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06/04/20

Elusive Computer Bugs

Filed under: Computers, Microsoft — Jared @ 10:32 am

I'm having this relatively elusive, but rather annoying crash with my HTPC. Every few days it doesn't just crash, but it actually blue-screens. I sent a crash report into Microsoft, and it came back as an "unknown driver" conflict.

So far, I've reinstalled the drivers for both TV cards (a Hauppauge PVR-150 and Divco Fusion5 USB HDTV tuner; both highly recommended) and the video drivers, to no avail. I even turned off AMD Cool n' Quiet, thinking maybe that'd do it, but no dice. It's really annoying, because I end up missing recording times. Nothing important, but still.

The Divco tuner is really nice though; found out the other day that despite only having basic analog cable, I can pick up NESN HD with it. Gonna have to watch the Sox in HD tonight ^_^

Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'll probably try reinstalling the chipset and audio drivers at some point, if not tonight. Stupid Windows XP; probably wouldn't have this problem with a Mac, although I would have spent like 2x as much once you figure in tuners. Oh well.

Configuration: Antec Sonata II | MSI K8NGM2-FID | Athlon 64 X2 3800+ | NEC 3550A | WD Caviar SE 320Gb PATA | Hauppauge PVR 150 | Divco FusionHDTV 5 Gold USB | Mitsubishi WD-52327 HDTV

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5 Comments »

  1. The Divco tuner is really nice though; found out the other day that despite only having basic analog cable, I can pick up NESN HD with it. Gonna have to watch the Sox in HD tonight ^_^

    Score! How does that work

    Comment by Matt Spong — 06/04/24 @ 4:18 pm

  2. Heh, it turned out to be tottally weak; I can get the non-HD version of NESN digitally, but I think they do encrypt the HD version. Super weak.

    This is what we need ala carte cable for.

    Comment by Jared — 06/04/24 @ 6:50 pm

  3. i blame scott for the crashes (because i can)

    Comment by laura — 06/05/2 @ 3:39 pm

  4. I only crash your computer because I lack other sources of amusment.

    Comment by Scott C. — 06/05/5 @ 3:17 pm

  5. Heh, ok, how about instead of crashing my computer, you watch some TV on it? I DID try to help you fix your computer, after all.

    Comment by Jared — 06/05/8 @ 7:43 am


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