Are you talking about the zoom/wide/full switch on the remote control? I tried that as well as looking at the tv settings where I turned 'autowide' to off and aspect to full, but it made no difference. Thanks for the response. I cringe at the thought of asking this question since I know it has been addressed a bazillion times in this forum previously, but I ran out of ideas.
I have a Windows 7 HTPC built a couple of years ago from Assassin's guides: I3 chip, Asrock MB, attached directly to a Sony Bravia KDL-46V25L1 I got from Costco. Windows updates are turned off. The picture always fit the TV screen until a few weeks ago when I noticed the channel identifier icon in the lower right hand corner was chopped off. I hate those things and ordinarily I would consider not seeing it a bonus :-), but realistically way too much of the picture is...
Thanks. Using the vssadmin command I can't list shadows, providers, writers, or volumes. I've checked the services associated with shadow copy and they are all running. I can't get microsoft support since I'm using an oem disk
I originally posted to another thread but I couldn't get this problem fixed; not sure if you saw this before so here goes. I built an I3-2100/ WMC box from your guides, then loaded LAV, media browser, channel logos and comskip- nothing out of the ordinary. I successfully performed a backup immediately after loading windows and now I'm trying to create an image since I have everything the way I want it. I'm getting a 'cannot create volume snapshot' because of a...
For the purpose of saving money just stick with the cable company dvr since you need to factor in the cost of a cable card tuner, as well as a good programable remote control. The htpc performs so much better than the dvr from comcast that it's not even a fair comparison. You get more tuners, more storage space, a better interface, consolidated media, commercial skipping, remote access. The benefits go on and on.
YESSS! That is what I want to hear. Ordinarily with an office pc you just reload the OS, office suite and a few programs. The htpc has so much more going on with the media center, codec packs, cc tuner, media browser, mcm, channel logos, remote potato, etc that makes it a pita to rebuild. Hang in there mobo and cpu!
Not to high jack the OP, but since the topic has taken this turn, I'm wondering how this idea I had will work out for me. I got a spare 64G SSD, installed it in the case and mirrored the c drive. It's just hanging out in there installed in a spare slot if the boot drive fails. Will I be able to just plug the SATA and power into the spare and start watching tv again? FYI: the drives are both 64G, just not the same manufacturer.