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Media Center Extender - Xbox 360 Error

    Question

  • Hello,

    When setting up my extender to my windows 7 pro machine, it goes all the way through the setup, even setting up the media structure and such, it hangs on the last of the steps where it is connecting to the extender.  It reports that it has been setup but then says it can't connect to it.  The Xbox sees the machine, the machine sees the xbox but will not connect properly.

    The event viewer has the following "Your Media Center Extender was set up successfully, but failed to connect (timed out after 180000ms"

    - System


    - Provider



    [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender



    [ Guid] {7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}



    EventID 592



    Version 0



    Level 3



    Task 4



    Opcode 0



    Keywords 0x8000000000000000


    - TimeCreated



    [ SystemTime] 2012-01-19T22:16:34.606024100Z



    EventRecordID 1411



    Correlation


    - Execution



    [ ProcessID] 7200



    [ ThreadID] 8492



    Channel Media Center



    Computer Chris-PC


    - Security



    [ UserID] S-1-5-21-1002892084-2808788944-761579605-1000
    - EventData


    Timeout 180000

     

    Then I also have this one if it helps:

    "Media Center Extender Setup failed to revert settings for the Extender with ID: uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-7CED8D6FB26C."

    - System


    - Provider



    [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Media Center Extender



    [ Guid] {7B7838A3-6562-4269-BB7A-97B0D9593882}



    EventID 594



    Version 0



    Level 3



    Task 4



    Opcode 0



    Keywords 0x8000000000000000


    - TimeCreated



    [ SystemTime] 2012-01-19T22:10:30.316187900Z



    EventRecordID 1403



    Correlation


    - Execution



    [ ProcessID] 6720



    [ ThreadID] 7748



    Channel Media Center



    Computer Chris-PC


    - Security



    [ UserID] S-1-5-21-1002892084-2808788944-761579605-1000
    - EventData


    ID uuid:10000000-0000-0000-0200-7CED8D6FB26C

    I have tried everything I can find when searching the internet to fix this short of reinstalling windows which I would prefer not to do since everything else works perfectly.  Including media center on my plasma that is hooked up to this computer. 

    Windows is registered. 
    The Xbox shows up in the homegroup and is allowed.
    Windows Media Center works properly otherwise.
    "uPNP" or whatever is setup to work on my Netgear router.  Although I cannot find a "multicast" entry anywhere which was a suggestion I read.

    I'm open to trying just about anything.  The main reason I bought an Xbox was for the extender feature.

    Thank you!

     

    Friday, January 20, 2012 12:35 AM

Answers

  • Please set up a new user with admin rights.
     
    Please uninstall Norton. Turning these 3rd party programs off is not the same as
    uninstalling.
     
    On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:15:20 +0000, NT4_MCSE wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >I could setup another user but the one I'm logged into is an Administrator account.  I don't have any other accounts setup on the PC.  Would the Xbox still work properly if it was setup from an account I never used?   Not sure why this might work but if you think it might I may try it.
    >
    >Yes, there is a MCX entry. 
    >
    >I do have Norton 360 installed but have the firewall shutoff permanently as well as the windows firewall.
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:06 AM

All replies

  • Try resetting media center and /or deleting the media device and resyncing them both again. Keep trying!
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    Sunday, January 22, 2012 11:32 PM
  • I've done that several times.  I actually have been doing that after each time I make a change just to make sure I'm starting from scratch.

    Any other ideas?

    Monday, January 23, 2012 3:41 AM
  • can you set up a new user with administrative privileges, log off all other
    users and with the new user, try setup again?
     
    In the users hierarchy do you see any MCX* entries?
     
    Do you have a third party firewall or AV installed?
     
    On Mon, 23 Jan 2012 03:41:39 +0000, NT4_MCSE wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >I've done that several times.  I actually have been doing that after each time I make a change just to make sure I'm starting from scratch.
    >
    >Any other ideas?
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Monday, January 23, 2012 10:13 AM
  • Right another idea would be to try and see if your connection is adequate, try disconnecting all external usbs and so on, just leave the mouse and keyboard. Then try it, could be a compatiability error.

     

    Upnp works with many devices, but if yu have more than one it may or may not work. What xbox is it may i ask?

     

    The event viewer has the following "Your Media Center Extender was set up successfully, but failed to connect (timed out after 180000ms" right this means that your connection wasn't up to the job when syncing. I would suggest you try with a ethernat cable.

    It is a timeout error which means the network didnt react fast enough. A simple fix for that is to restart your router. Then give it a go! If it still doesnt work let me know!


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    • Proposed as answer by Vishdafish Monday, January 23, 2012 6:21 PM
    Monday, January 23, 2012 6:20 PM
  • I could setup another user but the one I'm logged into is an Administrator account.  I don't have any other accounts setup on the PC.  Would the Xbox still work properly if it was setup from an account I never used?   Not sure why this might work but if you think it might I may try it.

    Yes, there is a MCX entry. 

    I do have Norton 360 installed but have the firewall shutoff permanently as well as the windows firewall.

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 5:15 AM
  • I have it wired up via ethernet in the same switch as my pc.

    It is a brand new Xbox kinect 250GB.

    I did try restarting the network switch.  It is an older 10/100 Netgear switch.  I was thinking of getting a gigabit switch, maybe I'll try that.

    It sees the xbox and it gets through the first 4 stages, but doesn't connect.  Could be a switch issue I suppose. 

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 5:18 AM
  • Please set up a new user with admin rights.
     
    Please uninstall Norton. Turning these 3rd party programs off is not the same as
    uninstalling.
     
    On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:15:20 +0000, NT4_MCSE wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >I could setup another user but the one I'm logged into is an Administrator account.  I don't have any other accounts setup on the PC.  Would the Xbox still work properly if it was setup from an account I never used?   Not sure why this might work but if you think it might I may try it.
    >
    >Yes, there is a MCX entry. 
    >
    >I do have Norton 360 installed but have the firewall shutoff permanently as well as the windows firewall.
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:06 AM
  •  

    Ah right! Yea generally i would try without a switch and see if it works, a normal wireless router should do the job. check your switch settings.

    Recommendation:

    I don't think you need a gigabit switch because it can work on a normalised switch too. internet via ethernet? if so switch to wireless. Its far far easier just buy a wireless repeater.

    Ethernet Solution:

     or check your ip settings and assign a new ip to your xbox.  Change your ip on your pc to avoid conflicts i think thats the problem.

    Bandwidth needed for setup is minimal. Thats why.


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    • Proposed as answer by Vishdafish Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:26 AM
    • Edited by Vishdafish Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:28 AM Spelling Mistake.
    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:08 AM
  • the bandwidth needed for the setup is minimal.
     
    On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:18:15 +0000, NT4_MCSE wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >I have it wired up via ethernet in the same switch as my pc.
    >
    >It is a brand new Xbox kinect 250GB.
    >
    >I did try restarting the network switch.  It is an older 10/100 Netgear switch.  I was thinking of getting a gigabit switch, maybe I'll try that.
    >
    >It sees the xbox and it gets through the first 4 stages, but doesn't connect.  Could be a switch issue I suppose. 
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:08 AM