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I have just installed Windows 7 Media Center. The following do not work...need help.

1) Live TV shows blue screen with error message "files needed to display video are not installed or are not working correctly"

2) Videos in WMV, AVI and all other formats will not play at all. I get the same error message "Files needed to display video are not installed or are not working correctly ..... ". N.B. These files play fine in the Windows Media Player.

3) Recorded TV Files will not play at all. Nothing happens after you click on the Play button. Again these files play ok in the Media Player.



I have an HD cable STB box (from Rogers Cable in Canada) with HDMI-out going into a TV Tuner PC card (Hauppauge Colossus) HDMI in. Could HDCP be messing up the HD HDMI signal from the cable box? My previous satellite HD STB box (Bell Satellite) had no problem with HDMI out into a Colossus.

All device drivers are the latest Windows 7 versions obtain directly from the card manufacturers sites. Windows 7 Ultimate updates are fully up to date.

The Graphics card is Nvidia GEFORCE 220 with latest drivers. This card has an HDMI cable out to a 52 inch LCD flat screen TV.

The Sound card is a Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty PCIe card with the latest drivers. This card has a digital optical out cable to a Technics 5.1 surround sound system. Music and videos played by the Windows Media Player look and sound great on the TV and surround sound system.

What am I missing?



I've been reading about DVBLink, is that something I need for the TV input?

Have you let Windows install all the updates? Once all the updates have been installed... If it still does it turn the PC off and back on and it should find it. If it doesn't work then I would say you might have a corrupt install.
 

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Mine gave the error you had in #1 and all I did was let windows update do all the updates, and then I rebooted one extra time and it works now.
 
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