Windows® Media Player Hangs in Windows® 7
Why Windows Media Player hangs in Windows 7? How can we fix this issue?
Windows Media Player is a software that is used to play audio and video files. The latest Windows Media Player provides many options for library management. It supports all the Operating Systems. You can download it easily from the Microsoft’s website. But some problems may occur while working with Windows Media Player in your Windows 7 PC. It hangs sometimes while running. So you may have to reduce the number of programs running on the system while using Media Player. It may hang if there is an error in the program file. So you will have to find out the exact cause of the error and fix it. You even have to clean the registry using registry cleaner software because the registry errors are the main reason for improper working of the applications.
Following are the causes, and solutions to fix Windows Media Player hang problem in Windows 7:
Windows Media Player will hang in Windows 7, if the RAM doesn’t contain enough capacity to run and store the applications. Your PC should have a high capacity RAM. The drivers in the system have to be reinstalled after the re-installation of the Operating System. Viruses in the system, may also result in freezing of applications. Corrupted program files may affect the working of Media Player. So the application has to be reinstalled. It also freezes if the system is not compatible with the application.
To fix this issue, click on ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control panel’. Now, click on ‘Find and fix problems’ entry. This will take you to troubleshoot tool. Then you have to select ‘view all’. Click on ‘Windows Media Player library’, and then on ‘Windows Media Player settings’. This will troubleshoot the Windows Media Player library and its settings. After the troubleshooting is over, your Windows Media Player will work fine without any issues.
If Windows Media Player hangs while using full screen mode, then you have to change the settings to fix it. Open ‘Control Panel’ and select ‘Appearance and personalization’. Now, select ‘Personalization’- ‘Window color and appearance’- ‘Open classic appearance properties for more color options’. Then select ‘Effects’ and clear the ‘Shadow under menu’. This will repair the issue related to Windows Media Player.
Run a antivirus software to remove viruses from the computer. It is advisable to run a registry cleaner software to repair application files in registry. You can also increase the capacity of RAM for better functioning of applications.
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