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Windows 7: Media Center: On screen functions either hang or not show.

15 Jan 2014   #1
DaveG1109

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Media Center: On screen functions either hang or not show.

While watching a video on Media Center at random times the functions (start, stop and pause etc) either will not appear on screen or they hang on screen but will not work. I have no tv tuner card installed and rarely watch dvd's. This happens when watching video files from my videos folder. I have tried updating drivers, codecs, shutting down other programs even turning off then on in windows features. Never happened on Vista only since I bought Windows 7. Sometimes while watching same video nothing happens and all is fine. Completely random to non tech savy guy. Would love some help on this please.

Thanks.


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10 Mar 2014   #2
Gandalf

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Do you still require assistance with this issue?
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10 Mar 2014   #3
DaveG1109

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hello. Thanks for replying. Yes I still need assistance with this issue.
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10 Mar 2014   #4
Gandalf

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

1. Did you do a FULL Win7 install or did you upgrade to Win7?

2. Try booting into the Safe mode. Do you have the same problem?
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10 Mar 2014   #5
DaveG1109

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I upgraded from Vista. It doesn't always happen. Sometimes weeks go by and it doesn't do it then out of no where it starts again. I will try it in safe mode and let you know how things go. May have to leave it in safe mode all day or longer as like I said it is intermittent.
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10 Mar 2014   #6
Gandalf

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Understood. There is no rush.
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14 Mar 2014   #7
DaveG1109

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hello. I have had my pc on safe mode for over 2 days and yes still had same problem. My apologies for the delay.
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14 Mar 2014   #8
Gandalf

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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14 Mar 2014   #9
DaveG1109

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Ok will do. Many thanks.
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16 Mar 2014   #10
DaveG1109

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hello. Tried the scannow and will have to wait untill/if it happens again. Although one thing is when I restarted my pc I couldn't use my custom installed themes. Windows was stuck in classic. Only the original windows 7 theme worked. So did system restore. I have media portal now so will use that instead of media center and think I'll leave this issue as unsolved. Many thanks for you're help though.
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