Reasons for wmp.dll error on Windows® Media® Player and ways to solve it
What are the reasons for wmp.dll error? How can it affect Windows Media Player?
Windows Media Player is the media player released by Microsoft. It will come preinstalled with all Windows Operating Systems. Windows Media Player will also have the ability to copy music to compact discs, and can be used for ripping music. Windows Media Player can also burn discs which are in audio CD format or can audio discs. Windows Media Player has replaced the earlier version which was called Media Player. Windows Media Player is a media library application that is used to play audio, video, and view images on your computer. It has also the ability to rip music and copy music to compact discs. Windows Media Player 11 shares songs and videos over wired and wireless home networks. It is the current version of the standard media player.
Here are the reasons for wmp.dll error related to Windows Media Player and way to fix this error:
- Causes of wmp.dll error
- Run a virus scan
- Update the driver and reinstall Windows Media Player
Causes of wmp.dll error
The wmp.dll error occurs due to the removal of wmp DLL file. If the wmp DLL file gets corrupt it causes wmp.dll error message. These files related to this application are usually get corrupt due to virus attacks. Another reason that causes this error message is the registry problem, and hardware failure problem as well. The use of outdated drivers also causes the problem with the wmp DLL file.
Run a virus scan
There are various methods to fix the wmp.dll error. The common reason for such an error is virus or malware infection. The viruses present on your system causes damage of DLL files. These viruses are harmful programs which causes issues with DLL files and leads to serious problems. You need to install a powerful antivirus program or download a malware removal tool from Microsoft website. You can use these tools to perform a full system scan.
If the wmp.dll error message occurs due to installation of certain programs, then to fix the problem you can reinstall the program which is related to DLL files. Update the drivers that are related to hardware devices. Sometimes issues with a video card may also lead to wmp.dll error.
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