Media Center Problem!! Argh...


Old 08-30-11, 01:29 PM
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Media Center Problem!! Argh...

Hi Guys,

I'm trying to help a friend with his computer.
It's a DELL Inspiron One 2305 (I think). It's one of those where the computer is built into the screen.
Windows 7 64-bit.

The problem is that his Windows Media Center has a problem and nothing will start up. It says it's searching for answers to the problem but then the box goes away with nothing changed.

I've read other people's problem with this, such as typing in %systemdrive%\programdata....etc
then deleted the .db files on there. That didn't work. I tried it in safe mode too, it didn't help.

I also tried using the Even Viewer but it has an error with it, and when I try to fix that error the Media Center has stopped working box comes back up.

I tried installing a malware program, and a killprocess program, but apparently I can't install anything without Media Center.

Edit: And I tried using command prompt also, but same story there. Media Center stopped working.

I tried using system restore, but it wants to bring Media Center up also before I can do anything.
Everything that's being brought up the Media Center error shuts down.

Any ideas on what I can try next?

Thanks for any info.
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Old 08-31-11, 11:33 AM
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Nevermind guys. He took it back to Best Buy under warranty.

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