MCE hanging during setup (maybe my PVR-250 setup?)

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by brain21, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. brain21

    brain21 Guest

    I have the MSDN version of MCE. I recently got a Haupage Win-tv
    PVR-250 card. According tot he posts on the forums I
    installed the drivers like so:

    Downloaded the base drivers from Hauppage and installed them.

    Ran the 21199 update.

    Installed the HCWSMD04.exe (MPEG decoder codecs).

    Then I copied the following files around:

    - replaced the HCWSPLIT.AX and HCWFREAD.AX files in C:\WINNT\system32
    with the ones from the older 1.6.21062 driver update (they are
    supposed to give smoother preview and better A/V sync than the ones
    in the 119 driver)

    - replaced the 'hcwPVRP2.sys' file in C:\WINNT\system32\drivers with
    the one from the mce_1.17.270.21212_whql driver set (and rebooted).

    Now, when I try to setup MCE I select cable, and no box, and I think
    on the next screen I click on the "Finish" or maybe it's "Next"
    button on the bottom of the screen.

    MCE just sits there and does nothing. I let it run for quite some
    time, and nothing. Eventually I had to go into task manager and kill
    it. I got the same thing everytime that I tried this.

    Any clues as to why this is hanging (I am guessing some driver
    incompatability beyond the hcwPVRP2.sys file, but I don't know

    There is nothing in the event logs at all.

    I should add that I have the PVR-250 for video capture. However I
    have also an nVidia Personal Cinema card & break-out box (the older
    GeForce 400MX version) that I use only for outputting my PC display
    to the TV.

    It *seems* that I have PowerDVD installed - there is no uninstall .exe
    in the dir, and add/remove programs does not list it, but the
    directory and all of the files are certainly there...


    Alex F/Brain21

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  2. brain21

    sfajeff Guest

    Format, reinstall, and only install the MCE specific v1.17 drivers
    from and nvDVD 2.55. Don't try and make things complicated
    by copying things around, if you have to do this then all that means
    to me is that they didn't work in the first place.

    Jeff Griffin

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    sfajeff, Aug 27, 2003
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