Media Center is suddenly missing all TV options and menus

Posted on 2008-02-03
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have been using Media Centre 2005 for a couple of years,  I  recently re-installed the OS about a month ago.  
It has all been working fine,  now suddenly all my TV options and Menus are gone.  No Errors,  the TV Card is ok in device manager.  Any clues?
Question by:randybell
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When installing windows did you insert the second xp cd for media center.


Expert Comment

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You could try removing and reinstalling the TV card.

1) Remove the TV Card from Device Manager
2) Power down the PC and then remove the TV Card
3) Power up the PC without the TV card in and let it boot fully
4) Power the PC down again and then reseat the TV Card
5) Power the PC back on and see if it detects the card and your options return (may need to reinstall the drivers)

Also, make sure you are using the newest drivers for all the hardware in the system.
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Try creating a new user account and check


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randybell earned 0 total points
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no go.  I even tried another tv capture brand and model.  

Re-installed the os.  fixed.

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