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Non-destructive reinstallation of Windows XP Media Center Edition

I have a laptop that came preloaded with Media Center 2006. A virus has deleted some Windows files. It boots to a black screen, safe mode is not possible. The OEM recovery disc will wipe the disc ...
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Is there any way to get Media Center running in XP Home Edition?

I have a machine running XP Home that I would like to use as a HTPC. I installed Boxee on it and love it. However, it does not support my Amazon VOD videos as they have DRM. Amazon VOD will play ...
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Media Center TV - pauses 3/4 second, plays 3/4 second - continuous loop

SYMPTOMS: Watching TV on Media Center - the video (not the audio) pauses 3/4 second, plays 3/4 second, pauses 3/4 second - continuous loop. The bottom 5th of the screen is solid green (a rectangle ...
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Windows XP SP3 will not go into standby when Magic Jack is running

When I select Start->Turn off computer->Standby the 'turn off computer' option window closes, and then nothing else happens. I can start new applications, and Windows acts like I never selected ...
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Media Center setup won't complete for watching TV

I have a problem watching TV in Media Center. The TV constantly pauses 1/2 second then plays 1 second, pauses 1/2 second, plays 1 second - it is constant and does not vary. This problem occurs on all ...
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TV video constantly skips 1/2 second, plays 1 second; green on bottom

I just got DirecTV. It worked for a day, but now the TV video constantly skips 1/2 second, then plays 1 second. Also, the bottom 5th of the screen is solid green. The audio does not skip. I tried ...
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480 views

Error - “IR Hardware not detected” - but it's installed/working

I am trying to do: Settings->TV->Set up TV signal. During this process I am getting the error "IR Hardware not detected." With the remote, I can select the "try again" button (to re-detect) and it ...
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How can we stop being logged straight back out on login with Win XP?

We are having problems with laptop running Win XP Media Centre edition. On boot up the Welcome screen is shown. When we enter the password to login it appears to be accepted but we are immediatly ...