I'm not sure exactly what the root of this problem is so I'm just going to describe it to you and hope that someone can help me.
I'm running Windows 7 and I have the latest version of Windows Media Player installed. A little while ago, I ripped three CDs into Windows Media Player. The information for these CDs was not on the internet, so I intended to edit the track titles and put the titles in myself. I got to the second album and when I finished editing the title of the CD, suddenly the screen refreshed and the three new albums had disappeared, along with a couple of others that I had added previously. Also, I had deleted the sample albums that were included with Windows Media Player and these appeared again. I clicked on one of them, right-clicked, and selected DELETE. Nothing changed....the album was still displayed. When I attempted to play the album, Windows Media Player gave me a message telling me that the track was not available.
It appears that whatever database Windows Media Player uses suddenly has become corrupted and is no longer useable.
I decided that the best course of action might be to uninstall Windows Media Player, and then download and install a new copy. However, when I started Control Panel and selected Programs and Features, I could not find Windows Media Player in the list of installed programs.
Does anyone have any idea what might have gone wrong here, or have a suggestion on how to get rid of Windows Media Player and reinstall it? i have very few albums in Media Player and if I lose them and have to rip them again, I don't consider it to be a problem.
Thanks in advance.