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Solutions on how to fix Netflix DRM Error N8156

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on January 23rd, 2013 | Leave a comment

For no reason, some users will get a DRM error N8156 message when attempting to watch a movie on Netflix. When searching Netflix DRM error N8156 on Google, I find that so many users have the same problem, but there is not enough solutions provided. If you are one of the victims of this error, just read on and you will get solutions to fix Netflix DRM error N8156 easily and watch your desired videos properly without problems.

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In many cases, a problem on the NetFlix itself can bring in the DRM error N8156 to happen. If you are at the first time to get the error message, just follow these instructions to go:

*Navigate to “C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\PlayReady\”.
*Rename “mspr.hds” to “mspr.hds.old” or directly remove it to the Recycle Bin as you like.
*Retry playing your movie on Netflix in your favorite browser.
*Then, the NetFlix DRM error N8156 can most of the time be fixed.

If this does not help, check and make sure that the time setting on your computer is correct without problem. Just like what you can learn from the error message, it says “The date on your computer is set to XXX which might be incorrect. Please correct the date on your computer and try again”, an incorrect date time setting can also bring in the NetFlix DRM error N8156 to happen. To verify it, follow these instructions:

*Right-click on the time in your System tray.
*Click the “Adjust Date/Time menu” item.
*This will bring the Date/Time Properties window. Simply adjust the time, date, and time zone in this window. By the way, if you wish to change how the computer handles daylight savings, click the Time Zone tab and check or uncheck the ‘Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes’ option.
*Once you have set the proper date and time, click “Apply” and then “Ok”.

If the NetFlix DRM error N8156 message remains even if you have corrected the date time settings, you have to completely scan the whole PC and get rid of all computer viruses. We know that viruses are able to get onto the computer secretly without your permission and generate their multiple copies. This way, the computer or the sever will become overloaded and cause multiple unknown errors to the computer, for example, slow computer running, email bouncing or send/receive problems. What is more, they are able to attack the PC, remove system files (AppleSyncNotifier.exe), collect & steal your personal information… When there is not enough system resource to load your videos, or when the system cannot locate the required entries to play your videos on NetFlix, a DRM error N8156 message will display. After the above steps, completely scan the whole PC with a trusted antivirus antispyware program and remove all PC threats immediately. By the way, it is best that you can let your computer protection program always running in the background to realtime block & remove any threat to the computer.

After all the above steps, thoroughly scan the whole PC and repair Windows registry errors. We know that Windows registry plays as a database of the Windows-based operating system to save all the important settings and options of the hardware & software on the PC. And it is used for each program and device added to the computer. That is, no matter whenever you start up the computer, launch a certain program, it will first read through this database for the required entries. Without proper maintenance, your Windows registry can become a real mess as you install/uninstall a program or as the computer gets infected, causing various errors including the NetFlix DRM error N8156 to happen. To ensure the smooth running of the computer and all your added software/hardware, clean out your Windows registry regularly.

Well, a NetFlix DRM error N8156 will make you unable to watch your desired videos and sometimes can bring in some other PC errors. Do not let go of it and you should take the above steps to troubleshoot & fix it immediately.

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