"Rick Rogers" wrote:
> If the cpu change was significant, not just a replacement, the system files
> built around the original aren't going to work with the new one. There may
> be no option outside of reinstalling to rebuild the files around the new
> Best of Luck,
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
Thank you for your respose, Rick. I enabled 'view hidden folders' and 'view
file extensions' and was able to locate the 'Program
Data/microsoft/windows/drm/cache' and clean it out.
The file path may deviate. The point is to find the DRM cache and clean it
Everything worked just fine after that.
This is a growing problem. As people swap out their cpu's for faster dual
cores, they are going to find themselves with this problem. The issue is the
way Vista validates itself against the sn on the cpu, or motherboard. If for
whatever reason the sn or identifier changes, Vista locks your ability to
access media services or media sharing.
As soon as I cleaned out the DRM cache, my Zune software worked, Media
center was able to find my Pinnacle stick, and windows media player stopped
Seriously, man. Someone needs to make a patch or at least a knowlege base
article on this.