Re: WMP cannot be activated
Thanks for responding. Just after reading your comments I attempted to open
WMP and (magically?) it opened. Yes, it appeared in the taskbar as well.
Something is going on that I haven't been able to figure out yet. I hope that
MS will come out with a Vista service pack soon and that any WMP will be
"zachd [MSFT]" wrote:
> Is wmplayer.exe listed in the Processes tab of Task Manager when it can't be
> Speaking for myself only.
> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
> "bostonblakie" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > Thanks...............I've gone thru that list before for other stuff, but
> > nothing is telling me I have a WMP problem. No error messages, etc. It's
> > just
> > stopped functioning even though all indications are that it's still there.
> > The last time this happened, I deduced that an Office update screwed it
> > up,
> > by noting that a change had been made on the same date as the update.
> > After
> > uninstalling the update it was working again. Something to do with codecs
> > I
> > think. Now it has gone back to the Twilight Zone again. It must be ultra
> > sensitive to stuff happening in the software. Anyway, nothing that I
> > consciously did.
> > --
> > bostonblakie
> > "Cal Bear '66" wrote:
> >> This may provide some insight into the problem:
> >> Go to Control Panel (Classic view) > Problem Reports and Solutions >
> >> "View
> >> problem history" > right click on a problem and select "View problem
> >> details" >
> >> use the "Copy to clipboard" link in the lower left of the Details window
> >> and
> >> paste into a reply to this thread.
> >> I Bleed Blue and Gold
> >> GO BEARS!
> >> "bostonblakie" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >> news:7EFAEFF0-6D44-4D86-A767-63F8F9B93383@microsoft.com...
> >> > The WMP that's part of my Vista operating system beomes inaccessable
> >> > whenever
> >> > something I don't understand shuts it down. There doesn't seem to be an
> >> > intuitive way to correct this. Not even making it the default player.
> >> > Is
> >> > there some way I can correct this? I do have a basic knowledge of my PC
> >> > but
> >> > this seems over my head. I have done all the basic checks without
> >> > results. I
> >> > know that an MS Office update shut it off once but I was able to
> >> > correct that
> >> > and get it started again. I don't know what happened this time. thanks
> >> > --
> >> > bostonblakie