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Windows 7: Windows Media Center just stopped working?

20 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit Service Pack 1
Windows Media Center just stopped working?

for no reason. I was simply watching TV and the picture just froze and the sound also stopped. I fiddled with the time on the bottom of my screen but the display switched to "Low Bit Rate." I then shut MC down. I went back into MC and now when I try to watch live TV it says "Please Wait: Searching for tuners" and has been at this for the past hour.

Naturally, I'm really cheesed WTF caused this and how can it be fixed?

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24 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)


If you look in Control Panel>Hardware>Device Manager, does your TV tuner have an ! mark against it? If so update the driver from the manufactures web site.

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