Tv tuner not found after MCE OS reinstall

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Betty, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Betty

    Betty Guest


    Yesterday, I reinstalled Media Center 2005 in a desparate effort to fix some
    fatal system errors that have been
    occurring, since I got this Media Center PC in mid January. Now Media Center
    claims "No TV Tuner Found".

    I had similar problems with the Asus TV Tuner which was preinstalled and
    returned it as faulty. Had a similar
    problem (no tuner) with theHauppauge 150, but I used the cleanup utility and
    reinstalled in safe mode and it worked
    just fine to the reinstall.

    I tried the below fix from MS:
    Note The Mscoree.dll file is installed in the following folder:

    To resolve this problem, install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack
    1, and then reinstall Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition

    I tried this to no avail. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the Hauppauge
    driver a dozen times. Still Media Center insists either I don't have a TV
    Tuner or the drivers.

    Hauppauge tells me to either reinstal the OS again or contact Microsoft,
    because Media Center is buggy.

    Please Help. I don't know what to do next.

    Betty, Feb 28, 2007
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  2. Betty

    JW Guest

    If you did not also reinstall an MCE compatible decoder than you Hauppauge
    card wiill not work. You can try the free 30 day trial of the NVIDIA
    Decoder from the NVIDIA Website and if it works is only costs $20.
    JW, Feb 28, 2007
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  3. Betty

    Betty Guest

    After I read your post JW, I installed XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility and
    it shows
    Nvidia decoder version 4020.277.0.0. I also installed InterVideo, because it
    showed up on
    checkup utility.

    Since my original post, I also installed installed ReplayTV for PC which is
    designed for
    Haupauge cards. Replay went, "Oops! No TV Tuner Installed", so it's not an
    MCE bug.

    Even tried 2 more drivers Hauppage recommended, but still no tuner any
    where, but DV.

    At this point I am seriously thinking about another reinstall. Three
    installs in month and 2 TV Tuner
    cards on a brand new computer makes me ready to knock my head against the
    nearest wall.

    Betty, Mar 1, 2007
  4. Betty

    JW Guest

    Do you have Nero installed? It appease to cause unerparable havoc to
    decoders, regretfully, I don't know if a doing a repair on the OS or a new
    OS install is required to fix the Nero problem.
    If you have Nero I suggest you start a new thread and state in the subject
    the Nero release and version you are uisng?
    JW, Mar 1, 2007
  5. Betty

    Betty Guest

    Glad your system is stable now Bad Penny. I didn't uninstall net 1.1 before
    I reinstalled
    net 1.1 and rollup. I'lI uninstall net 1 and 2 as you did and try again.

    Devise Manager alway claims the devise is working properly. Yeah Right!

    I can't imagine it's not installed right, because it was working right
    before I reinstalled
    Media Center. It's in PCI slot 5. I'd have to switch something because all
    the slots are filled.

    Even WinTV does show TV, so that's 3 programs counting MCE and Replay.

    I'm seriously thinking of reinstalling MCE once again or at least using a
    ghost image from my original install.
    I hate to, because I haven't been getting error messages in Event viewer
    after this install.

    Keep your fingers crossed.

    Betty, Mar 1, 2007
  6. Betty

    Betty Guest

    Strange thing is JW. I had Nero installed, before I reformatted and was
    having no problem with the TV tuner.
    Now, I'm running with the bare, bare minimum to see if the fatal system
    error messages would reappear.
    No fatal error message, but no TV Tuner either.

    Go figure!

    Betty, Mar 1, 2007
  7. Betty

    JW Guest

    Did you reinstall the NVIDIA Decoder also?

    JW, Mar 1, 2007
  8. Betty

    Betty Guest

    No I didn't JW! XP checkup utility shows I have NVIDIA decoder version

    To be perfectly honest. I don't know how to reinstall the decoder. I can't
    identify the exe.
    What is the name of the install file?

    If you came up with the fix, your my hero!!!

    Betty, Mar 1, 2007
  9. Betty

    JW Guest

    I misunderstood you then I thought that you reinsalled again with only the
    bare minimum an no Nero.
    JW, Mar 2, 2007
  10. Betty

    Betty Guest

    By bare minimum, I mean't just enough to get the bangs out of DV. No
    printer. No extra programs.
    Just for the heck of it I'd like to reinstall the decoder. Do you know the
    file name and extension?

    Betty, Mar 2, 2007
  11. Betty

    JW Guest

    Go to the NVIDIA Website and download a new copy. however I don't believe
    that will help since doing that apparently does not replace the .dll that
    Nero corrupted.
    JW, Mar 2, 2007
  12. Betty

    Betty Guest

    Thanks JW

    This install hasn't had Nero on it. The install I wiped out did, but the
    tuner worked fine on that install.
    Net 2 or rollup corrupted mscoree.dll on this install. I'm sorely tempted to
    just go a download a copy of the version it wants
    and stick it windows system 32. I'm going to uninstall then reinstall net 1
    and 2 and the rollup before I try that.

    I've already tried reinstalling net 1.1 and the rollup to no avail.
    Betty, Mar 2, 2007
  13. Betty

    JW Guest

    JW, Mar 2, 2007
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