Unable to play the song or burning CDs in windows media player 11 error message: "Windows Media Player cannot find the file.

Original title: the windows media player 11

I have the media player 11 and my operating system is XP Home Edition, but for some reason, when I try to play a song or burn it to a CD, this is the error message I get.  Can someone help me with this?

Windows Media Player cannot find the file. If you try to read, burn or sync an item that is in your library, the element can point to a file that has been moved, renamed, or deleted. reason for which each song I ever download from the internet is going to play is no longer...

Thank you.


Hi NancyCamper,

·         Have you made changes on the computer?

Follow these methods.

Method 1: Follow the steps in the article.

Resources for the resolution of problems in Windows Media Player


Method 2: Perform a clean boot to see if there is a conflict of software like the clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.

How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" State


Note: After completing the steps in the clean boot troubleshooting, follow the section How to configure Windows to use a Normal startup state of the link to return the computer to a Normal startupmode.

After the clean boot used to resolve the problem, you can follow these steps to configure Windows XP to start normally.

(a) click Start, run.

(b) type msconfigand click OK.

(c) the System Configuration Utility dialog box appears.

(d) click the general tab, click Normal startup - load all services and device drivers and then click OK.

(e) when you are prompted, click on restart to restart the computer.

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