Windows Media Player problems

  1. Posts : 76
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Version 1809 Build 18362.295

    Windows Media Player problems

    Hi guys, I keep getting errors in Windows Media Player (WMP).
    To be more specific, slow start, then hangs & after 15 secs or so I can use it, with no problems.
    But the Windows Problem Solver/Troubleshooter says that my Settings are corrupt & the other one says my Library is corrupt. Problems are logged at the end of the Troubleshooter Wizard, but no repairs available/present. So this tool is useless to me. It was so in previous versions as well...

    Anyway, I found a tool on the WindowsClub which re-registers all the .dll's called Fix WMP.
    Also when I run this tool WMP still has those same errors in the Troubleshooter & also when the program opens.

    I've un- & re-installed WMP but that didn't help either.
    I renamed C:\Users\wouldn't you like to know LOL\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player
    to Media Player.old, so WMP created a new folder with the next restart, and you guessed it, to no avail either...

    So I don't know what to try next...
    Any ideas?
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  2.    #2

    You might need to reinstall Windows Media Player. Open up Control Panel --> Programs and Features --> Turn Windows features on or off. Go down to Media Features –> Windows Media Player. Uncheck the check box and restart your computer.
    Head back into Windows Features on or off, and check the box again to reinstall Windows Media Player.
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  3. Posts : 76
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Version 1809 Build 18362.295
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for stepping up bro, but I tried already.
    I can do it again, after I do a SFC & DISM ... <Repair, reboot, uninstall WMP.
    Reboot, run those scans again, reboot, install WMP.

    Cannot be done any purer my guess.
    If that doesn't help I don't know anymore...
    Windows + Drivers & most of my Software is up to date.
    And I recently did a fresh install, so how can this be?!

    PS can you see anything wrong in this folder?
    C:\Users\wouldn't you like to know LOL\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player

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    Can someone check their WMP folder & see if this looks normal?

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  4.    #4

    Have you perform a repair install of Windows 10.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  5. Posts : 76
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Version 1809 Build 18362.295
    Thread Starter

    As a last resort maybe. I recently did a complete fresh install. Took me a week to set Windows the way I want, install my necessary software etc, so doing a reinstall is not an option right now.
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  6.    #6

    With repair install you wont lose your personal files and installed programs.
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  7. Posts : 76
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Version 1809 Build 18362.295
    Thread Starter

    Yeah I'm contemplating if I want to do this...
    My previous install wasn't fluent. I had a lot of WMI errors, which most I repaired afterwards.
    Had quite a bit of errors in the Event log as well. So maybe an in-Place Upgrade might solve everything.
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.14.3 Beta (18D21c)

    What type of media are you using WMP for? If just watching movies and the such, use VLC.
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  9. Posts : 76
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Version 1809 Build 18362.295
    Thread Starter

    I'm doing a Repair Install as we speak. Will see how it goes. PS I use WMP to play mp3\4 files. I tried VLC many moons ago. If I have same issues again with WMP I might consider VLC...
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