Windows media player fault

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  1. normanandsue

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    Can anyone help me please? I have been trying to download files onto a powerpoint presentation through media player and have managed to corrupt my whole computer. Whenever I try to connect to the internet, or try system restore, Windows media opens up with an error message.............
    The file you are attempting to play has an extension (.exe) that does not match the file format.....

    I have deleted the powerpoint presentation thinking this might stop media player searching for the file but this has made no difference.

    I even tried updating my windows system to windows 8 but the same error message comes up and the download shuts down

    I have been able to to connect to the internet through a shortcut on my start page but it is the only way in.
     
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    Is this any help?
     
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    I'm really confused why you are using media player to play a PowerPoint presentation.
     
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    .exe is an excel file. I wonder what type of file you were trying to put into PP.
     
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    .exe is usually an executable (program) file, Mike, not Excel (.xls mainly).

    The error message appears to be saying that Media Player has been asked to process a file with a format it can't handle or a file which has been saved with the wrong extension. Unfortunately, without being able to look at the machine directly it's difficult to be certain.
     
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    Oops, quite correct, I wonder why Norman was trying to get one into PP.
     
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    Dunno. Mistake? Picked up the program executable instead of the program icon by mistake maybe?
     
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    Sounds possible.
     
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