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Windows 7: Windows Media Player taking up a ton of resources


03 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Windows Media Player taking up a ton of resources

Hi everyone I'm new to the forums!

I've been using x64 build 7600 ultimate for a few months now and recently I've been having this problem with WMP randomly taking up a ton of resources and slowing down my computer considerabley. I never used WMP however everytimr I turn my PC on after about 10 mins I launch the task manager and sure enough wmplayer.exe is running using anywhere from 250,000 to 350,000 resources and I can kill the process but I just don't get it.

Thr program itself is never open I just get the exe that's runs in thr background everything I startup. I tried removing WMP under thr remove windows features, however upon restart it simply says it fails to configure windows changes.

Anyway any help would be awesome!


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03 Oct 2009   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If your 250,000 to 350,000 resources means KBytes, that would be very unusual because wmplayer.exe is more like 10.000 KBytes. It is also strange that it gets started - by what? It is usually not in the startups, but I would check that anyhow.
Maybe your WMP is corrupted. Run sfc /scannow in Command Prompt and see whether it can fix it.
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04 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah it is about 350,00 KByes, I just don't get it, here's a screen shot of what I'm talking about.



Also I took a screen shot of Procmon, I don't know if this is of any help to anyone.

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