I have dealt with MANY people that have brought home their brand new PC, hooked up the internet, and had a useless PC crippled by malware in under 10 minutes. To solve this: Click on Start > Run Type these two commands: regsvr32 jscript.dll regsvr32 vbscript.dll Press Enter to finish Now you will be able to open Windows Media Player! http://www.gomlab.com/eng/GMP_Howtouse_5_01.html Of you still can't get GOM working, you might want to see if VLC works. plodr, Nov 12, 2010 #13 jelove Private E-2 I have tried all the suggestions in that post and it still does not work. http://yellowproductions.net/windows-media/windows-media-player-will-not-open.php
I've tried all above,still can't get WMP to open with any icon(desktop,quick launch,all programs and files),I've deleted WMP11 then downloaded it again from microsoft.I can only get WMP onscreen by putting GOM Player 188.8.131.5231 Released [2010 10/12] plodr, Nov 9, 2010 #4 jelove Private E-2 Yes, I do have the latest version. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - WMP 11 - another one bites the dust by Berkumlik / June 13, 2008 2:45 AM PDT In reply to: not it either Reports: · Posted 7 years ago Top vuelta Posts: 47 This post has been reported.
As for codecs, I had originally downloaded Media Player Codec Pack, but then I uninstalled and switched to Shark007 Codec Pack. Can you tell us what codec pack you downloaded? Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Answer found by MrJinx68 / August 1, 2008 6:20 AM PDT In reply to: not it either On Vista OS ...Go into Command So I suppose it works that way.
The program will work if I go into the Program Files folder in my Computer and open wmplayer.exe in the Windows Media Player folder before I attempt to play any file. jelove, Nov 9, 2010 #5 plodr Major Geek Super Extraordinaire Have you tried the codec finder? I figured I'd rather deal with WMP not opening that having both WMP not open and AVG not uninstall. Please try the request again.
Can you tell us what codec pack you downloaded? Windows Media Player Won't Open Windows 8 Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Same problem by emanx995 / June 22, 2007 3:48 AM PDT In reply to: Repair the registry HiI have the exact same problem. ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: http://0.0.0.1/ Connection to 0.0.0.1 failed. strange, nevermind the file installation directory, that was only if it didnt show up in your default media players.
Solution I had exactly the same problem, there's a solution! WMP 11 has so many issues that it is useless to use it.I'd highly suggest these following programsMusic burning, riping, playing - Media Monkey You can get it at the link Windows Media Player Wont Work Windows 7 Or I should clarify, that it won't work if I just double-click an mp3 or autoplay a DVD. Why Won't Windows Media Player Work On Windows 10 What version of WMP are you running?Click to expand...
Proffitt Forum moderator / June 25, 2007 11:08 PM PDT In reply to: I've had it with WMP 11 http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html is about all we know about WMP (various versions are documented.) this page If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). usually if you double click on the WMP desktop icon it should open. I'm currently running version 12 of WMP. Windows Media Player Won't Open Vista
Sign in to add this to Watch Later Add to Loading playlists... Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Windows Media Player 11 - Won't Open at all... Flag Permalink This was helpful (2) Collapse - I've had it with WMP 11 by st_loosh / June 25, 2007 1:11 PM PDT In reply to: Revert back to WMP 10. http://yellowproductions.net/windows-media/windows-media-player-does-not-open.php I do virus checks every other day and I recently ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware last week.
It still won't open. Cannot Open Windows Media Player Learn More. type regsvr32 jscript.dll and then press enter.
my only suggestion is if you want a good media player that will play all codecs, then get VLC player, loads of people use it. well at least I can't, note my Windows Media Player stopped working/opening/anything Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - re: WMP and Vista by cookiemownster / September 8, 2011 8:57 On the other hand, I opened for the first time the software Windows Movie Player (to change the videos), I do not know if that's what caused this problem? Windows Media Player Configuration Settings Might Be Set Incorrectly Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post.
This document, titled "Windows Media Player won't open," is available under the Creative Commons license. Solution Click on Start > Run. RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY Search The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse How-To Geek Forums / Windows XP (Solved) - Windows media player 11 won't open (18 posts) Started useful reference I've just found a way to get WMP on screen by right clicking on the quick launch icon >run as...>unticking protect my computer and data from unauthorized activity box.Do you know
Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM (ccm.net). jelove, Nov 11, 2010 #9 Caliban I don't need no steenkin' title! Reports: · Posted 7 years ago Top vuelta Posts: 47 This post has been reported. Seems the only way to get anything to play is to execute the program first from wmplayer.exe.
Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Thank you!!! More info would be greatly appreciated, including which version of Win7 you're using (64bit, 32bit, Home Premium, Starter Edition, Professional, etc). Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Microsoft by domisap / September 2, 2010 3:34 PM PDT In reply to: XP issue Come across the Microsoft Installer Cleanup Utility and I'll do that and thanks for your time and help Reports: · Posted 7 years ago Top vuelta Posts: 47 This post has been reported.
My WMP will not open at all. Discussion topics include iTunes, Audacity, converting audio files, , DivX, AVI, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, Winamp, and other audio and video software apps.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion Windows Media I tried a system restore just now to the earliest point I had (last week Thursday) and WMP did open. Is there any registry protection software running in your system?See whether you can restore back your PC to a date when your WMP was working.BTW, I understand that you are a
Also, read through the 2nd post in this thread http://social.technet.microsoft.com...a/thread/f690ff23-c486-47e7-acd4-ee6187613ae8 perhaps the solution there will work. It appears to open, but all I see is a window flashing and nothing after that. Audio & Video Software forum About This ForumCNET's audio and video software forum is the best source of troubleshooting advice and software recommendations from a community of experts. To do this, follow these steps: 1.