Windows 10: Windows Media Player runs in the background after exiting.

Discus and support Windows Media Player runs in the background after exiting. in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I'm having an odd issue with WMP 12 where when I click the exit button on the window or use File -> Exit, the process stays running in the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by KillerSix50, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. Windows Media Player runs in the background after exiting.


    I'm having an odd issue with WMP 12 where when I click the exit button on the window or use File -> Exit, the process stays running in the background.So what happens is, if I close WMP and have a YouTube video playing, if I use the play/pause key on my keyboard to pause the video, the song I played last in WMP continues as if WMP was up and running. So I have to go into task manager and kill the WMP process that shouldn't even be running.Has anyone else seen this or had a similar issue? I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling WMP via Settings. Doing that works for a day or

    :)
     
    KillerSix50, Jun 18, 2021
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  2. Faulty Windows Media Player

    Windows Mesdis Player developed a fault (Played jerky an missed bits) so I down loaded Media Player 10.

    It's no better. Any suggestions (I run Windows 98)
     
    christieau, Jun 18, 2021
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  3. Kem Mon Win User
    Broken Windows Media Player

    Hi,

    Have you tried running the troubleshooter for WMP? If not, we suggest that you try to run the troubleshooter and
    see if it helps. To run the troubleshooter, follow these steps:


    • On the search bar, type
      Troubleshooting.

    • Click on
      Programs.

    • Under
      Media
      Player, click on
      Windows Media Player Settings
      and
      Windows Media Player Library.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Kem Mon, Jun 18, 2021
    #3
  4. Yaqub K Win User

    Windows Media Player runs in the background after exiting.

    windows media player

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    What is the exact error message you get when you to try play files on Windows Media Player?

    I suggest you to run both Windows Media Player Library and Settings troubleshooter and check.

    Step 1: If your computer is having problems playing video or audio files in Windows Media Player, try using the Windows Media Player Settings troubleshooter to fix the problem. The troubleshooter checks the configuration and network settings
    for Windows Media Player to make sure that you can play content you've downloaded and saved to your computer, or content streaming over a network or the Internet.

    Steps to run Windows Media Player Settings troubleshooter are as follows:

    • Press Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
    • In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click
      Troubleshooting.
    • Click View all, and then click Windows Media Player Settings
      and follow the instructions.

    Step 2: If your computer is having problems accessing your collection of digital media files in the Windows Media Player Library, try using the Windows Media Player Library troubleshooter to fix the problem. The troubleshooter makes sure
    Windows Media Player is correctly installed on your computer, and checks to see whether your Player Library is corrupted.

    Steps to run Windows Media Player Settings troubleshooter are as follows:

    • Press Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
    • In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click
      Troubleshooting.
    • Click View all, and then click Windows Media Player Library
      and follow the instructions.

    Please reply us on the status of the issue to assist you further.
     
    Yaqub K, Jun 18, 2021
    #4
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