Error encountered when using Media Player with video

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I tried to use Media Player to play a video on a Win XP PC but then I got this error message (see below).  I was trying to play the video on my PC with no other devices connected to it and so I wondered why the error happened.   I searched the internet for answers but didn’t find any. 

Hope somebody in the forum can help me solve the error.  Please help.  Thanks in advance.

C:Program FilesWindows Media Playermplayer2.exe

A device attached to the system is not functioning.


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Answered By 0 points N/A #111851

Error encountered when using Media Player with video



It seems like your media player is might be corrupted someway.

You can reinstall or upgrade your current media player & solve your problem right away.

I suggest you to go to and download media player 7.1 and if you are interested enough to go and download that too, they are both fairly good utilities for viewing files.

There are even many more media players which are more compatible & very handy to play any audio or video you would like.

I also suggest you to download VLC media player or Total Video Player to play any video file.


Answered By 15 points N/A #111853

Error encountered when using Media Player with video


Did you Windows Media Player work fine before? If it did, try doing system restore. The program may be corrupted or the files associated with it. If after doing system restore you're still having a problem, try to have a newer version installed in your system or have the current one that you have updated. If this does not help, you also have the option to try another media player. Try using VLC Player, you can download it from here:


This media player supports a lot of the mostly used video formats and is quite stable. It's free and there's no need to install any additional codec. Try it.

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