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Old 11-05-2003, 10:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Media Help!

Ok, im somewhat of a computer novice (ok, totally novice.)

Recently my computer has gone sort of haywire. all the media is real ****ty. particularily the video. most movies on my computer are now nothing but a green box... whats my problem?

it originated about a month ago. if anyone has any tips or somehwere they can point me to find out myself, thatd be beautiful. ive already read many faqs on the matter and nothing has helped so far.

maybe their are some default options i can reset? btw, im running Windows Media Player 7.1 on a W98 computer, with a pentium 1, possibly 2... im assuming most of my problem with ****ty performance is linked to those 3 factors

thanks for any help to a newbie.

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Old 09-30-2004, 12:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i thik ur computer is too slow. Are the movies high quality?
Do u know how fast ur computer is? how many MHz?

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Old 09-30-2004, 05:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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u using a DVD decoder card like the older systems used to need? may need to reinstall the drivers for it.
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Old 10-01-2004, 09:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Some things that generally help overall system performance:
-Virus scan
-Spyware/Adware Scan
-disk defrag
-deleting old useless files
-format the hard drive
-update drivers

the list goes on, but there's a few to get you started

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