Question about Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 for PC
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?
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!
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
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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Posted on Feb 17, 2009
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