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Re: Guide Data Outage

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:46 am
by MZmuda
Ok. I did try running the EPG123 program as administrator, and that still didn't create any folders. Ok... I'll create a bug post.

Thanks again for your help tonight.

- Mikz

Re: Guide Data Outage

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:39 pm
by billmich
Comcast user in Michigan here. My issue is that every 3-4 days, the guide will stop updating and unless I manually go into the menu and "start re-downloading", I will eventually run out of guide data.
I have tried re-installing from scratch, but the issue remains.

day 0: start download data and within 30 minutes, it is fully populated
days 1-3(ish) everything working fine and guide continues to be updating
Day 4(ish) the guide will stop updating and unless I manually go into the menu, it will eventually "run out"

Does anyone have any hints or suggestions, or is this just something I will manually have to do once a week to keep my guide 'fully stocked out to the 10-14(ish) day maximum?

Re: Guide Data Outage

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:39 am
by MZmuda
I've noticed that my WMC reinstall (with Garyan's help) did the trick, and I'm back up and running again. Scary downtime though...

Thanks for the help Gary!!!

- Z

Re: Guide Data Outage

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:05 am
by lazlohollifeld
My guide listings stopped updating automatically for me about 9 months ago. Even if I flushed and tried to force a guide update it would fail. Only reliable work around I've found is that about every 10-14 days, I need to go into Settings > TV > TV Signal > Set up TV Signal. You run through the tuner set up discovery options and random whats its, then choose your tv provider/area and finalize. That will force the guide to actually update and pull new listings for the next 14 days. Works every time.

Re: Guide Data Outage

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:03 pm
by dmagerl
I've been meaning to make a posting about this very topic. I thought I was the only one with this problem but his seems to be widespread.

My guide has OTA stations from two cities, Milwaukee and Chicago. After a few days of downloading, only the Milwaukee stations stop downloading and eventually run out.

A friend has Chicago OTA and Comcast stations in his guide. Only the Comcast stations stop downloading for him.

To get the guide fully populated, I have to run the cd c:\windows\ehome\mcupdate -uf command and then things start working for a few days and then stop once again.

I've been sort of holding off until the summer rerun season to wipe the system and do a fresh install to see if that fixes things. The computer's been running for pretty much 3 years now without any attention.