1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved: Windows Media player 11 WMPNSCFG.exe

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ryanxxxxb, Mar 7, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. Ryanxxxxb

    Ryanxxxxb Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2004
    Messages:
    27
    WMPNSCFG.exe of Windows Media Player 11 Will NOT DIE!!!!:mad:

    I have done the following:

    1. disabled it in MSCONFIG

    2. checked it in SERVICES.MSC and it is disabled

    3. ran highjack this and removed the 04 wmpnscfg.exe from the list

    4. Deleted wmpsncfg.exe and the wmpnssci.dll from the c\program files\windows media player.

    and the F***n thing still is in msconfig startup after i opened and closed Windows Media player,so has anyone been able to totally remove this crap form startup?

    I use WMP for everything but dont need all that other crap running i dont even have a network cable connected to my pc.

    dose anyone know of a good all in 1 media player i could try instead?

    No wonder you need a newer pc to run windows Vista, Microsoft puts so much crap in there programs and OS that even when its disabled or windows says it is ....... it still runs !!
     
  2. Ryanxxxxb

    Ryanxxxxb Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2004
    Messages:
    27
    I deleted
    wmpnetwk.exe from C\program files\windows media player


    I found it in the Registry

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run

    and deleted it :) :) (y)
     
  3. Ryanxxxxb

    Ryanxxxxb Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2004
    Messages:
    27
    :mad: I Removed it from the registry and it still comes back when I start Windows Media Player 11 I'm missing something or it's just cannot be removed from startup witch would suck:(
     
  4. Rich-M

    Rich-M

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    22,417
    I have been chasing it in Vista for 2 weeks now and no matter what I do it comes back. maybe we should look in the program for an Option to handle this?
    Right click the top panel next to arrows and try Tools, Options and there is an auto update that says daily, weekly. monthly and underneath "check for codecs"...I bet if check for "codecs were unchecked", then the top would be also...but am not sure if I want to do that now that I see why we can't kill it. That can't use much resources.
     
  5. unbidden

    unbidden

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,469
    I don't usually like to refer anyone to another forum, but a fix is a fix.

    Go here and check out post #10.
     
  6. Rich-M

    Rich-M

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    22,417
    Looks good will try it!
     
  7. Ryanxxxxb

    Ryanxxxxb Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2004
    Messages:
    27
    Thanks too !!! Unbidden for finding this link to google groups

    and thank you James Dooley for this fix

    To exit that app, run (Note that "/Close" is case sensitive):
    "\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe" /Close

    To make it not run again, open the registry key
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences\HME and set the
    DWORD value DisableDiscovery to 2. If you had a UPnP Media Renderer or
    control point on your local network, you'd also be able to disable it by
    right-clicking on its taskbar icon (which only shows if it finds a UPnP
    Media Renderer or control point) and choose "Disable Future Notifications".

    As to why it starts running when you've disabled media sharing, that's a bug
    in WMP 11 Beta2.

    --
    James Dooley
    Development Lead
    Windows Media Devices Group
    Microsoft Corp.

    works(y) (y)
     
  8. Rich-M

    Rich-M

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    22,417
    Works great thank you!
     
  9. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/549812