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    Windows 7 Media Player will not work

    I installed the Corel Media Player which took over Windows 7 Media Player. I didn't like it, so I uninstalled. Now Windows 7 Media player will not work.
    I went to Windows Features, turned off Media player restarted and then turned it back on. That didn't work. I've gone to Window's Help, but can't find anything. Any suggestions?

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    You can see about downloading the media player and reinstalling. I suppose you could try a repair install if that does not work. It does sound as though the 3rd party player corrupted the Windows Media Player installation.
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    Have you tried running SFC /SCANNOW from an elevated command prompt?

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    joeperez: Would you mind walking me through it? I brought up run and typed it in, but apparently that's now the way to do it. Thanks.

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    Go to Start, enter CMD in the search bar. Right click CMD.EXE in the results and select "Run as administrator". In the command window type SFC /SCANNOW.

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    joeperez: thanks. I did it and at the end it gave me this message: Did not find any integrity violations. But although Windows Media player works when I play a movie, it will not play songs regardless of the format. It gives me a message saying it must close because it will not work. I may see if it is on the CD and try to reinstall it. I went to Windows and tried to download Windows Media Player 12 but no download would show up, just more information.

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    Hi, Actually you have corrupted the dll files of the windows media player, so now what oyu can do is to install some other third party media player so that it works fine. Or you can do is to upgrade the your win 7 OS and get it repaired.

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    Since SFC did not find errors, you should consider a repair install. See the link from Ted in post #2 of this thread.

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    Before doing that try right clicking on a media file (music File) and select open with windows media player to see if will play. If windows media player does not show in the context menu then select "choose default program" find windows media player and set as default.
    It seems that CMP took over default and did not restore it WMP.

    I have tried setting default via control panel/default programs but does not seem to work fully on W7.
    If WMP will not fire and play an audio file via right context menu then follow above members advice.

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    Thanks fellows. I discovered several files left over from Corel Media Player, deleted those and did a restart and everything is working fine now.

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    Glad you got it working. Thanks for posting back.

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