SYMPTOMS: When you exit Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 in Windows Vista, Windows Media Player may not completely shut down. For example, if you are playing music when you exit Windows Media Player, you may continue to hear music.
Well, that seems easy enough right? Microsoft’s solution:
WORKAROUND: To work around this problem when it occurs, follow these steps to shut down Windows Media Player:And that’s it; no more info from MS except that, yeah, we know its a problem. Have fun using Task Manager!!
- Press CTRL+ALT+DEL.
- Click Start Task Manager.
- Click the Processestab.
- Click the wmplayer.exe process.
- Click End Processes, and then click End process.
I always seem to not have a direct example to point people too when they question why I think Apple’s OS X could probably overtake Windows as the consumer-level operating system of choice in the coming years. This is just such an example. Sigh.