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Windows Media Player Not Working Windows 10

When the Windows media player fails to work on your Windows 10 computer, don’t panic. You can resolve the issue efficiently without much effort. This article lists the best techniques to troubleshoot the Windows media player not working Windows 10 issue. Try out all the listed troubleshooting techniques and fix the issue.

Windows Media Player Troubleshooter

  • When you run the tool, “Windows Media Player Troubleshooter” on your Windows 10 computer, it will diagnose the existing issue and guide you to resolve it. Follow these instructions to run Windows Media Player Troubleshooter.
  • Press the Win and R keys simultaneously to open the Run dialog box.
  • In the text field, type msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerConfigurationDiagnostic and press OK.
  • When the troubleshooting wizard appears, click Next to run the troubleshooter.
  • When it shows you the existing issues, click on the Apply this fix option.
  • Now, check whether Windows Media Player is working on your Windows 10 computer. If it doesn’t work, you can proceed to the next step.

Register the DLL files again

  • When you re-register the DLL files, you can fix the issue to some extent. Follow the instructions below to move ahead.
  • On your Windows 10 computer, just type cmd in the Search bar and press Enter. Locate and right-click on the Command Prompt and choose the Run as administrator option.
  • When the Command Prompt window appears, type regsvr32 vbscript.dll and press Enter. Then, type regsvr32 jscript.dll and press Enter. Finally, type regsvr32 wmp.dll and press Enter.
  • Then, exit the Command Prompt window and then restart your computer. Now, check whether the Windows Media Player not working Windows 10 is fixed. If you cannot resolve the issue yet, go to the next step.

Fix The Library

  • When there is a corrupted file in your Windows Media Player, it may fail to respond on your Windows 10 computer. And, that may result in the “not working” error on Windows Media Player. In those circumstances, go ahead with the following steps and fix the error.
  • On your Windows 10 computer, open the Run command dialog box. Type services.msc in the text field and press Enter.
  • When the Services screen appears, locate and right-click on Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service. From the list of options, choose Stop.
  • Open the File Explorer by pressing the Win and E keys. Navigate to C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft. Double-click the Windows Media Player and delete all the files with the (.wmdb) extension.
  • Open Windows Media player and check whether it is working now.

Reinstall Windows Media Player

  • In case you face any trouble with a specific application, you can resolve the issue on your own by reinstalling the application. In the same manner, you can resolve the issue by reinstalling the Windows Media Player application. If none of the troubleshooting methods help you fix the issue, go ahead with the reinstallation technique.
  • To reinstall the Windows Media Player, go to the Control Panel and click Programs and Features.
  • Next, in the left panel, click Turn Windows features on or off. In the following window, expand Media Features and uncheck Windows Media Player.
  • Now, a pop-up with the message “Turning off Windows Media Player might affect other Windows features and programs installed on your computer including the default settings. Do you want to continue?” appears. So, click on the Yes button.
  • Now, you can restart your computer and go back to the same window and check the box next to Windows Media Player.
  • Reboot your computer. Now, your Windows Media Player will start working automatically.

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