Dave, sometimes when I’m using Windows Media Player on my WinXP system, I get this mysterious “Unknown error” (C00D11CD)”. What does it mean and how do I avoid it happening?
This is a weird one and I had to do some digging on the Microsoft site to find a good answer for you. As best I can tell, this error pops up not when Microsoft Media Player has a problem, but when another program or operating system component encounters a problem, but doesn’t communicate the nature of the problem to the Player.
Let me quote from Microsoft’s own information on this particular error:
“Because this generic message can be displayed in a wide variety of circumstances, there is no single solution.
“The Windows Media Player team at Microsoft is investigating ways to improve error detection and reporting for problems caused by underlying programs or system components. We’ll provide more information about what causes these unknown errors in future columns, so keep checking back.
“If you need immediate assistance, your best bet is to talk with other users who are experiencing similar problems with this error by posting your question to the Windows Media Player Newsgroup. Remember to provide information, such as what version of the Player and the Windows operating system you are using, as well as what you were trying to do just before you encountered the error.
“If the error occurs when you try to use a particular file, Web link, or URL, include those details as well. Many newsgroup experts, including Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), columnists, top newsgroup participants, and some of Microsoft’s own experts, are active in this newsgroup.” [ref]
Not the greatest of answers, and I certainly can’t solve your particular problem, but I hope this will give you a path to travel in your journey to solve your problem with Windows Media Player!