Tech Help - Windows Vista / Windows Media Player

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  1. Go2Guy

    Go2Guy Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  2. iahawkhunter

    iahawkhunter Well-Known Member


    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.
     
  3. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    The IT solution for everything:
    Did you try re-starting your computer?
     
  4. labontefan31

    labontefan31 Active Member

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    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
     
  5. Go2Guy

    Go2Guy Well-Known Member

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

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