29 Replies Latest reply on Feb 24, 2019 4:08 PM by TheFilmmakingNerd Branched to a new discussion.

    AE hangs at "Initializing Media Core"

    ingvarai Level 1

      I have successfully installed the Production Premium suite. In the beginning, all apps ran fine. I automatically updated the suite, and AE now is version 9.0.2. I could use all applications in the suite, including After Effects.


      Then something happened. First I updated my NVIDIA driver (GeForce 7600GT), then I installed Reg Giant Key Correct Pro. After that, AE just won't start anymore. When loading, it stops at "Initializing Media Core".


      I have uninstalled RedGiant Key Correct Pro.

      I have rolled back my NVIDIA driver.

      I have uninstalled my NVIDIA driver.

      I have reinstalled After Affects from the DVD.

      I have updated AE once more (the DVD has version 9.0, the update is 9.0.2)

      I have always rebooted when uninstalling / installing.


      No matter what I do - AE is stuck shortly after it loads, at "Initializing Media Core", and I have to kill it using Task Manager in Windows.

      I run Vista 64bit with 8Gb RAM, and  NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT.