Files needed to display video are not installed or are not working properly. Restart WMC or restart the computer.
The only time I ever saw this error on one of my systems it was a disk cabling issue. i.e. the cable was not securely connected to my recording drive.
Why it spewed this particular error in that situation was a mystery to me. I would suggest rechecking/re-cabling all disk drives and trying different disk ports on the motherboard. Maybe one is going bad. Or a drive could be in early failure. I suspect slow or erratic response from a drive that can still be accessed may also cause the issue.
I will try you'r advice about the loose cableing seams like a long shot since all the recordings play fine on windows media player.
luckiely I still have the Magnavox DVR (just one tuner) it has been error free for many years dam I just jinked my DVR.
since I am getting anti techonogoly what Tivo should I get remember I don't have or want cable TV just free antenna for me right now.
I actually attemped to install Kodie unsucsesfulley if I continue to attempt to install Kodie will it be anything like a working W7MC? Kodies error GUI won't install then TV turns black requires the PC to be reset.
next error was can't install app. then to black.
here's my lastest attempt at resolveing W7MC Where is details pane?
I would suggest you to try the following steps and see if it helps.
1. Click Start,
2. Type “run” in the Start Search box, and then
3. Click Run in the Programs list.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
4. In the Open box, type %systemdrive%\programdata\microsoft\ehome
5. Click OK.
Where is details pane?
6. In the details pane, right-click “mediacenterdatastore.db”, and then
7. Click Delete.
8. Click yes to confirm that you want to move the "Mediacenterdatastore.db" file to the Recycle Bin.
9. Start Windows Media Center
Doing this will rebuild the mediacenterdadastore.db file for Windows Media Center.