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Htpc idling

Q: Htpc idling

Hi

When i leave my htpc on by accident while watching a film, i usually come back to the htpc still on but the tv screen is sitting at the black "input 2" screen, as if the tv is no longer getting a feed from my htpc. When i move my cursor on my wireless keyboard, the image comes back and i see my paused movie.

If i want to stop this blackout from occuring, is it the tv or htpc's setting i must adjust and where exactly? Samsung tv here and running win 10 32-bit

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Preferred Solution: Htpc idling

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My case is at 19 degrees Celcius and my CPU is at 18.

My temp probes are good because theyve always displayed accurate information. I just opened my window next to my computer and the temp dropped like a rock. I'm using a Thermaltake Beetle running at medium speed and a poly-synthetic thermal compound. My CPU is even overclocked from 2 Ghz to 2.4 and it's still staying that cold. Is this normal?
 

A:...My CPU is idling at 18C

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i set up a HTPC recently, have an extra hard drive with all my movies backed up, have tried setting up sharing but it still won't show up to view on other computers on the network.
running windows 7 pro on host
windows 7 premium and pro on others.

Thanks
Tom

A:New HTPC

That's a 3 steps process:
1. Enable printer/file sharing on the HTPC
2. Join the same network
3. Map the network drives of the HTPC to the client machines.

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Hi everybody!

First let me say, I have purchased a copy of Win 7 Ultimate upgrade from my university. I am NOT, repeat NOT, asking about pirated software. I am asking about a copy of Windows Ultimate 7 Upgrade.

I have had issues recently with my system. After a whole lot of BSODs and reinstallations, I have isolated the problem and subsequently relegated that computer to being a home theater PC. During the setup, I was installing Windows. When I put in the key, it rejected it. I input it about 10 times, each time verifying it, and it kept rejecting it. I have installed this copy several times before, and had no problems previously. This is a fresh install, and the installation went smoothly up until that point. I did let it sit for about an hour during the installation. It sat at the point where you put in the username/password and then the windows key.

What could I be missing?

Thanks!
Dave

A:HTPC and Win key

Welcome Dave

Try it this way, do not put in the key number and uncheck the box activate automatically.

When done activate by phone.
Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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I am putting together a HTPC for my vacation house to use w a 32 inch syntax HDTV.
I have seen htpc described from pentium III on up.
I have a amd 1100mz chipand 1/2 G of memory. Radeon 9600 board. Am gettingAudigy 2 zs
Monoprice HDMI switch
I will not TIVO
what benefit is there for getting a faster cpu/more memory?

Paul
 

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I'm building a new Windows 7 HTPC and have, well primarily two questions:

1) What version of Windows 7 should I use?
2) How do I strip it down to the bare essentials?

I have Win 7 Ultimate on my current one and it just seemed stupid to have all those extra features on a PC that only runs Boxee and streams media. What I don't like is having a feature-rich OS running in the background that never is used. I assume using home premium is my best choice? I'd also like to strip down all the services that will never be used either, but I'm not sure which are essential or not.

The problem I'm having right now is Boxee tends to lag/lock up. Not a lot, but enough that I'm inquiring here. I assume it's due in part to windows using up resources in the background. The PC is a 2.4GHz dual core w/ 4GB of RAM, more than sufficient. It also does this more frequently when it wakes up from sleep or hibernation and I usually have to restart to get it running smoothly again.

I've heard you can run XBMC as a standalone OS. I've used it in the past, 4+ years ago, but the interface did not play well with my windows remote and so had to abandon it. I also didn't care for the layout/navigation either and at the time and loved how Boxee linked up with IMDB to get all the media information. I assume XBMC did it too (or now does it), though it never worked for me. Is there a similar thing like this for WMC too? It seems logical they would.

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A:Win 7 HTPC

All versions of Windows 7 are included on each DVD of Windows 7 no matter what version you get. Depending on your product key it will enable which version of 7. There isn't that much difference between Home Premium and Ultimate If you do not require XP Mode or Bit Locker then Home is fine for you. What you can do with any version of 7 is to disable Aero Glass , which is video card intensive, if it is not required in Boxee,

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Q: Htpc

Hi Is their a way to make text look more clear on a hdtv I have my sharp 32 inch 720 set up through hdmi and i have to get close to read text or zoom in is their a way i can make it more clear?

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So my power went out the other day for about 10 minutes, with my computer on. I turn it back on and its running really slow, like the start menu takes about a minute to open up and when i try to get on the internet it crashes, then takes about 3 or so minutes to open the page.
 
