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Windows User Mode Driver Framework


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I was having problems playing audio files in Windows Media Player 10 so I re-installed it and rebooted my computer. (Everytime I tried to play a song in there, it would say "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close" it doesnt matter which audio file I picked) Once everything loaded on start up I got a "found new hardware message" and the Hardware is Windows User Mode Driver Framework... I have NO idea what this is for, and Ive clicked install the software automatically... and have had no luck.... what is this, what caused this to happen... and how can I fix it?! Im so sick of this happening... Im always getting messages that theyve found new hardware and I havnt done anything... Please Help me!! I am going out of my mind! (I have a Dell computer... and I have Zone Alarm Security Suite, McAfee Security Center, Microsoft Anti-SpyWare, Ad-Aware, and Spyware Blaster)
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Here is what I found out about Windows User Mode Driver Framwork :

windows user mode driver framework

Wdfmgr.exe is a WDF Manager - (Windows Driver Foundation).
Wdfmgr.exe is provided by Microsoft with Windows Media Player 10.
Wdfmgr.exe is the system service.
Display name:Windows User Mode Driver Framework.
Microsoft tells:
"The Windows Driver Foundation (WDF) is Microsoft’s strategy for addressing these design goals.
WDF is a conceptual driver model that includes several components:
- Kernel-mode driver framework
- User-mode driver framework
- Driver verification tools

*Google Search*
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So... what do I do? Uninstall it? or would that hurt my computer?
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Do you ALWAYS use windows media player? (to play songs I mean)

Edited by HairyBooger, 03 May 2005 - 03:55 PM.

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Ive never used anything else on this computer... why? I am ABLE to use other things... I know how... I just prefered the Windows Media Player
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Well, I meant use other Music Players :

Winamp (it's free)

Full Version - 4.36 MB Click here for the full version.

Lite Version - 740 KB Click here for the Lite version.
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Ive never had them installed on this computer... so whatever the problem is, has to do with Windows Media Player?
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Yes, your problem is associated with Windows Media Player.

If I were you I would just download Winamp and use that.

By the way, the Windows User Mode Driver Framework can't do any damage to your computer so don't worry about that. :tazz:
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Thats great news... Thank you for your help! Im sure Ill be back :tazz: ;)

Take Care!
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Ok, I'm glad that you replied with a "Thank-you"!

See you around!
HairyBooger :tazz:
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