Crashes, and crashes, and crashes oh my! (1 Viewer)


Portal Member
January 23, 2009
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TV-Server Version: 1.0?
MediaPortal Version: 1.0
MediaPortal Skin: blue wide
Windows Version: XP SP3
Memory: 4 GIG
Motherboard: GIGABYTE SM3 something
Video Card: ATI 3200 built in
Video Card Driver:
Sound Card: Realtek built in
Sound Card AC3:
Sound Card Driver:
1. TV Card: Leadtek Winfast pxdvr 3200 h
1. TV Card Type: DVB/T hybrid
1. TV Card Driver:
2. TV Card: K-fast d-100
2. TV Card Type: DVB/T
2. TV Card Driver:
3. TV Card:
3. TV Card Type:
3. TV Card Driver:
4. TV Card:
4. TV Card Type:
4. TV Card Driver:
MPEG2 Video Codec: A bunch - lately Cyberlink Power DVD HD-Blu Ray
MPEG2 Audio Codec:
h.264 Video Codec: Cyberlink PowerDVD
Satelite/CableTV Provider:
HTPC Case:
Power Supply:
TV - HTPC Connection: HDMI

So this stability thing just isn't working for me... at least as far as TV/Video is concerned.

Everything generally fine while watching straight TV (no recording), but watching recorded shows, watching 1 show while recording another, or really just doing anything too quickly seems to set it off to crash land. When it does this, I also don't seem to be able to get out of Media Portal so more often than not have to do a hard-reset which I am sure is not helping things.

Brand new install, new user, so I'm sure I've screwed up something obvious! Perhaps the log files will help!



New Member
January 28, 2009
Home Country
Canada Canada
Sounds like a driver problem to me or codec conflict maybe? I haven't looked at the logs yet. I would make sure your TV card has the newest drivers installed.


Portal Member
January 23, 2009
Home Country
I've checked that I have the latest drivers, but the KWorld DVBT-100 is a bit ancient, so can't find much since 2005!

Any pointers on what to look for in the logs?


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  • November 21, 2006
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    Germany Germany
    just had a quick glance over the error.log

    "2009-01-25 12:14:43.843750 [TVService]: Exception :Error: DatabaseUnavailableUnclassified
    Gentle.Common.GentleException: The database backend (provider SQLServer) could not be reached.
    Check the connection string: Password=MediaPortal;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=sa;Initial Catalog=MpTvDb;Data Source=HTPC\SQLEXPRESS;Connection Timeout=300; ---> System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Cannot open database "MpTvDb" requested by the login. The login failed.
    Login failed for user 'sa'.
    Imho I'd say it's something with the database. I'am not at my home rig right know, so please search in the tv server configuration where you can adjust a delay , lets say 5 seconds, before tv server starts.



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