When i open media center 2005, update rollup 2, a dialogue box appears saying "your video card or drivers are not compatible with Media Center". This was not coming earlier. I notice it now a days.when i click "ok" to the dialogue box the media centre opens. it plays songs but no videos Whereas window media player plays both. The only thing i did was automatic update of softwares and drivers etc as available in manufacturer's(hp) and microsoft's site. The notebook is "hp pavilion dv 2124tu" .
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I would suggest that you either roll back your driver for the graphics card or do a system restore to a date previous to when the drivers were updated, this wil show in the system restore dates boxes.
You are probably running the generic windows driver for your graphics, it's better to see what updates you are installing before updating any hardware drivers.
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Okay, Media center does not work with some Wintv HVR's yet it will work with the software it came with and sometimes media center will use the wintv software to make it work but its sketchy. If you want a more media center compatiable card look at www.microsoft.com website they have a list of media center compatable Tv tuner cards, Trust me I am having the same problem with my tuner card now and its not wintv its a RCA and its under windows 7 this is just the thing here not all card work with media center.
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Sounds like you have a real mess there that you can lose a lot of time trying to solve. I'd suggest saving all your files to another drive, and then reinstall the OS and only allow the system to update through the Windows update manager/web site, which should be able to match up the right update files. Do all this patching of the OS without installing any other hardware devices to keep it clear where things go wrong. Once the OS is patched completely, install new hardware and patch it separately watching for the tell-tale incompatibilities with XP/MCE2005. Especially watch for legacy devices that might not have modern drivers.