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sablade
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎03-19-2009
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dma2200 win7 problems

my hard wired network works fine with vista media center connecting to the extender and also on another win7 pc connecting but my main pc connects for 1 second then on the extender the screen goes black (sounds can be heard) then after a few minutes disconnects, has anyone else had this problem please?
Wilkins377
Posts: 599
Registered: ‎01-08-2009

Re: dma2200 win7 problems

Hi,

 

Well if the other PC's running on Windows 7 is working with the DMA2200 then we can say that its the configuration on that single pc thats causing a problem. I think you already know this but most of the troubleshooting steps actually for extenders are mostly on the PC as long as your extender(hardware) is connecting to your network and can be pinged, all the other troubleshooting steps are on the software side/settings on the MediaCenter PC. The "EventViewer" tool on windows is the best way to find errors and find solutions when setting up an extender.

 

Launch Windows Vista EventViewer thru ...

 

Start > Search > type "EventViewer"

or

Start > Control Panel > System and Maintenance > Administrative Tools > EventViewer

 

On the EventViewer window, select "Applications and Services Log" then "Media Center", you can then use the link below to find out what is causing the problem.

 

MediaCenter Error Codes and Solutions

 

I hope this helps.

sablade
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎03-19-2009

Re: dma2200 win7 problems

thanks on event viewer media center

 

i get this

 

it finds extender

sets up mcx1 account

says did not find wake up on lan nic

then it says... 

An unauthorized window was detected while running Windows Media Center, 'Windows Media Center', could not retrieve the file name.

then...

The Media Center Extender session was established.

but still the extender screen black but can hear sounds??? help

then... disconnected

 

sablade
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎03-19-2009

Re: dma2200 win7 problems

Log Name:      Media Center
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender
Date:          22/03/2009 21:24:40
Event ID:      108
Task Category: Session Enforcement
Level:         Warning
Keywords:     
User:          win7mediacenter\Mcx1-WIN7MEDIACENTER
Computer:      win7mediacenter
Description:
An unauthorized window was detected while running Windows Media Center, 'Windows Media Center', could not retrieve the file name.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender" Guid="{7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}" />
    <EventID>108</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>3</Level>
    <Task>1</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-03-22T21:24:40.686750200Z" />
    <EventRecordID>46</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="2220" ThreadID="3864" />
    <Channel>Media Center</Channel>
    <Computer>win7mediacenter</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-907431189-3911177031-1683027718-1005" />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data Name="Title">Windows Media Center</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>

Wilkins377
Posts: 599
Registered: ‎01-08-2009

Re: dma2200 win7 problems

Hi,

 

Based on the logs you posted, it could be with the UAC (User Account Control) on Windows 7 thats causing the problem or with a firewall / security software blocking the MediaCenter application. Try to turn down or disable the UAC on Windows 7, you can refer to this site for details on UAC.

 

I hope this helps.

sablade
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎03-19-2009

Re: dma2200 win7 problems

thanks tried that but still the same (it works fine with xbox360 extender but not this linksys) (the linksys works fine with a diff pc on my network but not the one I want - acer aspire SA90)

 

I have tried,

dropping UAC to min

turning off firewall

stopping AVirus sw

trying a different lan card

trying different graphic card

updating drivers

trying different router

trying a friends DMA2200

 

but it still has a blank screen after 1 second

 

sablade
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎03-19-2009

Re: dma2200 win7 problems

tried 7068 build but no different
sablade
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎03-19-2009

Re: dma2200 win7 problems

7077 build has cured it, hooray !!

 

the extender is sooo fast now but I cannot play a recorded BBC HD on the extender linksys??

Lolis
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-11-2009

Re: dma2200 win7 problems

I need Help,

I have windows 7, I installed dma2200 every thing is fine, just I can not see Netflix and Internet TV on my TV but I can see on my PC.?

Ryland
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎09-02-2008

Re: dma2200 win7 problems

You need to have MediaMalls PlayOn server installed on your media center pc and use the PlayIt plugin to watch Netflix/Hulu, etc on your extender.