I have a compaq desktop computer running windows xp. If you need more info on my computer let me know. 
 
I opened task manager, and go to processes, and find there is a processes called SYSTEM that is making my computer run at 99-100% cpu usage. i looked up what SYSTEM is and its a normal processes, its what they call a "kernal". So im thinking there is a bad driver or something on my computer. I downloaded a program called Glary Utilities, and used it to analyze my drives, and found that the D: drive is using an abnormal amount of resources. So im thinking its something to do with the D: drive, whatever that is, I thought the only drives I had were C and the CD drive.
 
Im no computer expert, so before i did anything stupid i figured i would ask someone who actually knew what they were talking about. 
I did already restore my computer to factory settings, because i didnt have anything important on it, but it didnt do a thing. I ran a bunch of virus scans and found some viruses but i really dont think that had anything to do with it because the problem happened right after a power outage.
 
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!

A:CPU usage idling at 99-100%

When the power went out it could have fried part of your ram. open the run box and type    mdsched.exe     Run the test. If no errors are found then check your hard drive with CrystalDiskInfo http://www.snapfiles.com/get/cdiskinfo.html If no problems are found there then open an elevated Command Prompt and type    sfc /scannow    and let that test run.

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I closed all my programs and my RAM is idling at 2.5 gigs. That seems like a lot to me. I have the internet and my web cam just opened with 2 other lazy programs and I'm at 3 gigs. I'm building another computer so maybe I need to stick 8 gigs of Ram in it?

A:Idling at 2.5 Gigs

You need to find out what is sucking up all that ram usage ,,,

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Hey there people, I have a computer with 32GB of RAM. No matter what I am doing, it idles at 4GB or more RAM usage. I have gone down my process list and there is nothing eating up a lot of RAM. It is set to show all processes. I don't understand why it uses so much. It's not a problem, I have memory to spare I was just wondering why.
 

A:Idling with 4GB of RAM usage?

4Gb of 32Gb isn't a lot! That RAM isn't actually "in use" it is on standby ready to be used at a moment's notice.
 

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Hey guys,

Recently, my laptop has started getting BSOD errors especially when the laptop is idle (e.g. when I leave it on to convert videos or download sth). When I view the errors using Bluescreenview, it comes up as

DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE
ntoskrnl.exe+7f1c0

I have attached the .zip file for reference.

Thanks for the help!

A:BSOD when idling

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Hello all, I come here after some help to solve the problem of my recurring BSODs, I have had 18 of them (well 18 minidumps are logged) since the 29th of August.

At first I came to think it was due to my PSU not giving off enough power when I leave my computer on overnight - even though it ran fine on WinXP so I turned off all powersaving settings yet it still occurs, and now it is happening while I am using it (just surfing the net or gaming).

My spec is listed - Everything is default, bar the GPU which came factory overclocked. The cpu sits at 30c - 35c and upto 50c when gaming, not sure about the GPU.

Here is the latest minydump and error (this morning)

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID: 3081

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF880029C332D
BCP3: FFFFF880094F1F40
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1
Thank you for any help you can give.

A:BSOD - While idling and using

There's a possibility that the machine has been pwned by malware, although I should emphasise that's just a wild stab in the dark.

The crash has something to do with a driver called gdrv.sys, except the one on your machine doesn't look quite like it should, hence the pwnage theory, but that might just be a side-effect of the way that data has been committed to the minidump at the time of the crash.

Does that box have a Gigabyte motherboard? If so, you might want to make sure the BIOS and the motherboard drivers are all up-to-date. If not, I suggest panicking and running every anti-malware scan you can find.

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Hi,

been using iTunes almost my whole life and it has had ups and some downs but recently it has been idling with 25 in CPU in windows task manager, I tried resetting the winsock netsh as one site had suggested but nothing happened.

Please tell me if I have forgotten any info!

BTA

A:iTunes idling 25 cpu.

Did you update all Apple software? QuickTime, Bonjour etc.

Tried with another account yet? User Account - Create
Also try a clean startup with Apple programs and services enabled, and see if it will behave. Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Hi BP!
I've got a little bit of a bizarre problem, maybe linked to a bitcoin miner. After about 20 min of usage my GPU will go from 5% (31celsius) usage to 99%(72 celsius) during idle and when I'm gaming I will go from 90fps to 22fps. I am using an nvidia gtx 660ti and I am monitoring with HWmonitor. I have used BP before and ran rogue killer which successfully terminates it but it does come back after a restart or 20 minutes. I'm hoping someone can point me in the direction of fully removing this from my system. Some other information, my CPU and RAM loads while this is happening are unchanging-they are not affected.
I have pasted in the dds log as well as attached my "attach.txt."
 
