The error that WMP.dll normally causes includes:
- The file wmp.dll has a version number of 126.96.36.19975 where 188.8.131.5280 was expected.
- Windows Media Player is not installed properly and must be reinstalled.
The common causes of WMP errors are related to the updating of Windows Media Player. To rectify these sorts of errors, you need to get to the root cause of the problem. In addition, you may also need to repair other related issues to fully and thoroughly solve this error type. Specifically the three culprits as to why this type of error happens are: viruses, registry issues, and Windows Media Player update problems. In addition, your computer also becomes more vulnerable to the WMP error whenever you use old versions of WMP. Using updated versions of the file each and every time would lessen or even totally remove the risk of your computer getting WMP.dll errors.
The way to fix the WMP.dll error is to first use the Windows Media Player updater to ensure that all elements of this program are up to date. You can do this by using the "/updateWMP" command in the DOS PROMPT Window - which will basically look at the "real" version of the media player, and then make all files associated with that program the same version. After you've done that, you should look to "re-register" the wmp.dll file on your system. Each DLL file is "registered" on Windows, allowing it to quickly find it. By unregistering the file, and then registering it again, you'll bring it back into line, allowing your computer to run the file it requires whenever it needs it. On top of that, it's also recommended that you use a "registry cleaner" program to scan through your PC and fix the various errors that are inside your system. These tools are great for fixing many DLL errors on the Windows system, and using one is recommended for cleaning up any problematic parts of the wmp.dll file that may be left on your system.