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Hi Experts,

noticed this moring nothing Java related was working....I am running VIsta Business, IE 7....i un-installed jave....went to java.com, downloaded the latest version....still nothing.....when i opened IE and go to tools then internet options java is enabled but still nothing works, i also noticed that windows media player will not open did a full virus scan with no threats detected..please help
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by:YGregersen
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When you say it will not open - no app is there but the executable is running?
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Try rolling back using System Restore to date where things worked?
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YGregersen,

when i click on the windows media player icon, nothing happens same thing if i go to a video file, i will not open.

When i go to system restore it will only go back two days, i have had this problem the last three days
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So the app is not in memory? Hit Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task manager and look in the process list.

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Try running Media Player directly from the source. Type in Vista's Start Menu search box wmplayer.exe and hit enter.
If it still won't start try again but then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to start in Elevated privileges.
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it is not listed in the task manager process list and i still connot start it with the methods you list
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Does it find that executable when you do the search - as in - does it still exist on your machine?
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If you have your Vista Disk handy you can boot to it and do the Repair option. It is non-destructive to your current OS.
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YGregersen:

when i boot to the Vista disk and hit the repair option, it brings up the system restore but again the restore point available are after the problem started
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LeeTutor

I was able to find a solution that worked on my own...i will post it here in caqse someone has the same problem.

To resolve this problem, reregister the Jscript.dll and Vbscript.dll files. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Run,type cmd, hit enter in command Prompt, type regsvr32 jscript.dll , and then click OK.
2. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, hit enter in command Prompt, type regsvr32 vbscript.dll , and then click OK.

Restart the computer and try to open Windows media player
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