It’s very strange that the media library isn’t available if the media uploader does open, as the slideshow plugin uses the default media uploader.
There may be another plugin conflicting with the media uploader. Trying the slideshow on a clean install or even trying it when you’ve temporarily disabled your other plugins on your current website may solve the problem.
Fixed…de-activated a non standard plugin called piklist that i’d played around with and houston, we have blast off. thanks for the quick response and sorry for giving you 1 star so fast…and if you can tell my how to change it to a higher rating i will.