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Old 02-10-2009
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Hello All.

I recently started having trouble with WMP. Just after I installed VCAST with Rhapdsody on my PC with my new phone, windows media player will not open anymore. When I double click or right click > play .wmv & .avi files nothing happens. Sometimes with the right click > play it would say the action was canceled or something to that affect, but it hasn't come up recently.



I'm running on Vista Home Premium x64. I haven't tried to uninstall/reinstall yet as I'm not sure if I can do that (or if I should) as I'm no where near as familiar with Vista as I was with 98/2k/XP.

Anyone have some suggestions? VLC Media player isn't horrible, but it's nowhere near as convinient & useful as WMP.

Thanks!
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It's a fairly safe bet that if you install some software and suddenly, other software (especially if it carries out similar basic functions) starts playing up, the best if not only way to stop the problem is to remove that which you last installed, before the problems began.
You can either, use the programs uninstall routine from control panel, or if you think it may not entirely remove the problem, as some settings may have been changed and will not automatically revert to the ones that the other software works ok with, or, roll the system back to a time just prior to installing the rogue software, this at least ensures that the settings your other software was happy with has not now been changed. (the program you installed will no longer exist on your system, with the added safety that no registry changes or anything else has been left behind to mess up other applications).
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