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    wmp and wmpnetwk seize my computer

    Sometimes, everything just stops. The little blue circle goes 'round and 'round, nothing will work, nothing will close. If I have Process explorer open, I can see that System idle is at or near zero and wmp somethingorother coupled with wmpnetwk are eating all the clock cycles. I don't do media center except to watch Jon Stewart on rare occasion.

    Forgive me if this is a dead horse I am beating once again, I tried searching but found nothing of use.
    Dan Lynch
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    Try turning off media sharing in windows Media Player as described here:
    http://forums.cnet.com/7723-6142_102...-my-resources/

    Jerry
    Last edited by jwitalka; 2014-07-17 at 20:56.

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    The link goes to a discussion having 2007 dates so the OS is probably XP. I am running Win 7 pro on an Asus P55 mobo with an obscene amount of ram.

    The first two lines did not apply to my W7 media player or media center as far as I can see.

    I can't be the only one having this problem.
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    Open your media player, right click somewhere on the top menu bar, select tools, then options.
    in the "network" menu, remove all the check marks. Then head over to the "privacy menu and repeat.

    Then head over to services and disable it there as well. It's called WMPNetworkSvc.

    The above is for Windows 8.1, but it should be similar, if not the same for Windows 7.
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    Close, but no cigar, CLiNT! I was able to find everything but "services" in my Media Player and my failure to find it led to the fight this morning between wmpshare and wmpnetwk that was, fortunately, over very quickly.

    If I disable all of these things in WMP, will I be unable to record shows from my TV card? Or does having the TV card work mean that I have to put up with a Microsoft Macrobug?
    Dan Lynch
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