Clean client install freezes up when I try going into almost anything (1 Viewer)


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July 17, 2014
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Title says it all. It's freezing up when I try to do almost anything to test if it's working. Client logs attached.


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    Over and over again: unable to create/modify the TV Server database connection configuration file (gentle.config) and unable to connect to the TV Server database.
    [2014-07-19 15:53:16,464] [Error ] [TvClient-TvHome: HeartBeat transmitter thread] [ERROR] - Unable to create/modify gentle.config The process cannot access the file 'C:\ProgramData\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\gentle.config' because it is being used by another process., at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
    at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)
    at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share)
    at System.Xml.XmlDocument.Save(String filename)
    at TvPlugin.ChannelNavigator.SetupDatabaseConnection()
    Have you got that file open in another application?
    ...or is there some alternative reason why MediaPortal wouldn't be able to modify it?


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    July 17, 2014
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    Nothing I'm aware of... I rebooted and went directly into MediaPortal and the same thing happened. I've tried running it as Administrator in case it was some weird Windows 7 UAC issues and same thing. Any ideas?


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    July 17, 2014
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    That got it working, at least enough to navigate through the menu, but still locks up when I go to look at channels or the epg. It did initially fail to connect to the server so I disabled the firewall for now, I'll go add the permissions once it's working.

    Edit: I just tried again and it's failing to connect to the server.


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  • July 11, 2011
    Arlington Heights, Illinois
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    Drive space is not his issue
    Drive: C:
    Free Space: 267.6 GB
    Total Space: 610.5 GB

    this might a big part of the issue

    [2014-07-19 19:03:15,905] [Error ] [MPMain ] [ERROR] - Tv NotifyManager: Exception at timer_tick System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'Gentle.Framework.ProviderFactory' threw an exception. ---> Gentle.Common.GentleException: FATAL ERROR: No configuration store was found!
    Gentle is unable to continue!
    The handlers emitted the following error messages:
    Unable to create GentleSectionHandler for section named "gentle" in file "C:\Program Files (x86)\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\MediaPortal.exe.Config".
    Unable to create FileHandler for file Gentle.config.
    This usually means that the file could not be found in any of the default search locations.

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