Almost formatted my whole computer over WMP not having sound.
By Ricardo Marques May 22, 2012 18:31
So here's the thing: I like listening to music, I spend a lot of time listening to it. Radio or not. But this one time I was using windows media player (WMP) as I was in a mood for something specific (it's been a while since this happened, can't remember what it was lol). So there I was, happily listening to what ever I wanted, while browsing the web and what not... And all of a sudden: the sound stopped. I was like: "OH NOES!" "what happened? Did I break something?!?". Stopped what I was doing and started poking around... Checked every thing, every setting, every program... Everything else worked fine, except WMP... at that time I enjoyed it so I didn't have other options (now I have other options, don't use WMP, it's a piece of crap, but that's another story). I uninstalled it, I reinstalled it, I uninstalled it again, deleted as many WMP files as I found, as to trying to delete what ever I broke on it. Nothing worked, I was almost about to format the whole computer out of cheer anger, when I noticed a small idiotic button on WMP. It was pressed, it was active. I was curious: "what is this button I've never seen before?" Well it was the freaking mute button... And apparently I must have pressed the keyboard shortcut and activated it by mistake. Microsoft's bad Ideas almost made me format my whole computer over that damned mute button shortcut. Well then after I calmed down I just deactivated mute and everything started working...
Lesson learned: Don't trust Microsoft... and beware of stupid shortcuts you might not know of.