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Windows 7: wmpnetwk.exe still causing problems

07 Apr 2010   #11

Windows 7 64

OK, to answer my own problem and maybe help a few others.

wmpnetwk.exe was hanging up on a corrupted video file and in turn causing it to eat up system resources. Upon deeper investigation I found that I had a defective hard drive. Replaced the hard drive, dumped the bad video file and so far no issues with wmpnetwk.exe

In short make sure that all your media is good and stable.

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21 Jul 2012   #12

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Try these

As strange as these seem (remember we're dealing with M$ here):

-Change the windows indexing, if it doesn't work you can always change it back, so that there are only small directories being indexed. Click the Start orb and type "indexing options", click "Modify" and uncheck everything. Click "OK" and "OK" again.

-Change the Windows Media Player indexing options so that there is nothing as low as one directory above the system drive (normally C. Open Windows Media Player and click "File", click "Manage Libraries". Click each option to the right and follow the advice in the first sentence of this paragraph.

To check, start Task Manager and click on "Processes" tab, click "Show processess from all users" at the bottom, click the column heading "Memory" twice. Look for "wmpnetwrk.exe" and see if it's using an excessive amount of memory.
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