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Windows XP Media Center stopped working

The original problem started about 2 months ago when I would receive a message when I opened media center that said Windows messenger wouldn't open. I ignored it and then I noticed about a month ago that I wasn't able to view my recorded shows on any other software except media center. Two weeks ago I noticed it stopped recording shows I had programed to record. And now the last message I got is that it doesn't recognize my tuner.
My computer is a Gateway and I bought it in January of 2006 and I never got any restore disks with it.
Should I take it to the Geek Squad or what do you think?

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  • en_giraf Mar 20, 2009

    Hi there



    I have a Win tv hvr 900 haupauge digital tuner. For some reason i cant get windows media center to recognize it.

    I have installed and updated drivers but it still wont work.

    Up untill a week ago i had windows 2000 tv up and running.

    But my harddrive crashed. now i've installed a new harddrive.

    And my win tv works but theres no sound.

    My media center still won't recognise the tuner.

    This is f.....d up.

    Anyone got a solution ?

  • markandjulia Apr 03, 2009

    We've got the same problem. I've been trying to re-set up our XP MCE PC
    while our Vista PC goes for repair (its a long story!). I've
    installed the Win TV tuner card (which originally came with this PC)
    and MCE drivers. However, whenever I go into Media Center I get the
    message about Windows Messenger not opening, then "Tuner not found". I'm sure the card is correctly installed, because we can get TV ok when we use the Hauppage software (but its a pain to find and record programmes with Win TV, which is why we wanted Media Center).
    This setup worked the last time we had this PC in use (over a year ago). The only thing that's changed is updates to XP and the Win TV drivers. Does anyone know whether this is a recognised problem?
    Many thanks


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Hi, I have also had this issue. I would open Media Centre and it would either say that it has stopped responding or would shut down Media Centre without error. I played with a few things and was able to get in for a minute or so with the same issue mentioned above where it was unable to find my tuner. System Restore did not resolve the issue so I started thinking that maybe there was something else corrupt that was preventing Media Centre to run. One of my test was to rename all of my Recorded TV files (renamed *.wtv to *.bak). Success!!! Media Centre was then able to open and detect my tuner and allow me to take any normal actions. To ensure that this was not a fluke, I renamed all the *.bak files back to *.wtv and immediately was able to replicate the issue again. I hope this information helps!

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Seems like a virus or spyware on the computer:
Uninstall any existing security program like norton or mcafee by using their removal tools from http://pcsafety.us/
from the same site download and run AVG antivirus free, Super Antispyware - update and perform a complete scan on all the drives.

If these dont work you need to run combofix but that may crash your pc so keep it as a last resort.

You can take it to geek squad but they wond do all this they will simply format your harddrive and you lose all your data.

Hope this helped!
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