Getting protected music to play again

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by merleb, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. merleb

    merleb MDL Novice

    Feb 21, 2008
    #1 merleb, Feb 21, 2008
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2008
    I had a motherboard failure and had to replace it. I subsequently found that the hard drive was partially damaged, and I replaced it as well. My Windows XP had serious problems with the new motherboard, so I reininstalled Windows XP over the original SP 2 and installed SP 1, SP 2, and Windows Media Player 11 (WMP 11 was an accident). Now I can't get protected music to play. I was referred to Digital Music Converter from aniusoft, but it fails to convert DRM-protected files, probably because it can convert only what can be played. Fortunately, I do have backups of the hard drive from before the motherboard failure. I also have the protected music on an SD card, and it still plays on my Windows Mobile 5 PDA OK. How can I get out of this mess and get the music to play under Windows XP again?
    Thank you.
  2. c01eman

    c01eman MDL Novice

    Feb 22, 2008
    you will need to aquire your licences for your music before you can play/convert it so atm you are at a loss if you cant find them sorry