No Keyboard / Mouse After Adding Media Center - Can't Restore System
Oct 27, 2012
I upgraded my H T PC to Windows 8 earlier today. Everything was working fine, no issues with the install right up until I added the Media Center feature. After that installed and rebooted, I have no mouse or keyboard. No mouse cursor, nothing. I've tried different keyboards, different USB ports, everything.
Since, in Microsoft's infinite wisdom they removed the F 8 functionality I can't even get into safe mode to do a system restore. Their solution is "boot into windows and use recovery options to restart into safe mode" - great, so what do I do if Windows has disabled the mouse & keyboard?
I can force it into the basic recovery mode by just resetting it a couple times but it won't let me do a system restore from in there, it is telling me the drive is locked.
What do I do? How else can I get into system restore?
I've had my laptop for about a month now and when I first got it I did something (and I don't remember what at the moment) that said I needed to add the media center pack. Anyway, whatever I did said I needed to get a license key for the media pack. Well, Microsoft just emailed me my key today but I don't really know what to do with it. How do I go about installing the media pack so I can enter the key?
I've started getting the message Microsoft Mouse & Keyboard Center has Stopped Working (see error report below) when Windows 8 starts. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing the latest version of the Mouse & Keyboard Center but still have the same problem.
Problem signature: Problem Event Name:APPCRASH Application Name:itype.exe Application Version:18.104.22.168 Application Timestamp:50934cc8 Fault Module Name:KERNELBASE.dll
No keyboard or mouse by attempting to add safe mode with networking. What is UEFI? Where do I find this USB viewable option as I am connected by USB?
I went to set up (F2 at boot) > and then searched around for anything that relates to USB and found that USB is enabled and on high speed. Hope that is not it and I am missing something, because I still have no mouse or keyboard.
Keyboard and mouse are the ones that came with the Dell XPS 7100 system. I'll try different USB ports and report back...didn't make a difference.
I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 x64. Now I cant seem to add any features to it. I want to add Media Centre but the "Add features" utility tells me that I cannot add features to Windows 8.1. Please look at the screenshot-:
But my Windows 8.1 is a genuine copy and is activated. Have a look at the next screenshot -:
I just recently performed a Clean install of Windows 8 Pro on my older HP a1210n. I also added a nvidia gt520 graphics card shortly after installing windows 8.
Everything was running great, no issues until I downloaded Zune (Use for Windows Phone 7). Shortly after launching Zune and navigating through screens the PC just froze (no messages, no errors). My only option was a hard boot. No messages or errors on re-boot. I tried uninstalling Zune and reinstalling and the same thing happened. Also, it was random when occurred. I also ended up doing a new Install of Windows 8 since I had added my video card after installing Windows 8. At this point, it seemed to be a fix, no crashes.
I then installed Media Center and began to experience the same issue, just random hanging requiring hard boot. I did check troubleshooting and found that the Media Center was corrupt?? So, I followed the procedure of turning off the Media Center feature and then after re-start, turning on the feature. It seemed to work, but it hadn't.
I would imagine it has to do with my video card, right? Otherwise, my pc with Windows 8 (Which I think is great so far!) has been working fine.
i got a wired .net framework error on my windows 8 64 bit computer,this happened after i updated a program i have not experienced it since but i wanted to know if i need to do anything to fix the .net framework. here is the error straight from event viewer.
Just installed Windows 8 Pro and bought the Media Center add on. I run an i7-3770k, 16Gb ram, GTX 780 3Gb video card and have 2 25" monitors. Now when I play a game on display 1 and have Media Center running Live TV on display 2, Media Center stutters, freezes. As soon as I close the game on display 1, Media Center runs fine.
Now I did this all the time under Windows 7 and had NO ISSUES AT ALL running a game on one screen and MC running live TV on the other. Same driver, 320.11
Every day & every night, this laptop is wakened out of its nap by Media Center. I've gone into Media Center / General / automatic download options and unchecked both boxes which leaves the timers greyed out.
This morning, sure enough, Media Center was still doing its thing. I find what's waking the system of course by going to Command Prompt and typing "powercfg -lastwake" - and the culprit is Media Center.
I've pulled out three gray hairs already during this episode, so before I get to the sixth, how to get Media Center from waking up this laptop. I mean, computers need sleep too.
I haven't installed Windows Media Center yet but yes I got the free key etc. I'm in the process of getting a new PC and then I will install but in the meantime I would like to burn to a DVD. How can I do this?
