The recording status for manual recordings is not displayed correctly in Windows Media Center in Windows Vista
In Windows Media Center in Windows Vista, you manually start a recording. When you look under Recorded TV for the recording that you started, Media Center does not indicate that the recording is in progress.
Even though Recorded TV does not indicate that the recording is in progress, the manual recording is successful.
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB960355.