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media server software disabling pci-e slots


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#1 lentils

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 02:35 AM

Hi there,
i've got a strange problem, was hoping someone could help me.
Any media server software i install (xmbc, serviio, nero media home, plex) on my windows 7 system makes my pcie slots non functional and my graphics card completely undiscoverable, even in my bios, though there is still power going through it because the fans are running. The slot and my card work until my system is rebooted after installing the software, and every time i uninstall the software my graphics card works again.
Im thinking its doing something to the pcie slots, ive tried my card in all 3 on my mobo with the same result, also tried with an older graphics card i have still with no love. Ive installed latest drivers for my mobo and graphics card and that didnt work either.
My mobo does have onboard graphics which ive found out works so have been switching one of my monitors to that and then trying to figure out whats wrong with my pc. Ive also noticed after switching to the onboard graphics, if i reboot with the one monitor still connected to the onboard, my graphics card is recognised and my other two monitors come on. Then i can put the monitor connected to the onboard back onto my graphics card and it will work again untill i power down the system, then it wont work agian when i start back up.
I hope that make sense.
I have no idea whats going on, any help would be awsome.

my system-
windows 7 home premium
motherboard- asrock professional z77
gpu- AMD 7970 - the other card i tried was an AMD 6870
processor- intell i5 3570k
psu- enermax revolution85+ 1250 watt
ram- 2x4 GB g.skill ripjaws, ddr3, 2133 mghz
 


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#2 lentils

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 02:43 AM

Ment to mention, the media server software dosnt work after a couple of reboots either.



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:14 PM

No one? 



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 11:37 PM

I'd like to suggest something...

Could you try Portable versions of those applications?
XMBC portable on portableapps is an example



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:00 AM

thanks, shall sus it out.



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:07 AM

thanks, shall sus it out.

Alright, tell me how it goes



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:10 AM

That did work, but i figured out, dont judge me by the way, haha :s, that if i just exit the program before shuting down my system that the monitors will work on startup. But now i have the issue that none of my devices on the network pick up the software after a few restarts of my pc. Thought i had it working :(



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:13 AM

Thanks btw. 



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 04:02 AM

No worries bro, I won't judge you ... yet  :devil:

The only strange thing I can see here is that the programs work for a couple of times, then they stop working after a few reboots. That's not normal.






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