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Topic # 57825 25-Feb-2010 20:48
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Installed the Windows 7 Media Center cumulative update today from Windows Update, and had my first Windows 7 unsolicited reboot ever...

This was while watching TV3 (DVB-T, H.264, 1080i HD). Nothing else changed. Anyone seen anything similar?





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  Reply # 302307 25-Feb-2010 20:59
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Bugger. Another reboot in less than five minutes. Uninstalled the update now, will check event log after the program.






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  Reply # 302316 25-Feb-2010 21:32
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hmm. My machine downloaded the update last night. Will be watching freeview and playing some mkv's on the xbox 360 in few minutes. Will report my findings later tonight or tomorrow. I've never experience random reboots as you are now getting with the new update.




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  Reply # 302318 25-Feb-2010 21:43
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I leave my media center running 24x7.
I got the 3:15am wake up early this morning as windows plays it's opening scene.
seems that's the time windows wants to reboot, and it's a pain when i have the volume left turned up.



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  Reply # 302319 25-Feb-2010 21:46
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rvangelder, notice that I am talking about spontaneous reboots during watching TV (DVB-T), not the "Windows Update reboots".

It happened four times in twenty minutes now. We switched to TV2, so let's see how it goes on a lower resolution channel.




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  Reply # 302320 25-Feb-2010 21:49
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Sounds like it is time to turn off automatic recovery and see what the offending process/software is...







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  Reply # 302327 25-Feb-2010 22:08
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I have watched TV3 for ~ 30 minutes now. No reboots. working normal.




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  Reply # 302330 25-Feb-2010 22:09
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It could be something to do with HDHomeRun and this update... I will investigate more after she who must be obeyed let me use the Media Centre.






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  Reply # 302342 25-Feb-2010 23:11
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Interesting... Of course when you decide to observe an event, it won't happen. Or perhaps the current program on TV3 is not HD (Nightline News).

But I have reset the HDHomeRun, rescanned the channel using the config tool, rescanned the channels on Windows Media Center, turned off automatic restart on faults, and turned off the Media Center background channel scanner.

So far it's been some time without the reboot.




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  Reply # 302344 25-Feb-2010 23:24
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was watching Airways on TV2 and that worked fine on PC and later went to lounge on xbox and watched nightline on TV3 and bit of prime and that worked fine as well..




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  Reply # 302353 26-Feb-2010 01:28
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Am having media center close soon after running, immediate if I minimize it sometimes now, was fine last week. No reboots or anything, just the dialog about media center having a problem and needing to close.

Was an unplanned restart today, I had not used it since some stuff installed earlier in the week.

Have it on c4 now and its behaving, minimized, restored a few times,

Hmm, just closed it and it killed aero, will play a little more

No idea how much acceleration is happening, the card is a quadro fx550 and ehshell is taking about 40% CPU on a cheap core i5.




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  Reply # 302610 26-Feb-2010 22:30
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freitasm: rvangelder, notice that I am talking about spontaneous reboots during watching TV (DVB-T), not the "Windows Update reboots".

It happened four times in twenty minutes now. We switched to TV2, so let's see how it goes on a lower resolution channel.


Oh, that's weird. Is that anything like an invisible bsod? If that is the case, what's in the event log?



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  Reply # 302611 26-Feb-2010 22:32
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Last night I rescanned the channels with the HDHomeRun tool, then rescanned the channels from within Media Center. I left TV 3 playing for about 24 hours and had no spontaneous reboots in that period.

Strange...

Will keep monitoring.




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