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Old 08-21-2006, 12:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I just did a reformat, it was time. I installed the K-Lite Kodec Pack from free-codecs (which Ive done many times in the past).

Anytime I try to watch any form of video in any player; mpeg, avi, quicktime computer seems to act up.

1) It slows to a crawl, and basically locks up.

2) If I try to close whatever video player im using, my screen will start to flicker over and over and over.

I end up having to hit the reset button and reboot. I'd hate to reformat again. It seems to have started after I downloaded the new Nvidia drivers, but I cant be sure.

Anyone seen something like this?

(geforce 7800, 1 Gig ram, AMD 4000, winxp)


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Old 08-21-2006, 01:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ever since you reformatted your computer, did you re-install and update all the drivers for you video card, sound card, and any other device? When you re-install Windows, it doesn't install them automatically. So Windows will use intergrated video to display until you install the drivers for the video card. That will cause major slow down.

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Old 08-21-2006, 02:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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make sure all drivers are updated and you have the latest chipset. also what software do you have on there right now ?

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Old 08-22-2006, 06:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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all drivers are updated.

As for software...I have very little installed at the moment.


thats pretty much it.

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