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honeyweb

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Hello all, I'm having a few problems and would be grateful if anyone could help me with the latest one. Basically, my graphics card (radeon x550) recently bit the dust after only nine months of use. I contacted support for a replacement and asked for it to be an upgrade. They sent a radeon x1300 which we installed with the relevent drivers two days ago. As soon as the drivers were installed I started getting an error message 'Media Center Receiver Service has encountered a problem and needs to close'. If i click on 'send' or 'don't send' (for the error report) it just keeps popping up. If I leave it on the screen and move it out of the way I'm able to use the PC reasonably normally but a new message will pop up approximately every 7 minutes (I currently have at least 50 of them at the bottom of the screen!)

My PC support guys have no idea what to do other than wipe the HDD and reinstall the software which we really don't want to do. Can anyone help me? Please!

Edited by honeyweb, 21 September 2006 - 11:30 AM.

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wannabe1

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Hi honeyweb...

Are you running XP ME?

Let's try something real quick...disable the MCE service. Click Start, then Run, type services.msc and click "Ok".

Locate and double click on Media Center Receiver Service. Under the "General" tab, from the "Startup Type" drop down menu, select "Disable", and "Apply" the change.

Reboot and see if the message appears.

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yes I am running XP ME. I've just tried what you suggested and so far so good, there's no error messages, which is a relief - thank you so much for that, they were a driving me mental! Is that a permanent solution or will I need to re-enable to use media center properly?
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This is not a particularly important service. See how your machine runs with it disabled and if you experience any other problems, let me know. Most machines will run fine with MCE disabled.
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Fantastic! I can't believe it was that simple - thank you!
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My pleasure! :whistling:
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