Comments on: How to reset Windows 7 Media Center http://bjdraw.com/2010/05/29/how-to-reset-windows-7-media-center/ How good can it be, if it isn't HD? Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:17:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.11 By: Lisa T http://bjdraw.com/2010/05/29/how-to-reset-windows-7-media-center/comment-page-1/#comment-8053 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:11:59 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=407#comment-8053 For several weeks, I’ve been trying to repair Windows Media Center. (I set up my new bluray player to read from my PC, forgetting that WMC can’t handle additional video options, thus preventing my WMC from accessing the internet – no guide, no WMC.) I’ve written on several forums, read hundreds of threads – this problem has been around for at least 6 years with Vista and Win7 – uninstalled/reinstalled programs, routers, etc., and just played around with EVERYTHING trying to get it to work again. Nothing. For several weeks. Today I happened upon your site/suggestion and, while I have Vista, thought to give it try and not holding out much hope. I am happy to report that I now have a functioning WMC. I cannot express how grateful I am to have found this information and how grateful I am to you for having shared it with us. As I said, there are a multitude of people with the same problem but the few responses from Microsoft indicate that they either are completely incapable of comprehending the problem and/or don’t really give a flying fig if your computer works or not. That the problem is so easily fixed frankly p***** me off! THANK YOU!!!

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By: Mike Russell http://bjdraw.com/2010/05/29/how-to-reset-windows-7-media-center/comment-page-1/#comment-5661 Fri, 31 May 2013 16:29:28 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=407#comment-5661 Thanks a ton. I was in a bind when WMC started recording every playing of a show not just new episodes, I looked into it and found that the guide wasn’t correctly declaring episodes as new or re-run. After walking through your tutorial I have a correct guide and all of my recordings still work.

Mike

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By: Dalboy http://bjdraw.com/2010/05/29/how-to-reset-windows-7-media-center/comment-page-1/#comment-4416 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 03:24:07 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=407#comment-4416 Thanks very much. Did the trick after I tried about ten other ways of doing it.

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By: Ben Drawbaugh http://bjdraw.com/2010/05/29/how-to-reset-windows-7-media-center/comment-page-1/#comment-2302 Fri, 02 Jul 2010 16:04:19 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=407#comment-2302 Mine is doing the same thing and I can’t find a permanent solution. I’ll keep looking.

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By: Dana http://bjdraw.com/2010/05/29/how-to-reset-windows-7-media-center/comment-page-1/#comment-2301 Fri, 02 Jul 2010 15:30:27 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=407#comment-2301 Thanks for this tip, Ben. I have a problem where the GUI and all inputs freeze on the Win7 pc in the den, but all recordings and extenders continue to function properly (may be vid driver)

I am reluctant to wipe/reinstall Win7 because DRM’d recordings wouldn’t play in the new install. I assume that this method will still keep the installation the same as far as old DRM’d content goes?

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By: Jonathan http://bjdraw.com/2010/05/29/how-to-reset-windows-7-media-center/comment-page-1/#comment-2298 Tue, 22 Jun 2010 23:16:58 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=407#comment-2298 Hey Ben,
I know you’re an extender guy. Have you figured out a way around the low volume issue on the Xbox? It’s really undermining my wife’s confidence in Media Center. We keep scaring ourselves when we turn the extender on and the Xbox splash video shows up.

Thanks for the tip on resetting Media Center!!
-Jonathan

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By: Ben Drawbaugh http://bjdraw.com/2010/05/29/how-to-reset-windows-7-media-center/comment-page-1/#comment-2276 Tue, 01 Jun 2010 16:13:00 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=407#comment-2276 Yep, those were the same problems I was having. And even when the 360 would connect it would show a black screen for a while before the MC menu showed up. But the long delay the first time I hit the guide button was the worst.

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By: Pradeep http://bjdraw.com/2010/05/29/how-to-reset-windows-7-media-center/comment-page-1/#comment-2275 Tue, 01 Jun 2010 15:59:35 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=407#comment-2275 Looks like the post has come at the right time. I was just wondering, why it takes a minute or two everytime I press the Guide button while watching a recorded program. I have not really installed a lot of plugins, but this is something that I should probably try out. Also, since yesterday, both my extenders (Linksys DMA 2200 and XBOX 360) are failing to connect. They do not give any specific error message. Have you faced this or heard this from any others? I am wondering if windows did some update which might be causing this issue

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By: Zatz http://bjdraw.com/2010/05/29/how-to-reset-windows-7-media-center/comment-page-1/#comment-2274 Mon, 31 May 2010 05:34:20 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=407#comment-2274 Sounds like you’ve got your priorities in order, don’t worry about us. 🙂

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