This should mean that either:
* an application or service is still using WMP; or
* a device driver will not shut down properly.
In the first case, you would want to check what else is running. In the
second case, you would want to update your device drivers (video and audio
card drivers are the most suspect).
Speaking for myself only.
for some helpful WMP info.
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"Chris" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi, I've also had this wmp issue as well, and it is on a fresh
> installation. I've also had the issue whereby wmp keeps playing sound
> despite having shut it down, if you go to task manager you find it is
> still running as a process. I think this is a bug some where within wmp...
> "bucfan" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> This didnt work for me. I did install the package, though I received
>> errors but in the end it says it was successful. I just dont think it
>> installed every codec. I still can not play .WMV files in media player
>> or through a web page. This makes no sense, seeing how I could do this a
>> ago and I have not installed anything new since then or made any changes
>> my system. Any other ideas? How about uninstalling windows media player
>> 11 or
>> repairing it which seems impossible in Vista?! Any way to do this and do
>> think it would help?
>> "Jeff" wrote:
>>> Google for "Vista codec package" and install it. It covers pretty much
>>> audio and video formats.
>>> "Rosedith" <Rosedith@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> >I can't get Media Player to open at all for ANY audio files. I like to
>>> > listne to Internet Radio but on my new Vista machine, they won't open
>>> > at
>>> > all.
>>> > When I click on Media Player exe, nothing happens. Ack. do I have to
>>> > go
>>> > back to my old Mac to liste to audio files?
>>> > Rosey in Tucson
>>> > "bucfan" wrote:
>>> >> Several times a day just randomly I get a pop up that that says
>>> >> "Windows
>>> >> Media Player Has Stopped Working " and then it says it can check for
>>> >> a
>>> >> solution or close the program. First off, this happens when I am not
>>> >> even
>>> >> running windows media players. Its just random. What could be the
>>> >> problem
>>> >> and why is it that all of a sudden I can not play .WMV files either
>>> >> embedded
>>> >> in web pages or downloaded to my computer? Windows Media Player will
>>> >> play
>>> >> other types of movie files but not the one it is suppose to. A week
>>> >> ago I
>>> >> had
>>> >> no problems. Now this happens out of no where. Any help would be
>>> >> appreciated.