Vista does not boot if I add the WinTV card (or the PCTV Card)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by ConnectedErgoSum, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Since I have upgraded the PC to Vista, I cannot use anymore WinTV-HVR-1300
    (PCI) (Same issue with PCTV Dual hybrid - PCI-Express). Vista simply hangs
    while booting, the last driver loaded is crcdisck.sys. If I remove the WinTV
    card Vista works perfectly.
    With WinXP all was working fine.
    I tried to remove all the cards from the PC... the issue happens when I
    insert the WinTV or the PCTV card... Of course I also tried to change some
    settings in the BIOS without success.
    I have the following:
    Motherboard ASUS P5W Deluxe
    Video card ASUS Nvidia 7600GS (PCI Express)
    RAM 2GB
    HD Maxtor 320GB
    Windows Vista Ultimate

    Is anybody able to tell me how to troubleshoot this issue?
    ConnectedErgoSum, Jan 13, 2008
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  2. ConnectedErgoSum

    JW Guest

    Make sure you have the latest BIOS update for your MOBO,
    Also you could try booting in Safe Mode with the card installed and loading
    the Hauppauge Vista drivers while in safe mode.
    JW, Jan 13, 2008
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  3. Well... here is the interesting issue, Vista does not boot even in "Safe Mode".
    when I try it, I see crcdisk.sys as last driver to be loaded, then it hangs.

    The BIOS release is not the "last" one, but it supports Vista for sure.

    Is there any log or troubleshooting info I can check on the PC.
    For example, how do I now which driver gets loaded after crcdisk.sys?
    Maybe that driver is the issue.

    ConnectedErgoSum, Jan 13, 2008
  4. ConnectedErgoSum

    Curious Guest

    You can check the event logs.
    Many MOBO manufacturers have had to update their BIOS several times to get
    all items running properly in Vista.
    Curious, Jan 13, 2008
  5. Hit the f8 key while the computer is first starting up and try using the
    "last known good configuration" option.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 13, 2008
  6. btw, crcdisk.sys is the last system file loaded. It is the next file to
    load that is the problem.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 13, 2008
  7. ConnectedErgoSum

    JW Guest

    Try installing one of the cards in a slot as far as possible from your
    graphics card as possible. Also as a test do not connect any cables to the
    card in order to insure that you are not getting a interference/ground loop
    problems from one of the cable connections.
    You might also try installing a card in another available PCI slot that you
    know works.
    JW, Jan 14, 2008
  8. ConnectedErgoSum

    SuperFly1971 Guest

    Had same issue with mine until I realized the boot order for VGA was
    looking at the PCI slot instead of the PCIEX. Remove the TV card reboot
    the PC go into bios and change the VGA boot order to the Actual video
    card hopefully its not standard PCI same as the TV card. Save the bios
    change shut it down and replace the TV card.
    SuperFly1971, Jan 19, 2008
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