I changed out my CPU and now I get error messages whenever I try to access or
play media on Vista 64. Also can't use my Pinnacle HD stick 800e in Media
Center and can not access my Zune software at all.
I understand that this is a DRM related problem. When I switched out the
CPU, Vista apparently lost track of who I was and will not allow me to
configure network sharing, or media sharing. Chip board and hardware config
all rated for Vista and running on default settings.
Here are some of the yummy error messages:
Windows media player network sharing service has stopped.
I go into Services.msc, set it to manual, automatic, automatic with delayed
start, make sure service is running. No difference. System will not let me in.
Zune just crashes. Won't start.
Media center is fine until it senses the Pinnacle stick. Pinnacle stick is
running on signed drivers
- everything is running on signed drivers.
I am the admin on this box.
Everything else is fine - just the stuff that relates to media sharing is
naffed. I have windows live one care running, no problems. I back all my
stuff up with Carbonite, too. I have been able to find no solution in M$ lit,
and concierge is not able to help. From independent research online, other
people who have received this message have been able to locate the
microsoft/drm/cache file and clean it out. This apparently enables the other
services to fire. I am unable to find the DRM folder in this version of Vista
(Home Premium 64).
In addition, If I close the 'Windows media player network sharing service'
error message after boot, it keeps poping up again about once every thirty
This is a sincerely annoying damn problem.
How do I fix this without reinstalling Vista?