Media Center TV error: not detected IR receiver.

I plugged properly the IR cable (and the "pouf"), but I can't turn my TV through Media Center.  I keep getting the error message: IR hardware not detected.     It worked fine until I had to have a new hard drive installed, with media Center - the XP version - need to be resettled.

  • ... My fact computer receive TV (via S-video) signal.
  • And I am convinced that I have the IR cable is connected directly over signage to distance from the box by satellite.
  • My IR equipment was purchased with my computer, via the gateway.  The IR has a name brand on the back, called "SMK".
I honestly don't care even if the remote control work-I just want to be able to watch (and record) the TV via my computer.   - But I can't complete the configuration of the TV, it me stops with this error message every time.
Help someone?  Please?

Thanks for the ideas.  In the meantime, I found a way around, by attaching listeners both ports the pouf - and through various tests, I managed to fool my computer allowing me to configure the TV manually, at least partially.  It is not completely functional - that I can't control my receiver via my computer... but I never able to do this, even if my computer has been directly from the factory.  (and Yes, I have the little 'eye' attached directly above 'eye' on my receiver).  ... At this point, I was kinda afraid to throw my current settings.  But I'll keep your suggestions in case I have have other difficulties or be too frustrated with my set-up.

Thanks much for the thoughts!

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