I've just done a Windows XP reinstall on a second hard disk and kept the old master as a slave. Everything is OK except that when I try to play AVI files on Wiondows Media Player or AVI Preview, which ran OK previously, the player only sees them as audio files. I get a message saying "Sending request for codec, then Error downloading codec and the AVI plays audio only. I cant remember if I did anything special to play DivX on WMP. Can anyone assist please?
Thanks Marsh Warden. After I reinstalled Nero the AVIs played mostly OK in WMP, but some without sound. There is a lot of stuff about WMP/DivX problems on the site you referred me to and I'm sure I can sort it out. Many thanks for your help.