How to Fix Windows Media Player Errors

by Tyran DeWalt

Windows Media Player is a Windows-based multimedia player that allows you to play and view audio, video and photos. If Windows Media Player displays error messages, you must troubleshoot your system to locate the cause of the problem. Oftentimes, WMP errors result from a corrupt registry or file. As soon as you resolve the WMP errors, you can run the program normally.

Re-register the Files

Press the Windows button on the keyboard plus the "R" button.

Type "cmd" in the "Open" dialog box and click "OK." This opens the Command Prompt.

Paste the following the commands in the prompt, individually, and press "Enter:" regsvr32 jscript.dll regsvr32 vbscript.dll

Type "Exit" and then press "Enter."

Run Registry Editor

Press the Windows button and type "regedit" in the "Start Search" dialog box. Press "Enter." This opens the Registry Editor.

Navigate the following registry path on the left side of the window: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SOFTWARE >> CLASSES >> CLSID >> {f414c260-6ac0-11cf-b6d1-00aa00bbbb58} >> InprocServer32

Double-click the "Default" entry and click "Modify."

Type "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\JSCRIPT.DLL" in the "Value Data" box. Click "OK."

Double-click the entry "ThreadingModel" and click "Modify." Ensure that the "Value Data" box reads "Both." If it doesn't, type "Both" in the "Value Data" box. Click "OK."

About the Author

A family therapist and graduate of the University of Louisville, Tyran DeWalt has written relationship and holistic self-care practice advice for close to a decade. DeWalt relishes in being able to combine his zeal for writing and his commitment to assisting people manage everyday life challenges.