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WinTV-HVR 950Q causes computer to crash when sleeping

  1. #1


    Ohio - USA
    Posts : 31
    Win 8 Pro.1 w/ media center (Both)

    WinTV-HVR 950Q causes computer to crash when sleeping


    For the past few months I've had a TV Tuner (Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950Q) plugged into my rear USB. Yesterday my computer stopped going to sleep/hibernation instead it would just hang shut off (no BSOD). After 2 hours of trial and error I found the issue was my TV Tuner. What would cause this? Is there a fix?

    Windows 8.1 64bit

    Motherboard: Z77 Extreme 6

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  2. #2


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Could have simply gone bad.

    Might try uninstall/re-install it, see if that helps. Have you tried a different port?
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  3. #3


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    TV set to power off or on with HDCP handshake on the HDMI, Power Off when nothing is being fed to it via HDMI. How are of a distance are we talking about, between the tv & computer? Also helps for you to post manufacturer & model of the tv. That information you can find on the back of the tv.
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  4. #4


    Melbourne,FL.
    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center x64


    All usb based tv tuners are known for being buggy. The PCI/PCIe one's aren't. I've got a Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1850 (PCIe x1) in my pc. If you have a desktop pc, see if you can return the usb one you have and get a PCIe x1 one. Have you downloaded the updated driver & software from Hauppage ? When you installed the driver for the tv tuner, did you disable your antivirus software until the tv tuner's driver was installed and you restarted your pc ? That's a must do with any driver. Here's Hauppage's web page for your tuner. Hauppauge Computer Works : WinTV-HVR-950Q Product Description Also, be forewarned since all cable tv providers switched from analog tv to digital tv you're going to need a analog tv to digital tv device from you're cable company.
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WinTV-HVR 950Q causes computer to crash when sleeping
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