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WMP Crashes, DRM msg in Events after changing my CPU.

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I have one problem with my x64 Vista PC. it crashes while watching .avi's.
The only codec installed is ffdshow tryout. I updated to the latest version yesterday.
In the event log, I get Event 14344 - A new media server was not initialized because WMCreateDeviceRegistration() encountered error '0xc00d278f'. The Windows Media DRM components on your computer might be corrupted. Verify that protected files play correctly in Windows Media Player, and then restart the WMPNetworkSvc service.
My registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DRM contains nothing so I created DataPath with a value of C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DRM but this made no difference.
I even tried watching an .avi from within a XP virtual pc but it still crashed.
This started after changing my CPU, there is one similar case online, but no solution has been posted.
Do I need to reinstall?

Spotta

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Anyone?

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Can't help you with the virtual machine stuff but try using a different media player, if the avi is a divx
VLC or media player classic should play regardless the DRM.
Was this avi downloaded from a stream?
See if this MS article can assist you
Using protected files (DRM)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/faq/drm.mspx
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Hi Merete

While not a solution, your work around does the job! I've had avi's playing in VLC all day without a single crash.
This is a good enough work around for me to use until such time as a reinstall becomes necessary due to hardware upgrades

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My pleasure thankyou glad I could help :)
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