When you perform repetitive tasks in Media Center on a
Windows XP Media Center Edition-based computer, the computer may stop
responding (hang), or you may receive the following error message:
- Common Language Runtime Debugging Services
Application has generated
an exception that could not be handled.
Process id=0xa18 (2584),
Thread id=0xa24 (2596).
This problem may occur if you perform one or more of the
following repetitive tasks in Media Center :
- You schedule TV shows to record.
- You repeatedly resize, minimize, or restore the Media
- You repeatedly change the channel while Media Center is in
Service pack information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft for systems
with processors equal to or greater than 2.4GHz and certain specific features,
but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this
article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific
problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not
severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the
next Windows XP service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this
problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the
hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers
and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note
In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for
support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines
that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs
will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for
the specific update in question.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone
tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name
01-May-2003 13:34 5.1.2600.1198 1,821,696 Acgenral.dll
01-May-2003 10:31 1,087,770 Sysmain.sdb
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.