MCE 2005 and PVR-500MCE

Microsoft Windows

Can someone please help me.

Just got a PVR-500MCE to replace a PVR-350 which worked fine.

I uninstalled the PVR-350, restarted the PC and installed the PVR-500MCE

I then installed the drivers (latest from website, same as CD) for both
tuners and right at the end of the installation, I get a windows error about
"Windows media receiver service has performed an illegal operation"

and a "svidctl system broadcast message receiver: ehrecvr.exe- application
error

the exception privileged instruction.

(0xc0000096) occured in the application at location 0x1d213e26"

The installation finishes normally and I get the "installation finished
successfully" message

But everytime I load MCE, the same error will appear and if I try to go to
live tv or setup, MCE says it cannot find the tuner or that it is not
properly installed.



Also, browsing the files provided in the driver.zip, I found a utility
called AmCap DX9. I started the program and I can see live TV on both tuners,
and at the same time if I open the program twice. I guess that means the
tuners is properly installed and working.



Can someone please help me as this MCE upgrade has turned into a headache!

I also tried using the Hauppauge utility to clear old drivers and installed
the card again after rebooting. I even tried using a different PCI slot.

Why is MCE so complicated? This is just supposed to be an upgrade with a
certified component, and a WHQL driver.

TIA!!!!
Don't bother with the drivers on the cd. Good chance they may be out of
date already.

Go here for the latest available drivers.
ftp://ftp.shspvr.com/download/media_center_edition_drivers/pvr_150_500/mce_2.0.18.22280_whql.zip

Install the drivers ONLY (nothing from the CD) and try it again (ie run
through the TV signal setup, and EPG setup)