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I am having issues with my media player 11

Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct.

i am running windows xp

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This errors generally means that the file is being used by another application. If you are reading from a usb key or a mp3 player or another application eg. winamp is using the file or explorer has it open then you may encounter this issue.

The best thing to do is is close every other application except for media center, inlcuding exploer eetc etc...also press control alt del to get the task bar up and have a look at what application is running in the back ground and turn the ones you know off as well then run it again. It may help you identify your problem.

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Windows media player won't work


Which operating system ? Which version of Media player ?
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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.

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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.

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

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