windows media player

  morthin 19:48 19 Jan 2012

I use windows vista on my pc.since this week I ahve been unable to run windows media player, that is when I select the imedia icon nothing happens. I ahve tried to download windows media 11 but i get a message saying that media is installed in vista as a prepackage, so I then try to install windows media 11 for vista. Dowmload occurs i thenget the message There is a new version of media 11.0.6002.18311 installed on your computer.It is not possible to use an older installation package 11.0.5721.5262 to install files or to repair your current version of the player, but simply wndows media won`t boot up.Can anybody help ?? Thanks Martin

  northumbria61 21:08 19 Jan 2012

WMP should show up in your Windows Update list. You should be able to go via Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs - Show Updates - scroll down to find Windows Media Player and uninstall. Restart your computer and then download and reinstall WMP.

  morthin 22:09 19 Jan 2012

Thnaks for that Checked all the updates not a single one relevant to wmp

  Woolwell 22:42 19 Jan 2012

It will not be under programs but should be listed under turn windows features on and off. But that does literally that, it does not uninstall it. You could try turning it off, reboot, turn on and reboot. But perhaps the simplest thing is a system restore to a point before the problem began.

  rdave13 00:29 20 Jan 2012

A system restore sounds good to me or run a system file checker. I've also found this utility but I haven't used it, repair-windows-media-player

  morthin 16:09 20 Jan 2012

Thanks for all your replies, I am still drawing a blank on this one !!

  Woolwell 16:19 20 Jan 2012

" imedia icon " What do you mean by imedia icon? Is it a Packard Bell?

In the search box under the start orb type windows media player. This should list the player, click on that and see if WMP opens.

  morthin 19:36 20 Jan 2012

Ah that should read windows media icon ( typing error),i ahve done as suggested I then click on the icon the screen goes black for about 3 seconds then reverts to the original screen !

  Woolwell 20:05 20 Jan 2012

Have a look at this WMP will not start

  morthin 20:13 20 Jan 2012

marvellous you are a star !!!!! works spot on many thanks thanks for your help

  Woolwell 20:28 20 Jan 2012

Green tick? Found it through a search.

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