Windows Media Player not loading help!!!

By redmandrake ยท 6 replies
Dec 23, 2002
  1. hi all:

    merry Xmas!!

    I just installed windows XP Pro on my notebook(HP n3310). everything is fine except windows media player will not load. I click any icon or shortcut for it and all I get is an xp error message saying that "it caused an error".


    HP n3310
    184mb ram
    4gb HD
    550 AMD k-6

    any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    if possible, try installing service pack 1 and then go to and install all sensible looking updates. there will probably be a new version of media player.

    your problems could also be caused by a corrupted codec. if you have installed anything like divx, etc, then reinstall it.

    new graphics drivers may also help you.
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Windows media player not loading is a bad thing?:D
  4. redmandrake

    redmandrake TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help


    thanks for the knowledge...I will apply it to see any change. Yes! media player isn't really that great,I agreed. However, this app, like other microsoft apps, seem to be "intergrated" with the windows OS and is therefore crucial. I once had a problem where i wanted to use Foxmail instead of Outlook express,that caused many problems.

    winamp and music match are my favorites.

    happy holidays
  5. Hmunster

    Hmunster TS Rookie

    XP on a N3310

    Isent the N3310 a little lite for XP?
    I would want at least 1Ghz under the processor
    You may be running in to Min Sys Issues
  6. Hmunster

    Hmunster TS Rookie

    oops, diddent check the date its a little old
  7. Nause

    Nause TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Try doing windows update.
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