The good news is that's not a bug. Workaround? Put it in your startup group.
I have Windows XP Professional and I cannot get the start up WAV file to play any more than a few seconds. (Once the icons come up, it quits.)
I had a favorite song that I though I'd lost (2'45" long) that really puts me in the mood to work. I found it and loaded it in and only get about the first 15 - 20 seconds then it quits.
It plays OK on my Windows XP Home, but not on XP Pro. Any advise?