Just discovered a problem with media player 8.0. Sometimes it's skin files get corrupted after a warm reset and Media Player won't run. Microsoft knows about this (kb 251372) and recommends a hard reset as a fix. Problem is, you lose all your software, have to re-install, then next time time you have to do a soft reset (recommended after some software installation!) the problem with Media Player happens all over.
Does anyone know of an alternative fix that doesn't require a hard reset?