I am new to XP. I upgraded last night and now my Media player won't open. It says that it "has encountered a problem and must close. Sorry for the inconvenience." This happens if I try to open a file, or even try to just open the Media player. Anybody have any advice??
You can try running a 'chkdsk /f' and/or a 'sfc /scannow' and see if there are either disk errors or system file errors. If these don't come up with anything, you might want to consider formatting the drive and performing a clean installation, it can be done with an upgrade disk as long as you have a qualifying product on disk to show the upgrade disk during installation.
This actually happened off of a clean install. I reformatted and installed yesterday. The only thing that i can think of is maybe it doens't like the video card, but the drivers are up to date, and it works with everything else...
hmmm. This isn't a solution, more of a test. Open windows explorer, go to the 'x:\Program Files\Windows Media Player' folder. Double click on the file mplayer2.exe - this will launch media player 6.4... see if that one works on your system.
I really don't know what could be wrong with your media player. Not enough information to troubleshoot it with it. Look in your event view logs and see if it's generating any errors there that might give you a lead.
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