Problem with WMC for Win7 x64 -- live TV setup problem

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by G. Morgan, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    When I try to setup WMC (Win7 x64) for live TV it goes through the
    region setting question, then the zip code, then when it goes to
    "configuring" it hangs. I got a tip to run "mcupdate.exe" from
    another forum to overcome the hanging.

    After is scans for channels it asks if ATSC digital is what I want (I
    do, for OTA TV)... then comes this dreaded screen:

    http://i49.tinypic.com/2qb5dac.jpg

    "TV setup has encountered a serious problem. Select Finish to exit,
    then try again. If this problem persists, restart Windows Media
    Center or the computer."

    I've tried all combinations and permutations I know to try but still
    cannot get live TV to work. Any ideas please?
     
    G. Morgan, Feb 14, 2010
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    G. Morgan Guest

    Forgot to add:

    The tuner is a Haupaugge 950 USB
     
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    CSM1 Guest

    I don't think that tuner is Media Center Compatible.
    The Specs do not list Media Center as a System Requirements

    It says:
    Microsoft Windows Vista or XP with Service Pack 2.
     
    CSM1, Feb 14, 2010
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    S.Sengupta Guest

    Did you install WinTV drivers earlier? If so ,try HCWCLEAR.EXE to remove all
    the drivers and registry entries. This will uninstall the software. Next
    reboot the system and insert the tuner

    again and let the Windows find the tuner.Now rerun the Media Center set up.

    You can also download, install and run Media Center Diagnostic Tool to
    determine the problem.

    http://blog.retrosight.com/MediaCenterDiagnosticToolsNowAvailable.aspx


    regards,
    S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]




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    S.Sengupta, Feb 14, 2010
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    Curious Guest

    Curious, Feb 14, 2010
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  6. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    Tried that just now. Still have the same error.

    The files are removed from MSFT's site:
    "404 - File or directory not found."

    Do you know where else I can D/L it?

    Also, I tried (when your suggestions didn't work) to D/L and install:
    http://www.hauppauge.com/site/support/support_mce.html

    No joy with that either. :(

    Thanks.
     
    G. Morgan, Feb 14, 2010
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    S.Sengupta Guest

    Unfortunately it's not available for downloading.

    Have you followed "Can I use the WinTV-HVR-950Q with Media Center? " under
    FAQ ?

    Ref:-

    http://www.hauppauge.com/site/support/support_hvr950q.html?tab=6

    regards,
    S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]


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    Hi!

    I'd had it working perfectly well for a year when I needed to rescan; and got the same error. Since it was working with the Hauppage drivers, it has nothing to do with that. Only WMC. Googling, I found this problem is all over the place. I could only find one thread where there was a solution, which I used, and it worked perfectly.

    Here's what I did:
    1. Under Control Panel; Programs; Turn Windows features on or off: turn off Windows Media Center in the Media Features folder
    2. Restart
    3. Delete C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\eHome\mcepg2-0.db and C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\eHome\mcepg2-1.db (I have two tuners)
    4. Delete the folders C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\eHome\mcepg2-0 and C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\eHome\mcepg2-1 (again, two tuners)
    5. Restart (probably not necessary, but I did it anyway to be on the safe side)
    6. Turn on Windows Media Center again in Control Panel
    7. Restart (again probably not necessary, but it felt best that way)
    8. WMC TV Scan

    Problem gone.

    Brgds

    Danny
     
    dbjorck, Jul 11, 2011
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