FIX: Windows Media Player Will Not Open

WMP LogoFor the past couple of mornings I have been unable to run Windows Media Player on my work PC.

Every time I try to run the thing, I get a momentary hourglass and then nothing more.

I’m running Windows XP service pack 3 and keep as up to date as I can with the regular updates.

Anyway, I’ve finally grabbed a couple of minutes to look into the problem and came across a Fix on CNET.

1. Click Start, click Accessories, the right click on Command Prompt and choose “run as administrator”, then type regsvr32 jscript.dll, and then hit enter.

2. Type regsvr32 vbscript.dll then hit enter.

3. Now type exit and hit enter. Now try media player and it should work.

I’m not sure how those files became unregistered but running both regsvr32 commands from Start -> Run has done the trick for me.

Awesome, now I can listen to music before everyone else gets into the office!


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