I had an issue with this the other day and made a post. It thought the problem was solved, but I guess not.
Problem: Windows Media Player 9 Series runs every time this system boots. This is a Windows 2000 Professional PC that I use at work with one other user.
I have tried: I can't find anything in the registry that calls Media Player at startup. In addition, I have download and run MSCONFIG. There are no references to Windows Media Player there either. I have also tried searching the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
I uninstalled the player, rebooted, and everything was OK. I downloaded the player again from the Microsoft site, installed the software, and again it loads during startup.
Can any of you help me prevent this program from running at system startup?