Windows Media Centre freezes and PC Crashes

  rmcqua 19:14 29 Apr 2008
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My son's PC runs Vista with an AMD dual core 4200+ processor and 1Gb of RAM.
A few months ago I bought him a Peak digital PCI video card so that he could watch live TV. At first it worked fine - we live in a high signal strength area and he was able to view all the usual freeview channels.
Recently, a problem has started; whenever he launches a live TV programme in Media Centre, it plays OK for about 5 seconds, then the video freezes, the whole PC crashes and can only be corrected with a restart.
The TV signal strength is fine and device manager says the TV card is working OK with up to date drivers.
Does anyone have an idea s to what might be causing this ? - the system has not been modified in any way since it was working fine some weeks ago.
Thanks,
Richard.

  MCE2K5 01:02 30 Apr 2008

'Recently, a problem has started;': Has your Son's system been Updated to SP1?

  rmcqua 07:22 30 Apr 2008

Hi MCE2K5,
Yes, it has, do you think that may be connected?
Thanks.

  MCE2K5 18:56 30 Apr 2008

Sounds like it, Was the Media Center all right before SP1.

  rmcqua 19:51 30 Apr 2008

I believe it was, though I'm having difficulty extracting from him exactly when then update was installed !

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