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Vista Home Premium Media center problems

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December 25, 2007 1:13:34 PM

HI,
Id really like some help. I bought a computer equipped as listed below. Ive been using Media Center to watch videos, and movies since I got it.. about 4 Months ago. Recently Ive been getting errors when attempting to view a video (AVI). the error says there was an error and the program will have to close. I could restart Media Center and then view the video. I am using the Microsoft remote to start Media center. Now, I cant get it to work at all. I only get the error that the program has to close. Ive gotten no reply from Microsoft about the error and I was wondering if anybody on this forum had a similar problem and what was the fix. Im getting very frustrated and also I cannot find a way to do a repair on vista like you can with XP. any help you guy can give me would be appreciated. I really dont want to re-install vista if I dont have to but it may come down to that. Thanks in advance.

Windows Vista (Home Premium)

Motherboard
Manufacturer Foxconn
Model 945 7MD Series

Chipset
Chipset Model 945G Processor to I/O Controller
South Bridge 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Controller
SMBus Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller @0500h

CPU
Cpu Socket LGA775 [Socket 775]
Max CPU Speed 4000 MHz
One Physical Processor / 2 Cores / 2 Logical Processors / 64 bits

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.13GHz

Memory
2X 1024 Mb
Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Speed DDR2-533 (266 MHz)
Data Width 64 bits

Hard Drive
Western Digital WDC WD3200JS-00PDB0 320 GBytes SATA-II
Western Digital WDC WD3200AAJS-00RYA0 320 GBytes SATA-II
Graphics Card
256 MBytes
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS

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December 25, 2007 4:00:10 PM

Try uninstalling all 'other' media players on your system, Real Player, etc.
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December 25, 2007 9:38:12 PM

thanks badge, I should have thought of that. Ill try it and let you know if it works.. thanks
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December 26, 2007 10:43:54 AM

badge, Just thought I'd let you know it worked. I removed the media players, real player etc, now the vista media center is working again, thanks for your help.
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December 26, 2007 6:57:21 PM

Sounds like one of the other players botched up the video encoders.. an older version of one etc. Glad to hear you got it working again :) 
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