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Windows 7: New to Media Center...Need Help

29 Jun 2015   #1
termite2001

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
New to Media Center...Need Help

Hello everyone,
I am new to using media center. When I tried to start it, the WMC icon showed in the tray, but no display on the screen and my cursor disappeared. I had to use Task Manager to close WMC.

Any ideas what is happening and how to fix it?

I have tried the turn off/turn on procedure but nothing happened.

Thanks


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29 Jun 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome termite mate just what do you want to do with that program? If you are just needing it pinned to the taskbar to turn on then go to Start > Windows Media Centre > right click > Pin to taskbar.

If this is not what you are asking then run these

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

if no go try these

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

ADW download frombleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans

(NB If one is runningKaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it or disable Kasperskywhile the ADW is being used)
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29 Jun 2015   #3
termite2001

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hello ICIT2LOL and thanks for the response.

I haven't ordered a tv tuner card yet, but am looking at recording some movies and programs through the WMC.

I'll check out the sites you posted and let you know how things went.

Thanks
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29 Jun 2015   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate I see now the first two links (tutorials) are just for checking the OS filing system (sfc) for corruption or faults and putting them back in order - the second (chkdsk) has the ability to fix (/f) and repair if possible (/r) on the drive itself.

The others are for malware and are very commonly used and I always link them to those I feel need something done in that area.
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