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Windows 7: Media Center Component failing to load.

28 Nov 2011   #11
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Forgot to mention:
Windows will auto-schedule a disk check at boot if it detects possible read and/or write problems. Be sure to let it finish. A bad disk area may be the cause of the corrupt system files. The disk check will attempt to move data to another area of the disk but it can't repair the data.


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28 Nov 2011   #12
02darkRS

 
 

Thank you for all the info. I was asking because if it will replace everything I've done I was going to create a checklist with the reference material prior to performing the repairs. That's all.
Also to clarify, I've never run a registry cleaner or fix. I created a new entry to fix a time issue.

The only issue I have is Windows Media Center. Does this really point to a bad OS? I guess this has been our miscommunication. I am assuming something is wrong with Media Center & you're looking towards the whole OS being corrupt? Am I correct?
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28 Nov 2011   #13
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

As you reported:
Quote:
Any time I try this it also says a necessary component failed to load. Restart Media Center. Restart does not solve the issue.
Your issue with WMC shows up because you tried to use it. Other OS files may be corrupt too but you wouldn't see that unless you happened to execute a process that needs the damaged files. If there are corrupt OS files caused by a bad disk area, they'll all need to be restored. If SFC returns errors, you do indeed have corrupt OS files. Whether or not they include WMC modules would be indicated in the log if you knew all the DLLs called by the WMC modules. A single module could call 10 or 20+ DL libraries.

Windows Media Center is a Feature of Windows and as such can't be un-installed and re-installed by itself. It doesn't show up in the Add/Remove Programs list. A feature can only be turned on or off.
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29 Nov 2011   #14
02darkRS

 
 

Alright, last thing to figure out before letting it repair: I use this PC for DeVry online school. My session ends in two weeks. Everything I need, internet, Citrix, Microsoft office, work like a charm. Is it possible attempting to allow SFC to fix the errors could brick my system? If so, I will wait until Christmas break to do it.
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29 Nov 2011   #15
02darkRS

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Forgot to mention:
Windows will auto-schedule a disk check at boot if it detects possible read and/or write problems. Be sure to let it finish. A bad disk area may be the cause of the corrupt system files. The disk check will attempt to move data to another area of the disk but it can't repair the data.
This system is brand new. Should I be sending my SSD back?
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29 Nov 2011   #16
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Personally, I would wait if it's meeting your requirements for now but I wouldn't start using new programs. It's a tough call since I haven't seen the log file and can't form an opinion on what OS files are corrupt.

The SSD has built-in provisions for bad areas just like a HDD. Run Crystal Disk Info and post a screen shot of the SMART data. You may have to expand the lower boarder to get all of it. (Click and drag) If there are excessive errors, the report will show the count and the general condition of the drive.

Crystal Disk Info Utility
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15 Dec 2011   #17
02darkRS

 
 

Alright, finished up school yesterday. I had attempted to post the log files previously but it fails since it is so large. How would you want to see it broken down? Post multiple posts?

I'll also try to run teh disk utility tonight.
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16 Dec 2011   #18
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Compress the files into a zip file then upload the zip file. What was the outcome of Disk Info?
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29 Dec 2011   #19
02darkRS

 
 

Media Center Component failing to load.-cdi_12292011.jpg


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29 Dec 2011   #20
02darkRS

 
 

In the interest of time I went ahead & attempted to run scannow... it returned the following:

Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.

edit:
I followed this process from vista forums:
Quote:
The problem is in your primary hard disk drive partition (usually C and the
solution is to check this partition for errors: open Computer, right-click on
this partition (local disk), click Properties, click the Tools tab, click
Check Now, schedule a disk check for the next time your computer starts,
restart your computer and let CHKDSK run its course. After your computer
retstarts you should have no problem running SFC /SCANNOW succesfully.
http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/mic...0-scannow.html

Disk Check advised it was healthy. Scannow ran & found errors but was unable to fix some of them:
Quote:
WRP found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.
^^ this pops up when it hits 12% of the verification phase.

added: verify only log after running sfc /scannow failure:
Attachment 190494

edit:
12/30- I've performed a clean install of W7. I attempted to install a program for my sons new camera & recv;d the no such device error again. Sick of repairing windows. Installed W7 ultimate x64 leaving user accounts on the SSD this time. It appears to have fixed the issues. Even though all my media, documents, etc. are still in the same place on the HDD media center now allows me to access & I have reinstalled about 10 programs with no failures at reboot like we usually saw.
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