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Media Center - Add Recording Search Fails - No Results Found


Windows media center seems to be getting the guide updates fine and my regularly scheduled programs are being recorded as they should be. I can use the guide or various other list mechanisms to see future programs but the add recording->search->title & ->keyword (where you actually have to type something in) fail. Type any letter, and it says, "no results found. " You can type an entire title to a show and it will not find it, yet i can find it using the add recording -> guide, and then a lot of scrolling. Search used to work, but now hasn't worked for several weeks (months?). Guide updates still work because my existing scheduled recordings get every new episode.

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Search In Media Center

Have upgraded to windows 7 home premium from windows vista home premium. Have a lot of music on my computer and get a problem with search. I have organized my albums by artists and album-artists. i.e. All elvis presley's albums have his name both in artist and album artist and if some one else is participating, they are in artist (and elvis is albumartist). I have a lot of collection albums, as "best of 90's" and "best of bikers" etc.

All these have albumartist like "various artists" and artist like performing artist. In my computer they are shown as described and if i play the album from media center the artist name is shown right. But when i use "search" in media center for one of these artists; i get the name, but when i click on the name i get the answer "no songs available for this artist". If i search for the song, i get it displayed. What do i have to do? 


Posted On: 2010-01-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-21 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Device Driver Upgrade "search Automatically" Option Fails

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Having said that, i have done this many times with windows xp and vista, i install windows, then connect up a usb wi-fi dongle, and access the internet through that. I then right-click on my other devices/ethernet controller (for which a driver has not automatically been installed), and select update driver software. It's worked without a problem - on xp and vista.

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Posted On: 2009-05-26 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-09 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-06 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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1. The built in ir receiver( it's a usb card with receiver on it) isn't accepted. It says i have to connect ir hardware although i have one. It comes with a remote control when you buy the card. At first i thought i didn't have ir so i installed some driver to skip this step and now i want to remove it and configure my ir.

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