Solved

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

Posted on 2008-10-03
4
516 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-07
Hi

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

0
Comment
Question by:sp0tta
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:sp0tta
ID: 22680664
Anyone?

points doubled.
0
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Merete earned 500 total points
ID: 22817764
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:sp0tta
ID: 22822017
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

points awarded.
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Merete
ID: 22828248
My pleasure thankyou glad I could help :)
0

Featured Post

Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
sccm importing drivers 4 28
no GUI domain controller 2 39
form builder not starting 3 37
Reinstall Windows 10 3 17
Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question