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About a month ago, I received a blog comment from a customer who diagnosed and solved an issue where Media Center guide download was failing with error code 14. Since then, a few other customers have replied to that blog comment indicating that they solved the problem the same way. I wanted to post this item as a standalone blog post to aid searching and discoverability in case other folks run into this issue in the future as well.
Installing or uninstalling BladeRunner Pro can cause Media Center guide download to fail with error code 14.
BladeRunner Pro changes some guide download registry values, which can cause download errors in certain cases. If you currently have BladeRunner Pro installed or recently uninstalled and are encountering guide download error code 14, the following steps may help resolve it:
I just installed Vista RC1 and am getting Error 14 when I try to setup the EPG, is this problem still an on-going issue?
Hi Seriald - Error code 14 is a general HTTPS connectivity error. There are a lot of possible causes, so yes, it is possible that you will hit this on Windows Vista in addition to Windows XP Media Center Edition, depending on your network and proxy server configurations.
This article serves as a central location for all links to troubleshooting documentation that has been
I have same problem, it's problem with share.
if you try \\yourcomputername\admin$ and have error "you don't ... ", try use NET SHARE admin$. Restart MCE and try again Media Center guide download. Done.:-}
System or BIOS clock are not the culprits?
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Service\EPG\discSVC" is showing the correct address?
Check the default shares. Eg. In IE address, \\pc_name\c$ or \\pc_name\admin$
Replace pc_name with the name of your pc. (Not sure what's the name of your pc? Use run "hostname" in a DOS window)
If you cannot access the shares, check with "net share". C$, ADMIN$, IPC$ are all listed?
Then this might be the solution:
Check Systems log in Event Viewer. See if you get event 2011.
"The server's configuration parameter "irpstacksize" is too small for the server to use a local device. Please increase the value of this parameter."
I search MS KBase articles for "IRPStackSize" and created a key with value 15 (hex) in my MCE2005.
My MCE TV Guide is working now.
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