Any help would be very appreciated in removing this hassle.
 
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by Axios at 7:05:36 on 2015-01-10
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16279.12840 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964D00C}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Enabled/Updated* {9BC38DF1-3CCA-732D-A930-C1CA5F20A4B0}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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A:GPU Usage at 99% during idling

Hey my friend, Please download FRST (by Farbar) from the link below and save it to your Desktop.Download Mirror #1If you are unsure whether you have 32-Bit or 64-Bit Windows, see hereDisable all anti-virus and anti-malware software to prevent them inhibiting FRST in any way. If you are unsure how to do this, see THIS.Double-click FRST.exe/FRST64.exe (depending on which version you downloaded) to run it. (if you have Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8: Please do a Right click on the FRST icon and select Run as Administrator)When the disclaimer appears, click Yes.Click Scan to start FRST.When FRST finishes scanning, two logs, FRST.txt and Addition.txt will open.Copy (Ctrl+C) and Paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of both of these logs into your next post please.

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So lately my laptop has been producing a lot of heat while not doing much work. This is probably because of a clogged air vent, but it also led me to believe the CPU was doing unnecessary work. What I found out via task manager is that explorer.exe is constantly idling around 20% CPU load. What I tried is ending and restarting the explorer.exe from the task manager
and deleting the content in the temp folders in C:/windows/temp and appdata/local/temp, then rebooting the computer. These two fixes are what I found most through google but they did not help.
 
I found out more people have had this problem and many of them were solved by this and other fora through DDS, FRST analysis and the like, so that is why I am posting in this particular forum. If you think I posted this wrong, please tell me.
 
Closing down explorer.exe causes a significant temperature drop in my CPU (from 75C to 60C). Also wmiprvse.exe occasionally pops up and uses around the same CPU percentage as explorer.exe, and killing it in task manager does nothing as it pops right back up (this may be entirely unrelated to the explorer.exe problem, but I thought I should let you know)
 
Many thanks in advance and if you need more info, please let me know.
 
Paul
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 31-08-2016
Ran by Paul (administrator) on PAULELITEBOOK (05-09-2016 23:02:26)
Running from C:\Users\Paul\Desktop
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Hey there,

Normally im used to leaving the PC on when going out etc.
But i've completely reinstalled my PC 3 days ago, and now everytime when i leave the PC for a couple of hours,
i get back and the PC got a BSOD and rebooted.

I've attached the dump files.

Thanks in advance!

A:BSOD after idling for a while

Why did you decide to completely reinstall your PC?

Your BIOS dates from 2011. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard.

Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

I'm guessing that this is hardware/compatibility issues. Please start by running these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics

Also, please run Driver Verifier (according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings ) in case this is a software issue.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

HECIx64.sys Tue Oct 19 19:33:43 2010 (4CBE2AD7)
Intel Management Engine Interface
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=HECIx64.sys

Rt630x64.sys Wed Oct 19 08:12:55 2011 (4E9EBEC7)
Realtek PCI/PCIe Adapters
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt630x64.sys

Analysis:
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Hi

I had previous BSOD problem before with this computer that was related to my ethernet's driver, and the solution given last time seemed to fix it. However, I am getting another BSOD which I believe is completely unrelated to the previous BSODs. If there was some sort of pattern of why this BSOD happens, I would post it, but it seems completely random and happens generally when I am away from the computer (when I come back, my computer has restarted with the message "Windows has unexpected restarted".

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:BSOD while I am idling

If you are overclocking any hardware, STOP. Reset any changed values back to default.

McAfee is a frequent cause of BSOD's. Please remove it using its removal tool from here:

Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase

Microsoft Security Essentials is recommended from a strict BSOD perspective.

Microsoft Security Essentials, Free antivirus for windows
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
Good and Free system security combination



   Warning
Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.


Run a full scan with both (separately) once downloaded, installed and updated.


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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff88005ab005c, fffff88024e99448, fffff88024e98ca0}

Probably caused by : Netwsw00.sys ( Netwsw00+a005c )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Hi,

Task Manager shows that my CPU usage is at about 60-100% when idling. The problem is that I can't find a single process that uses that much of my CPU, and each of the processes under Task Manager's "Processes" don't add up to this amount either, but to about 5-20%. HJT, Norton Antivirus 2008 and Trend Micro's HouseCall couldn't find any spyware or virus. An sfc /scannow found no corrupt system files.

