MCE 2005 Full-Screen Wierdness

MCE 2005 Full-Screen Wierdness

Post by Mumm-R » Mon, 25 Oct 2004 23:03:03


Hello,

I originally attempted an upgrade from 2004 however, this resulted in my
system not booting. I then started a clean install by deleting the existing
\windows\ directory in Setup which seemed to installl fine.

Media Center starts fine and I'm able to watch TV and use all Media Center
functionality fine, however, quite often when Media Center is in full
screen, when I switch between different functions (for example, TV Guide and
My Music) the backdrop to MCE goes from the traditional blue colour to
black. Most text disappears from the display when I scroll up or down
menu's, or around the guide.

It returns to normal when i resize the application window and maximize it
using the window properties, or if I restart the Media Center app. Whilst
this workaround fixes it, it's frustrating because the interface mess-up
means that I'm unable to use MCE properly without my intervention.

I have a Shuttle SN41G, Athlon 3000+, 1GB RAM, BlackGold DVB-T PCI tuner
card. I have applied all the Windows Updates relating to MCE as well as
updating my system & video driver from the NVIDIA web site.

Has anyone else come across this, have an idea as to what this could be, or
have any suggestions as to what solutions exist?

Thanks in advance,

Paul
 
 
 

MCE 2005 Full-Screen Wierdness

Post by Luis A. Bu » Tue, 26 Oct 2004 22:39:07

Nigel,

I agree. Updating the video drivers to the latest one compatible with MCE
which you pointed out should suffice.

Regards,

Luis




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MCE 2005 Full-Screen Wierdness

Post by RGFu » Wed, 27 Oct 2004 13:05:09

I had the axact same problem. Updating the driver worked.
 
 
 

MCE 2005 Full-Screen Wierdness

Post by Mumm-R » Thu, 28 Oct 2004 05:10:59


This was to be my final intention, just wanted to get my system up and
running for the weekend whilst I found a spare hard drive to transfer my
files to. This has been transferred and I've freshly installed it.


The Nvidia card in my Shuttle is a nForce 2MX - with 128Mb allocated.
Installing the above driver seemed to have solved the background problems, I
now occasionally get freeze ups and reboots. I am going to monitor this
before deciding whether to purchase a budget, MCE2005 compatible AGP card
(not a great deal of spare internal space remains in my case though).

One strange thing is that my Display Properties reports, once the driver is
installed, that I have a GeForce4MX. I know this is not normal, but its
certainly more reliable than using the MCE2004 driver with it.

Is the nForce2 chipset realisticall y compatible with MCE2005, and if not,
what is the best value (< 0 GPB) AGP card that will provide me with the
compatibilty and reliability needed?

Paul
 
 
 

MCE 2005 Full-Screen Wierdness

Post by Nigel Bark » Thu, 28 Oct 2004 19:52:33


If it doesn't bug you too much you have occasional glitches with the video then
stay with the on-board graphics but they are woefully underpowered for what MCE
2005 expects. The minimum supported is a card that does DX9 in hardware which
means either a ATI Radeon 9600 or Nvidia FX5200. You should e able to find
either within your budget.

Nigel Barker
Live from the sunny Cote d'Azur
 
 
 

MCE 2005 Full-Screen Wierdness

Post by Mumm-R » Fri, 29 Oct 2004 03:22:24


>> If it doesn't bug you too much you have occasional glitches with the video >> then >> stay with the on-board graphics but they are woefully underpowered for >> what MCE >> 2005 expects. The minimum supported is a card that does DX9 in hardware >> which >> means either a ATI Radeon 9600 or Nvidia FX5200. You should e able to find >> either within your budget.

Excellent. Thankyou, I'll see how it goes.

Paul
 
 
 

MCE 2005 Full-Screen Wierdness

Post by UGFjb1N0YW » Wed, 23 Feb 2005 08:45:02


I installed MCE2005 and get this sctrange behavior also. The menu doesn't
seem to update properly and text gets scrambled and parts of the menu turn
black.

Are there some updates for MCE2005 available to address this problem?
 
 
 

MCE 2005 Full-Screen Wierdness

Post by Cameron Sn » Wed, 23 Feb 2005 10:13:33

Sounds like it is your video card and/or drivers that would need to be
updated.