WMP 11 hangs on startup in vista

  theDarkness 15:02 21 Jan 2011

Windows Media Player 11 keeps hanging indefinately on startup in vista, heres the error info:-

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: wmplayer.exe
Application Version: 11.0.6002.18311
Application Timestamp: 4c8e2d72
Hang Signature: 8528
Hang Type: 0
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Hang Signature 1: 24b271bd00a6f2e9d25f057220d1d594
Additional Hang Signature 2: 088a
Additional Hang Signature 3: 3ea5c09d2cc3b5ac11457c7be6c1e422
Additional Hang Signature 4: 8528
Additional Hang Signature 5: 24b271bd00a6f2e9d25f057220d1d594
Additional Hang Signature 6: 088a
Additional Hang Signature 7: 3ea5c09d2cc3b5ac11457c7be6c1e422

I have tried switching the firewall and any running programs off that might interfere, but nothing seems to help. I am running comodo, but wmp is listed as a trusted application. Some websites suggest flash or online radio interfering with wmp, but I did not have anything related running. Has anyone had any gadgets interfering with their own windows applications, if this is the case with wmp? thanks for any info

  northumbria61 12:39 22 Jan 2011

Try this first

If this has just happened recently try a System Restore to a point in time BEFORE the problem began.

Be sure to check the box to show more than 5 days of restore points. If the first attempt fails, then try an earlier point or two. NOTE: You will have to re-install any software and updates you installed between now and the restore point, but you can use Windows Update for the updates.

  northumbria61 12:50 22 Jan 2011

You say it happens on "Startup" in Vista. Go to Start - Run - Type "msconfig" (without the quotes) and untick anything to do with WMP - restart your computer. This will solve your problem at startup.

I don't think your Event error "AppHangB1" is just specific to WMP - I think it can happen with other applications - however at this stage it is WMP that you are having the error with.

You could do this BEFORE attempting a system restore if you want to.

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