|23 Sep 2013||#1|
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WMC Live TV freezes with constant HDD activity
For the last 2 months or so Live TV freezes fairly regularly for 10-15 seconds with a solidly lit hard disk light. Prior to this it had performed pretty much glitch-free. I have tried numerous troubleshooting steps including restoring an image that I am fairly confident I created before the problem started. I have tried different graphics drivers, scanned for malware, verified system files (sfc /scannow), chkdsk, defragged, run disk checking utilities, removed most startup items, etc. I have tried to pinpoint what is causing the disk activity using Resource monitor, process hacker, etc but I'm not confident that I have been using them correctly. It only appears to happen during Live tv - bluray and dvd playback doesn't appear to be a problem, but I use TMT5 rather than WMC for them. I have included my SF Diagnostic file and would be very grateful for any assistance
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|30 Oct 2013||#5|
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Have you solved your problem yet?
Seems like i am pretty much exactly in the same boat. Live TV started freezing recently after working flawlessly for a year and I have also pinpointed to random activity peak of 100% on the hard drive where WMC recorded TV and TV buffer is. Ran several tests and diagnostics on this drive and it appears to be fine and healthy...
I have tried most of the things you did too and can't offer much help other than some things that I still need to check and that maybe you have not done yet:
- Does live TV freezes also on SD channels? Or only on HD?
- Can you move the Recorded TV folder to another hard drive on your system? Even an external one temporarily to see whether the drive is the culprit...
I know you and I would much much rather not get to that, but a complete windows re-install might be the last resort...my WAF is plummeting right now, can't go on much longer...
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