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unable to open Windows Media Player

I am unable to open WMP to view a presentation or to play music.

When I click on a WMP file I see WMP playing in the bar and when I click on restore/ maximize, all I get is small screen approximately 1" x1" at the bottom.

have un installed and re installed WMP 10 as well as the latest security patch.

have not done a system restore to an earlier date, having noticed this problem approximately 2 days ago.

have even tried to open with Windows Firewall turned off but no luck.

all virues definitions current and scanned.

XP-SP-2 with all patches.

help please.....


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Compact Mode?

When WMP is in Compact Mode, it throws up a small box approx 1 inch by 1 inch, with a live button , which when clicked, will return you to full mode. But perhaps you are well aware of this. You said that you were able to see WMP playing in the bar. Did you also have normal sound?

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normal sound, yes.

clicking on bar/ picture does not increase or restore it to normal. all butons except 'help' are also avialble and include menu, play/ stop, volume, next, close/ open.

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It also may be in Skin Mode which

might be the same as what Seafox mentioned, IF that is the case if you hit "ctrl+1" it should return to normal.

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thanks to both of you.

will try this and post back if problem persists.

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problem solved

i have dual monitors with the second being my TV screen.

didn't even consier tha WMP was there so when I did turn on TV with PC running, I saw the WMP there.

dragged it back to monitor #1.

thank you for all the help.

david williams

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(NT) (NT) Glad you got it fixed David. :D

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