Server Execution Failed Windows 10 is one of the unpredictable issues with the Windows Media Player. You might face this error message while opening some media files. If this is the error you are facing, then you can try some of the methods which work great for some of the users in fixing this glitch. So, read this article to know the effective solutions for the Windows Media Player keeps crashing Windows 10 glitch.
What causes server execution failed error, is one of the initial queries among the visitors. The predictable reasons which are responsible for this error are as follows:
Whatever be the cause for this issue, it is recommended not to panic and try the below methods.
This is the error which you can fix by following the methods explained in this section of this article. So, you can proceed further to learn the methods with the complete steps of each.
This is the simplest method for fixing the Server Execution Failed Windows 10 error.
At first, open the Administrator: Command Prompt window. To do this, press the Windows button and type ‘cmd’ on the search bar. Now, from the results, go to the Command Prompt or cmd section and right-click on it. Next, from the available options under this window, select Run as Administrator.
That is the overall steps to follow to bring up the Administrator: Command Prompt window. Then, on this Administrator: Command Prompt, type the commands one by one and press Enter after each:
After executing all these above commands, restart your computer and check if it resolves the issue.
Clean booting is one of the best solutions for the Server Execution failed Windows 10 issue. And the steps to perform this method are quite simple:
Press the Windows key + R to get the Run dialog box. After that, type “msconfig” and hit OK. This will open the System Configuration window. Next, under this System Configuration, tap on the Boot tab and ensure that the checkbox which is present beside Safe boot is not active. After that, navigate to General tab under the same System Configuration window and click on “Selective startup”. Now, under this section click on the checkbox which is beside the Load startup items to uncheck it.
Further, click on the Services tab. Under this at the bottom-left portion, you will see a checkbox for “Hide all Microsoft services”. Tick on it to activate. After that, click on “Disable all”. Furthermore, navigate to the “Startup” tab from the System Configuration window and select “Open Task Manager”. Next, right-click on every item one by one from this Task Manager window and choose the Disable option for each.
Then, after waiting a while, again enable all the disabled options. As you complete this procedure, restart your device and check whether it fixed the error.
The Server execution failed Windows 10 error can result from antivirus conflict with the Windows Media Player files. To detect if it is the case, disable the antivirus. After disabling the antivirus, if the problem gets fixed, then it is better to uninstall the software.
In most of the cases, a free trial version of the antivirus is the main culprit.
The steps to follow to disable an antivirus is a little different for every software. But most of the antivirus can be disabled by applying the below-given steps:
At first, move the cursor to the antivirus icon and right-click on it. Next, take the cursor to the Antivirus Shields Control option. By doing this, you will see a new window. Next, select from the available options the reason for disabling the software. After disabling the antivirus, check if the Windows Media Player is able to open a file without any further error messages. If Yes, then uninstall the antivirus.
Certain changes made on the OS can stop the user folder to get access to the Windows Media Player. And this can be the reason for the Server execution failed Windows 10 error.
To begin with, at first open the File Explorer window, by pressing the Windows key + E key at the same time. Then, click twice on the (C:) drive folder, to open it. After that, from the available options under the (C:) drive, open the Users folder. Next, from here, navigate to the YourUsername folder and right-click on it. Then, select the Properties option and navigate to the Security tab.
Further, under the Security tab, click on the Advanced button. This will open up the Advanced Security Settings window. Then, near the Owner label, you will find the “Change link” option, click on it to change the Owner of the key. Now, you will get the User or Group window. Here, you need to select your user account from the Advanced button or else type your username in the field of “Enter the object name to select” and click on OK to proceed.
In addition to change the owner of every integrated folder and file, click on the checkbox beside “Replace owner or subcontainers and objects”. After that, select OK to change the ownership.
This time, you will need to give full control to the folder for the account you own. And for this, again tap on the Security tab under the Properties window. Then, click on the Add button, this will open the Permission Entry window. After that, click on “Select a principal” and then choose the account you own. Further, modify the permissions into “Full Control” and select OK.
Reinstalling the Windows Media Player is one of the best methods for solving the Server Execution failed Windows 10 error. And you need to proceed with the proper methods to solve it. So, let us begin.
Open Control Panel window and select Uninstall a Program under the Programs section. Then, look at the left panel, you will visit a section “Turn Windows features on or off”, select it. Additionally, you may visit the User Account Control pop-up window which demands you to enter the administrator password to proceed. Enter the administrator password and select Yes to continue.
After doing the above steps, you will see the Windows Features window. Now, from here, navigate to the Media Features section and expand it. Then, uncheck Windows Media Player and click on OK to confirm the change. After that, restart your PC.
As your PC turns on, navigate to the Parent Drive, that is commonly the (C:) drive. Next, under this (C:) drive, either open the Program Files folder or else the Program Files (x86) folder. After that, go to the Windows Media Player folder, right-click on it and select Delete.
Again, navigate to the Turn Windows Features on/off section, by following the procedures as explained earlier. Next, re-activate the checkbox which is beside to Windows Media Player and click OK to initiate the reinstallation process. After completing all these steps again restart your PC and this time check whether it fixed this glitch.
If the service files for the Windows Media Player gets corrupted, then the only solution for this is to fix it. And the steps to follow for fixing this error are as below.
Use the Windows and the R key to open the Run dialog box. Then, on the Run box, type “service.msc” without using quotations and press the Enter button. The Services window will open.
Now, under this Services window, go to the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service option, right-click on it. After that, click on Properties. Then, navigate to the Startup type section. Next, verify the Service status; is it showing Running/Stopped. If the Service status shows Running, then hit the Stop button to disable the service.
Wait a while for completion of the process. Further, make sure to set the Startup type as Automatic. Next, select the OK button, to confirm the process.
After going through all these above methods if you are still facing the Server Execution failed Windows 10 error, then go for it. As explained, this is a risky method to proceed with. So, if you are confident and belongs to a technical background, then proceed with it.
To begin with, at first, navigate the cursor to the Windows icon, then right-click on it. After that, select the Settings option. Now, as the Settings window opens, from the available options, select Apps. Furthermore, get the Java among the list of installed apps in the system. Then, select Java and choose the Uninstall option.
Next, restart the system and open a browser of your choice. Navigate to an authenticated page for downloading Java. And after getting a suitable extension, download it. As the Java gets downloaded, follow the on-screen instructions to install it properly.
After installing the Java extension properly, you will able to use the Windows Media Player without further issue.
All these above are the effective methods with the help of which you can able to fix the Server Execution failed Windows 10 error. It is better to proceed with the methods from first to last. For any further info, drop a comment.