The Windows User Mode Driver Framework service (Wdfmgr.exe) appears in Windows Task Manager after you install Windows Media Player 10

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SYMPTOMS

After you install Microsoft Windows Media Player 10, a new process appears in Windows Task Manager. This process is named the Windows User Mode Driver Framework service (Wdfmgr.exe). The Startup type setting for this process is Automatic.

Note The Windows User Mode Driver Framework service is a driver component that is used by Windows Media Player 10. The Windows User Mode Driver Framework service supports synchronization of content with hardware players. For example, an MP3 device is a hardware player.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because the Windows User Mode Driver Framework service is installed when you install Windows Media Player 10. By default, the Windows User Mode Driver Framework service Startup type setting is Automatic.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, set the Windows User Mode Driver Framework service Startup type setting either to Disabled or to Manual. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. In the list of services, right-click Windows User Mode Driver Framework, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the General tab.
  4. In the Startup type box, click Disabled or Manual, and then click OK.
  5. On the File menu, click Exit.

MORE INFORMATION

If you do not have a hardware player, you can set the Windows User Mode Driver Framework service Startup type setting either to Disabled or to Manual. Later, if you obtain a hardware player and if you want to synchronize it with Windows Media Player 10, you can enable the Windows User Mode Driver Framework service by changing the Startup type setting back to Automatic.

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Article ID: 892552 - Last Review: February 9, 2005 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 10
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