RE: Vista Home Premium not recognizing Xbox 360 as Media Center Ex
I have administrator access to Vista and yet i cannot move the file that you
"czrsink (UK)" wrote:
> Hi, I was recently having the same problem but found a fix hidden deep within
> the XBox360 Forums:
> I'm using Vista Ultimate (x64) and Media Centre Extender used to work fine.
> Then my XBox360 died and was replaced.
> After the new one came back, I was getting the Media Extender not recognised
> problem and was no longer able to connect - even though the X360 could 'see'
> my PC. It kept asking me for a driver CD, which I knew was wrong.
> I've also had the same problem recently with USB devices not being
> recognised..even simple memory sticks and memory cards through my card
> reader. The soultion I've used immediately fixed both problems and is
> ridicluously simple.
> 1) Navigate to your Windows\Inf folder on the hard drive.
> 2) Find the file 'infcache.1' (something has modified it, and that's what's
> causing the issue...mine had somehow been modified to all upper-case)
> 3) Ensure you have permissions to move the file (Administrator grant access
> to 'System/Users')
> 4) Move the file to your desktop (or wherever it suits)
> 5) Restart the computer (the infcache.1 file is re-built automatically)
> 6) Follow the normal steps for adding the Media Center Extender (simply
> switch on the X360 once your PC is booted and the Wireless/Wired Network is
> running) including the 8 digit code during the process
> 7) Marvel at your now working again Media Center Extender
> Hope this helps.
> "Vexir" wrote:
> > I have called Microsoft several times about this issue but they could not
> > provide a fix, so I was hoping you guys could help me out.
> > I have a PC with Windows Vista Home Premium loaded on it, which is supposed
> > to be compatible with Xbox 360 and is supposed to be able to use the Xbox 360
> > as a Media Center Extender device. The trouble is that the computer does not
> > recognize the 360 as an extender device (DESPITE being able to see it on the
> > network) and the xbox is not able to see the computer as a media center pc.
> > When I go through the Add Extender wizard in Media Center, the wizard stops
> > and errors when trying to locate the Extender and says An Extender Could Not
> > Be found. This is strange. I know it is not my router that is causing the
> > problem because i do have another computer with Windows Vista Ultimate
> > running on it and it detects the 360 as an extender and the 360 detects it as
> > a media center pc.
> > Here is the question:
> > How do I make my Windows Vista Home Premium PC recognize the Xbox 360 as
> > a Media Center Extender/Device? How do I make the Xbox detect the PC as a
> > media center pc?
> > Here are the known facts:
> > 1. The router is not the problem.
> > 2. Another Windows Vista PC (ultimate) is able to connect to the Xbox 360.
> > 3. The Home Premium machine cannot detect the 360 as a Media Center Extender.
> > 4. The Xbox 360 cannot detect the Home Premium machine as a Media Center
> > Computer.
> > 5. The 'Add Extender' wizard in Windows Media Center automatically will
> > configure Windows settings (including sharing and firewall) to operate with a
> > Media Center Extender.