Fix WMP.dll Error Message
An error message similar to the one given below may be displayed on your computer screen when you try to open Windows Media Player on your computer:
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.
You may not be able to fix the error even by reinstalling the Media Player and the error message may display when you try to launch the application soon after re-installation.
To resolve this issue, open Start menu, select Run, type the following error message, and then press Enter.
Performing this task may fix the confusion regarding Media Player version numbers and resolve the error message.
At times, an error message similar to the one given below may appear on your computer screen when you try to play a video file on your Media Player:
Explorer has caused a problem in wmp.dll.
To resolve this issue, open Start menu, select Run, type the following command, and then press Enter.
Performing this step will register the wmp.dll file on your system and resolve the issue.
There can be several causes of missing or corrupt files on your computer, including incorrect program installation\removal, faulty programs and device drivers, malware infections, a damaged registry, and malfunctioning hardware.
To prevent these problems, you must never download and install programs from unreliable Web sites. You must always keep your operating system and other software updated with the latest releases from their manufacturers. It is essential to perform regular antivirus and antispyware scans using reliable and updated tools, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease. Last but not least, it is important for you to maintain a healthy registry with the help of a reliable registry cleaner tool, such as RegServe.