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Genius solution! Quick and painless...
I got it,we are proud of you.
I got it,we are proud of you.
Great!!! Very simple but I will never figure it out by myself...
It worked!!!! It worked!!!!!
Thanks for the info!!!!! Finally after over a year!!!! It works!!!!
Worked for me!
Windows Media Player 11 won't open
You are a genius!!! My WMP was left for dead long long ago until I chance upon this
forum and your instructions and it worked! Although I have been using other media player
it's good feeling to know this pain is finally relieved.
Thanks a million.
i've been having the same problem ever since i uninstall avast, i tried ur solution and it did.
Thanks alot i had given up on my wmp after i installed norton 2011 its working now.Thanks
Thanks. Worked great
That worked great!!! What are those mighty little commands? Can they be used to fix other such issues?
WMP opens and closes right away
Your suggestion did not work. Any other ideas?
Thanks. This also fixed problems with my Visual Basic. Net
Thanks. This also fixed problems with my Visual Basic. Net not being able to create new items in a project. I was about to start looking at all of the libraries. You just saved me a lot of time and frustration.
This worked for me as well!!!
Oh my god, thank you so much!!! My WMP just stopped working one day; it just wouldn't open. Whenever I would try to open a file with it through the 'right-click menu', it would give some sort of server error.
Your solution through the command prompt has worked perfectly! I haven't used WMP in over a year!
Bravo it worked beautifully. thank you
Here is a fix
Here is what you need to do...
Run Task Manager by entering CTRL-ALT-DELETE , once you are in this window select processes and check if Windows Media isn't still running, if it is, end the process! What is known to many people as a ghost process a sort of left over from the previous run --
That worked for me! Good Luck!
Thank you for trying but it didnt work
More information: my MediaDirect doesnt work either. And when there is a Windows Media Player plugin inside a website, my internet explorer will just vanish into mid air.
re: wmp 11 won't open
I had the same problem using Vista, something got screwed up somehow, and wmp 11 wouldn't open from any short-cut. I could get it to open if I went to the executable in the WMP folder in Progam files, and right-clicked on it, and chose "run as administrator". So, I searched a <b>lot</b> of forums. In the end, the thing that worked for me (mentioned in another forum somewhere) was to go to Control Panel, User accounts, and turn off the User Accounts control. Now wmp will run from any short-cut again. It'd be cool if someone knows why this happened, and what I could do to fix it correctly. Hope this helps somebody, because it was bugging the "bleep" out of me.
I turned off the user account control thing like you did and it said i had to restart my computer. I did so and then logged on, but after about 2 minutes, the taskbar and all of my desktop icons went away although i could still see my background. Then this little 2 inch wide thing that looked like a minimized window or something appeared at the bottom right. It said Microsoft Win.. and the rest was cut off because the window was so small, and then the computer logged off. I do not know if this is related to turning off the UAC but i managed to log on again and turn the UAC back on before the computer logged me off again and now it is fine. I still cannot open WMP without running as administrator though. I think something must have gotten deleted but im not sure. Someone please help.
Have not been able to open my media player and use to have to restart to open it. This time it wouldn't open. Your suggestion was exactly what was happening. This ghosting I remember from a few years ago with this same player. Thanks for reminding me of that. It's now working.
Windows Media Player won't open
This worked perfectly and it was so easy. Thanks so much!!!
WMP 11 came pre-installed on my vista 32-bit computer. It worked fine for a while then stopped working for no apparent reason. When i click on the shortcut the computer sounds as if it is going to open the program and then nothing happens. Although when i right click "run as administrator" it does open. The only problem is that i can only play what is already in the library and i cannot drag any new files whatsoever. This problem is making me really aggravated with windows as i also have problems with my flash player on internet explorer, but thats another article. Could someone please help me because i really dont want to have to restore to a previous point because that is too much of a hassle. I dont believe i have tried downgrading "which seem to be now a popular thing to do with the so-called new operating system". Somebody please help
I am no tech but....
I am so tired of seeing people trying to answer this question. I spent 4 days reading all the garbage on this issue and not one of you guys got it right. I went to microsoft tech support and believe it or not - it was helpful. I still have issues but I am at the very least using my wpm11....so this is what I did
I logged in as administrator
To resolve this problem, reregister the Jscript.dll and Vbscript.dll files. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Run, type regsvr32 jscript.dll, and then click OK.
2. Click Start, click Run, type regsvr32 vbscript.dll, and then click OK.
I am now able to run this stupid program as the administrator but not as the user....I hope this works for you!!
now if someone can tell me how to get it working as a user, I would be thrilled.
"regsvr32 jscript.dll" and other fixes are noted at the web link I supplied. It's a shame that your fix doesn't always cure this one. Just yours...
I stick with the fix I found
It works for me everytime that darn media player won't open. I also noticed the other day when I was making a movie with the movie maker and tryed to import it to the dvd maker, it would not let me because it said it was still being used or something like that. I followed the same steps and guess what....my movie maker was still running, so I stoped it and DVD maker finaly let me import it. I guess everyones computer is just differant, but the fix I have found is working for me.
Tried your fix and of course encountered another problem
As the subject states, i did what you said to do and when i tried "regsvr32 vbscript.dll" it came up with this error...
Ok I have a similar problem, When I open WMP11 in Vista Ultimate, it opens but then quickly says it needs to close or says not responding, then stops all my media sharing. Windows Media Center then does the same thing, opens then when i try to play a song says there?s and error. I just thought it was the same old crap with Vista. So I got fed up and installed XP. Did all the updates and everything ran fine for a day or 2. Then the same thing happened on XP!!!! It opens and 2 seconds of loading my library.."WMP has encountered an error and needs to close". I tried WINAMP on both Vista and XP works fine....here are my stats with all the latest drivers.
MSI K9A Platinum MOBO (using on board audio)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black edition
SAPPHIRE 100189L Radeon X1900GT
OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
WD 70GB Raptor
Try this simple procedure if it has been playing and then suddenly stops responding.
Start Task Manager (control,alt,delete) and under heading "processes" look for anything referring to Windows Media Player -ie: wmp---- etc. - select those which apply and click "end process"
Then restart Windows Media Player. - Good luck !
yeah i wish it was that easy.....i just think my computer doesn?t like WMP11....i reverted back to WMP9, works great...installed WMP10, works great.....then installed WMP11 again, and as soon as it opens "WMP has encountered an error and needs to close" I have built tons of computers and never had a problem like this. Anyone know of any hardware issues that i might be having?
How were u able to install WMP10? I think i tried doing that but it doesnt allow me to download it somehow.