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    Tech Help - Windows Vista / Windows Media Player

    I can't get Windows Media Player to load.

    I have an email with a wmv attachment and it won't open ;had no problems in previous attmepts.

    And When I go to Start--->Programs--->Windows Media Player

    ..it won't open. Any suggestions? Thanks


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    Re: Tech Help - Windows Vista / Windows Media Player

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    I can't get Windows Media Player to load.

    I have an email with a wmv attachment and it won't open ;had no problems in previous attmepts.

    And When I go to Start--->Programs--->Windows Media Player

    ..it won't open. Any suggestions? Thanks

    If you're set on using Media Player you can try and find the executable in C:\Programs (or something like that). I don't use Windows, so I can't give you an exact address.

    Another option would be to install a new media player. My personal favorite is VLC Media Player (Download VLC media player from SourceForge.net). It runs on almost any operating system and I haven't come across a format it can't/won't play. It's also not nearly as bloated as WMP. The biggest downside is that there's no library built-in (like for music and such), but if you only need it to play individual files (rather than in place of a music player like iTunes) VLC will work wonderfully.



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    Re: Tech Help - Windows Vista / Windows Media Player

    The IT solution for everything:
    Did you try re-starting your computer?



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    Re: Tech Help - Windows Vista / Windows Media Player

    Try Ctrl-Alt-Delete
    and open the task manager
    if theres anything not responding, end that task
    then try opening WMP again

    I had a similar problem yesterday and that's what fixed it



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    Re: Tech Help - Windows Vista / Windows Media Player

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    The IT solution for everything:
    Did you try re-starting your computer?

    Well, you did give me an idea and I reinstalled WMP. Thanks; it works now.


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