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Windows Media Player Intruding

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#1 Hikermann


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 08:51 PM

Please / thanks:  

Running Windows XP Home & WP 12 Office; so suddenly this afternoon Windows Media Player decides it is being called from the dungeon and must immediately open up whenever I am in a WP document and run F2 (Find and Replace) and use the keystrokes SFT-ALT-P (Find Previous) ... ?

Never knew what powerful magic resides in my fingers ... at least that must be how Mr. Gates & MicroMinions must see it, since I've changed no settings anywhere nor ever use Windows Media Player.  And, of course, one can't abolish WinMedPlayer from the system, so there you have it.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks.

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#2 buddy215


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 09:40 PM

If you haven't set a default media player other than WMP or are not sure, confirm by following the directions below.

If there is a music or other media file in the one you are opening that could trigger WMP opening....maybe.

Change the default music or video player - Microsoft Windows Help
  1. Open Computer by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_818, and then clicking Computer.

  2. Open the folder containing the music or video file type you want to change.

  3. Right-click the file, point to Open with, and then click Choose default program.

  4. Click the program that you want to use to open this type of file.

  5. Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box, and then click OK.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:15 AM

I'd say that's an indication of crosslinked files in your O/S...and try running the chkdsk /r command to counteract such.



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