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Windows 7: wmpnetwk.exe taking up all physical memory

11 Jun 2010   #1
Barreloffun

Windows 7 64bit Home Edition
 
 
wmpnetwk.exe taking up all physical memory

Hi,
my wmpnetwk.exe seems to take up all my physical memory. the only time it does not is when im running wmplayer.exe. i think i have a corrupted file that my comp is trying to stream through the network i just dont know how to weed it out, any suggestions? also, my comp seems to run btw 45 to 54 processes i think that is a little to much also. however i dont know which ones are necessary and which ones are not for the system to run. i tried to post a hijack this log but when i run a scan it doesnt let me make a log of the data? help plz.


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11 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barreloffun View Post
Hi,
my wmpnetwk.exe seems to take up all my physical memory. the only time it does not is when im running wmplayer.exe. i think i have a corrupted file that my comp is trying to stream through the network i just dont know how to weed it out, any suggestions? also, my comp seems to run btw 45 to 54 processes i think that is a little to much also. however i dont know which ones are necessary and which ones are not for the system to run. i tried to post a hijack this log but when i run a scan it doesnt let me make a log of the data? help plz.
How much memory do you have? do you stream music over the lan?


Ken
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12 Jun 2010   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Is it possible you have WMP set to search the entire drive for new media? Instead of just the Music Library, or Documents?

If not...

If you do not share media on a network, you can disable the service:

Start> Type in Services.msc> click on services.msc in results

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When Services opens, scroll down to Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service

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Double click on entry and set to disabled

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OK your way out, and close out Services and see if that doesn't do the trick.

A Guy


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13 Jun 2010   #4
Barreloffun

Windows 7 64bit Home Edition
 
 

Ken, yes I stream Music/Videos to my PS3 over the network for starters. A guy, u were close but Didn't have to stop the service. This had been nagging me for weeks till I finally sat down and tried to take a stab at it. I knew what was going. My files were being streamed and re-streamed over the network. I just didnt know how to stop it without canceling the service. so, For future reference anyone with this problem using Windows Media Player 11 to stream music/videos to a game console (PS3, Xbox 360, etc..), this is how I finally got my Wmpnetwk.exe stop taking up all my physical memory. Open windows media player> Organize (top left side)> Manage Libraries (first drop down option)> Music/Video/Pic/Recorded TV should be the 4 options that you see when you place cursor on Manage Libraries. Upon clicking on say, Music you should see a picture like the one below. If not the chances are that you have more than one file being streamed and re-streamed. That is whats taking up all your physical memory and slowing your machine down. check to make sure the files and folders in there are either from your "My Music/Pics/Videos" or a File that has been added that contains Music/Videos/Pics other than the ones already in those folders. Hope that works and Happy streaming to ya.


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13 Jun 2010   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Glad you got it sorted

A Guy
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27 May 2013   #6
RockFox

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Problem Solved - WMP Scanning Entire C:\

@Barrelloffun -

After a full day of Google searches I finally found your post. WMP was indeed scanning the entire C:\. Now fixed. My CPU went from 62% to 4%. Memory went 100% to about 25% of my 3GB (2.66GB Usable).

I was on the verge of restoring the OS and buying more memory but problem solved.
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16 Oct 2014   #7
ch053n

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Had the same problem and took me 10sec to find this post. Ty!
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