I've not heard of this before.
Does WMP play anything when it opens, eg a music track, video, or one of the Windows .wav files? Or does it just open and sit there?
You say it keeps loading itself. Is this constantly, (all the time), or only when you are doing something specific?
In WMP Tools > Options, under the "Player" tab, is there a tick for "Connect to the internet (overrides other commands)"? If so, remove that tick and close the player down. See if that makes any difference.
Can you open the Task Manager, Processes tab, (right click the Taskbar, select Task Manager), and see what processes 'other' than wmplayer.exe is displayed when WMP loads up? If you click the CPU column header twice, it will list processes in order of which process is most CPU active at any one time, and if a process becomes active to call up WMP, it will list itself at the top each time. If you do not see the CPU column, goto View > Select columns, and select CPU Usage.
In case this is malware related, I would download and install the free version of MalwareBytes AntiMalware, (MBAM), from
http://www.malwarebytes.org/ , then open it, update its definitions, and run a full scan.
If none of this works, and until anyone else can offer a solution, you can always disable it again and download and install another media player, WinAmp, Zoom Player, FLV Player, etc.
What would cause the Windows Media Player to keep opening itself, eventhough you X or tell it to STOP, and it keeps reloading itself. Have removed it from Add/remove programs Version 11, it gathered the prior 9, and it still it rebooting itself, opening. You cannot read mail, send mail, or work in any programs, or go to ay websites.
I did contact MS but they wre of no help. A friend told me (computer wise) to go to add/remove programs, and on the 3rd group down on left side, go to Windows Compnents, and uncheck Windows Media Player, which I did, and now it finally stopped.
I had not played media player in months, this started last 2 weeks, going nuts. I need for this to open, when I want it, and not when it wants to constantly open, so I can see IRS Tax forums.
I have Wind XP Home service Pack 2 (build 2600) edition; Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 Display adapter; 1.67 GHz AMD Athlon XP; 384 combined primary/secondary memory cache; 512 meginstalled memory modules (I don't know what else you need to know)
Thanking you kindly, Helene