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Windows media player will not launch

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by lcarbutt, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. lcarbutt

    lcarbutt Regular member

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    I am running windows vista home premieum and everything was working fine untill a recent update. WMP got an update and now the damn thing will not even launch. I attempted to do a system restore but it always fails. The old version which always worked was 11.0.6000.6324 the new version which will not even launch is 11.0.6000.6336

    I have attempted to launch it from a shortcut icon also by clicking on a wmv file and have attempted to launch it straight from programme files but everytime I get the same results, it attemts to load for a SPLIT second but then does nothing(no error message or anything) I am currently using VLC media player but I would like to get WMP back up and running(mainly because the video section of windows media centre no longer works because of it)

    Any help welcome.
     
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    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    Is it opening off screen, like as if you had a WS monitor and opening off to the left or does it not even show as running in your taskbar?
     
  3. lcarbutt

    lcarbutt Regular member

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    I right-clicked and selected "Run as Administrator" which worked!! (after I give permission for the action) so then I had the idea of turning off User Account Control altoghether, which worked!!:) It seems that microsofts security system was seeing WMP as a threat!!!!!!!! User Account Control was refusing to allow me to open WMP without even giving me the normal option of allowing it myself manually(the pop up box)
     
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    Another reason I won't be getting Vista anytime soon...if ever. Glad you got it sorted.
     

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