Let me know if there is anything I can do to help troubleshoot. It seems that after I use HCE, the XBMC becomes somewhat unstable. The family uses HCE alot so it is hard to isolate the exact cause. XBMC can stay up for days at a time without a system reboot.
A couple of days ago after watching a movie via HCE, XBMC with the BackRow SVN skin started acting funny. Some of the text for the menu items was (i.e. Recently added and the menu choice to the left of it and the Home Cinema button itself) missing. When I went to shutdown XBMC, if didn't shut down cleanly and the XBMC shutdown screen stayed up. I was unable to take control of the computer and ended up having to reboot.
This morning, XBMC was skinned with Confluence even though BackRow SVN was selected. RackRow SVN was nolonger listed as an enabled skin. I had to re enable it to get the skin to appear again.
I jsut reviewed the log and it looks like this time XBMC was restarted and HCE wasn't used. I still don't understand why Confluence skin was being displayed.