windows media player problem

By coreyrockstar
Jun 10, 2004
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  1. i can't seem to get windows media player xp working. If i click on the player icon or a clip nothing happens. i tried to uninstall then reinstall but the same happens. what could it be?
  2. Godataloss

    Godataloss Newcomer, in training Posts: 501

    Do you have another media player you could try to play the files with in order to rule out a hardware problem? I recommend winamp.
  3. coreyrockstar

    coreyrockstar Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    all the other media players work fine.
  4. Steve B

    Steve B Newcomer, in training Posts: 107

    You're installing it from the XP disc?

    when you bang in a music cd, does it prompt you "Open with..."

    :confused:
  5. coreyrockstar

    coreyrockstar Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    yeah, i reinstalled with the xp cd.
    when i put an audi cd it prompts me 'open with..' and i chose to open with windows media player but nothing happens.
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Have you tried upgrading to the newest media player? I'd give that a shot as it has a lot of cool new features that you might like as well as it might fix your problem.
  7. Steve B

    Steve B Newcomer, in training Posts: 107

    Yeah, try media player 9. It's a big download if you're still on dialup - like me, but most PC magazine CD's have it on 'em.

    Sometimes theres handy stuff on them that saves ages of download time- Drivers etc...

    Good luck...
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