Re: TV Tuner not found when setting up TV in Media Center
"Darin_STL" <DarinSTL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> HP m7680n Upgrade to Vista Ultimate - TV Tuner not found when setting up
> in Media Center
> I purchased an HP m7680n system that ran Media Center 2005 without any
> errors. The PC was labeled and sold as Vista Capable. I ran the Windows
> Vista Upgrade Advisor and was told that my machine could run Vista.
> I upgraded to Vista Ultimate and receive an error message when I try to
> setup the TV in Media Center. The message indicates Tuner not found.
> When I
> exit Media Center there is a window that indicates Media Center
> and error and when I close this window anther window appears that
> indicates I
> can receive more information by clicking on it. Then a help window
> that indicates DEP may be the issue with instruction on how to remove an
> applicaiton from DEP, but when I attempt to exclude Media Center DEP I
> receive a message that indicates you can not turn DEP off for Media Center
> do not have the exact message as I am currently at work).
> I have tried every driver on Hauppauge web site but still receive this
> message. I can use the WinTV2000 application from Hauppauge to watch TV
> still receive the error message in Media Center.
> My HP m7680n came with Nvidia GeForce 7300LE and Hauppauge WinTV PCI II
> (26xxx). I was under the impression if the computer was advertised as
> Windows Vista Capable / Window Premium Ready and the Windows Vista Upgrade
> Advisor indicated that the hardware met the Premium requirements that the
> system could be upgraded.
> I contacted MS Support and received an email requesting more information,
> but when I replied to the email address I the mail is returned. I tried
> Chat with an MS representative for the past couple of days but receive a
> message that there are no chat sessions please check back later.
I know for a fact that the nVidia GeForce 7300 LE uses SHARED memory. In
fact, at least HALF of it comes from the System memory pool, not onboard
VRAM. This might be your problem.
I also got this card in my Dell Dimension E520, but when I got it home, I
looked up the card info on nVidia's site, and found that the 256MB card I
thought I thought I ordered was only 128MB, and the rest came from the
You can imagine the stink I gave Dell support, and they immediately shipped
me an ATI x1300 Pro, which DOES have an actual 256MB onboard VRAM.
Big difference, I assure you...
Donald L McDaniel
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