Get "Windows Media Center Receiver Service has stopped working"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by Paladin, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. Paladin

    Jarette Guest

    It was pretty much everyone starting with ms... as soon as I would clear
    one with that name a new one would conflict.. Once I deleted all of
    them, no more conflicts were found and everything started working
    great. They were redundant codecs (older versions of built in) and
    hense the conflicts. I hope I make sense :)
    Jarette, Nov 26, 2007
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Handy "cheat" way to test something like this:
    Instead of deleting the values, rename them to "bak.msacm.(whatever)", since
    the audio codecs are only loaded if they match the registry value form
    "msacm.(whatever)". This way you can isolate out codecs that you're
    disabling and restore those that were really working fine all along.
    zachd [MSFT], Nov 26, 2007
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    starexplorer Guest

    I have Vista ultimate and a couple of weeks ago I started to get the
    message and my TV tuner would not work. I also started having problems
    running other programs. I found that it was being shut down by DEP
    (Data Execution Prevention) which is a feature of Vista. If you go to
    control panel - system - advanced settings (on the left of the screen).
    Then under performance click "settings". The third tab will be Data
    Execution Prevention. I first tried the hotfixes from Microsoft which
    did not work for me. So I found a way to turn off this feature. Once I
    did everything is now working fine.

    To turn off this feature go to Accessories and left click on the
    command prompt. Choose run as administrator. You will get a black DOS
    screen. Type in the following command exactly as below and press enter.

    bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff

    You should get a line that says that it ran successfully.
    Close the window and then reboot your computer. Then go back to the DEP
    window. It should all be greyed out.
    starexplorer, Feb 6, 2008
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    Charles Guest


    I have the same problem for the windows media center receiver service
    stopped working and it was caused by msms001.vwp according to the pop-up
    window solution. However, I cannot get it fixed. I don't know how to use the
    Gspot to fix the problem. Could you help me for this?



    By the way, I think it was caused after I installed the program storm codec.
    However, when I uninstall the program, the WMP still not working to receive
    the TV.
    Charles, Feb 11, 2008
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Ah, the Storm Codec Pack - that horrible horrible thing. Yep, it would
    certainly cripple your system? Who told you to install that? That was
    really really bad advice. =(

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32
    there should be a value named "msacm.voxacm160". Delete that value. Voila!

    Note that you can also upgrade to Vista SP1 when it comes out. SP1 disables
    usage of this codec as it will simply corrupt memory and crash, and thus has
    no practical value.

    If you're a content provider who was/is using Voxware MetaSound: this has
    been a known problem since 1998. You really really need to reencode your
    content to use a mainstream/supported codec. MP3 would be a fair choice.
    zachd [MSFT], Feb 11, 2008
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    Charles Guest

    Thanks, Zachd.

    It works. Very good.


    Charles, Feb 12, 2008
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