364 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 9, 2006 9:04 AM by Jprasek
It's possible your system has become corrupted in some fashion. First try the following:
Boot from your OS X Installer. After the installer loads select Disk Utility from the Installer menu. After DU loads select your OS X volume from the list on the left, click on the First Aid tab, then click on the Repair Disk button. If DU reports any errors that have been fixed, then re-run Repair Disk until no errors are reported. If no errors are reported click on the Repair Permissions button. Wait until the operation completes, then quit DU and return to the installer. Now shutdown the computer for a couple of minutes and then restart normally.
If DU reports errors it cannot fix, then you will need Disk Warrior (3.0.3 for Tiger) and/or TechTool Pro (4.1.2 for Tiger) to repair the drive. If you don't have either of them or if neither of them can fix the drive, then you will need to reformat the drive and reinstall OS X.
If the above doesn't help then try creating a new user account and logging into that account. Install WMP and see if it works properly. If so, then you may have a problem with a bad preference file or corrupted cache file in your normal account. Try deleting the preference files for WMP. You can use a utility like TinkerTool System to clear cache files.
I tried all that you sent and nothing has worked. On my daughters account I can run WMP but not on mine. I cleared my cache by using Onyx, ( I think this program clears the cache files). I'm at my witts end with this and frustated as ****. I sure hope someone has a easy fix for this because nothing is working.
Thanks for the help Kappy.
Kurt Lang told me about Onyx for the exact same problem and it worked great for me. I went to http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs2/english/download.html
and downloaded the version I needed and used the "force empty trash" feature in that program.