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Have Windows Vista Home Premium. The Media Center has stopped working ! Can I use the recovery discs to reinstall the program or will I set the PC back to original set up

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  • em011f7177 Jun 29, 2008

    I have a HP Pavilion a6130.uk and the Graphics card is GeForce 7300 LE. When I click the desktop icon there is a short burst of music and then the screen goes black and the only way to recover is by restarting my PC. No error messages appear. I am NOT PC literate but it looks as if it begins to load the program and then stops ?

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2010

    Hi em011f7177 - Did you get a message that said Windows Media Center has stopped working and the only option was to close that box? Or did you get any other error messages? What's the make and model# of your pc and what graphics card are you using? If it came stock with your pc I can find out but if you know it would help. Thanks.



    Jeff

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If the recovery has the option for a non destructive recovery it should save your data- unfortunately if you do NOT see that option it will probably wipe the drive's data and put it back to the original factory settings. Have you tried re-installing the media center program from the control panel? Re-installing the media center program instead of the entire operating system might help. Unfortunately if that does not work you will probably have to restore the entire system unless you can fix the registry.
Hope that helps

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