You need to adjust which programs are started up when the desktop comes up.
The CPU can only handle a limited load. If the player is memory intensive, you probably should get a lighter one- on resources that is.
I have Windows XP Home Edition SP3
AMD Processor 2800+
797 MHz, 1.25 GB Ram
I've been having problems with my computer hanging and when I check in the Task Mgr. I find the CPU is 100%. This time it did it I had just used Windows Media Player. I had closed the player, but my computer kept running something in the backgroud and that is when I checked the Task Mgr.
It was winplayer.exe that was running. Does anyone know what was going on and why? I ended up stopping it manually. It really slowed my computer to a turtle's pace.