I think I have it working now...fingers crossed. Being used to XP and then
having Vista "do things for you" can be a problem. Once I had Vista
installed, I proceeded to install my drivers, I realized that Vista was
downloading updates and this may have been a problem. This last try, I
caught the note that it was downloading updates and let it sit to do it's
thing. Once it finished the updates it recognized the graphics card
immediately. I had to go to the device manager to update the monitor.
Within Windows Media Centre, I had to insert the tuner driver disc (although
Vista recognized it) so that it could configure the Media Center to recognize
the driver. I found out that to do this I needed to open the folder "MCE
plugin" and from there activate "setup.exe". I then turned off the sleep
mode. I prefer to turn off my monitor and just get back to my system. I
just boot every few days. I also discovered that my attempts at backup had
and I believe I have it working so it automatically will
backup Sunday nights to my external drive. But like I said, I'm keeping my
"Herman Klump" wrote:
> On Sun, 8 Jul 2007 18:50:01 -0700, Clybella
> <Clybella@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >I experienced a system crash and have since reinstalled Vista. It's a new
> >machine and XP was never installed. I did a format before reinstalling. I
> >installed the drivers for my Invidia 8800 GST and my monitor.
> >I set the Media Center to record a TV show and leave the machine running.
> >When I return, the machine has shut down and of course the show is not
> >recorded. I attempt to start of Media Center and it indicates a conflict
> >with the video card.
> >Now this machine has been running nicely for several months now and without
> >conflicts. No new hardware has been added.
> >I did though, take my external drive to connect to an Apple machine and this
> >was the beginning of all my problems and I believe the start of all my
> >problems. I can't though figure out why with a clean boot on a formatted
> >drive I would continue to have these problems. In the past, it would "sleep"
> >and with the movement of my mouse it would become active again. Not so now
> >though. Any ideas? Is this a software problem? or do you think I might be
> >experiencing a hardware short or glitch?
> Welcome to Vista. I have at least fif**** customers who have had similar
> problems with Vista - many using an nVidia graphics card. There were no
> Apple machines involved though. I have updated all drivers, turned off
> any and all power management, turned off sleep and hibernation modes,
> re-installed Vista (of course, had to fight with M$ phone support to get
> Vista re-activated), replaced hardware (video & memory) and that damn
> Media Center still gives intermittent conflict error messages that refer
> to the video adapter.
> If you find a fix, please post it! I'm about ready to dump Vista and
> install XP on a few of these machines because the customers are so
> Good luck