At times, the CPU usage drops to about 10%, but if I open a folder on the start menu, it takes a few seconds to show the shortcuts, and the CPU usage goes up to about 100%. Opening normal folders, running programs and so on have the same effect. In addition, it takes almost a minute for my computer to shut down (on the "Shutting Down" screen). Booting up is a lot faster, but that might be due to the 1GB of Intel Turbo Memory installed. When booting up, however, CPU usage reaches 100% after about 10 seconds in Windows, which indicates that a process (malware?) has been run?

Thanks a lot!

Laptop specs:
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Acer Aspire 5920G
Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
3GB PC6400 RAM
nVidia GeForce 8600M GT 512MB/1280MB
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Mobile Intel® 965PM Express chipset
Phoenix BIOS v.1.3708
 

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everything working excellent, but 1 of 3 times i BSOD if i life the PC idle if i start it from beeing asleep.

Signature du probl?me*:
Nom d??v?nement de probl?me: BlueScreen
Version du syst?me: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Identificateur de param?tres r?gionaux: 1036

Informations suppl?mentaires sur le probl?me*:
BCCode: 1e
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

A:BSOD after idling

Click on button below ....

It will download the DM log collector. Right click on the application and run as administrator. It will generate a .zip file on your desktop. Upload the .zip. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi folks..

I could use a little help please. I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop with 2 gigs of ram and a 2.6 processor that has always been just fine. Lately when I turn it on the processor usage jumps to 100% and that's even before I open any application at all.

It's not over heating as temp is a steady 40 degrees.. and the system processes show nothing at all. If I then try t open any browser and I have tried Firefox, Safari and IE, the all just freeze and lag terribly until the become unusable.

Here is my Hijack this log in the hope that one of you knowledgeable folk can perhaps pin point where the trouble may lie. Thank you in advance..
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 04:17:15, on 10/07/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16800)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2010\TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\robotaskbaricon.exe
C:\Program Files\I8kfanGUI\I8kfanGUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe

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Hi Forum

i formatted my pc yesterday as i was concerned that my pc was using too much ram 3gb at the time Now its idling at around 5gb, now i have 16gb in here 4x4gb corsair sticks so perhaps this is nothing to worry about can anyone tell me if this is the case or not please

intel core i7 2700k sandybridge overclocked to either 4.5 or 4.7
corsair ddr3 4gb sticks 4 of

i generally run skype mIRC and google chrome thats about it, other than when i play GTA4 however when im not using that its generally turned off in my opinion 5gb just on 2 programmes and a web browser is a bit much but i know nothing i suppose lol

A:Pc idling is chewing on 3-5Gb of Ram

Lucky man. You get at least some use from your RAM that you paid with your hard earned money (I assume). There is nothing to worry about. Win7 has an excellent RAM management.

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The dreaded BSOD 9F driver power state failure has been a problem for the last few months. HP dv7 laptop is about 1 1/2 yrs old. BSOD is random; sometimes a week can go by and at others multiple times in a day. I updated the BIOS to F.1B, the radeon graphics hd6770m driver is 8.830.6.2000 4/12/2011 with no improvement. sevenforums.zip is attached. What else do you need to know?

A:BSOD 9f while idling

Broadcom blue tooth driver. Try uninstalling the device and seeing if the crashes stop.

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Hi,

I have a 6300 core 2 duo that is running at 50% idling. pf usage reads around 230, and i have a gig of ram. Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Help with cpu. My cpu is running at 50% idling.

Somthing must be using power somewhere. I have seen alot of downloadable programs that show you every process (sometimes it has things that 'task mgr.' does not show), or you could remove one software item at a time and see if one of them is doing it. Try rebooting (nothing else) and see if this occurs every time or just off and on. I've had it happen quite a few times myself and it is maddening.
 

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Everyone else with an 8800 GT says that they idle around 40c-45c; none of the people I read of specified their fan speeds.

When I first got the card, it would idle at 43c with the fan running 100%; now it Idles at 49c with the fan @ 100%, and 57c on "automatic". I just finished dusting the card (and the whole case) with a tech vac, but that had no effect on my gpu's temperature (however the cpu cooled 2c).

-The card is and has always been OC'd to 648/956.
-I always run my fan at 100%

I'm not sure what my load temps are; I'll go play crysis for a little and post them.

Any ideas of why I'm idling higher?
 

A:8800 GT idling to hot?

