Unable to open Windows Media Player

April 2018


Since this morning I have a problem with Windows Media Player. I wanted to listen to MP3s and watching videos but cannot open WMP!

It gives me no error message, just when I click on the icon, nothing happens .. No hourglass either ... and now, the software do not open.

I recently did an update of Windows that can come of this?

On the other hand, I opened for the first time the software Windows Movie Player (to change the videos), I do not know if that's what caused this problem?

In any case, I'm clicking on the icon, it's as if I had done nothing and if someone could help me, it would be great.


I had exactly the same problem, there's a solution!
To solve this:
  • Click on Start > Run

  • Type these two commands:

regsvr32 jscript.dll 
regsvr32 vbscript.dll 
  • Press Enter to finish

Now you will be able to open Windows Media Player!
Published by aakai1056. Latest update on April 22, 2010 at 05:52 AM by aakai1056.
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