I can't open windows media player 11 from my desktop windows xp RRS feed

  • Question

  • when i try to open the player it doesnt open..nothing happens and im guessing it doesnt open cuz it doesnt

    my system is Windos Xp

    and the player version is 11
    Saturday, March 21, 2009 6:11 PM


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    Thank you for your post!  Unfortunately there is not a current forum to post the question you are asking so I would recommend that you post you question to one of the microsoft.public.windowsxp.music newsgroup located here:  http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.music&cat=en_us_12594333-94d2-4d38-93f3-ca057eff6cc1&lang=en&cr=us

    Hope that helps!

    Sudarshan shindode Tier 2 Application Support Server and Tools Online Engineering Live Services Team
    • Proposed as answer by sudarshans1 Monday, March 23, 2009 5:11 AM
    Monday, March 23, 2009 5:11 AM

    Hello ,

    Thank you for your post!  I would suggest creating a new thread for your question in the (Microsoft TechNet > Forums Home > Windows Vista IT Pro > Windows Vista Applications > Windows Media Player 11 k...) forum located here:  (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprovistaapps/thread/090d02ac-ed23-4a13-901f-007cc233073a/).

    Hope that would be helpful.

    Have a great day!

    Thanks & regards,

    Ashawani Tier 2 Application Support Server and Tools Online Engineering Live Services Team
    Monday, March 23, 2009 5:13 AM
  • The reason Windows Media player is not running is because of real player isn't fully uninstalled or is conflicting with windows player.    I uninstalled real player and media player works.  When you wmv files in real player. solution is just unistall real player. it works for me.  Real player is conflicting with media player by intentionally shutting down windows player or unintentionally.  windows player is free and real player is not so go figure.

    It's such and easy fix and i'm surprise nobody at microsoft or any A+ tech didn't give an answer.

    Uninstally real player or unassociate windows media player from real player

    real player needs to be completely removed including the registries and leftover files that isn't removed from the unistall in control panels. That is something microsoft needs to do is to have complete removal of software installed in windows.


    Sunday, October 23, 2011 5:52 AM
  • I just unistalled real player.


    reboot and voila. windows media now opens.  Wow.


    simple solution. and you 'genious' gave me a 2 page solution that doesn't work. or half baked solution.

    Sunday, October 23, 2011 5:53 AM
  • If the uninstall from windows doesn't work....you can use a free unistaller it's free to unistall completely the program as last resort. I used revo uninstaller at download.com/ This software been installed 4 million times and it should be in windows vista or windows 7. it completely removes the files that real player leaves in your computer with the uninstall program in windows..windows vista doesn't remove the registries or files leftover files from unistall. Use at own risk as the software is shareware. it works for me.





    Sunday, October 23, 2011 5:58 AM
  • IMO, programs like real player have too much advertising thus so don't install DIVX player too.
    • Edited by babewatch Sunday, October 23, 2011 6:03 AM
    Sunday, October 23, 2011 5:59 AM
  • There is a reason real player and DIVX player is free. They have advertising and and screws up your other windows programs.

    After I completely unistall real player and DIVX players, many of the windows crashing or windows media player not opening stopped. Simple solution. These two programs are crashing the windows player or windows security is preventing some execution or software conflicts.

    • Edited by babewatch Sunday, October 23, 2011 6:05 AM
    Sunday, October 23, 2011 6:00 AM