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My CPU is fine it's idling at 0% - 3% but my RAM is never going down passed 39%. I'm using the classic theme with minimal everything and I really don't know what's going on. I have 2gb of gaming RAM.

A:39% RAM usage when Idling?

Welcome

If you download this, you will find out what is using your memory. Whatever the source, I do not think that it is a problem.

Process Explorer - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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Folks:

I'm not real bright on networking and hope you will help. I have WIN 7 ultimate on my main PC, laptop and HTPC.

I would like to network in a blu ray that has dnla, but it is not wireless. It is physically located on top of my HTPC (Home Theater PC) and my HTPC has a wireless network adapter. The blu ray has (of course) an ethernet port.

A wireless router is hooked to the Main computer.

What is the BEST way of hooking up the blu ray to get a network and internet connection (other than running rj45 from the router to the blu ray)?

Is there a way, through a switch, hub etc to use the wireless connection on the HTPC to connect the blu ray to it? Cross cable maybe?

I've thought about a wireless AP/switch or a powerline network, but funds are tight. I would, however, do it right rather than cheap.
 

A:networking a blu ray and HTPC

You should be able to use bridge / ICS internet connection sharing on the windows 7 PC connected to the bluray

recently LAN sockets have been autosensing, so you may not need a cross over cable -
windows 7
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TURN ON ICS - for internet sharing - for windows 7
http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/bridge-network-connections-in-windows-7/

form a TerryNet post
Bridging two network connections:
Make sure the secondary connection has DHCP enabled.
Open the Network Connections folder from the Start Menu, Settings.
Select the first connection to be used in the bridge and highlight it by left clicking on it.
Holding the Ctrl key, select the second connection to be used in the bridge by left clicking on it.
Right click on one of the two highlighted connections and select Bridge Connections.

otherwise you could get a wireless range extender , i have a EW-7209APg , replaced now with a EW-7228 (which i have not tried or tested personally)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edimax-EW-7...1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1323898062&sr=1-1

it has 5 LAN sockets and connects to the wireless network - so you can connect LAN only devices like TV, bluray, PVR to the wireless network
thats what I'm using and stream video, music and internet to my PVR, TV and Bluray
 

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Built a HTPC about 18 months ago and it has recently stopped booting. Upon turning the PC on, i can hear the fans and HDDs but nothing appears on the screen.

If i keep turning it on and off, it will boot maybe one in 5 attempts. I took a quick look inside last night and couldnt see any loose connections on any components.

Any ideas where to start troubleshooting?
 

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Howdy y'all. Nice site I've stumbled upon here here, I'll have to do some poking around. Interested in learning how to debug my own problems eventually, but I do need some help now.

I've had my computer set up for over a year , and I'm having some real problems now. I'm using an HDTV as a monitor, and this computer is the only way I watch TV.

Half the time I don't know what happened, it's just rebooted and says something like 'grub rescue>' on a black bg white text screen.

When I reboot, sometimes I lose my display. Sometimes it goes to the bios splash screen, and then black. Sometimes splash screen, 'grub rescue>' prompt.

Just now, while I was watching TV, it blue screened, automatically rebooted, and I don't remember what happened next, but it didn't boot back into windows. After messing with it for a while, resetting, swapping cables, swapping inputs on the TV, I grabbed a VGA cable and used that. That worked, and showed a startup restore screen. The aspect ratio was 4:3 (black bars on the left and right) I followed the prompts, and it restarted fine, still on the VGA, in 16:9 now.

I read a bit on the forum before posting, there is nothing in my minidump folder. I checked, and the computer is set to do a complete dump, so I dono why it hasn't. I've bluescreened at least a half a dozen times in the past few weeks. My pagefile is manually set to 4000 Mib (or MB? I forget) maybe that's why? I had a 30Gig SSD as my only hard drive at install, so that's ... Read more

A:Htpc bsod

Welcome

There seems to be no dump in the zip file.

Please make sure you're following the instructions on this thread
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html correctly and post the dumps again.

If you are not getting the dumps try:
Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

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Does anyone have pics of HP casemosd? I need ideas for a new HTPC project. My plan is to take my Gigabyte GA7ZMM and 1 ghz Duron which I jumper overclocked to 1.15 ghz. I also picked up an ATI All In Wonder 128 pro for 40 bucks. I also have a sterio to RCA jack converter.That and an extra 40 gb HDD, a DVD drive, and all of my DIVX movies shared on the network should let me:

Watch DIVX on my 22inch TV
Save TV programs
Schedule digital taping of TV shows
Pause Live TV
Get one of those WinTv Descrambler programs
Save VHS on my computer and convert them to DIVX
Plug in my my video camara saving all of the video digatally
Play Counter Strike on my TV!
Play any other games that will run on a 32 mb video card.
Give my DVD player to my sister and watch DVDs from my DVD drive.

