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    How to fix the error message 'Error Contacting Service' in Windows XP?

    I am having issue with my windows media player because i am getting the error message while media player is active in windows xp system. Can anyone tell me the reason and resolution too for this issue? Help me!

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    ghanathey swetha Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2012

    Re: How to fix the error message 'Error Contacting Service' in Windows XP?

    Follow the below methods:
    Method 1:
    I would suggest you to follow these steps:
    >>Open Windows media player.
    >>Click the "Library" drop-down arrow and "More Options," which brings up the Options window.
    >>Click the "Network" tab at the top of the window to look at your settings under "Streaming Proxy Settings."
    >>Select a protocol, such as "HTTP," if you do not know what the proxy server settings should be set to, and then click "Configure."
    >>Select "Use Proxy Settings of the Web Browser if you selected the "HTTP" protocol; otherwise, select "Autodetect Proxy Settings." Try connecting Windows Media Player again to the server.

    Method 2:
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    Thank you.

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    ak47 Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Re: How to fix the error message 'Error Contacting Service' in Windows XP?

    To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start

      , right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
    2. In the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings area, click Change settings.

      If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
    3. Click Change Settings and then selct the Advanced tab. Click on the Environment variables button
    4. In the User variables area, click TEMP, and then click Edit.
    5. In the Variable value box, type C:\Temp, and then click OK two times.
    6. Click Apply, and then click OK.
    7. Follow steps 4 through 6 for the TMP environment variable as well.
    8. Confirm that C:\Temp folder exists, if not create one.
    9. Restart the computer.
    10. Attempt to install the application again.

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