Yes I have confused internet & windows explorer. I can stay on this topic for a period convenient to you if you have the time to walk me through cd info showing in the computer. I don't understand what I am looking for or how to get there.
WMP page appears after inserting disc, does not list contents. Opening wmp from desktop results in c00d1197 code, network streaming issue (?). My first post says that but nobody will comment directly to my questions, just waylay topic somewhere else.
Your free player link: first is a 404. Second doesn't appear to be free at all, signup to the unknown crap to get into your harddrive them we talk fees bs. Its a common hook gimmick with ms & its 3rd party vultures "its free but the fee is", usually $29.95 for any of the gimmicks. Won't be looking at the 3rd. You should know a links function before you recommend it as a test link. You complain above the post count, but creating a good deal of it.
Upper & lower limits fix has been tried, I forget the wording , the reg key of letters & numbers had maybe 10 items identical. Expand the first & the words there are not the same as instructions. If the help topic was correct it would state which of the 10 or so to open. So you write off the deadend, just another armchair expert rehashing the correct help topic & hiding behind a link decoying as ms OR paid to by ms. Don't ask who, its gone by, no longer in downloads or my memory.
Now the topic of help downloads & sp2 & 3. Either a ms "fail enough" counter kicked in or I have a guardian hacker shining on me. Update auto-downloads is on "notify me", .net / sp3.5 appears, as many times previous, so hit the download for maybe the 20th time (20 not 2) & wait. IT WORKED !!! Go to the ms program utility & its a bundle of sp's & .net's. Now the fixit's & other ms downloads are working / may work..
I adjusted services last night, info from "elderly geek", checked dependencies before any resetting. this did not fix wmp.
Your first post yesterday at 7:32am "whats a network issue got to do with playing music". The computer stated thats the/a problem, not me.
My guess is there is nothing wrong with the player or discs, its blocked via network/privacy issues, whatever that "fast ethernet adopter" problem is.
Lets deal with the software issues before inventing hardware "gone south" issues.