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Windows 7: MCE will not change channels to record

18 Oct 2011   #1

MCE will not change channels to record

Hi, thanks in advance for any help and for reading this thread

About two weeks ago, Windows Media Center stopped changing channels automatically when a program is set to record. The guide displays "this program will record as part of a series request" or "this program will be recorded", just like normal. I will even get a notification that media center will change the channel to record. However, it never changes and does not record.

Here is what I have done to troubleshoot:
  • I have uninstalled the tuner(physically) & re-installed
  • Updated the drivers for the tuner
  • Ran complete MCE setup again
  • Completely removed device & drivers via control panel
Would this be a MCE problem or a tuner card issue?

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19 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit

Have you tried re-running the live TV setup only? Its under Tasks>Settings>General>Windows Media Center Setup> Setup TV Signal. Would you try running this live TV setup and this time do not include the guide listing. Then when you're finished, try recording other channels. Then try running the setup again and on this time include the guide listing again.

You can also try using a small utility called FixWin. It has a tool for "flushing" Windows Media Center's database. Hopefully, that'll rid off some issues. You can get it for free here:

|MG| FixWin 1.2 Download
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