I upgrade with windows anytime upgrade windows 8.1 to 8.1 pro with media center. I use key JK7QT.But key not working. Phone activation system says the installation id is not verified. I try disable sound driver and calling again.
I enter new installation id. But says again the instalation id is not verified. Need new key windows 8.1 pro wmc for activation with phone. Or there is no new key?
Maybe upgrade with dvd to enterprise version?Laptop new asus x550c factory pre installed windows 8.1. Need leave this windows version.
I should reinstall my Win8 Pro copy purchased with promotional code. Can I reinstall also Windows Media Center for free? Problem is that I cannot find the e-mail that Microsoft send to me with the code. Is it possible to read it from the register in somehow?
Every time I try to play any DVD in Windows Media Center, I get this error:
"CANNOT PLAY DVD : The DVD may be in use by another application. If all other applications are closed, the video resolution may need to be lowered or the display connection type may not support playback of the DVD."
I know the issue is not with my physical DVD drive because of the following reasons: I am presently dual-booting XP Pro SP3 and Windows 8 Pro with Media Center. The former can play DVDs just fine. VLC Player on Windows 8 can also play DVDs just fine.
I'm curious if there's any way to get this to work on Windows Media Center on Windows 8, then, because I paid for the upgrade from Pro to Pro with Media Center, after all.
My WMC has been working just fine since it was released for Windows 8. I opened the programme today to check tv programmes only to find that "Viewing or Listening Conflict - No tuner available to satisfy the current request".
I have a TV Tuner card : AVerMedia H751 Hybrid Analog/DVB-T with the latest and only drivers installed. by visiting AVer Media website.
When I did a compatibility test for Windows 8 there was no conflict, hence I've been viewing TV with WMC until today.
What happened today, nothing that I know of. Windows update yesterday, so I did a system restore, no such luck it made no difference.
My system is Wndows 8 Pro with Media Centre Intel Core i5 CPU 320GHz 8Gb RAM 64 bit OS
My husband's computer is on the same line for TV and his WMC is working just fine so it's not the connections from the wall unit to PC.
At the moment I dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8. I have just added Media Centre to 8 (yes I've got my key = 10days) and all went smoothly . . . until the dreaded alert 'TV Tuner not Detected' !! Of course it works perfectly on the Win7 partition, but is there any way for it to be recognized in the Windows 8 Partition? Or is the only way to eventually lose my Windows 7 and rely totally on Windows 8. Presumably the TV Tuner Card would then be detected. TV Tuner card is AVerMedia A336 MiniCard Hybrid DVB-T and driver up to date.
I've just brought a new pc with windows 8 core preinstalled as with all new pc's it has to do all its updates but for some reason on one of them it restarted and booted up in windows 8 pro with media center.I really do not want this and would like to return to windows 8 core without having to copy off all my files or purchasing a new copy of windows 8 as I have just spent a lot of money on this new pc.
I have Windows 8 Enterprise, yes,a legal copy from where I work. It does not come with Media Center, NOR can you use the method to "Add features" as it does not work on the Enterprise version. I have a valid Windows Media Center key from Microsoft but, there is no place to enter it.
Any work-around to get Media Center working on Windows 8 Enterprise ?
I recently purchased a new computer with Windows 8 pre-installed. I purchased a Media Center key and all was well. I had to reinstall the operating system using a system restore disk and upgraded to Windows 8.1. When I try the Media Centre key again it says it won't work.
Win8XX---Running an HP machine with Windows 8.1 Pro, almost NEVER connected to the web, used only to record antenna TV broadcasts via Hauppauge tuner cards.
My issue is wanting to go and stay in sleep mode but MCUpdate engages about 3am every morning bringing it out of sleep mode and never returning. This is most probably due the auto MC update as its looking for an internet connection but can't find one.
How do I find and disable that auto update feature? For the time being its simply unnecessary.
I did a fresh install of Windows 8.1 pro and activated it.After that i upgarded to windows media center pack.Now my OS is Windows 8.1 pro with Media center,But Bitlocker is missing from the control panel,i can't find it anywhere.
I'm trying to reinstall win8 Pro w/ Media Center on an older Dell C2D system for a friend. She has no discs as she got it from her brother for x-mas a little while back and she's unable to get them as he lives out of state.
I used a program to extract the keys, but it seems that the media center add-on has overridden the pro key and it wont let me install windows. I noticed it gave me an internet explorer key that was different from the win8 key, but it rejected that too.
Is there a way to extract the original win8 pro key? I couldn't seem to find anything with google.