Re: UAC & WMP
Good idea but..
First thing I did was look for error msgs but found nothing.
There are no plugins.
The only codecs newer than the OS installation are msrle32.dll and
msvidc32.dll. I must assume MS programs its own codecs correctly and vista
won't let me rename them anyway(or is there another way to 'remove' codecs?).
"Alun Jones" wrote:
> "haydn parker" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > Anyone any ideas about following...
> > Vista Home Premium - WMP 11.
> > Haven't used wmp for some time but I know I didn't have this problem
> > previously.
> > Logged in as Admin. Click start-programs-media player and 'nothing'
> > happens.
> > In TaskManager I see that wmplayer.exe starts and immediately terminates.
> > Oh wonder, using 'run as admin' I get the continue prompt and wmp starts.
> > This doesn't help much as I don't have that option if I want to view a
> > video in the browser(which is how I discovered the problem).
> > So the work around is switch off UAC. But that can't be the answer. Why
> > don't I get a prompt when starting wmp normally?
> At a guess, you've got a codec or plugin that requires admin rights in order
> to run, but doesn't request them first.
> Check the Event Viewer, to see if there's any useful error logging
> occurring. Remove the most recently-installed codec or WMP plugin, and see
> if it continues to have this behaviour.