How can I fix the Windows Media Player on Windows Vista?

Nikita May 6, 2013
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Every time I start my laptop, I have to go to cmd.exe and type in “regsvr32 vbscript.dll” and “regsvr32 jscript.dll”, otherwise the Windows Media Player doesn’t launch.

If I use Run As Administrator to launch WMP, it works, but the library gets reset as well as the playlists. Could you help? Thanks!

  1. DalSan M
    May 12, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Try Tweaking.com's Windows Repair (All-in-one) to see if it can help. http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/windows_repair_all_in_one.html It may or may not help, but it is worth a shot since it has helped many with Windows issues.

  2. yudics
    May 8, 2013 at 7:07 am

    if administrator can run WMP, its means the WMP is okay and not need to reinstall, maybe something wrong with your user account, try to make another user..

    • yudics
      May 8, 2013 at 7:41 am

      i'm sorry, my net connection got error, so my message is shown repeated

    • Tina Sieber
      May 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      No problem. I removed the duplicates for you. :)

  3. Bruce Epper
    May 6, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Have you tried reinstalling WMP (either the version you are currently running or a later version)? It tends to be the simplest solution to DLL registration and permission issues. (It seems you have permission issues regarding the DLL registration since you must redo the process upon every restart.)

    • ha14
      May 6, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      yap perhaps Nikita must take ownership of WMP

  4. Md Mukhtar Mohsin
    May 6, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Whats the need to use windows media player there are lots of good media player and better than windows media player like VLC , KMPlayer etc.
    you may download VLC from here

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

  5. ha14
    May 6, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Go to Start,Then to Run - > type: regsvr32 wmp.dll
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947541
    or open Command Prompt with administrative rights and type: regsvr32 wmp.dll

    try also this microsoft solution
    http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_media_player_diagnostic/

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