Any Suggestions/Pictures of case mods for this BOX? I want to make it Black to match my TV set.
THANKS!
 

A:HP CASEMODS for HTPC

I added a desk to one corner of my living room, put a monitor on it, then added a gyration cordless optical suite (25ft range). Then I put the outputs to the TV using a 3 way switch. That way when we're not useing the PC on the TV, someone can use the monitor at the desk by simply taking the mouse and keyboard over to it.
I added a k-world TV/Tuner w/remote for recording shows. I use
Winamp 2 with the cdg plugins for karaoke. epsx for playing playstation, zsnes for super ninetendo, and a few more console emulators. IE N64, nintendo, sega, mame. A long USB hub with 4 10 button joysticks attached makes the ultimate game platform.
$4 joysticks w/10 buttons similar to consoles can be found here.
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=PCJOYPAD-BLU-N&sourceid=00384104774967759786 use promo code "bensbargains" for 10% off

I also use a program called voiceflux to voice control the setup.
http://www.voiceflux.net/

And a program called modemspy to allow the PC to announce who's calling using caller ID over the TV's speakers.
Truster is used to create a lie detector that can be used on the modem telephone line.

Some home automation equipment on clearance from radioshack tied in with the voice control through macros allow me to voice control the lights in the house. Such as, I can simply say "living room lights down two" to dim the living room lights".

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For convenience, I have a couple of remote controls next to my bed, so that I can easily shutoff the computer and everything connected to it, when I get tired of viewing.

One remote simply puts the computer to sleep, which works fine, so far as it goes, but leaves the TV/monitor, DVD player, etc. running. So I put a remote controlled electrical switch in the outlet that the cable that powers all of these is plugged ito.

Unfortunately, when I shutoff all power, that defeats the sleep function, and after turning power back on, I have to turn the computer on at it's own power switch, and Windows thinks that there was a problem, and displays the boot options menu.

I was thinking about setting it to go into hibernation, instead of sleep, but that tends to create locked files on the hard drive, that I would rather not have.

I really don't care about whether anything is saved, or that it can continue where it left off, I just want an easy way to control it as I nod off, or want to wake to a movie. Can this be done without using hibernation?

A:Powering Down A HTPC

You should have gotten one of those power strips with a master control feature.
It turns off the slave outlets when the master outlet powers down, like when you put the PC to sleep.

here is one,
http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Conserv...8013563&sr=8-1

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Currently trying to decide if I should build or buy an HTPC. It will be used for HD video and music playback, not gaming. Any suggestions for a good pre-built HTPC?
 

A:Build or buy HTPC?

Definetely Build.

Find a good pc hardware wholesaler, you can get parts close to cost and save hundreds of dollars
 

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HTPC watches ATSC OTA HDTV.
HTPC goes to netflix.com
HTPC goes to amazon prime video.

That is all, no email, no browsing.
It does pick up shares on the home LAN and all those PC have AV protection.
I have been using the HTPC for a week with no problems and have run Malwarebytes.

Isn't the risk pretty low for getting a virus?

How about just running malware bytes once a week or so.

A:Do I really need antivirus for a HTPC?

I wouldn't say one would be needed, but i don't think it would hurt to have a lightweight AV either, AVAST is pretty decent, Uses little resources and is really handy.

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Hi I’m hoping someone can help me with a problem I have a HTPC I built about 3 weeks ago. The components I used are as follows:

Case – ThermalTake Mozart SX with VFD (case fans replaced with 2 X Noctua 80mm)
PSU – Corsair 450w
CPU – Intel E8400
CPU Fan – Scythe Shrunken
MoBo – Gigabyte EP45-DS3
RAM – 4GB Rambo 800
GPU – ASUS HD4850
HDD – 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1
ODD – LG HD-DVD/Blu Ray combo
O/S – Vista Premium

I brought the various components from various suppliers and built the PC myself (I’d replaced GPU’s, RAM and PSU’s before but this was my first full build). All went well, and I did a bit of testing/checking after I’d finished – bios showed the CPU temperature at around 40c – 50c after an hour or more usage, and Catalyst showed the HD4850 at around 75c after light usage both of which I figured were acceptable for a cramped little case.

