Article ID : S500029862 / Last Modified : 11/04/2018

Why doesn't Windows Media Player 8 launch?

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Windows Media Player 8 does not start after writing data to a CD-R/RW media.


As the gwmplayer.exe is still running in the computer memory for about 5 seconds after exiting from Windows Media Player 8, restarting Windows Media Player 8 during the 5 seconds period is not possible.

To resolve this symptom, wait for more than 5 seconds before restarting Windows Media Player 8.