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WMP database keeps corrupting.

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So I use WMP as a DLNA player and it works great, (none of the other ones work as well, I have tried most!)

The problem is, every week or so, the database becomes corrupted and I have to stop the service, delete the database file and restart the service......(otherwise I can't add new files to the library)

it's a big pain cause the database takes a while to rebuilt and I can't use it until it's done.

What can be causing this recurring issue? everything is updated and I am virus free. Windows 7 pro is being used.

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do you have media sharing enable because that could be the cause.... ive seen it mess some stuff up in the past :p

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yes, media sharing is basically DLNA for WMP. i think... without it, I have no need for WMP.

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what is the file size of the database?

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the database file is just over 16mb. I reduced it to 13 by not including a few folders but that didn't help. the biggest annoyance is that I have to restart the machine every time this happens.

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there is a way to remove wmp by the programs and feature and then re-enable it

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there is a way to remove wmp by the programs and feature and then re-enable it

Yeah I know, you think that will be helpful? I am guessing this won't solve the problem and will take just as long and require a restart. But I will give it a shot since I am all our of ideas.

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If the database keeps becoming corrupted, there are a number of potential causes, the most likely of which are:

1: The hard drive you boot with is on it's way out

2: The hard drive your media resides on is on it's way out

3: Some of your media files may be either corrupted or in a format that's causing the indexer to crash

I've never personally had this kind of issue but I'd start with looking at the welfare of your disk drives.

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This will re-install WMP and may resolve any issues you may have.

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If you're playing from a DLNA server it shouldn't have anything to do with the WMP database as that information is pulled real-time from the server.

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If you're playing from a DLNA server it shouldn't have anything to do with the WMP database as that information is pulled real-time from the server.

WMP is the server and it keeps a database of the files. I know what you mean though, most other DLNA players don't need a database to keep track of stuff but WMP does... I think this is what makes the client side feel faster when the server is WMP instead of others.

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