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  • When I start Intel Viiv Software or go to Online Tv and try to start one of the channels all blacks out and I receive this message: Media Center has stopped working. I have Vista Ult. 32 bit.
    Is it some way I can reinstall just Media Center ??
    Friday, May 29, 2009 7:42 AM

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  • Hi Weemanply,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Answers Community Forums.

    This problem occurs if the Windows Media Center update process (Mcupdate.exe) cannot access the Windows Media Center data store. You may experience this problem if the data store is damaged. Therefore, try to rebuild the Media Center data store. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Exit any running instance of Windows Media Center. 
    2. Delete the mediaCenterDataStore.db file. By default, this file is in the following location:
    %SYSTEMDRIVE%\ProgramData\Microsoft\eHome\mediaCenterDataStore.db

    To delete the file, follow these steps:
    a. Click Start , and then click Run . 
    b. In the Open box, type run , and then click OK.
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue . 
    c. In the Open box, type %systemdrive%\programdata\microsoft\ehome , and then click OK.  
    d. In the details pane, right-click mediacenterdatastore.db , and then click Delete . 
    e. Click Yes to confirm that you want to move the Mediacenterdatastore.db file to the recycle Bin. 
    3. Start Windows Media Center. 

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,
     
    Srinivas
    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
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    Saturday, August 8, 2009 3:12 AM

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  • Same thing is happening to me help!
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 10:38 PM
  • Hello?

    Here some info Windows Gave me..


    Description


    Stopped working

    Problem signature

    Extra information about the problem

    Bucket ID: 554301564

    Problem Event Name: CLR20r3

    Problem Signature 01: ehshell.exe

    Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386

    Problem Signature 03: 4549b55e

    Problem Signature 04: mscorlib

    Problem Signature 05: 2.0.0.0

    Problem Signature 06: 49cc5b98

    Problem Signature 07: 41bb

    Problem Signature 08: 27

    Problem Signature 09: System.InvalidCastException

    OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3

    Locale ID: 2057

    Stopped working

    Thursday, July 30, 2009 10:50 PM
  • Hi, my Windows Media Center is bugged... :( When i click on a program in the Program Library such as Intel Viiv, ContactMusic, Magicsports or when i click on More Task.
    Media Center just shuts down and i get a message saying... Guesses anyone? "Windows Media Center has stopped Working".

    Error Details:

    Problem Event Name: CLR20r3

    Problem Signature 01: ehshell.exe

    Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386

    Problem Signature 03: 4549b55e

    Problem Signature 04: Microsoft.MediaCenter.UI

    Problem Signature 05: 6.0.6000.0

    Problem Signature 06: 49f99102

    Problem Signature 07: 187e

    Problem Signature 08: 0

    Problem Signature 09: System.DllNotFoundException

    OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3

    Locale ID: 2057


    Things im aware of:
    * That sfc /scannow doesn't do anything.
    *That article you give everyone doesn't help
    * I need urgent help

    Things i'm not willing to do:
    * Reinstall Windows Completely Losing all my files and programs just for WMC
    * Kill my PC in the process of trying to fix this.

    Things I will Thank you for if fix:
    *Fixing Program
    *Helping me out
    *Making my life a bit easier
    *Being kind and patient
    *Making me happy
    *Making me love Microsoft!

    Please help me out. urgent fix is needed!
    Friday, August 7, 2009 2:11 PM
  • Hi Weemanply,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Answers Community Forums.

    This problem occurs if the Windows Media Center update process (Mcupdate.exe) cannot access the Windows Media Center data store. You may experience this problem if the data store is damaged. Therefore, try to rebuild the Media Center data store. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Exit any running instance of Windows Media Center. 
    2. Delete the mediaCenterDataStore.db file. By default, this file is in the following location:
    %SYSTEMDRIVE%\ProgramData\Microsoft\eHome\mediaCenterDataStore.db

    To delete the file, follow these steps:
    a. Click Start , and then click Run . 
    b. In the Open box, type run , and then click OK.
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue . 
    c. In the Open box, type %systemdrive%\programdata\microsoft\ehome , and then click OK.  
    d. In the details pane, right-click mediacenterdatastore.db , and then click Delete . 
    e. Click Yes to confirm that you want to move the Mediacenterdatastore.db file to the recycle Bin. 
    3. Start Windows Media Center. 

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,
     
    Srinivas
    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
    Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think

    Saturday, August 8, 2009 3:12 AM
  • That hasn't fixed anything... Still Crashes saying "Windows Media Center Has Stopped Working.." :(

    Any other ways?

    The Error info has changed somehow...

    Problem Event Name: CLR20r3

    Problem Signature 01: ehshell.exe

    Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386

    Problem Signature 03: 4549b55e

    Problem Signature 04: mscorlib

    Problem Signature 05: 2.0.0.0

    Problem Signature 06: 49cc5b98

    Problem Signature 07: f4f

    Problem Signature 08: 7

    Problem Signature 09: N3CTRYE2KN3C34SGL4ZQYRBFTE4M13NB

    OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3

    Locale ID: 2057

    Saturday, August 8, 2009 4:31 PM
  • This did not work for me either
    all was fine until i installed the Microsoft updates yesterday
    any other help appreciated
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 5:55 AM
  • Hello Weemanply

    Thank you for posting to Microsoft Vista Community Forums.

    Try to cancel the Mcupdate.exe scheduled task and verify if you are able to access Windows Media Center(WMC) with out any errors. To do this, follow these steps:

    1.  Click Start . 
    2.  In the Start Search box, type task scheduler . 
    3.  In the Programs list, click Task Scheduler .
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue . 
    4.  In the navigation pane, expand Task Scheduler Library , expand Microsoft , expand Windows , and then click Media Center . 
    5.  In the details pane, right-click mcupdate , and then click Disable . 

    Hope it helps.

    Thanks and Regards,

    Srinivas
    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
    Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think
    Friday, August 21, 2009 3:40 AM
  • Hello I am having a few problems as well, now the MC will crash if I try to record a show or pre record one. It has given me this error in the event manager and also mcudate.ete error but it also show in the event manager that the guide listing are updated still but it just quit recording the shows a few days ago.  I have tried many things to fix it a system restore, scan disk, update and more but nothing seems to work. I have an HP Pavilion m9515y that is new and I have had many problems with the MC in the past but it has been working until a few days ago.  I can still watch shows on it ones that were previously recorded and live, but it will not let me record or advanced record with out it crashing.  Thank you for any help that you can give me.  As most of you know Best Buy where I bought it will not help [it is under warranty, or even HP] they all want to blame each other or the cable service provider or Microsoft so I am stuck to try to fix this on my own.
    Oh I had Vista too.
    Again Thank you
    Monday, September 7, 2009 6:02 PM
  • I am having the same problem when I tried to access "other music", ie. Vista Media Center crashes every time & the event description is the same as above.  I have tried the two suggested solutions above, to no avail.  There must be a better explanation and solution to this chronic issue.
    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 4:58 PM
  • reinstall media center pls give me process way by [email address redacted for privacy].

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 1:09 AM
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