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Connection to the Sony Media Changer/Recorder is lost in Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

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When you use a Sony Media Changer/Recorder device in Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, you may experience one or more of the following problems:
  • The Manage Discs button is missing from My DVDs.
  • The Sony Media Changer/Recorder device is not available in Media Center.
  • Media Center stops responding (hangs).
  • The computer stops responding (hangs).
These problems may occur if either of the following events occurs when Media Center is running:
  • An IEEE 1394 device is connected to the computer or is disconnected from the computer.
  • You put the computer on standby or in hibernation, and then resume the computer.
The IEEE 1394 bus is reset when either of these events occurs. The problem occurs because when the IEEE 1394 bus is reset, the connection (Login\Reconnect) to the changer fails. Therefore, Media Center loses contact with the Media Changer/Recorder.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement

Note To resolve this problem, you may have also to update the firmware for the Sony Media Changer/Recorder device. For more information about how to do this, contact Sony. For information about your hardware manufacturer, visit the following Web site:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Media Center Technical Support

Because Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition was included with your hardware device or system, the hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for this software. Your manufacturer may have customized the installation with unique components such as specific device drivers and optional settings to maximize the performance of that manufacturer's hardware. If you require technical help with Windows XP Media Center Edition, contact your manufacturer directly because the manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that the manufacturer has installed on the hardware.

You can also visit the Windows XP Media Center Edition product information Web site at the following Microsoft Web site: third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
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Article ID: 911990 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 09:12:40 - Revision: 2.2

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