Like some on this forum I had been having total system freezes at random times that required a hard restart. One of those freezes occurred as I was starting up Windows Media Center. Ever since then every attempt to start WMC results in a "WMC has stopped working and windows is searching for a solution" pop-up. No solution is ever found and WMC is unusable in its current state. I tried replacing the .dll file that goes with the program, in case it was corrupted, and that didn't help. I also tried to repair my windows install and that didn't have any effect either. Any ideas?