I have windows 8 x64 pro, the same driver as you, and xbmc gotham 13.0... http://mirrors.xbmc.org/releases/win32/xbmc-13.0.exe
I would suggest, either :
-uninstall driver completely , reboot, install the driver again
-downgrade to xbmc 13.0
Thank-you for your response. I have found an answer.
I was using a 2nd PC to access my MC (nuc) via RDP. When I attempted to start XBMC, I got the XBMC error message. I was frantically attempting to solve this by looking at the XMBC.org site, then the Inte.coml site and then posting my message.
I finally realized using RDP has many limitations. When I accessed XBMC directly from my NUC console (my tv) it worked fine.
Anyway thank-you again. my stupidity!!
I've had this NUC for 3 days now. Building it up, adding memory, mSATA disk and loading it up with Windows 7 took a few bumps, but I finally got it all working after upgrading the BIOS and loading the newer drivers. I'm using a Logitech Harmony one remote and a small Logitech Bluetooth keyboard. The remote works great and I will use it all the time for the media center. I'll only use the keyboard when accessing the desktop when I need to change settings, run update or add new features.
So far it's a great little box. It's working just great. I plan to use this box to replace my cable box. I probably went a little over by purchasing this one with the i5 and adding 8GB RAM. This is my first MC pc and I wanted to get it right with both WMC and XBMC. There's a way to tightly integrate these two media services. I have it working with loose integration, so I'm still working on it. But back to the NUC, I may want another one. I might try a less expensive on to save on costs. 4 GB instead of 8GB, and Celeron or i3, instead of the i5.
It's a great little box. It's a keeper.