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Windows Media Player 11 shuts my computer down

Anytime Windows Media Player starts to display a video of any type, the screen will blink black 2 or 3 times and then the screen goes completely black and I have to hold in the power button to restart the computer. I have now idsabled it for all extension types. I need another media player that will be stable in my computer or else I need one of your Techs to fix this computer. I have updated to v-11. I have 2 other computers and there is no problem there. the system is xp pro with sp 3.

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  • plumblee Sep 04, 2009

    I actually just installed the VLC player and tried to play a .wmv video. The screen blinked black 3 or 4 times and then went completely black and then a blue screen. I shut it down with the power button. It didn't come up the first time, but after another shutdown, the computer came up normally.

    I need help and I'll pay.

  • AliTech110
    AliTech110 May 11, 2010

    You can download the free VLC Media player from:http://www.videolan.org/

    Thanks.

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WAIT! Before you uninstall your media player, try the K-Lite codec pack, found here: http://www.codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

The world of AV files is rapidly expanding, and the K-Lite pack can handle most any extension out there! I have run it on XP with sp3 for a long, long time without any trouble! If you do have to uninstall/reinstall your media player, install K-Lite AFTER, as to get the best codecs!

Hope this helps!

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If the windows media worked before the updates you are able to revert in the moment in time when it was opperating correct. If there was a check point created, that is the best thing about XP. You can go there by clicking on 'start' -> 'accessories' -> 'system tools' -> 'system restore' then select 'restore my computer to an earlier time' -> 'next' you will come to a calender, click a bold date, this will be a date before the updates that was created. Select that date then press 'next' note: before you select next you will see details on that date on the screen next to the calendar with what was changed at that time. Select next then read the prompts, the computer will do its thing and shut down, and come back up. This will take some time, and will not erase any data.
Best of luck!

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May be there is a virus in that system that is creating the problem. format the pc and install xp sp3 and then check that problem exists or not. if still problem exists the install vlc mediaplayer that plays any kind of format like ogg, mp4, 3gp, etc...

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Windows media player won't work


Which operating system ? Which version of Media player ?
Though designed with Windows 7 in mind, Windows Media Player 11 (WMP 11) is fully compatible with Windows XP.

The trick is knowing which version of WMP 11 to download.
Different versions of the software exist not only for Windows 7, Vista, and XP, but also for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP.

Additionally, WMP 11 is only compatible with XP if it is using Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3. Before downloading the appropriate installation file, you will need to verify which version your system requires.

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Click "Help", then select "About Windows."
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Open the "Start" menu and click "Run." Within the text field, type "winmsd.exe."

Click "OK." Select "System Summary."
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Under this heading should be the word "Processor."
The value associated with "Processor" will determine which version of Windows XP you are running.

If the value begins with "x86," you are running a 32-bit version.
If it begins with "ia64" or "AMD64," then you are running a 64-bit version.

Download the Windows Media Player installation file that matches your version of Windows (see Below).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/windows-media-player

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How to Fix Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center is the home entertainment hub on a Windows computer.
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It is preinstalled on Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium/Ultimate Edition and Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions.

From time to time, users run into issues trying to play audio or video files, or with an extender connected to Media Center.

Extenders are devices that allow you to "extend" the Media Center onto a TV screen or larger display.

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Scroll down to "Music" on the Media Center home screen.
Select "Music library."

If you find an empty folder under "Music Library," navigate to the folder on your hard drive that stores your music file and add it to Media Center's library.

If the problem isn't an empty folder, look at the file extension on the music file that won't play. Media Center can't play files with unknown or incompatible extensions.

If you find a questionable extension, skip that file. Click once on another file with a different extension, one you know is compatible with Media Center, and then click "Open" to test if you can play that one.

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You'll have a problem using an extender if Windows Firewall blocks it.

Go to "Control Panel" from the Start menu and double-click on "Windows Firewall."
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Click to check "Media Center Extenders."
Click on "Apply."

Check external speaker cables to make sure they're connected if you can't hear any sound. Check the computer's volume settings by clicking on the "VOL+" icon at the bottom right corner of the main Media Center screen to make sure the volume is not turned off or down too low.

You may need to reconfigure your speakers if you're having volume or sound issues.
Scroll down to "Tasks" in the Media Center home screen and select "Settings."

Click on "General" and select "Windows Media Center Setup."
Click on "Set Up Your Speakers."

Follow the on-screen prompts to reconfigure your speakers.

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Start it on your computer, and follow the directions to update your Sansa View's firmware, if needed.

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Another possibility - Try loading video from Windows Media Player 11;

From the manual, page 17--
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Method 1: Uninstall Windows Media Player in safe mode loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
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try reinstalling media player 11 and then install K-lite codec from http://filehippo.com/download_klite_codec_pack/
and still if the problem presist install VLC player its an subsitute to windows mediaplayer.
for further troubleshooting i need your computer details like modle,make,operating system.

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2)
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