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Windows 7: Media Center Buttons not working

14 May 2009   #11
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheUnseen View Post
Thanks, but that won't fix it. Others (in other forums) confirmed the same issue as well. So its not my receiver.

I did forget to mention that it did work on two different builds prior to this RC one. I worked on the build after 7000 and it actually worked on 7048(?) if I remember correctly.
Uninstall Intellitype beta.


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14 May 2009   #12
TheUnseen

 
 

Why do you assume I'm using Intellitype? I am not nor did I say I was.
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14 May 2009   #13
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheUnseen View Post
Why do you assume I'm using Intellitype? I am not nor did I say I was.
It's the most common reason for Media Center remote buttons to stop working randomly.
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14 May 2009   #14
TheUnseen

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
It's the most common reason for Media Center remote buttons to stop working randomly.
I'm sure it is, but that doesn't justify assuming I'm actually using it
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14 May 2009   #15
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheUnseen View Post
I'm sure it is, but that doesn't justify assuming I'm actually using it
Sure it does, maybe you forgot Now, in that same vein, do you have any software that uses global keyboard hooks? That's the root cause of the incompatibility between Intellitype and the Media Center remote as they both show up as keyboards and they both generate the same virtual keycodes but the driver software makes a stupid assumption that it's the ONLY keyboard and doesn't pass VKs down the hook chain so the remote never sees them. There was some diagnostic software package at one time that would show installed hooks but I can't for the life of me remember what it was now...
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14 May 2009   #16
TheUnseen

 
 

I'm not sure if this is it, but I do have the VX Revolution mouse by Logitech and their SetPoint software installed as well.
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14 May 2009   #17
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheUnseen View Post
I'm not sure if this is it, but I do have the VX Revolution mouse by Logitech and their SetPoint software installed as well.
How hard is it to reinstall? I'd suggest that's the culprit...
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14 May 2009   #18
TheUnseen

 
 

That's not the culprit.

I uninstalled the setpoint software, rebooted, cleaned registry (ccleaner), rebooted and problem persists still.
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15 May 2009   #19
TShill7

Win 7
 
 
Anyone have a fix

I have exactly the same problem using an Acer Idea 500 HTPC with Acer RC6 IR MCE remote control. The Play, Stop, FWD, RWD, REC and 1 and 2 do not register after a clean install of the OS.

Worked fine under Vista but not under Win 7 RC build 7100.

Keyboard works fine under US and UK regional settings. System says I have the latest driver.

Can anyone help?
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30 Sep 2009   #20
NitroNate

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

i had a similar problem with my remote. turned out i needed to turn on the "Human Interface Device Access" service and set it to Automatic. once i did this, all the buttons immediately started working. who woulda thunk it? why some of the buttons worked and some didn't is beyond me.

it's a windows service in Control Panel->All Control Panel Items->Administrative Tools->Services
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