Jean - Yes, I've uninstalled, re-installed, and repaired EMC9 multiple times, and just repaired it again before responding to you. Sadly, I'm convinced, after doubling my RAM, performing as clean an installation as possible (no Sonic or Roxio entries in registry), removing IE7, verifying all drivers are up to date and all XP hot-fixes, patches, and updates are current....that EMC9 in it's present state will not run on my fairly new Sony Vaio laptop. I've learned some workarounds, but I now think I'd better wait for a service pack. Some of the problems/bugs that I've encountered are:
1) Media Manager - Starting program generates the MM splash screen followed by notices (previous post) indicating an application error and saying certain memory can't be read. The program never starts.
2) PhotoSuite - Program starts, but if I click on "Open Photo" a pop-up tells me the runtime has terminated in an unusual way and I should contact the application's support team. When I click on the error notice "OK" the program is terminated.
3) MyDVD - Clicking on the "Add New Movie" button results in the same error message and shutdown as PhotoSuite.
4) VideoWave - Same as PhotoSuite and MyDVD when I click the Add Photo/Video button. If I drag photos to this program instead of using the button, I can work with them but the program crashes if I attempt to save the project.
Thanks for all your attempts to help, but I think the solutions lie more with the EMC programmers than workarounds. Good luck.