[QUOTE=alan1476;2175568]Did you try uninstalling INCD, I have found that it has a cpmpatiblity issue with other programs, I am not saying this is your issue, but if you uninstall WMP 11 and go back to WMP10 or 9 this should resolve the issue. Just trying to help.;)[/QUOTE]
That usually does work. But this time there was something very sinister at work with WMP11. With Nero totally uninstalled neither WMP-9,10 or 11 would open anymore. I actually had to reinstall windows XP all over again. It actually seems like the registry was damaged by one of those registry repair programs (Myfaster PC), that is my guess, because after I ran that program is when lots of strange things did not work right. I advise agains using registry fixers generally from now on.