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Windows Media Player Stoped Opening


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#1 gokudanny89

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 08:55 PM

My windows media player stopped opening in regular mode recently. I don't know the reason. I tried opening it in administrator mode and it works but just trying to open it by double clicking on the shortcut or opening it in the folder that it is held in does'nt work for some reason. can someone please help me.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:59 AM

Can you set the shortcut to Run as Administrator? Right click on the shortcut and select Properties, then select the Compatibility tab and put a check in the "Run as administrator" box.

Or, as you find the main executable for it, you can do the same with that file.
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 06:20 PM

Now that I did that it opens but my media files still won't open with windows media player.

Thanks for the reply

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 06:40 PM

Are you given any error messages as to why the files are not opening?
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 08:12 PM

Right click on the media files and click on Open with... Then select WMP and hit the check box that says "always use this program for this type of file" and see if that works.

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:08 PM

No I don't get any error messeges. And I tried right clicking and making that file type open with windows media player but it still dosn't open.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 12:07 AM

Things to check:
Have you installed any new programs, updated drivers or downloaded any new Windows updates?

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 12:32 AM

Thanks for the help guys. But I found out what the problem was. It had to do with my registry I cleaned and defraged it and it started to work.

Thank you for all your help

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 03:05 AM

Well done gokudanny89, :huh: Thanks for letting us know.

On a side note, be careful when using registry cleaner as they can cause damage.
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