Windows Media Player error!!!!

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divaj

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Whenever I click on windows media player, I get an error message that say's "can't perform operation, low memory". It's been doing this for a while now with a host of other problems. For instance, I can't open links that would lead to using windows media player like a video link. I have WMP 9 series on W2K Pro. I have a ton of memory left. What could possibly be the problem?. It's about to drive me up the wall. Can anyone please help?
 
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How much RAM have you got then (try opening Task Manager when you open a video file and see what the RAM & CPU usage is for each process)? Are you running a lot of other programs?
 

divaj

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No, I know I have a lot of memory left, but I don't know how much.
I can't open a video file because I can't open links that open in a new window, neither can I open files that will eventually open windows media player. Also, the windows media player that's in the taskbar only plays sounds instead of the video.

Sorry for the late response.
 
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I am also getting this problem ... started occuring after I updated to Windows Media Player 10.

I am running a Dell Inspiron 8500 2.6 GHz P4 with 1GB ram using XP pro. I cannot even start media player.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, and even tried a shareware app called freemem to diagnose. The least amount of free memory I had was 540 MB, and it would not start.

I tried to revert to an older media player, but system will not allow it.

Thanks.
 
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volzalum said:
I am also getting this problem ... started occuring after I updated to Windows Media Player 10.

I am running a Dell Inspiron 8500 2.6 GHz P4 with 1GB ram using XP pro. I cannot even start media player.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, and even tried a shareware app called freemem to diagnose. The least amount of free memory I had was 540 MB, and it would not start.

I tried to revert to an older media player, but system will not allow it.

Thanks.
I finally managed to correct this on my computer by managing to rollback to a previous version of Windows Media Player, and for the Windows Media Runtime in the "update programs" section of the control panel. It took me a lot to figure out, but I believe it was the Windows media runtime update from microsoft that was causing the issues.
 
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