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Windows 7: Windows Media Player Issue, Unresponsive or not Closing

11 Dec 2009   #1
seithon

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Windows Media Player Issue, Unresponsive or not Closing

So my issue is this,
I am running Windows 7 Pro on my system right now after having used windows 7 RC for 6 months without issue.
To clarify I did carry out a full format and clean install of Pro.

My issue now is that often WMP will play music or films etc but the controls will not function, including media keys on the keyboard. And while I could close it the music will still play. If I open the task manager I will see WMP listed using memory but "0%" cpu but still playing music...

It is rather strange and it is something I'd like to put a stop to, In addition I should mention that the program in general is sluggish in its performance.


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11 Dec 2009   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Welcome!

Even though I would have gone for Ultimate, run sfc /scannow at an elevated command prompt. Can you also post a screenshot of your installed apps and the startup tab from msconfig. Also, update all your drivers with the guide in my sig. Update via device manager for any unknown devices or choose from a list if you have them.
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11 Dec 2009   #3
seithon

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks, I'll get to that now
I went with pro cause it was free
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11 Dec 2009   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Consider removing WMP and reinstalling. See my post here.
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11 Dec 2009   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seithon View Post
Thanks, I'll get to that now
I went with pro cause it was free
A good reason. I got Pro for $30, the same as Home Premium. The student deal, of course.
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11 Dec 2009   #6
seithon

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seithon View Post
Thanks, I'll get to that now
I went with pro cause it was free
A good reason. I got Pro for $30, the same as Home Premium. The student deal, of course.
I got mine through MSDN-AA Most collages are part of it

Here are the Screenshots, my drivers are the newest versions I'm aware of.

The SFC reported no errors or issues.
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14 Dec 2009   #7
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

I've never seen msconfig with so much junk. Go through add/remove programs and start getting rid of apps, do the same with the startup tab. I'm surprised startup doesn't take a few hours.
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15 Dec 2009   #8
susi

Window XP Pro.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Consider removing WMP and reinstalling. See my post here.
hey, some with you, I always do that when I encounter some problem I can't find the fast solution.
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16 Dec 2009   #9
seithon

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
I've never seen msconfig with so much junk. Go through add/remove programs and start getting rid of apps, do the same with the startup tab. I'm surprised startup doesn't take a few hours.
Argh I've said that before to people and never quite realized how arrogant it sounds >.< Yes i have a few apps that sit there and eat up memory, frankly I have enough memory that it doesn't impact performance in any meaningful way and my bootup time is still faster then the time it takes for me to finish putting on my pants when I'm getting dressed in the morning.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by susi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Consider removing WMP and reinstalling. See my post here.
hey, some with you, I always do that when I encounter some problem I can't find the fast solution.
Anyhow tried that solution, sadly it's not worked. The program is still behaving oddly with the best example being if I close the program while watching a film or listening to music and later hit the play key on my keyboard it will automatically start playing again even though the app is not visible on the task manager etc.
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16 Dec 2009   #10
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have not tried this program, but I read about it. No guarantees of sucess, but try it. Let us know how it works out.
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