Inst Vista Basic 2 WKS AGO & WMP from beginning came up with screen msg 'cont online store' & never has gone further. ... I tried onizuka's suggestion 11/02/08 re del WMP reg folder but, on restart, no ask for reinstall WMP and registry folder was still there without much attached I did system restore & back to square 1 that is msg > online store. Can't access music from before inst Vista. ... also noted that no-one has confirmed that Vista can be re-installed without losing data or pre-existing applications. ... Cd someone pls pls throw some light on these problems???
PS I hadn't noticed ther was a page 2 to this topic but later advice to end WMP.exe process in Task Manager didn't work either - still get stuck on same msg. This is new post & will much appreciate any final resolution to this prob. ... I know MS tech experts must be busy but wonder why u never see input from them in these forums. I sent a few msgs via "Help and Support" feedback but no response. wish I'd stuck with XP till they got Vista working. ... WMP doesn't seem to be an optional item !
Tks Sinbads for yr earlier suggestion re separate post The never-ending message I get at WMP startup (when any item on 'Media Guide' dropdown list is selected) is "Contacting Online Store ... Please wait while Windows Media Player contacts the Online Store" I have checked problem reports etc but nothing there relating to WMP. No other probs with connectin internet. Tks also to peter99co for ref to MS
Thanks sinbads - Yes I can play music Cds altho and can connect from the link u provided & play some music from there but one selection asked me to install WMP 11 which is already inst. altho I'm using Mozilla which was mentioned as if a poss prob.