Windows Media Center and Xbox 360
Hey guys, Sorry if this is the wrong place for this, if it is direct me to the right place. I am having trouble connecting my xbox 360 to my WMC on my computer. It gives me this error after it connects on the xbox Connection Terminated The Xbox 360 has been disconnected because an application has launched UI unexpectedly. Would you like to reconnect? i went to the trouble shooter and i went into event viewer to see what was happening and this is what it says An unauthorized window was detected while running the Windows Media Center Experience, '', with file name ''. I dont know what to try now??? any help would be appreciated thanks!
October 5th, 2007 2:53am
October 5th, 2007 8:23am
I found the following article that may help you. I have not tested it yet, but I am having the same problem you are. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934542
October 15th, 2007 7:32pm
I too am seeing the same problem. I tried the support article (listed above KB934542) but of course that didn't work.I don't really understand what application the logs are referring to by "."
February 24th, 2008 9:05pm
Do any of you guys have a Sony Vaio by chance? Just curious...
February 27th, 2008 5:25pm
I have a Vaio and am having the exact same problem. I'm getting sick and tired of trying to use my 360 as an extender only to have this message pop up. The best part is that noone has any idea what's going on.I tried the link above, doesn't work. I tried making a new profile to see what pops up and suprise, nothing. I love how the error just lists a "."
February 28th, 2008 2:44am
Yeah me too. Sony support is clueless (I have tried believe me). The only thing that I did find was if you uninstall the sony wireless lan utility and the sony services utility it will resolve that issue but your wireless connection (if that is what you're using) drops when you use media center to connect via your xbox 360. Take a look at this. http://thegreenbutton.com/forums/10/225075/ShowThread.aspx MANY MANY Sony Vaio owners on this thread...hmmmm
February 28th, 2008 5:00pm
houstonguy78 wrote: Yeah me too. Sony support is clueless (I have tried believe me). The only thing that I did find was if you uninstall the sony wireless lan utility and the sony services utility it will resolve that issue but your wireless connection (if that is what you're using) drops when you use media center to connect via your xbox 360. Take a look at this. http://thegreenbutton.com/forums/10/225075/ShowThread.aspx MANY MANY Sony Vaio owners on this thread...hmmmmSeems like a catch 22 then. It's weird because I used to be able to just go to Videos on my xbox 360 blade and watch movies. But now, the movies aren't even recognized anymore. There has to be some way to disble the items without losing all functionality. I also noticed some welcome center software that comes up which I haven't figured out how to remove for all new users. Oh well, sony must want us to buy ps3's
February 29th, 2008 3:09am
I also have the same problem and have tried to fix the issue by following the steps on the hep link but failed! The only deference is that I am using a ASUS lappy.
March 8th, 2008 4:43pm
Anyone make any headway?
April 26th, 2008 1:51am
Make sureUser Account Control is tuned off under Control Planel > User Accounts I read somewhere a ghost user is created for the extender and if User Account Control is on it is likely presneting a UI box to the virtual user. Worked for me but still getting disconnected from time to time.
May 3rd, 2008 9:26pm
I tried setting up my 360 with my Vaio laptop today and encountered the same problem. I disabled the UAC (User Account Control) which allowed the 360 to connect to Media Center, but now my WiFi keeps losing the connection. Are there any more solutions?
May 29th, 2008 10:18pm
The only solution I have is to directly use the dashboard to access your videos and music. Don't even bother with Windows Media Center as there will only be problems. I have been doing this for the past month and it has been working nicely. I'm pretty sure all you have to do is go to the Media Blade and you can select Music, Pictures, or Video. Then, just select whatever videos, music, or pictures you have on your harddrive.
May 29th, 2008 10:46pm
I have resolved the issue on my Sony Vaio today! The basic settings on the firewall don't appear to be enough. enable the following ports on your firewall, and all should flow smooth. Also, make sure that either the PC, or the 360 is hardwired into the modem/router, or you will have poor performance. enable the following ports on your router: 2869 upnp TCP1900 upnp UDP10284 windows media connect UDP10283 windows media connect UDP10282 windows media connect UDP10281 windows media connect UDP10280 windows media connect UDP10243 windows media connect TCP This should help!
June 5th, 2008 1:55am
This worked perfectly on a Vaio. This was the first post that shed any light on the matter. Thanks for the advice.
November 15th, 2008 9:03am
Hey guys...Vaio user here too...I read through the messages, but I still can't get mine to work. I disabled the Windows firewall and the Norton Internet firewall (to debug only), and then I went to my router and added the ports that steriotyp recommended, but still no cigar. Let me recap here: Windows Firewall - I added the Windows Media Center to the trusted cites, but it didn't work. I then disabled it completely to take it out of the equation, but the problem didn't go away. Norton Firewall - Same. I disabled it for debug, along with the Windows Firewall, but the problem still didn't go away. My ATT Uverse router -- I added an application with the ports listed above. I did this to both the Xbox and then to my laptop (you can only pick one, not both), and neither worked... My laptop is wireless, my Xbox is wired. Any pointers would be appreciated!
December 21st, 2008 6:11am
me I have one..why do you ask?
August 16th, 2009 11:48pm