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Windows Media Center 7 crashing on Recorded TV scrolling?

Minor freak-out at theONbutton HQ today when Windows 7 Media Center insisted on crashing when trying to scroll through recorded TV.  A quick System Restore to a few hours earlier failed to resolve the issue and panic ensued.  Fortunately this thread at The Green Button suggested simply finding where the scrolling crashes and deleting the offending file.  Problem solved and calm restored :-)

Neil Berman


Oct 3, 2010 - Posted by | Home Theater, Photo & Video, Microsoft | , , ,


  1. I had the same problem. Was the offending show Human Target? Glad I found your fix because it worked for me. Thanks.

    Comment by Rell | Oct 3, 2010 | Reply

  2. Yes it was Human Target! Perhaps an issue with the metadata in the guide that got written into the WTV file header?

    Comment by theONbutton | Oct 3, 2010 | Reply

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