Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

wmpnetwk.exe runs constantly

Posted on 2012-03-12
2
359 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-30
The title program runs constantly and consumes 50% or more of my computer's resources.  
I see this issue was posted a couple of years ago and I have followed the advice as much as I could.

I've moved all my music and picture files off of the system with no change.  I have no way to remove the large amount of my video files without purchasing another hard drive.

Is there any other way to trouble shoot and eliminate this problem?

This is a windows 7 64 bit OS.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Steverizer
2 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
4drahil earned 500 total points
ID: 37710752
If you are looking to completely stop the service from running.

Start -> run -> services.msc (Or go to control panel -> Admin tools -> Services)

Stop the "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service", right click on it go to properties and set the startup type to Disabled or Manual.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Steverizer
ID: 37788960
I did turn off windows media player and that fixed the problem.  I imagine that now I won't be able to share media with my Xbox.
0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Have you ever had a hard drive that you can't boot into, but need to change the registry? Here is the solution! This article guides you through accessing and editing a registry of a non-primary drive. To read registry information on a non-prim…
Citrix XenApp, Internet Explorer 11 set to Enterprise Mode and using central hosted sites.xml file.
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question