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Windows 7: Can't rip CDs in WMP12 - need help!!!

16 Dec 2010   #1
Hank3

Windows 7
 
 
Can't rip CDs in WMP12 - need help!!!

Just started happening this week. When I try to rip a CD, I get this error:

The file is already in use. Close other programs that might be using the file, or stop playing the file, and then try again.

There are no other programs running the CD. Anyone know how to fix this or what's going on?


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17 Dec 2010   #2
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Check the taskmanager to see what is going on.
Looks like there is some program that interfers..shut down all background programs you don't need ATM and try again.

Or try this instead of WMP:
Download | CDex

-DG
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17 Dec 2010   #3
Hank3

Windows 7
 
 

I'm not too familiar with the Windows. Just enough knowledge to get around I suppose. So pardon my ignorance...but how do you run Task Manager?
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17 Dec 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right click on the taskbar > Start Task Manager > Processes tab > click "Show processes from all users" (on the bottom left of the small window).
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17 Dec 2010   #5
Hank3

Windows 7
 
 

OK...thanks, whs. And what am I looking for in particular when in task manager in reference to the error code I'm getting?
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17 Dec 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hank3 View Post
OK...thanks, whs. And what am I looking for in particular when in task manager in reference to the error code I'm getting?
Not sure what SledgeDG had in mind. But if you see any processes that you suspect to use the file, right click on the process and "End process". But if you end the wrong one, your system may get crippled. In case the system freezes, force a shutdown with the power button of the PC and reboot. Then things come back to order.
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17 Dec 2010   #7
Hank3

Windows 7
 
 

OK. Will do. Thanks for the help. Will report back later tonight probably to see if it works or not.
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17 Dec 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you cannot get it to work, try the CDex program that SledgeDG linked. That is a good alternate option.
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17 Dec 2010   #9
Hank3

Windows 7
 
 

Sure thing. Will definitely look into it.
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21 Dec 2010   #10
Hank3

Windows 7
 
 

No go on the task manager - didn't see anything fishy, but to be honest, I don't really know what to look for.

Anything else before I download CDeX? I just think it's weird because I had no issues with ripping CDs before and then all of the sudden it starts having issues.
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