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Windows 7: Wndows Media Center crashes

18 Dec 2009   #1
bengy09

windows 7
 
 
Wndows Media Center crashes

Windows Media center crashes after upgrading to Winows 7 OS. It does not even get to the set-up screen. A black square fills up half the screen and continuously flashes on and off. Must use task manager to exit. Had no problems with Vista. There must be a conflicting file somewhere or a bad registry entry.
Any suggestions?


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18 Dec 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bengy09 View Post
Windows Media center crashes after upgrading to Winows 7 OS. It does not even get to the set-up screen. A black square fills up half the screen and continuously flashes on and off. Must use task manager to exit. Had no problems with Vista. There must be a conflicting file somewhere or a bad registry entry.
Any suggestions?

Hi bengy and welcome


We could use a bit more info. Upgrade, not clean install, correct? 32 bit or 64? Have you tried launching WMC in safe mode (F8) to see if it might be a video driver


Ken J+
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21 Dec 2009   #3
bengy09

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your interest.
It was an upgrade from Vista, 32 bit. I used safe mode and WMC runs fine, except of course you can not tune the TV card or connect to the Internet. When re-booted the same problem occurs. So how do you isolate the conflicting files?
I don't want to do a clean install. I have a DEll Dimension 9200 computer but can't get any help from them as my computer is out of warranty.
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23 Dec 2009   #4
AngelProcesser

 

Go to the Dell Support site, enter your Service Tag, and review the updates available. Their self help section often leads to a resolution and is available out of warranty on many newer PC's.
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24 Dec 2009   #5
bengy09

windows 7
 
 

Can't find any help for Windows Media Centre here.
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