows Vista.

A:Solved: Connecting laptop to TV to watch movies

never mind I figured it out.

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My laptop is a IBM Thinkpad T60(Yeah, ancient, but it works) with with an intel T2500 dual core clocked at 2GHz, 2 GB of RAM and an ATI x1400 mobility. I got it new (it was bought but never used by the company I work for) recently, and immediately installed some games onto it to see what exactly it could do. After maybe 6-10 minutes depending on the game the laptop freezes, there's no on screen artifacts, just a frozen screen and a loop of whatever sound was playing last, which forces me to do a hard reset.
This is all fine and dandy, I can live without playing games on my laptop, so I left it alone. Until yesterday in which it did the same thing while watching a movie. I read through the first 3 pages of google and searched through the TSG forums, but I found nothing that fixed my problem.
Hope someone can help with this, I'd be satisfied with running low end games and movies. I'm just worried this is going to get worse.

A:Laptop locks up while playing fullscreen, now movies as well.

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Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

I went here for help on this matter, I followed what I think is exactly how to do what I needed.
But when ever I convert home movies or burn them to dvd I get BSOD saying it's doing a minidump. Then restarts. Just started happening last week. So I deleted my burning Software thinking that may have been the issue/s. But dont know. I know some about pc's but don't know anything on how to fix BSOD.

A:Bsod when burning movies or coverting home movies

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable!

FwLnk.sys Sun Nov 19 20:11:12 2006 (45606600)
Toshiba Firmware Linkage service system driver (included in the Toshiba Value Added Package)
Driver Reference Table - FwLnk.sys

LVUSBSta.sys Sat Feb 3 23:46:13 2007 (45C4CA65)
Logitech QuickCam
Driver Reference Table - LVUSBSta.sys

LVPr2Mon.sys Wed Feb 7 06:41:29 2007 (45C92039)
Logitech QuickCam driver
Driver Reference Table - LVPr2Mon.sys

UVCFTR_S.SYS Thu Jun 26 14:25:19 2008 (4863526F)
Chicony USB 2.0 Camera
Driver Reference Table - UVCFTR_S.SYS

SynTP.sys Fri Aug 15 08:02:22 2008 (48A4E3AE)
Synaptic Touch Pad Driver
Driver Reference Table - SynTP.sys

AGRSM.sys Mon Nov 10 20:56:37 2008 (49184BA5)
Agere SoftModem Driver
Driver Reference Table - AGRSM.sys
Kaspersky is often a cause of BSODs. Please uninstall it for testing purpose and use Microsoft Security Essentials & the Free version of Malwarebytes, update and make full scans separately:Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase
Help protect your PC with Microsoft Security Essentials
Malwarebytes Free

Do not start the trial version of MalwareBytes

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hi everybody

can i convert movies played on my laptop through the USB to 5.1 speaker system?

what about the iLINK instead of USB?

i am not really a pro in this so plz bear with me

i bought a 5.1 speaker system but i found out that it needs fibre optic cable or digital coaxial which i don't have on my laptop

so how can i fix this problem

thank u for any feedback

A:can i convert movies played on my laptop through the USB to 5.1 speaker system?

hello and welcome to techspot.

i bought a 5.1 speaker system but i found out that it needs fibre optic cable or digital coaxial which i don't have on my laptopClick to expand...

return the speakers. your sound card, speakers, setup, and movies all have to be 5.1 capable to get dolby 5.1 sound. if your laptop's sound card doesn't support 5.1, then you is s.o.l.!
another option would be to get an external soundcard, but before you buy make sure your laptop can support it!

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I can view movies from the library in my CD drive on my computer but
cannot view a DVD movie I just made on my camcorder.

I can view it on my laptop, but not the desktop computer.

Is it possible to copy a DVD home movie that I just put on DVD
to another blank DVD. I need to make about 10 copies.

Can I do this by having another DVD recorder with connecting cables
to the original DVD recorder as we did with VHS tapes?

A:CD drive reads movies but not DVD home movies

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If you select the Videos app from the Metro screen, and then select "my videos", you can choose to view all, movies, tv or personal files.

In my library I have divided my own files into TV and Movies (using Explorer), and can see all of them intermingled when I select "all" or "personal" on the "my videos" screen. However the "movies" or "tv" lists are empty except that I am invited to look at shows in the Xbox video store.

Is it possible to divide my own files or store them in such a way that they can appear in their respective tv or movies lists on the "my videos" screen (and if so, is there a specific format that I need to have them in, so that, for example, I can group episodes of tv programs together into series, and so on) or is it just for movies and tv programs that I have downloaded form the Xbox /Microsoft store?

many thanks for your help

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I got a new laptop and when watching DVD movies after some time it becomes choppy and I need to re-start the computer.The same for watching my movies I took from my video camera.

Why is it after watching DVD movie or watching my movies it becomes choppy ? And I need to re-start the computer?

