I've recently run into a strange problem with all Sam & Max Season One episodes. From time to time when I attempted to launch the games I would receive an error stating 'sammax10[#]_drm.exe has stopped working' at which point Windows prompted me to end task. Just ending task and relaunching the game would be enough and the problem would resolve itself.
While earlier in the day I had no problems, now none of the six episodes will work, all give the same error as above. I changed absolutely nothing, system wise, with my computer and there is no indication as to what is causing the problem. I've tried uninstalling and re-downloading some episodes, I've restarted my computer, I've restarted Steam, I've tried running the .exe's in different compatibility modes; nothing has worked.
Strangely enough, all my season two episodes work just fine (for the time being anyway). I have no other problems with any other software, either.
I purchased both seasons from Steam, am currently running Windows Vista with SP1, both Vista and my video card (GeForce 8800GT) support DirectX 10, but I'm pretty sure the games are using 9.0c. As I said, I have made no changes to any drivers prior to or during this problem. I do not have Daemon Tools or Alcohol installed.
Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.