Jonathan King - thank you...should have up'd that in the first place. Here is a screen capture, but it's rather uneventful. In this capture, you can see the ratings column in my list. No matter my efforts, I cannot click on the stars to leave myself the notation whether or not I liked a song that had just played. They are grayed out and won't lite up when cursoring over. I tried saving the played music as a playlist without any changes.
WalkerA - Thank you for the advice. I ran both of your protocols. Reinstalling WMP via appwiz.cpl created no changes. The second downloaded program "FixWMP v1.0" re-registered the dll files, but again made no changes.
Thanks to the both of you for your responses. Any other possible ideas that would get my WMP rating system to work again is very appreciated. (Thanks).