Failed to load control Windows MediaPlayer

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I am just trying to load a media file using Windows Media Player but I am getting this annoying error message says “Failed to load control `WindowsMediaPlayer’ from Wmp.dll”. I have installed the latest version of Media Player using Windows Xp OS. How can I resolve this issue? Please suggest me in a proper way. Thanks.


Failed to load control `WindowsMediaPlayer’ from Wmp.dll.Your version of wmp.dl may be outdated. Make sure you are using the version of the control that was provided with your application.

Answered By 0 points N/A #170551

Failed to load control Windows MediaPlayer


Hi Miguel, your problem can be solved in TWO ways. 

Firstly, you can re-register the dll files. To do so, 

1. Open cmd.exe using Run in Start menu

2. Type in the following commands. Hit enter after each.

egsvr32 vbscript.dll

regsvr32  jscript.dll

regsvr32  wmp.dll

Secondly, you can try to disable and enable Windows Media Player. To do this

1. Go to Control Panel, then Programs, then Turn Windows Features On and Off

2. Choose Media feature and disable Windows Media Player. 

3. Now restart the computer and enable the Windows Media Player following the same procedure. 

Answered By 580750 points N/A #170552

Failed to load control Windows MediaPlayer


That error normally appears in Microsoft Windows Vista when you install a third-party program that registers its own version of the “wmp.dll” file then Windows Media Player would stop responding and then throwing the error with the “wmp.dll” file. Here’s how you can fix it. First, click Start then type without quotes “cmd” in the search box. Next, right-click on “cmd.exe”, select “Run as administrator”, and then click Continue.

In the command prompt, type without quotes “regsvr32 wmp.dll” then hit Enter. After this, start Notepad then copy and paste the following:



Next, save the file using the filename without quotes “VistaWMPFix.reg”. After this, click Start then type without quotes “regedit” in the search box, and then click “regedit.exe” to start the Registry Editor. In the Registry Editor window, click File and select Import. Locate and select “VistaWMPFix.reg” that you saved in Notepad and then click OK. Start Windows Media Player and see if this fixes the problem.

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