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Windows 7: Windows Media Player won't start

09 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Windows Media Player won't start

This problem is really annoying, my WMP simply won't start, I just closed the WMP and when I tried to open it back, it just didn't. Already uninstalled and installed it back, nothing happened, the process does'nt start, I tried to run every .exe file at the WMP folder, didn't opened either, whenever I try to open a music file .mp3 it says server execution failed.

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10 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ducquack View Post
...Already uninstalled and installed it back, nothing happened....
You can't uninstall windows media player as it is part of the OS. Do you mean you turned windows media player off in windows programs and features?

Try doing the following:
1.) Click type cmd in search. Right click. Run as administrator. Then at the command prompt, type in

sfc /scannow

See if it reports any integrity violations.

2.) Try the windows media player settings and library troubleshooter.
Go to Control panel-find and fix problems under system and security-choose view all on the top left-run the troubleshooters in the list.
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10 Aug 2013   #3

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1

This Mr. Fixit for me is pretty quick to try,
Fix Windows Media Player video, and other media or library issues
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