|11 Apr 2013||#1|
Cant set media player access in default Programme
Hi I know this has been an on going problem as it is mentioned repeately on various forums. I have tried most of the suggestions put forward but to no avail. I have tried to open media player from the C: drive but it just shows the files but at least I know its there. I have tried switching it off in windows functions: remove tick/ yes/ restart pc. Reset/ etc. several times but no good. also tried re-setting defaults, no good.
Tried setting in Set programme access and computer defaults/custom, but it wont let me. Shows
*The circle before "Use my current media player" is ticked The area after is blank. No box to tick
The circle before "Windows media centre" is NOT ticked The area: Enable access to this
programme is ticked
The circle before "Windows media player" is NOT ticked The area: Enable access to this programme
If I click on the circle before WM Centre it ticks the enable access box for WMP??
If I click on the circle before WMP it ticks the enable box for WM Centre??
However regardless of how I tick it as soon as I click ok it reverts back *
Win 7 home premium was preinstalled at purchase. I don't think media player has ever worked so I did a reinstall using Recovery D: but same results. Windows media centre appears in the start menu but there is absolutely no response to a click on it.
WMP appears to work fine, apart from the fact that the recovery corrupted all my music files and when I try to play any of them I get various error codes. ie. WMP is not installed correctly. WMP cannot play the file although most of the file extensions are wma. However that's a different issue. Please can you help me to get media centre to work. Thanks
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|11 Apr 2013||#3|
you could try testing the music files in a different media player, try winamp to test if the files are corrupt or if wmp just wont play nice.
also have a look at this and see if it is any use to you...
Fix & Repair Windows Media Player with Fix WMP Utility
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|11 Apr 2013||#4|
Hi. Thanks you both for trying to help. Tried both your suggestions but no luck. downloaded fix wmp and win fix. these required a start up repair but no errors or damaged files found.
I right clicked the "blank page" icon in the start up menu "media centre" as opposed to Window media centre or possibly Microsoft media centre and scrolled to properties/location. given as: Crogramdata/microsoft/windows/startmenu/programes to try to find a location that I could open it from, but again no luck.
(Im beginning to wonder if this media centre is in fact THE windows media centre and not a virus) Anyway I looked in programes (86) windows and every other file I thought it could be and although I found WMP ok I could not find any programes files relating to media centre. However there were definitely files there prior to running the fixes.
I also wondered if permissions could be a factor in this issue.
There is no icon to open WMP as in XP, however it opens automatically when a music file is clicked.
Boohbah, thanks I did try winamp but it was also unable to open the music files. All 400 or so dam!!!!!!!!! but I have heard that Linux has had success in sorting out corrupted music files so may try that. I run puppy Linux anyway.
many thanks to you both for your time and efforts.
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