Lately, some users report that they cannot rip a CD because Windows Media Player crashes as soon as they try to rip. This simply means: Windows Media Players 12 closes without notification.
The solution appears to be very simple: Windows Media Player needs to be run with the Prefetch parameter. Here’s how:
- Open the Run-box by pressing WIN + R (Hold the Windows Key and then hit R)
- In the Run-box, paste this line and press OK
“%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe” /prefetch:1
- Try to rip the CD.
Did it work? Then change the Properties of the Windows Media Player shortcut. You are probably starting WMP with wrong parameters. Here’s how: