When WMP is in Compact Mode, it throws up a small box approx 1 inch by 1 inch, with a live button , which when clicked, will return you to full mode. But perhaps you are well aware of this. You said that you were able to see WMP playing in the bar. Did you also have normal sound?
I am unable to open WMP to view a presentation or to play music.
When I click on a WMP file I see WMP playing in the bar and when I click on restore/ maximize, all I get is small screen approximately 1" x1" at the bottom.
have un installed and re installed WMP 10 as well as the latest security patch.
have not done a system restore to an earlier date, having noticed this problem approximately 2 days ago.
have even tried to open with Windows Firewall turned off but no luck.
all virues definitions current and scanned.
XP-SP-2 with all patches.