wee eddie - I have & have just re-instelled windows & others [mostly thanks to help from here] & am still in the same boat
jimv7 - think you've hit the nail on the head! Yes, I am using AOL &, thinking on these lines, AOl asks me to re-install 'files needed to play this media' after I have deleted Real Player - even though I have not tried to play anything except on Winamp 3.0!! Just never saw the link before ;o))
Can this be amended - or am I doomed to have this defunct piece of software on my system?