Over the past three weeks I’d been using it on and off, mainly setting up Vista and my other programs and configuring a couple of external TV cards. I had done some light gaming on it too, maybe an hour to an hour and a half at a time on a couple of occasions.

However this Friday evening I turned it on to do some gaming and played Fifa 2009 for maybe an hour and a half to two hours when the screen turned into a pixelated green frozen mess and the computer stopped responding. I turned the computer off and left it for a few seconds before putting it back on, there was no signal to the monitor and there were a couple... Read more

A:Can someone help me troubleshoot my HTPC

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Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated.

-Josh

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:33:29 PM, on 8/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
F:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
F:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
F:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
F:\Program Files\IR Server Suite\Input Service\Input Service.exe
F:\Program Files\PCI Latency Tool 3\LtcyCfgSvc.exe
F:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
F:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
F:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
F:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
F:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
F:\Program Files\DVICO\FusionHDTV\FusionHdtvTray.exe
F:\Program Files\DVICO\FusionHDTV\Remote\FusionRc.exe
F:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
F:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
F:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
F:\Program Files\SlySoft\AnyDVD\AnyDVD.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
F:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
F:\Program Files\iPodder\iPodder.exe
F:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
F:\Program Files\DVICO\FusionHDTV\ResManager.exe
F:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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I am honestly stumped...

I have a HTPC [Evga 680i, Evga 8800GTS SC, Core2duoE6600, 4gb corsair XMS ddr2800 RAM, Silverstone case w/ imon LCD/IR reciever, xp MCE and Vista home premium Dual booted]

and i recently installed charter HDTV reciever with all the goodie HDTV channels to display on my Sony bravia XBR 1080P LCD HDTV

my question is.... i have an ADS instantHDTV PCI tuner card hooked into the analog input (the other is for HDTV antenna) to my computer from the HDTV set top box. media center scans for set top box but will not let me go farther than the "IR reciever not detected" screen when setting up my tv signal. so in other words, my IR reciever/remote is not MCE compatible aparantly.
bottom line:
1. my short question is this is there a way to set up an HDTV set top box using MCE without the MCE remote/Reciever?

2. are there other programs that allow HDTV signals through my HDTV set top box?

3. IS it even possible or are there successful setups running in peoples living rooms using my set up?

[ Hdtv Set-Top box -------> HTPC -------> HDTV]
any help on this subject is greatly appreciated as i joined here for answers because i can't find anything on the web pertraining to what exactly im looking for
 

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I'm putting together a cheap HTPC. Will the Cooler Master Elite Power 400W fit in the Silverstone Milo? Also, will these two components work together with an LGA1155 mATX motherboard (ASUS H61M-A)?

Thanks!
 

A:HTPC build help...

Support standard PS2(ATX) power suppliesClick to expand...

It says it will however I would REALLY rethink using a pw supply with a 1yr warranty. That is a very low end unit.
 

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Hi all, my PC (10 year old lol) has finally given up the ghost, so I have decided to build a HTPC which will sit in my TV cabinet as a replacement. I only want it for internet browsing, streaming video's and pictures from my phone and to play Blu-ray discs.
I do however want some degree of future proofing so I don't want to go cheapest of the cheap. Before I post what I came up with using PC parts picker, I would appreciate it if you could answer some questions I have:-

1) Intel i3 or i5? will a top end i3 processor be sufficient or is it worth the extra £40 or so for a lower end i5?

2) Am I better off with a cheaper mobo with a dedicated graphics card and sound card or a Intel H67 mobo that can do it all?

3) Should i have a separate HDD for operating system and one for storage?

4) If the answer to (3) is yes, should I use a SSD for operating system? If so why?

5) If I get a 1 TB HDD do I need to partition it? If yes, why?

This is all I can think of at the moment lol. My builds with slight variations are here - https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/gollum456/saved/#savedbuild_989646

Any advice greatly appreciated.
 

A:Help for HTPC build.

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Ok, I have an HTPC built, I'm trying to find a relatively cheap case, that will look more like a component than a computer when it's sitting with my receiver.

The biggest problem I'm having, is that my mobo is an ATX (not a mini-atx or a micro-atx) and it has to fit a regular sized expansion card.

I don't care if it's the size of a regular desktop...I just want it to look decent.
 

A:Case for my HTPC.

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Is there a simple guide for simple people for turning a desktop computer into a dual-tuner HD DVR that supports DD5.1?
 

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Hi guys - hope someone can help.

