Did you know that it is possible for the TV Archive function in your Windows Media Center to become corrupt? I have found this to happen when the system tries to upgrade connectors, removing the beta for the release upgrade or when you do a fresh OS install. Have you received this message?
If you have received this message the first thing you want to check is the Services area. You want to make sure it is not just a one time occurrence.
From the Start Menu type in “services.msc”
Once Services has started, scroll down and find Windows Media Center TV Archive Transfer Service and check the Status. It must show as “Started”. See how mine is NOT? Crap.
Right mouse click on it and try to Start it. If it starts then close out the window and go back to Media Center and verify it worked.
If it tries to Start and then you get THIS ERROR:
you will need to reinstall the WHS Connector! Crap again.
Remove the Windows Home Server Connector. You may have to perform this step twice.
Restart your PC.
After the restart verify TV Archive is NOT in your WMC and then install the WHS Connector from the 55000 port. You could also use the latest image from CD I guess…
Walk through the install process.
Once the WHS Connector is complete then run the WMC Connector. It will be in the Start Menu once the WHS Connector is finished.
Restart your PC. Again.
After the restart you will now see the TV Archive again.
Open it to make sure it is working again.
Now if it crashed you probably have some shows waiting for upload. Click on Activity.
Verify your shows are moving again. You can see that mine died right after I installed PP3 and all of the shows on the 24th did NOT upload. Once you get the service running again they will start to upload immediately.
This was a long one but I did not want to wait till Friday. I cannot be the only one out there with this issue. Or can I? David and Andrew know how I love to break stuff…
Now You Know,