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Forum: Media Center 26 Nov 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,602
Posted By Balance
Identifying Media Center performance bottlenecks : a discussion?

My HTPC has just expired, typically not long before Christmas when I've got no money and I really want to make use of it (the money & the machine!).

So here I am mulling over in my mind what to...
Forum: Media Center 26 Nov 2011
Replies: 44
Views: 16,043
Posted By Balance
Nice work & thanks for the photoshop info.

Nice work & thanks for the photoshop info.
Forum: Media Center 08 Jul 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 975
Posted By Balance
Some photo tags missing

I have an annoying problem in that some of my photo tags are not being picked up in Media Center - it seems that plenty are but not all - I've only spotted one missing but if there is one there are...
Forum: Media Center 18 Jun 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,089
Posted By Balance
Large AVHCD files won't play on media center 7

I have two machines running Windows Media Center 7 - one plays AVHCD files I can chuck at it no problems - in particular I have 3 videos made on a Panasonic Lumix FZ100, all three work fine, but on...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 15 May 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 5,984
Posted By Balance
Me too - started getting it in the last few days,...

Me too - started getting it in the last few days, haven't spotted any related events in the eventviewer.
Forum: General Discussion 09 Mar 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,821
Posted By Balance
Well spotted! At least we know now - I would have...

Well spotted! At least we know now - I would have to guess that it took as much disk space as the data it transferred before I gave up using it!
Forum: General Discussion 10 Nov 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 3,821
Posted By Balance
Processmon from sysinternals shows that it is...

Processmon from sysinternals shows that it is explorer.exe using the folder - I'm guessing I've acquired something nasty - I've experimented with changing settings on libraries, shadow copy and...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Nov 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 3,821
Posted By Balance
I've scanned it - that was how I spotted it as it...

I've scanned it - that was how I spotted it as it took an age to scan through that folder.

I might take a peek at the files later (pretending to work at the moment though!) to see what's there.
Forum: General Discussion 09 Nov 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 3,821
Posted By Balance
c:\~LD folder - does anyone know what it is?

I've discovered a folder on my Win 7 machine called ~LD at the root of the c: drive (ie c:\~LD) which contains a single folder with a string of numbers as its name (01101115326) and that contains...
Forum: System Security 31 Dec 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,894
Posted By Balance
Sorted! Well sort of. I stopped fiddling with...

Sorted! Well sort of. I stopped fiddling with permissions, went for the trusty reboot to get back to an empty folder structure with valid permissions.

That'll do me.

Hate to think why the...
Forum: System Security 31 Dec 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,894
Posted By Balance
Access denied to numerous folders

Hi,

I had a boot problem earlier - took forever and rebooted on it's own, no idea why (machine has been turned off for a few days and was working fine before hand).

Now for some reason I have...
Forum: Media Center 26 Nov 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By Balance
They play perfectly if I double click the file /...

They play perfectly if I double click the file / or select "open with". However, they do not show up in the library on MC on WMP.

However, I had an idea last night - I had converted these files...
Forum: Media Center 25 Nov 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By Balance
Thanks guys - i think I need to amend my original...

Thanks guys - i think I need to amend my original statement!

W7MC runs divx files perfectly - if I double click on the file from within explorer (I've set the file association now).

However,...
Forum: Media Center 24 Nov 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By Balance
DIVX out of the box

I've read several times now that W7MC will run divx out of the box? I have W7 Pro (RTM, legit) & it doesn't seem to see any of my .divx files -do I need to create the file association somehow?
...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 23 Nov 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,564
Posted By Balance
Oh well. My immediate problem has gone away...

Oh well.

My immediate problem has gone away but the problem I had which caused a reinstall is back - live TV fails - it tries to load & it looks like it is buffering but the screen is black &...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 22 Nov 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,564
Posted By Balance
I don't recall what the issue was with the...

I don't recall what the issue was with the drivers - they did have a patch of problems, I recall ending up using something like 8.4 as more workable than subsequent versions - this was real because I...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 22 Nov 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,564
Posted By Balance
Incidentally, my last install of W7 ran into...

Incidentally, my last install of W7 ran into problems when I started fiddling having discovered random codec issues - generally after resume from sleep (but not consistent) so there might be more...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 22 Nov 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,564
Posted By Balance
The ATI guys seem to fix one issue and break...

The ATI guys seem to fix one issue and break another - I've been working with XP and MediaPortal and the ATI drivers are the biggest problem.

That said, W7 works out of the box it seems (or did...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 22 Nov 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,564
Posted By Balance
Thanks - I've avoided the later drivers because I...

Thanks - I've avoided the later drivers because I didn't want more problems but I'll give them a go.

I have also tested now without a paging file and the problem is the same so disk / paging file...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 22 Nov 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,564
Posted By Balance
BSOD when resuming from sleep if media center running

When I put my machine to sleep (either allowing the power options to do it for me or selecting sleep from the shutdown mennu or from media center so how makes no difference) it fails to restart & I...
Forum: Media Center 07 Nov 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,410
Posted By Balance
Live TV Problem

I've got Windows 7 Pro Media Center working - I'm very impressed but I keep encountering one problem I just cannot sort out on my own.

Sometimes when I goto live tv it goes to a black screen and...
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