Can’t play DVDs-New System Board-Can’t Reinstall MCE Without OEM D

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by pr, Aug 7, 2007.

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    When our Toshiba Qosmio G15’s video went bad recently, the pre-installed
    Media Center Edition 2005 (MCE) couldn’t play DVDs. After Toshiba replaced
    the system board, MCE still can’t play DVDs; however, other MCE functions
    we’ve tested work fine and Media Player has no problem playing the same DVDs.
    When we tried to use the Recovery/Applications/Drivers DVD that came with
    the machine to reinstall MCE, the DVD couldn’t recognize the new system
    board. Toshiba’s tech confirmed that the MCE is no longer compatible with
    the new system board and needs to be reinstalled. He suggested Googling for
    Windows Media Center downloads and “pick from the list†to download the
    program. However, all the downloads we’ve found online are updates/patches,
    which we’ve also tried and did not solve the problem.

    Aside from calling Toshiba again, any ideas about how we may restore Media
    Center Edition 2005 to work fully with the new system board? Thanks.
    pr, Aug 7, 2007
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  2. I doubt that there are any (legal) downloads of MCE available online.

    IMHO, this is Toshiba's responsibility. Your computer failed, yet they
    only partially restored it to working condition. They should feel a
    moral obligation to send you a Recovery disk that will ... wait for it
    .... recover your computer.
    Gene E. Bloch, Aug 9, 2007
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    Hi, Mr. Gene Bloch: Thanks much for your reply to our posting.
    pr, Aug 10, 2007
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