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How to Fix Windows Media Player 12

Updated July 19, 2017

Windows Media Player 12 is a built-in application that comes along with the Windows 7 operating system. You can use it to play music and videos in various type and formats. However, you can get errors occasionally after using Windows Media Player 12 for some time, which are mostly caused by corrupt settings and media libraries. You can repair such errors by using the built-in Windows Media Player diagnostic tools.

Click “Start,” type “msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerConfigurationDiagnostic” (without quotes) into the search box and press the “Enter” key to load the “Windows Media Player Settings” diagnostic tool.

Click “Next” to detect any errors with the settings on Windows Media Player 12.

Click “Apply this fix” to repair any errors with the settings on Windows Media Player 12.

Click “Close the troubleshooter” to exit the “Windows Media Player Settings” diagnostic tool.

Click “Start,” type “msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerLibraryDiagnostic” (without quotes) into the search box and press the “Enter” key to load the “Windows Media Player Library” diagnostic tool.

Click “Next” to detect any errors with the Windows Media Player 12 library.

Click “Apply this fix” to repair any errors with the Windows Media Player 12 library.

Click “Close the troubleshooter” to exit the “Windows Media Player Library” diagnostic tool.

Click “Start,” type “msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerDVDDiagnostic” (without quotes) into the search box and press the “Enter” key to load the “Windows Media Player DVD” diagnostic tool.

Click “Next” to detect any errors with the Windows Media Player 12 DVD options.

Click “Apply this fix” to repair any errors with the Windows Media Player 12 DVD options.

Click “Close the troubleshooter” to exit the “Windows Media Player DVD” diagnostic tool.

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As an ardent tech fan, Andrew Meer loves writing about the latest in computer hardware and software. Since 2006, he has worked as a level designer and programmer for various video game companies. Meer holds a Bachelor of Science in game and simulation programming from DeVry University, California.