1: System Restore Error 0x80042318__2: Windows Media Player 11 Will not open__3: Internet Explorer 8 Freezes as soon as opened.
My computer was having some startup issues before, (it would almost always
give me the blue screen at startup and go into the startup repair).
The Startup repair would not fix anything and just waste about 20 minutes of my time.
Eventually it would not even load at all and startup repair wasn't helping so I finally decided to reinstall
This worked perfectly until I stupidly decided to try and use Windows easy transfer to hopefully "move" my programs over to this new copy of Windows Vista.
So now my issues are: Windows Media Player 11 will not open at all.
I can not see thumbnails of videos that would open with Windows Vista either.
Oddly enough though I can use Windows Media Center just fine.
I also have the Quicktime player installed and these
seem to work just fine.
This hasn't been disastrous but mainly an annoyance.
I've been using VLC player to handle most of my videos just fine, but liked using WMP before.
Secondly: I cannot create any restore points at all.
Any time I try I get this error message:
"The restore point could not be created for the following reason:
An error was detected in the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).
The problem occurred while trying to contact VSS writers.
Please verify that the Event System service and the VSS service are running and check for associated errors in the event logs.
Please try again."
Lastly, for some reason after the transfer, possibly after Internet Explorer automatically updated it will completely freeze when I open it.
It gives me the prompt to open the previously crashed session, and if I attempt that or close the dialog box to just
open the home page, it will completely freeze, even the blue loading circle beside the tab name.
Thankfully I have Firefox and Google Chrome installed, both work just fine.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
I'm not entirely fretting over IE8 and WMP 11 but I would really feel less stressed if I know that I have a System Restore Point in case my previous issues start to happen again.
Here's my system specs, in case that is in any way helpful.
Dell Studio 1535 Laptop
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Service Pack 2 Recently Reinstalled
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 4 Ghz
3 GB Ram
4.0 Windows Experience Index/Rating
Major thanks in advance to anyone that can give any little glimmer of help.
I've tried searching for these issues online and found no help.
My next stop is Dell Tech support (..
not looking forward to it)!