Fix Server Execution Failed message in Windows Media Player

Every now and then, when you try to open a media file, Windows Media Player does nothing for about 30 seconds and then comes up with this cryptic dialog box:
Server Execution Failed dialog box

Luckily it’s easy to fix:

  1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator (Click Start, Type cmd, right Click Command Prompt, select Run as Administrator)
  2. Type regsvr32 jscript.dll and press enter.
  3. A dialog will pop up. Click OK
  4. Now type regsvr32 vbscript.dll and press enter again.
  5. Click OK again
  6. Close Command Prompt and try opening the file again!

80 thoughts on “Fix Server Execution Failed message in Windows Media Player

  1. Les

    I ran the regsvr32 commands and it fixed the server execution failed issue, but after restarting the computer, the problem was back. I obviously don’t want to have to run the regsvr32 commands every time I restart the computer. Any thoughts anyone?

  2. khan

    i cant get this. my system shows that msg again nw i dnt know wat to do……. plz tell me a correct solution for this

  3. ravikumar r

    thank you its working……………………………………………………………………………………………………………!

  4. Kah'Lell

    I got this message after entering the first command: The module “jscript.dll” was loaded but the call to DllRegisterServer failed with error code 0x80004005

    What should I do with this?

  5. chitta

    thank you sir, and one more questions… window media is success and another is, i was installed kaspersky 2013 and i uninstall 13 but again kaspersky 2014 install not success , says reboot and again and again, i have many time reboot but how many reboot, so please sir, i get many letter send to org, please help me

    1. chitta

      and one more desktop gadgets clock calender etc has not working after kaspersky unistall, i hve try many regedit, gadgets uninstall, etc plez help me
      please send me your answer my email

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