WMP uses up ALL my CPU (98%) but only 2% on other users...

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Paul, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    When I try and use WMP my system gets really bogged down, and uses up all my
    resources like 98 and 100% of my CPU. When I switch users and use my wife's
    account, no problems (like 2%)! This has only come up recently and I am not
    sure why? I have plenty of memory and no more processes are running with me
    than with her. Any suggestions???

    Is it possible to uninstall completely?
    Paul, Oct 12, 2004
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    PhrozenGolem Guest

    I think you have stumbled onto a solution. I have been having all the same
    problems as everyone else. I have tried all the "monitor folders" (though
    not a bad idea to turn off) things and everything else I could think of in
    terms of troublshooting. It seems like this is a profile issue. I am glad
    that you thought to try it under your wifes. I do not have multiple users on
    mine, so I would not have thought of this. What I did was went into my
    profile settings and deleted everything under a media player folder. There
    are a few of these folders. One under

    C:\Documents and Settings\"your Profile"\Local Settings\Application
    Data\Microsoft\Media Player
    C:\Documents and Settings\"your Profile"\Application Data\Microsoft\Media

    Delete the files in these folders. I then deleted all the files under
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player
    and let windows recreate them (it will do so automatically). I closed
    everything and reopened WMP10. Works just fine now.

    Hope this helps!
    PhrozenGolem, Nov 9, 2004
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    Paul Guest

    The solution that worked for me was to undo the monitoring folders. I have a
    lot of files and apparently that was the issue. I appreciate all the help.

    Paul, Nov 10, 2004
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    ScadaRick Guest

    Just to help follow-up this topic, your suggestion worked for me as well. I
    have a media server that keeps all my mp3's and vid's. I did have them in my
    monitor folders section...but thats not going to work untill I find out why
    they dont work. My media connect searches the same folders and gets done
    quick, so it must be something wmp10 does not like.

    At any cost...100% cpu solved
    ScadaRick, Jan 21, 2005
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