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Process Explorer - Sort by CPU or CSwitch Delta columns. This has you all going all over the place, I understand, but again, there's no sure-fire way of diagnosing neither an interrupt storm nor a deadlock without a live-debugging session. If you haven't already, I would replace it. Possibly the best method of troubleshooting that anyone can do is to start with a fresh environment and change it bit by bit, testing as you go. http://platrium.com/windows-media/windows-media-center-adding-dvd-covers-in-dvd-library.html
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Only thing I see that I don't use is Firewire, so I disabled that. Save yourself time and look for the "ATI CRASHED WHILE SPINNING DLL" type entries.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Windows Vista forum 9 total posts Popular Forums icon Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: Windows Media Center.... Click Yes if UAC prompts.
This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. I can't even open the taskmanager or add/remove programmes. Well, I know the cable works because when I turn on Media Center and go to 'Live TV' or choose a show from the Guide, I'm brought right to that show Unfortunately, I can't discern exactly what drivers you should be using because I'm not on a system right now that can run the file you gave that can tell me exactly
matt_aj, Apr 24, 2007 #5 Classics Thread Starter Joined: Apr 22, 2007 Messages: 155 Driver is up to date, there is only one driver, and i reinstalled it yesterday. It all works, theres an occasional glitch, and I can hear my CPU clicking, but it only freezes about 1-2 seconds so its not that big of a problem. Machine runs a pentium D processor. System Manufacturer/Model Number HP Pavilion dv7-1170us OS Vista Home Premium 64bit CPU Intel(R) Core(TM)2Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz Motherboard 30F4 99.B6 Memory 4GB Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT Monitor(s) Displays
Classics, Apr 24, 2007 #3 Classics Thread Starter Joined: Apr 22, 2007 Messages: 155 The defrag helped a bit, I was fragged more than I though when I did an analysis MaxDurango, Sep 8, 2007 #11 Classics Thread Starter Joined: Apr 22, 2007 Messages: 155 I found installing a codec pack worked well for me. How do I get them back? Sometimes, while watching a show, I'll begin to hear a slight "click", once every few (6-8) seconds.
SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc. / All Rights Reserved. http://www.sevenforums.com/media-center/22869-windows-media-center-keeps-freezing.html Being that this is the case, I may need to end up grabbing a kernel dump from you, which only is produced when you manually crash the system. Do you also see a consistent number pop up in the CPU column for interrupts? I reinstalled twice since then, but it was never clear at which point the freezing recurred.
The Event Viewer shows NOTHING when this happens. http://platrium.com/windows-media/windows-media-encoder-help.html How do you check the cable TV is still working?Let's also look at your post. Never had any lock up issues before vista. These RAID controllers are prime candidates for causing sharing conflicts and can easily create interrupt storms.
Obviously if you only have like 2 HDs and 1 DVD drive, only 3 devices are gonna be available to be changed to DMA (if not already so). 4. Vista General Windows Media Center crashes on me.It's a recent bug I just found out, Whenever I start Windows Media Center, It crashes on me and gives me a blue screen, The systems have been working fine for years. his comment is here Did I say that?
The audio pauses and buzzes constantly. Pretty much their issues concern Nero .. I don't know if the plug-in TV tuner- which gets very hot- has any causal effect.
I use Media Player Classic as my usual video player.
If you are using an OEM PC, prioritize their drivers instead of using hardware vendor drivers. 2. If the freeze is not instant, you should try and right click the highest running process at the time and quickly go to create Dump file to generate one before it You can generate one using instructions here. Forum New Posts FAQ Calendar Community Member List Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links Today's Posts Tutorials Advanced Search Forum Vista Forums Software Windows Media Center crashes Windows Media Center
Disable any devices you do not see yourself using (like modem) 3. I am running a ATI TV Wonder on my Vista Ultimate System, and randomly when watching TV the signal freezes for about 10-15 seconds. OS 64bit Reply With Quote New 18 Feb 2013 #3 typo View Profile View Forum Posts Banned Join Date : Jan 2011 Manhattan, New York Posts : 113 Vista Home http://platrium.com/windows-media/windows-media-player-11-media-usage-rights.html Disabled "Multimedia Class Scheduler".
long and incomplete boot Current Temperatures New quiet and cool system? Staff Online Now DaveA Trusted Advisor Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows Vista > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick As more time goes on, this will develop to the point where the show will "Freeze" entirely. The minidump obviously will not suffice, but a kernel dump will.
Password Advanced Search Show Threads Show Posts Advanced Search Go to Page... Quote: At the moment it just sounds like your system resources are getting eaten alive by trying to run the video until there is nothing left. Vista music pictures video Windows Media Center crashesHi, It's a while I have been using windows media center. Tutorials Xbox 360 / Windows 7 / Media Center Extender - media sharing not workiAs I'm clicking "Play To - Xbox Media Center Extender" on my Windows 7 Laptop, I'm getting
I can say it didn't crash upon opening the interface... This will cause it to save ProcMon data to a separate file that you can review after the freeze. Hope someone can help me. As time goes on, the "click" will become more pronounced, and usually more frequent, and then the "click" will become a sort of brief (a small fraction of a second) "pause"
I'm using Slimdrivers to scan them. This article has been dead for over six months. I let it go for over an hour while I continued to use my computer, and then for a while longer after that, but it never recovered and I only got Does that also freeze?
What settings did you on DV? Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2009 11:30 PM PST In reply to: Absolutely nothing Let's say it is the cable TV. Help! I know it wasn't immediately after I installed the graphics drivers.
Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. Tips to fix the issue Make sure you are up-to-date on your chipset, graphics, and network drivers. Before opening the MC interface, the Interrupts/CPU block stuck around 3.00.