i formatted my computer 2 days ago. I installed win 2000 pro as the operating system. The default windows media player never plays any files mp3 to avi nothing. Always errors. I tried installing never versions including the beta release 9 series. Still the same errors. I couldnt figure out. Need help! And im ok with not using the media player but i can not uninstall it permanently. The little media player that appears on the left middle corner of the boxes still appears there and causes the error to repeat. i associated all file types with other programs i erased the old media player manually because there is no uninstall option for it. The worst is whenever i click a file type that (only once) windows media can play and the file type is not associated with windows media the little media player appears there and creates an error and restarts explorer.exe...what a problem ha? waiting for a man who is brave and full of knowledge. Thank you!