In fact, I'm going to backup the HTPC after tonight's recording session. The most recent SD data that's loaded into CW_EPG is too important to lose right now, and it will have to suffice until my ISP comes back.
Thanks again for responding
How do you disable Java?
Is just not downloading any software and having a great firewall sufficient to allow CW_EPG to run normally?
The instructions there are wrong for W7.
I found Manage add-ons (Gear Icon) in IE9 had a place to disable Java.
I am making no changes to my HTPC as no downloads are done and my wireless router has such a great FireWall.
I still am fighting my W7 Laptop, still not right but I now have the right control panel page. I cleared the checkbox and FreeGuide, CW_EPG and NWS Radar all still work. Just what does not work?
I noted that I am using IE 9 32 Bit and that when IE 10 is pushed it might be a 64 Bit version requiring another Java download.
Java was to be so great, now it is just bad tasting coffee?
P.S. HTPC (XP) is Java 6, maybe tomorrow.
Not too rare, it appears to me that Oracle uses one to test if Java is installed. Catch 22?
I never tried Google whacking, Oracle whacking the bay waters do just fine. (New sail just arrived from New Zealand)
I did have to update my bookmark to the NWS Radar. Others also perhaps.
If were not so much trouble, I would clear Cookies and some other things that IE remembers. Somehow I have the feeling that would be safe computing. Until I confirmed the Java test I could not figure out why one user had Java installed and the UAC one said no.
Again you got it right and Homeland Security and got it wrong.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned users to disable or uninstall Java software on their computers
You and I have proven that UN-installing Java is not necessary as I have updated to Java Version 7 Update 10 on my XP SP3 HTPC and CW_EPG, FreeGuide and the NWS Radar loop all work just fine.
Please correct me if I am wrong, as you have already done. I think that there are three flavors of Java, the Java language used by CW_EPG and FreeGuide.
And The Java applets on websites like the one Oracle uses to test if Java is installed. That is the dangerous one of the three that we have disabled.
Yes everyone needs to update to Java 7 Update 10 and disable Java Content in the browser. No big loss.
I have CW_EPG scheduled for 3:46 PM and it runs every day. Some times I have the HTPC on, some times not.
If I would go away for a few days, nothing would change.
The program listings would be downloaded and checked against my massive match list and if I have not seen a program a capture would be scheduled.
My HTPC turns on and off for captures which could happen any hour of the day in addition to the CW_EPG run.
This would go on unattended until my local disk filled up. Then what would happen? I think CW_EPG would continue to schedule captures which may be tried and of course failed.
I have wondered if the HTPC would be stuck on with an error message (Likely) or if it would still turn off (Unlikely).
5 minutes is my setting also. I am running XP so it works fine.
If I switch to Vista or W7, then bad problem. If Fusion is used to play back a capture then I need to use 1 HR as Windows Vista or W7 cannot tell Fusion is busy with a playback.
Terry can tell you about .ts, I find .tp works with the limited number of programs I use.
One thing that you may get is confusing information about HDTVtoMPEG2.
One thing that is said is that it will not convert HDTV (.tp) to MPEG2. That is correct, but the files from MyHD, Fusion and HDHR can be converted. It's files from other programs that might not work.
Well you can select one stream out of the entire transport stream and edit a .tp (or .ts) to .ts (or mpeg2) removing commercials.
Then HDTV2DVD can convert and write a DVD. All free tools.
I do not really understand your wake issues so I have waited for Terry.
What comes to mind are some questions about your HTPC system. I found one post that suggests that you have a HDHR.
If so I suggest you try the following which helped me.
Turn everything (Everything) off in your network including your HTPC to mains power off. (Switch on the HTPC power supply.)
After waiting a few minutes turn your router on and wait until it has completely started up.
Then one by one turn your network devices on.
If that does not help (or N/A) then questions about your router (or N/A) and / or your motherboard ages along with the what is the rest of your system come up.
On you on OTA or cable?
On an ATX supply there is a +5 standby supply that is always on so nothing should be time dependent. What is the power rating for your PS? If it is old and you have added devices it might be involved.
As you said nothing about HDHR then I am assuming that you do not have a network. If you do have one then your wake problems could be explained perhaps.
In my thinking I keep coming back to "Old" MB and PS or other "Old" parts.
I and others need more information about your complete system to help. (With dates included.)
nvidea 6200 drivers.
That sounds like a very "Old" video card. My Vista Laptop just got to Mexico for a motherboard replacement due to the "N VIDIA 8400M" failure problem ($600).
I got a new laptop (W7 64Bit) 1.5 years ago as I expected the Vista one to die much sooner.
I am gambling that I will not have to pay the full price as they had extended the warranty for this particular failure by three years. (If it had failed sooner I would have expected to pay 0$.)
I keep telling Sony about this special warranty but they keep playing dumb.
It will be setup as my Laptop backup. It is lighter and known. The wireless is faster, something that Sony lied about in the W7 Laptop web pages and on the phone before purchase and I got ~ 5% back.