HTBruceM wrote:So everything worked after your fresh reinstall of Win7.. Then you eventually notice high cpu resources related to svchost; you stop svchost and now you get this video error. Seems pretty likely that has messed up your video SW stack. Your previous screenshots are an indication of that - they show that the basic TV HDMI capabilities needed by WMC are not being handled or are otherwise corrupted in some way
newfiend wrote:Any chance you updated or tweaked the BIOS of the motherboard lately? I noticed it said that the HDMI Audio Device is Disabled (HDMI) Could that somehow have been turned off in the BIOS? Did you disable any audio devices in the BIOS? I assume since you are using onboard HDMI that you also installed Intel Management Engine software ( I think there are options for controlling Audio options in there???) . Have you checked the options in there regarding Audio to see if the HDMI audio is disabled? Just throwing out guesses and some places to look.
I have always used a dedicated GPU with HDMI out so the options/tweaks were different for me. I'm not a big fan on onboard HDMI.
What HDMI port on the TV are you using 1,2,3 etc.? HDMI 1 is the ARC port. Is Bravia Sync turned on? If so try turning it off. That may help by disabling ARC since you don't want the Audio traveling back to the PC. Just into the TV and out the Optical cable. I'm not sure if turning off Bravia Sync disables ARC or if your TV has an option for Enabling/Disabling this. Try disabling ARC. Bravia Sync = HDMI-CEC. I had issues with my Samsung TV and Yamaha AVR with HDMI-CEC turned on. Sometimes disabling this also disables ARC.
I used to have a Sony TV. If I changed the speaker settings on the TV (From TV Speakers to External Audio) then the Audio Options Available in Windows > Control Panel > Sounds would change and there would be more options available.
IMO..and this is just me and I know everyone's needs are different.. But it would seem to me that the less tweaking you do with Audio (between TV speakers and AVR) the better and less confused Windows would become.. HDMI is a finicky PITA because of HDCP. The simpler you keep things the better. Just my 2 Cents..
Just some things to check on your end that came to mind. I don't know if it will help or not.
Let us know how you get on.
HTBruceM you are the man my res. was off creating this error thanks for shareing the knowledge.HTBruceM wrote:Your system has reverted to the Windows standard VGA graphics driver. This driver does not support the resolution and other capabilities that WMC needs. I think this driver lacks the ability to enable HDCP over HDMI. This is why it says "standard VGA adapter" and the reason you cannot get the full HD 1920x1080 resolution on your TV.
You need to reinstall the Intel graphics driver and make sure it stays loaded and doesn't fail (causing Windows to revert back to the VGA graphics driver).
Then check the graphics resolution and make sure it's set to 1920x1080. This should happen automatically since the driver will read the display (TV) supported resolutions via the HDMI connection. Check to make sure you've got 1920x1080 and no graphic adapter yellow bangs in device manager, before you attempt to startup WMC.
Oh and by the way, I urge you to NOT stop any of the svchost instances (there will be many of them since this is a common thing that is used by many Windows services). If you get the 100% resources on one of the svchost instances again, then I suggest you tackle that issue separately, posting your results and the problem statement in this forum. Lots of folks here can help guide you to find out what is the real source of that issue is. Just as an FYI, on my desktop system running Windows 10 (i.e. no WMC), there are currently 16 instances of SVCHOST running as part of numerous services.
philipt95148 wrote:I went to Intel, downloaded the Driver Update Utility, installed the driver, got a SUCCESS install message but a little puzzle by the status shown.
Restarted PC but result is the same, VGA is still there.
I want to Disable or Uninstall the driver but unsure of what the system behavior is after and how to reinstall New Driver if any.
now if I could resolve the TV from overscaning I can't see the lower half of the toolbar also can't see the close windoe X.
I searched and found this
"Windows Media Center 7 will overscan video if you set the display type to flat panel during setup. You must set the display type to television to stop Windows Media Center 7 from overscanning video (even if your television is actually a flat panel). If you change the display type to television you will notice that the UI elements in the corners have moved in closer together. This means that you have eliminated the overscan and are now seeing the full image"
but you are still the man.
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