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Windows 7: Tv Tuner

09 May 2009   #1

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Tv Tuner

Ok, I'm new to the forum and posted a couple of days ago and got no replies, I'll try to provide mroe information this time.

CPU- Intel E8400 3.0
Mobo- Gigabyte ga-73pvm-s2h
Ram- 4gb Corsair
Gpu- Nvidia 8600 gts (pci-e)
Tv Tuner- Hauppauge wintv 1600 hvr (pci)
Os- Dual booting windows vista ultimate x64 and windows 7 ultimate x64

So my vista works fine without any problems. After I installed windows 7 I made sure that it ran properly and then proceeded to install my tv tuner(hauppauge wintv 1600 hvr). Now when I boot into windows 7 it hangs up and failes to fully boot at the "windows loading" screen. Again, Vista has no problems. When I have the tv card installed windows 7 will not boot, when I take out the card it runs fine. Anyone else with this problem?

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09 May 2009   #2


Did you install the drivers for the TV Tuner card? If so, go into safe mode and remove them - Windows 7 has native drivers that work perfectly fine.

Same holds true for the WinTV app - that needs to be installed in Vista compatibility mode (and even then it pretty much sucks in Win 7).

And if you want answers faster, please use a more descriptive title - just saying TV Tuner is not helpful to anyone at all, neither folks answering posts, not *future* readers looking for an answer to a problem....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2009   #3

windows 7

thanks for the tips on posting more effectively.

No I havent installed any drivers. I power down, install the tv card and try to boot up and it hangs up at the "windows loading" screen
My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 May 2009   #4

windows 7

The issue has been resolved.
Quite simple fix. I booted into safemode and disabled the multimedia video controller and then booted sucessfully and then installed proper drivers.
Thanks for the help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7

Hey Alex,

I have the same problem you had with the same PCI card. I am wondering how you disabled the multimedia controller that you are talking about?

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