Fix: Windows Media Player Not Working On Windows 10/8/8.1

Learn how to fix Windows Media Player not working while playing videos or music in Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.

Though there are a lot of free media player available for Windows, but users always gives Windows Media Player highest priority.

But, if your system video or music library is not according to what Windows Media Player needs, you can get weird problems with it. In such cases, Windows Media Player not working with the following message “Windows Media Player has stopped working

Windows Media Player Not Working On Windows 10/8/8.1

A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

As you can see in the above shown picture, there is no clue at all that could help you to solve this issue. Don’t worry, because in this tutorial, I will show you how to fix Windows Media Player has stopped working by running built-in troubleshooter

If you don’t want to use Windows Media Player, I recommended you should try to use Sony Vegas Player 13 on your Windows computer.

Fix: Windows Media Player not working on Windows 8/8.1/10

Make sure that you are logged into Windows under an account with the status Administrator.

Step 1. You open Troubleshooting from Control Panel. To do that, right-click at Start button > Control Panel (View by Large icons) > click Troubleshooting.

Troubleshooting
Step 2. In the Troubleshooting window, you click View all from the left side listed options.

Troubleshooting
Step 3. Next, you look for Windows Media Player Library. Click it in order to launch corresponding troubleshooter.

Windows Media Player Library
Step 4. Moving on, you click Next to start the troubleshooting wizard.

Windows Media Player Library
Step 5. Now, the troubleshooter will detect the problems what is causing Windows Media Player not working error. In my case, it detected that Media library is corrupt. To fix the problem, you just to click Apply this fix option.

Windows Media Player Library
Step 6. Lastly, restart your computer and check if the Windows Media Player Not Working error has solved.

In this method, whatever the root cause detected in your case, the suggested fix by troubleshooter would put an end of this problem. Go here if you get “Windows Media Player Server Execution Failed” error when try to open a video file or music file via Windows Media Player. If you have any other Windows 10 related errors you can check for the solution in my Windows 10 tips section. Thank you for reading!

 


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