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Windows 7: Win 7 Pro & xbox.. Connects & freezes

26 Apr 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional

Not that anyone cares... But I still have not found the cause, but I now have an acceptable work around where the wireless game remote is no longer needed.

Pressing the green button (square media center home button) labeled "start" on the microsoft universal ir remote (twice) will un-stick it.

Sometimes the mce will not stick. It seems that if the media center was launched at the pc for lets just say, watching live tv (on the pc). If the pc has not been re-booted since a media center session was run, the extender will run and not stick.

This also includes if the media center pc recorded a scheduled tv show even if a media center session was never launched.

So.. if the media center pc was active with media center tasks, the extender will launch and work normally. However if the pc was re-booted and there was no media center activity, the extender will stick after the welcome screen, at the main screen that defaults to "recorded tv" highlighted.

This is just odd.. I have no problems with my dma's (linksys dma2100 & 2200), just the 360. I never had this problem with vista, just win7.

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12 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 7 x64
Just press the start button

I had this same problem...Windows Media Center would load on XBox and the main menu would appear but then it was frozen at that point. If I just press the start button on my XBox controller, the screen unfreezes and I am able to use it normally.
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02 Feb 2011   #13

Windows 7 pro 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barryware View Post
I have had no luck but the problem is not that the media center extender is freezing..

The problem is that when starting an extender session, something is happening that takes two minutes to complete. Once completed, then the extender is responsive. My success & failure trying to figure this out was just timing.

When launching the session on the extender, I get the extender welcome screen, it goes to the main screen and recorded tv is highlighted but I can not navigate or select anything. It just sits there.

During this time, the network is very busy as well as the load on the host cpu's spike to 95+ % load. It seems that there is data transferring or something. I have not been able to figure out exactly what is happening.

This takes 2+ minutes. When the network activity subsides, if I give it a little more time, the extender will now respond and work correctly.

It seems that I was not giving it enough time and thought it was freezing. However... what the heck is going on??

This does not occure when the host is a vista setup. It also is not a problem with the dma2100 extenders with win7. Just the xbox & win7.

Anybody have any idea what is happening and how to either stop the massive data transfer at the beginning of a session or cache it?
Xbox/Win Media Player/center can have problems with corrupted media files particularlly .avi and .wav, when you go to one of your libraries it may be trying to index it and having problems, on the PC go through your media library checking all the items there. Your sharing settings shouldn't be to broad either, Ie. the folder, not the whole drive. Look at taskmanager when your pc is maxing out, is it a process 'wmpnetwk.exe'? If so I'd be looking for file corruption somewhere.
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