The error 0xc0000005 could mean that the WMP library has become corrupted
and needs to be rebuilt. See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html#medialibrary.
You might also want to check that you have the most recent version of the
Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) for Win Me which is MDAC 2.8 SP1
which can be downloaded from
Another possible reason for your problem is that you don't have the
correct codec installed to play the file you downloaded although in that
case I would have expected a different error.
> I am still using a PC with Windows Me, therefore using the highest
> upgrade you can have for Windows Media Player......version 9. I
> downloaded a movie from a website by saving it to a file. When I try
> to play it, I always get a message box saying " Microsoft Windows
> Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close". The
> error box asks if I want to report it, which does no good. It has a
> "more information" to click on for technical information about the
> report, but all it says is "Exception Report" and "Code" -
> 0xc0000005 which I cannot find anywhere to explain what it means.
> Can anyone help me out with this and tell me why this happened?