One of my favorite sources for Windows media on all fronts, and WMP error
interpretation is Chris Lanier (MSFT MVP's) blog:
Sometimes, the errors have laser specific solutions, but often times they
Guide To Error 8007007E In Windows Media Player
Error 8007007E or "Module not found" means something in the playback chain
isn't fully installed. It is most likely not WMP, but something like a
sound card driver
narrow it down a bit. Basically you are looking for what works and what
doesn't, then you can find out what is not installed or what is broken.
There is not a single solution to this problem. Your answer will depend on
what exactly doesn't work. DirectX, third party codec's, sound card
, video card drivers
, and many other things can cause this.
I also noticed at the MSFT WMP Knowledge Center
Why do I get error 8007007E ("The specified module could not be found") when
I use the Player?
Windows Media Player relies on separate software components to perform
various functions (for example, to play DVDs, it requires that separate
DVD-decoder software be installed, and to burn CDs, the current drivers
your CD burner must be installed). This error tells you that the Player is
trying access a module (a .dll file) for one of these components, and it's
either not registered, damaged, or missing.
You may want to post this up on the WMP group, where Zack Robinson sometimes
hangs (a PM on the MSFT WMP team).
Try updating or replacing the sound card driver
if there is no update.
"Rohit" <Rohit@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Okay i did scan my disk for errors and i found two EA's. Now when i ran
> windows media player through IE activex i see the following error in error
> Service 'WMPNetworkSvc' did not start correctly because
> CoCreateInstance(WindowsMediaPlayer) encountered error '0x8007007e'. If
> possible, reinstall Windows Media Player.
> Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
> - <System>
> <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WMPNSS-Service"
> <EventID Qualifiers="49165">14324</EventID>
> <TimeCreated SystemTime="2007-01-12T00:41:15.000Z" />
> <Correlation />
> <Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
> <Computer>My pc</Computer>
> <Security />
> - <EventData>
> <Data Name="ServiceName">WMPNetworkSvc</Data>
> <Data Name="ErrorCode">0x8007007e</Data>
> "Chad Harris" wrote:
>> I should add, that in the absense of error messages which can be very
>> helpful with WMP, in XP I could often fix things by reinstalling WMP.
>> hoever, won't let you do that--it'll tell you it's there already.
>> "Rohit" <Rohit@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > Hi Dennis,
>> > I got the pre-released vista from MSDN universal subscription. i
>> > suppose
>> > that is not the problem. I could view videos hosted on channel9 etc 2-3
>> > days
>> > back without any problem and i don't remember doing anything nasty on
>> > the
>> > dev
>> > machine.
>> > cheers
>> > rohit
>> > "Dennis Pack" wrote:
>> >> Rohit:
>> >> If you're using RC2 the beta codec package has expired.
>> >> --
>> >> Dennis Pack
>> >> Vista x64 Enterprise
>> >> Office 2007
>> >> "Rohit" <Rohit@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:11FB7B7A-2D27-44F1-B174-0B27B2FDB3EB@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I have installed windows vista ultimate and things were going fine
>> >> > until yesterday when i tried to play a streaming video that uses
>> >> > windows media player activex control (using IE7). For some reason
>> >> > when
>> >> > i try to play any webcast that uses windows media player i see a
>> >> > cross
>> >> > in the player frame. I can not play any video online and IE does not
>> >> > care to tell me whats wrong?
>> >> > I do not login as administrator until unless required and i was
>> >> > wondering what could have happened to make the media player or
>> >> > prolly
>> >> > IE7 in a bad state?
>> >> >
>> >> > I tried searching on the web but i could not find any way to repair
>> >> > or
>> >> > reinstall windows media player on vista. Appreciate your help.
>> >> >
>> >> > Regards
>> >> > rohit