Resume Windows® Media® Center™ from black screen issue
What are the guidelines for fixing black scree issues in Windows Media Center with Windows Vista?
Windows Media Center is an application developed by Microsoft for recording live television programs and entertainment. You can play music and videos as well as organize it using your Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium, as well as the Windows Vista Ultimate. Even as the Windows Media Center is very popular for its rich graphic enhanced display of images there may be some issues that quite dampens the initial euphoria of using the premium rich Windows Media Center application. The images are often streamed on to the Xbox 360 console and here comes the recurring problem of black screen or blue screen.
The following are a few tips to ensure that you minimize the occurrence of black screens in Windows Media Center with Windows Vista:
- When does the problem occur?
- What should be done when black screens occur while running Windows Media Center?
- How to avoid future occurrences of black screens when running Windows Media Center?
When does the problem occur?
When using the Window Media Center sometimes dampening issues of stop errors occur, after which you keep on wondering how to proceed next and get rid of the problem to retain you screen with all that media. This can be in the form of blue screen or a black screen and are generically called stop errors. The reason this occurs is when Windows 7 shuts down suddenly or restarts unexpectedly. Since this happens because of software as well as hardware conflicts both of these need to be addressed to stop the occurrence of black screens repeatedly. This usually happens due to unauthorized sources.
What should be done when black screens occur while running Windows Media Center?
By far the usual route is to use the Task Manager option to restart the program. However when the system is affected you may have to repeat this up to three tries to get the screen on. Alternatively, 'Ctrl' + 'Esc' keys will lead to the next screen of Media Center program. The best option however is to download a utility for Video Decoder checkup Utility. Special functions in this tool will ensure that you have the ‘preferred decoder’ to run on your PC and thus avoid the issue of black screens when using the Windows Media Center. Similarly, the wrong Video Decoder will trigger such black screens when using Windows Media Player 10 as well as the Player 11.
The verification software are present on various download websites to check the codec but the reliable source of such software is provided and has been developed by Microsoft. This utility download is available with Microsoft and this will enable you to avoid or verify the Video Decoders before use. Using authentic and known sources for downloads is perhaps the only way to avoid black screens in Windows Media Center as well as maintaining a healthy PC.
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