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Problem with sonicstage software

Previously had sony sonicstage software on my windows 98SE pc & it worked fine, have since bought a new pc runnning vista.
Tried to install sonicstage but keep getting the error message "CANNOT FIND THE OPEN MG SECURE MODULE" then the program exits.
I have a sony NW-E107 mp3 player used with this software, is this mp3 player supported under vista?

Bought NW-E005F, downloaded software and music from my computer at that time, which featured Windows XP.
No longer own that computer and have since bought a laptop which features Windows Vista'.
Cannot download original software purchased with MP3 player (Version 4.0)
Cannot view or edit original playlist/library already existing on MP3 player and cannot add any music.

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  • jarinko9 May 10, 2008

    I can not run sonicstage software for my mp3 player NW-E005 since i bought new laptop running on vista. Any solution? Pleeeeeeease!!!

  • sophietucker Jun 29, 2008

    when i click on the icon to open the program it jst says that it cant start because the database is being uses in another program what does that mean ? and how do i fix it ?

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    Before installing Sonic Stage 4.3 I transferred all my music (all paid for under copyright) onto Sony Network Walkman NW-E005 2 GB MP3 Player. After installation of 4.3 I transferred it all to Sonic Stage Library; and selected only some albums to transfer back to the MP3. It won't transfer and gives the following message:

    "Cannot convert the specified track.
    Possible reasons may include:
    - The track (files) cannot be found.
    - SonicStage does not support the file format of the track.
    - The track is copyright protected."

    The track plays OK from Sonic Stage via my PC so copyright is the issue. How do I overcome this?

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    my dell laptop with vista wont transfer any of my music

  • c66yeung Sep 02, 2008

    I just installed SonicStage 4.3 and it's suppose to be compatible with Vista. But after I plug in my Sony mp3 NW-E005. It won't connect and I can't view my music files. The program suggested that I reformat my MP3 player. And I did. But it still post the same message. What am I suppose to do?

  • lountoff Sep 19, 2008

    i have the same problem but it tells me to change my user to administrater but i am the administrater?? i have a NW-E003

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    erorre formatage



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Try downloading the newest version of SonicStage from the website.
Select your Model and click the blue button.
That one supports Vista.

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