I guess I am confused. I have also asked for an on/off toggle but apparently for very different reasons. I guess the real question is why - why do you have to reboot so often and what specific aspect of the DVR's operation have you identified as being at fault ?
Fresh installed copy of XP Professionsal.
Using both Tversity 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
Zone Alarm Pro.
Attempted to view a few pics of my son at an Airshow, Media Share competely locks up.
Made some adjustments to Zone Alarm, same thing happens, but it plays videos and music without hesitation.
Compressed the pictures to a smaller size to see if that would fix the problem, no go.
Uninstalled 184.108.40.206 and reinstalled Tversity 220.127.116.11, same problem.
Completely removed Zone Alarm Pro, and set all Windows and Tversity setting to Default, again music and videos play fine, pics lock up the DVR.
Ran a virus scan, pictures are clean. Moved the pictures into a completely different directory on the drive for fear of bad sectors, same thing.
Moved the pictures to a drive on my media server where most of my music is located in the first place. The DVR locks up again.
Physically attached my main PC to the Wireless router where the DVR is attached as well, same results. (plus randomly eliminating pictures out of the folder to see if any one of them was causing a problem, that did not resolve anything).
Eliminate my main PC and started Troubleshooting with my Media Server, also running XP Profesional with WMP11 and Tversity 18.104.22.168 RC1. Same results.
Installed a 10mbit Ethernet Hub to the network and eliminated the router, reproduced all of the above, same results, but again music and videos play fine.
Tried another set of Pictures from a different directory, same results.
Uninstalled and reinstalled all recommended codecs from the Tversity Website.
In between all of these errors, I'm having to reboot the DVR for it to find both my Media Server and Main PC on the network. Stopping the Tversity Service, as well as WMP11's service and then re-enabling them did not pull up my HR21-100 no matter what I did. It's only when I reboot the DVR that it appears in my router's IP list, as well as within Tversity and WMP11.
I stopped the service for both programs using both their respective interface, as well as the "Service" section found in Administrative Tools.
UPnP was both enabled and disabled during all of the troubleshooting but it did not make a difference. My Router has the latest firmware according to Netgears's website.
Now I've eliminated the pictures from the equation for the simple fact that my DVR is capable of streaming larger videos and music through my network without any problems. I can live with that. What I cannot live with is having to reboot this thing just to get it back on the network. Going through the process of re-entering the Network information on the DVR, enabling DHCP, disabling it, setting rules specifically for the DVR within the Router, etc etc etc, it will not refresh until I reboot.
This is why I would like to see a "switch" enabled for Media Share and Networking.