You receive a "Playback Initialization Error" error message when you use Fast User Switching in Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

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In Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, when you use Fast User Switching to switch to another user while you are watching a DVD movie, and then you switch back to continue watching the DVD movie, you may receive the following error message:
Playback Initialization Error
This problem only occurs if you are watching the DVD movie in windowed mode when you switch to the other user.
To work around this problem, restart Media Center Edition. When you play the DVD, the DVD movie will resume from where you stopped.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Media Center Technical Support

Because Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition was included with your hardware device or system, the hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for this software. Your manufacturer may have customized the installation with unique components such as specific device drivers and optional settings to maximize the performance of that manufacturer's hardware. If you require technical help with Windows XP Media Center Edition, contact your manufacturer directly because the manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that the manufacturer has installed on the hardware.

You can also visit the Windows XP Media Center Edition product information Web site at the following Microsoft Web site:

Article ID: 909060 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 09:11:16 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

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