Windows Vista forum: Windows Media Center.... constantly freezing up

by: mandarinspyce January 12, 2009 8:18 PM PST

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Windows Media Center.... constantly freezing up

by mandarinspyce - 1/12/09 8:18 PM

I've searched the internet high and low & posted on numerous forums.. all to no avail. I respect CNET, I come here all the time, so I'm hoping somebody out there can help me.

I have Media Center on my HP desktop (the same computer I'm using now to type this up) and I use the PC as my TV. The cable is connected directly from the wall into my PC's TV tuner card. My issue is, when I record a TV show, I am able to get 50%-75% through the show, then all of a sudden, the show just stops. After 30 seconds or so, I receive the blue 'No TV Signal' screen. I don't know what's causing this- there's obviously a signal coming from that channel if the show was able to record, and there's definitely a signal if I tune to the channel and can watch it in real time. But I just can't ever seem to finish a recorded show. This happens mostly with the episodes of Dr. Phil that I record, however I have experienced issues a couple times with shows I've recorded off The History Channel, though the occurrences are far less often with History than CBS (Dr. Phil). Dr. Phil freezes on me almost every day.

Anyhow, does anybody know why this is happening? My PC is up to date, running fine. No viruses, ad-ware, spyware, malware or anything of the such. 300gb HD with over 150gb free. I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium with an AMD Athelon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+; 2gb memory; 2.60 GHz. Just some info about my PC in case it helps.

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