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No, create an account now. did you make sure to only select 3rd-party drivers and no MS/Windows drivers? Thank you for the list of diagnostic programs. New Posts Firefox 52 Released Latest: Elixer, Mar 18, 2017 at 2:00 AM Software for Windows Let's say N. http://yellowproductions.net/windows-media/windows-media-center-freezes-live-tv.php

I already disabled some things I knew I didn't need. Does your Windows Media Center freeze when you are watching live TV? I think the best thing to do is to call it in and keep calling it in on each crash.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - It works by Unless something is bogging down your PC constantly to where Process Explorer is refreshing slower than it'd like too, then those are extremely high amount of interrupts. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/windows-7-media-center-live-tv-keeps-freezing-up/5c971ba6-af1b-4f1b-ab38-8ce1d4f47422

This board has weird formatting... Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? What happens (sometimes) is that when watching a TV show/movie on the same PC it was recorded on, playback of the show will begin to "Stutter", and then eventually "Freeze". Yes, rar or any other archive format will be appropriate.

  1. Classics, Sep 9, 2007 #12 matt_aj Joined: Jan 23, 2006 Messages: 658 "It all works, theres an occasional glitch, and I can hear my CPU clicking, but it only freezes about
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  6. While frozen, if I click (once) to play the show at "fast forward" speed (double normal speed in my configuration), the show will ("always") play "normally" (at the faster speed) without
  7. A couple of more immediate problems: 1.
  8. Is something corrupted?
  9. I know it wasn't immediately after I installed the graphics drivers.

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. Sometimes I don't hear the "clicks" and sometimes I also don't see the "pauses"... Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - How bad a lockup? Mahalo, Red Eye .

I don't know what's normal and what's high. It's on the list. Defrag your HD. No problems indicated in the device manager..

Click Yes if UAC prompts. Phil). Also, I get a Loss of signal screen sometimes, and I have to stop, then start Media Center After monitoring my RAM and CPU, they do not spike over 20% (CPU) Windows XP.Which 1 is better? - 64 replies Windows Media Center Splitter - 1 reply Converting Video DVD to put in Windows Media Center - 3 replies How to add windows

If that's the case, then I will have you use another program to try. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/windows-media-center-constantly-freezing-up-324922/ constantly freezing up What is HP telling you to do with this machine? These tuners get pretty hot and all of them that I have worked with didn't come with fans. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post.

This will cause it to save ProcMon data to a separate file that you can review after the freeze. this page Similar Threads - Windows Media Center Forum Date Windows Media Center video playback issue Computer Help Jul 6, 2011 Display errors/corruption in firefox and windows media center Computer Help Jun 9, by R. I've already tested my memory using Memtest, pulled and reseated my memory, done monthly updates to my AMD/ATI drivers (and pulled and reseated my graphics card), studied the data in Event

You may try to manually crash the PC with the keyboard. I didn't put in this boldfacing and I can't undo it. 07-28-2011, 03:29 AM #14 echo14612 Registered Member Join Date: Jul 2011 Location: Rochester, NY Posts: 22 When Media Center has crashed my computer, the longest I let it stay frozen was about 7 hours - I went to bed and awoke to found it still frozen. http://yellowproductions.net/windows-media/windows-media-center-freezes-when-i-try-to-set-xbox360-as-extender.php Also make sure that it is physically away from other card in your computer.

I just kept adding drives as they filled up and have no idea how best to do this. DANG This forum logged me out while writing the message. Windows Media Center hangs computer This is a discussion on Windows Media Center hangs computer within the BSOD, App Crashes And Hangs forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category.

When it happens, the second hand on my clock gadget stops moving and neither the keyboard nor mouse responds in any way, including to Ctrl+Alt+Del.

If there's any process (including Media Center) that is showing high numbers, take note. Ever since then I can count on a major lock up once every couple of days. Here are the numbers im getting. Quote: Also, grab something like VLC.

Of the external drives, 8 are in a SanDigital TowerRaid. I'll wait until you've had a chance to review the data before I try to clean it out myself. 07-29-2011, 10:44 AM #17 VirGnarus TSF Enthusiast Join Date: 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. useful reference Stay logged in Sign up now!

Disable any devices you do not see yourself using (like modem) 3. constantly freezing up This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. The card will record as you are watching so make sure your HD is plenty big and plenty of free space. 2. The monitor would go black and after a few seconds the power would shut ...

Start a new discussion instead. As soon as I finish this reply I will start a video playing and do another dump. by mandarinspyce / January 13, 2009 2:17 AM PST In reply to: How bad a lockup? X All Science and Technology Hardware Issues Drivers Multimedia Software Operating Systems Security Software Networking Security PC Optimizer Internet Browsers Communication Software Publishing Software Productivity Software Graphic Design Software Issues Hardware

Sometime you might find when you try to load x-Box your Windows Media Center stops working. Follow instructions here. Sometimes, in this case, playing will be fine until I am watching right at the point where the buffering "runs-out"... I don't know about the BIOS.

A lifesaver and a half, it is. 07-27-2011, 05:07 PM #12 echo14612 Registered Member Join Date: Jul 2011 Location: Rochester, NY Posts: 22 OS: Windows 7 Home I searched this forum for an hour or so and did not see anything close to this topic on here, so if this is a repost, please forgive me. I have to open up Task Manager to get out and close it. I have run them open on my screen to see if anything showed up at the moment of the freeze, but so far nothing.

After 30 seconds or so, I receive the blue 'No TV Signal' screen. Consistently my system will do a hard freeze, requiring use of the reset or power button, during use of Windows Media Center. My issue is, when I record a TV show, I am able to get 50%-75% through the show, then all of a sudden, the show just stops. Why, you even have drivers running that's exclusively designed for Windows ME!

matt_aj, May 14, 2008 #13 Classics Thread Starter Joined: Apr 22, 2007 Messages: 155 The problem resolved itself a long time ago. Confirm that you have it set to make kernel dumps, and that it does not automatically restart after crash. 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. As for all the reinstalls of Win7 - It was because problems with Media Center that I did all the reinstalls.