I tried listening to a song on windows media player and it gave me the 'server execution failed' message. I tried the Turn Windows Features on and off thing and turned windows media player off, rebooted and turned it back on and rebooted but still not
I read somewhere it might be connected to antivirus programs? I recently removed both Kaspersky and Avast (having them both caused problems) and this problem happened the day after i removed those programs.
Any fixes for windows media player not starting?
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As per the description, it looks like you are receiving error message saying 'server execution failed' when open Windows Media Player.
To help you suggest steps to resolve the issue, I would appreciate if you could answer the following question:
Have you made any changes on the computer prior to the issue?
However, I would like to follow these methods which should fix the issue:
Method 1:You may stop and then start the Windows Media Player Network sharing service and check.
Windows key + R to open the Run Dialog box.
Services.msc in the Run dialog box and hit enter.
c.Now look for a service called
Windows Media Player Network sharing service
d.Right click the service and
Stop it and then Start it.
Method 2: Place the computer in clean boot and check.
To help troubleshoot error messages and other issues, you can start Windows 8 by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This kind of startup is known as a "clean boot." A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.
How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8