A:DVD movies and my movies is choppy

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Hi, My name is lukeben. This is the first time i have done anything like this, please bear with me. Could you please help. How can i download "avi" Movies to work on Windows Media. Every time i try to play a avi film i get a box saying i need a licence. Can you please help.
Yours Truly Lukeben.

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i want to know how to make a movie instead of the studio making one , please help i want to make a movie with zombies and stuff.

A:The Movies

You can use windows movie maker. Its quite handy

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Please could someone tell me. If I wanted to Edit AVI Movie files into chapters and choose where the cut off points were to the next chapter. Is this possible to do and what software can be used to do it. I have looked at different one's but I don't know if any have the capability or how. I want to choose where the chapters are.

A:AVI movies for XP

The software you use may depend on the type of videos. You can find a large list of tools and what they can do at VideoHelp:
Tools - Video software and downloads - VideoHelp.com

It would help to know what kind of files these are when picking out a tool. Many products have demos so you can see if it works before buying.

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how to put your vcr movies to ur pc thats what i love 2 know, i like 2 put my vcr movies on my pc and burn them 2 a dvd

A:how to put your vcr movies to ur pc

You can get a PCI card wich you plug in the red, yellow and white cable and record it to your computer and then to a dvd.


above is a link of what i am talking about and a place you can buy it.

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Is there a software (free) out on the net where I can combine 2 .flv movies into 1? If so, what is it?


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I have a TOSHIBA Satellite A205 S7464
The DVD player reads cd's ok (photos) but not movie rental cd's
A box appears saying "prepare this blank disk"
Can you help out please?

A:No Movies

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i have some videos, and they have video but no sound. First off, the video WAS choppy, very choppy. But i'm using a program (AVI Preview, and Zplayer) and it doesn't make it choppy at all. But the sound doesn't work, no sound, for some of the movies... btw, this aren't movies, more like episodes and stuff, please don't hate me..

is there a audio codec i should download or something?

A:avi movies

You can try these links :


http://www.mpegx.com - See also Links from this site.

or run a further search on :


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Q: movies

hi there!
can anybody tell me how i can send movies
via e-mail.i only can send about 10 mb,can i
compress the movie some how?witch programm
can i use?thanks for help!matrix


What file type is the movie?

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I know very little about pc's so I would appreciate a type of "guide for dummies" problem solving advice.

I cannot see any movies,when I place the cursor and click on any movie I get a Windows Explorer screen telling me that there's a problem and it has to close,I click for more info and all I get is this:

AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2900.2180 ModName: unknown
ModVer: Offset: 00000000

My wordpad cannot open and my keyboard is not working correctly,the "shift" key has to be pressed hard for it to work so that I can make a capital letter.

I think that it all arises from something wrong in my multimedia files ,those that are ussed for opening and watching movies.

OS WinXP Pro - have done full virus scan,made use of programs such as : WinXP Manager,Tune Up Utilities 2006 and Crap Cleaner - perhaps one of these programs deleted certain files in error but I cannot perform a system restore from the program and have no idea how to do it through msdos,or even if it's possible.

Could someone please assist me with this problem please?!

Thanks guys!


A:No Movies! Please help

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I have about 70 movies on video cassettes which I purchased over the last 30 years or so and I would like to preserve them. Since my old VHS player is acting up on me and I donít want to invest in a new one I decided to copy these tapes to DVDís.

I purchased the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR1800 PCIe card which includes the WinTV7 program and I made my 1st transfer successfully but I found the process too long; for a 130 minute long movie it took me about 3 hours.

The Hauppauge card copied the movie to .MPG format which was 5.08GB and too long to fit on a DVD. So I used Window Movie Maker to convert it to .WMV format and this made the file 1.94GB. Then I used DVD Flick to transfer the file to a DVD.

Any suggestions on the above process?

A:Movies on VHS

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Q: movies

Can you download movies from Winmx and if not where?


Movies are copyright protected, so we wouldn't be able to help you with that here anyway......closing thread.

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Well I'm trying to put some movies I downloaded onto dvds, but every time I go to burn the dvd it says the movie is too big. The thing is, the file on my computer says its less than what the blank dvd is. Does anyone know how I could get the movies to fit? I was thinking compressing the movie files. Thanks....

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Q: movies

I am downloading movies from a site called watch32.com. Their movies are shown in episodes. How can I put the episodes together to make the full movie without the breaks?


no help with pirating movies here
P2P and File Sharing - We do not support P2P file sharing applications or web sites where the aim or much of the content is illegally shared copyrighted music, videos, or other files. This includes torrents, Kazaa, LimeWire, RapidShare, Pirate Bay, and the like. Any threads requesting help for such will be closed. Obviously, this does not include legitimate sites like YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, Metacafe, etc, that have a strong content policing policy. If you're interested in the topic of P2P, you are free to discuss it on our site, but information on how to use these services will not be provided.Click to expand...

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