Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal
Quote: Originally Posted by drtalk
Here's what the problem looks like. SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP!!!
The question is simple: Why did Windows Media Center stop recognizing (video) folders stored on external drives/as well as 1 internal backup drive? What is it going to take to get WMC to perform as it did in Vista and when Windows 7 first came out?
On a second reading, the only way that could happen is when the drive letter changes.It is possible in the case of external drives when you plug-in some more of that variety.
I am now confused. Why would you try to access media stored on an Internal back-up
drive? One would normally call on a back-up only when the original is corrupted or lost and to refurbish it. Is it not?
Or is it some paranormal forces are corrupting my brain cells?
re: backup drive letters - You know, that sounds like something that could very well be feasible. BUT, here's the problem with that theory. I actually wiped my C drive (DoD Standard Compliant) and started totally fresh with a new install. Yes, I can hear the chuckles from you all for me having gone to such lengths...but I was determined dammit!
Anyhow, with a perfectly clean HD and install completed, it was time to set up WMC and start choosing libraries to add. After doing so with great care and double checking everything, I completed the task & rebooted just to be safe. Once booted up, I launched WMC. SAME *#@%$& PROBLEM!!!
re: internal backup - My logic in this case was really more of a test than anything else. I put an exact same HD in (SATA) just to see if perhaps the source of my videos was somehow accessed differently now that they resided on a drive that was actually part of the machine and not a USB. No luck. To run WMC the way it should, I put some of my vids on C drive. That is, until I was warned that I was down to only 18GB free out of 1TB.
Anyway, as you should have gathered by now, the problem still persists. I'm thinking that perhaps an exorcism is my only option left. Oh, and by the way, Microsoft still has not offered up a solution.