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Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:53 AM
It's only started doing this in the last week or so. No h/w or s/w changes except usual updates.
Performance doesn't seem to be affected, but the fans start whining away because of the high cpu usage.
Any ideas? Thanks!
Posted 09 July 2010 - 02:13 AM
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 06:37 AM
Eek! I wasn't expecting hardware issues to be the solution. That's really thrown me. How would I test to see if that was the case?
Not sure I agree with the diagnosis, but the easiest way to check would be to swap out the existing power supply with a known good one of sufficient power rating and see if that brings the CPU usage down
Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:58 AM
it sounds like it may be trying to update the tv guide or something like that
i also disable things like "sign up for the MCE improvement program", etc
i am thinking it may have lost it's way
i seem to recall having this problem, once
as i remember, i had a virus
my memory is not what it used to be
but, it couldn't hurt to keep it in mind
Posted 13 July 2010 - 04:12 AM
Now all set up again with guide listings. I guess I'll know tomorrow if it has worked (only happens first boot of the day). I'll report back.
Posted 15 July 2010 - 02:38 AM
Puzzles me that a restart fixes it. Might be time for that Win 7 upgrade.....
edit: Hang on, when I try to get the latest guide listings, it says one is already in progress, so it looks like it is failing to get the guide and just keeps on trying. I can feel more googling coming on.
Posted 15 July 2010 - 09:07 AM
go through Media Center setup again
this time, select NO guide at all
wait a day to see if the problem is resolved
if so, re-configure Media Center for the guide listing and wait another day to see the result
i recall seeing somewhere, a way to clear out the local guide listing data - that may also be helpful
recently, the guide listing database has been going through some major changes (digital TV and all)
it may be somehow related to that
i know that, in my location, they just got it straightened out
up until a month ago, the guide listing provided information for several channels that aren't even available in my area
and - no information for the channels that are available
Posted 15 July 2010 - 03:10 PM
Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:55 AM
I'll try the setup again and see what happens tomorrow -Thanks!
Posted 18 July 2010 - 12:53 PM
ehrec.exe is also the process that co-ordinates the recording. Its the one that wakes up and then talks to ehrecvr, instructing it to tune to a particular channel, start recording, stop recording.
Posted 19 July 2010 - 04:51 AM
@mikehayton -thanks for the info -that all fits in. Just wondering how to move on now.
Thanks for all the constructive comments so far....
Posted 19 July 2010 - 11:30 AM
Mike's suggestion about recording may still be valid, though
for example, if it thinks you want to record from a channel that is no longer available, it may be looking for it - lol
my next suggestion is to do a little research
i have seen threads that were related to clearing out the recording schedule and guide listing data
(maybe it was here - may have been the green button forum)
try disabling the guide listing, then clearing out all this old data and start anew
if that does not fix the problem, it may not be you that is at fault
i don't know anything about program info in your specific locale
you might see of others that would use the same guide listing info have similar problems
the idea is - it's a process of elimination
if you have eliminated all other reasonable possibilities, it may be the guide database site that has the problem
if so, just disable the guide and try it every week or so until they get it fixed
you can't fix the problem if it's on their end
Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:47 PM
Sadly, the only thing that solved the problem was a reinstall of the operating system.