Installed fresh Win 7-64 on Acer Aspire X3950 u3022 with intel video (hdmi) and realtek audio. first installed all win 7 updates and downloaded latest intel vga drivers, and H57 express chipset drivers, Realtek audio and LAN drivers.
I have tried many installations attempts- with/without win7 updates, with/without acer stock drivers vs latest intel drivers...nothing has helped

Only problem I have is when I wake up from sleep if WMC if open, I get the BSOD. I have even tried Mce stand by Tool 0.9.0.2- looked like it helped at first, but back to BSOD, even after setting MST to close WMC before sleep and re-launch after wake up. Appreciate any helped. I've attached the required logs

Its 2011, would hope all of this would work. The HDMI cable out from the pc goes to Pioneer VST 820 receiver then from there to Sony BRavia LCD
Thanks in Advance.

A:Htpc bsod

Can someone check the attached crashdump and give me an idea of what's going on? thanks

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I just bought a new hard drive and will set up xp on it very soon. I am looking for suggestions on how to set this up so that it will run as efficiently as possible. I have a 3.06 ghz P4 with a 200 gb hard drive. I would especially like to know if there are ways I can keep the computer running as fast as it does right after the OS installation and other software is first installed. Please feel free to throw appropriate search words at me or other urls. tips and tricks?

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I have a shiny new Samsung series 6 LED LCD 40inch screen TV and I want a small Blueray capable HTPC. I found the ACER ION 330HT-BD with the following specs:
Intel Atom 330 dual core CPU (1,6GHz)
Nvidia ION graphics processor
2GB DDR2 800MHz RAM
320GB HDD
Blue-Ray Combo drive
Wi-Fi, HDMI port, 7.1 Audio and a 65W PSU

Does it have the power needed to decode 1080p HD Blueray movies and .mkv's and show it at a high frame rate? For the book I'll probably be using Ubuntu as an OS. Any comment wellcome.
Thanks in advance.
 

A:HTPC problem

I read somewhere that the Nvidia graphics processor will be pushed to its limit and that 1080p may not be possible on some movies.

2GB of RAM may also be pushing it. On my first HTPC setup, I had 2GB of RAM and that caused me some problems, but i was also running a single core processor at that time.

IIRC, your biggest hurdle may be your choice of OS. When I first started looking at building an HTPC, I considered using Ubuntu. But at the time, 2 years ago, playback of HD movies (HD-DVD and Bluray) was limited for Ubuntu. It was possible, but not without jumping through a lot of hurdles. Not sure if that has changed and someone has developed an open-source player for commercial HD content.

I settled on using Vista Home Premium and using WinDVD to decode Bluray and HD-DVD.
 

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Hi guys i am build my first HTPC and need some help with it.
it will be playing mostly MKV files from m720p - 1080p.


OS - w7 Ultimate

CPU - AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0GHz Dual Core Processor is it enough

Ram - DDR3 2GB

Motherboard - MSI 785G-E53 AM3 785G or MSI 785GM-P45 AM3 785G both have a ATi Radeon HD4200 Graphics Chipset will the HD4200 working with 1080p

Drives - 3x2TB 1x500GB 1xDVD

PSU - 500W

is this all ok or do i need any upgrades Pls lat me know or any other suggestion..

A:Building HTPC???

Personally I'd forget AMD go for an Intel Quad core, and up the ram to 4 gig,
Also step up your PSU to 650w.

As to Motherboards don't stint, its the heart of the system. (I prefer Asus)

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And I can't figure out what program is doing it. Task Schedulers' UI sucks. Help?

A:My HTPC wakes up every day at 11:23 AM

Are you sure it isn't Media Center downloading the newest Guide information?

Mine wakes up at 3:00 Am every night to download it and any Windows updates, then goes back to sleep. Might be what's happening to you.

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I have a Denon 3803 AVR connected to a Yahama 6.1 speaker system. My HTPC that I am bulding will be used for all types of media, "movies, on-line games, Xbox, Ps2, internet, music, television, guitar..etc..etc". I need to know what the best PC sound card is to connect to my reciever. I am not worried about how much I spend. Thanks in advance for any help you may have.
 

A:Which PC soundcard for HTPC

Creative Audigy ZS -Why not ?
 

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Config for PC under the TV, used for watching TV shows and films through Kodi.
 

A:Askmark's Win 10 HTPC

What parts of Comodo do you use. It might be a total overkill to use VS with it if you have autosandbox on(proactive profile) especially when you also have HMPA.
Other than that all seem great. Listary is great also and kills windows index.
 

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