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Windows Media Player is not working.


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#1 Poweranimals

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:33 AM

When I opened it last it made some changes. To be honest, I wasn't really paying attention. Now the program will not open. Whenever I click on the program, it just never opens. If I click on a video, an error pops up that says, "Server Execution Failed". I've tried some supposed fixes involving WinFix and msdt.exe. However, none of them worked. For the record, I got my laptop with everything pre-installed so I don't have a disc available.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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#2 jhayz

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:21 AM

Since you are not sure of what particular changes made but pertains to certain video files then check this link - http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/19417-server-execution-failed.html

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:42 AM

I was able to fix it finally. I just had to turn off the media feature through control panel and restart the computer and turn it back on.
It works perfectly fine now, but I have no idea what happened still.

Also a quote from Windows7 forum -

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:32 PM

Yeah, I've tried turning it off and on as suggested. They don't seem to suggest anything I haven't tried yet outside of fmrmating which is an avenue I'd like to avoid if possible.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:07 AM

There are quite a few solutions out there, and none mention reformatting -

Try these two methods
A few people had success with Method 2 (Uninstalling and Reinstalling WMP)

Method 1.
1. Click on Start and in the search bar type cmd.exe
2. Right click on cmd.exe and click on Run as Administrator
3. In the command prompt type the following command

net localgroup "Administrators" "NT Authority\Local Service" /add

4. Press enter and restart the computer

Method 2.
Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Windows Media Player:

Step 1.
Uninstalling the Windows Media Player:
1. Go to Start and in the search type "Turn Windows features On or Off".
2. Click on "Turn Windows features On or Off".
3. Browse to the Media Features and uncheck the mark in front of Windows Media Player.
4. Restart the computer

Step 2.
Reinstalling the Windows Media Player:
1. Go to Start and in the search type "Turn Windows features On or Off".
2. Click on "Turn Windows features On or Off".
3. Browse to the Media Features and place a check mark in front of Windows Media Player.
4. Restart the Computer.

(Again from M/soft 7 Advisors)




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