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Old 11-14-2005, 01:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Up to say the last three months everything on my machine was running as it should be :-

then all off a sudden my machine will not play - dvds - avi's - mpegs - in fact any video related files - that is mpegs wont play in WMP9 or winamp - cant get power dvd to work

power dvd installs but upon runing hangs and then crashes the machine

dvdshrink the same

I recently purchased a new HDD as I thought that the HDD might be to blame and after a fresh install on win xp pro corporate sp2 - exactly the same

I am now at my wits end why all the above can not and are not working

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amd athlon 2400+
ge force 6600 gt
1gb ddr ram
1 x wd 80gb hdd (brand new)
1 x maxtor 40 gb hdd
raid card - hooked upto 3 x 200 gb wd hdds
sb audigy 4 pro
pioneer 110 (brand new)
lg dvd rom

windows xp pro corp sp 2

any help would be truly appreciated - many thnx
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Old 11-14-2005, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are these files you are trying to run associated to a program ?
ex: Do MPG's or AVI's have a program logo on the file ?
Or do they look unassociated.
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Old 11-14-2005, 02:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi

I can pop a dvd into the drive and machine crashes

try to watch an avi - same result

likewise with mpegs

they all to me appear to be unassociated

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yikes...
Ok lets do this :

Open a shell ( Example : My Documents or My Computer )
Go to : Tools/File Types
Look for MPG/AVI or whatever you need to play.
You will see "Opens With"
Choose the program you wish to play that file with.
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Old 11-14-2005, 02:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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tried that with no joy - as really limited as to the programs that will run them due to the fact that power dvd crashes when try to run

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This is a new Install of Windows ???
Do you have SP2 on the machine ?
Are you fully updated ?
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Old 11-14-2005, 02:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You may want to uninstall Power Dvd...
Check out the problems : http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...werDVD+crashes
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i havent loaded power dvd up on this occasion after new hard drive due to problems before

every program that i have installed

nero showtime
winamp
windows media player

crashes the machine when trying to play a dvd

at a loss this end

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Do you see any error Icons in your Device Manager ?
Have you updated all the drivers necessary after your New HDD installation ?
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Old 11-14-2005, 02:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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hi

no errors at all in device manager - as meticulous about that likewise with all drivers - all the very latest - someone that i know has suggested that it could be dust on the cpu fan as he had a similar problem

i recall this started upon intalling my new soundblaster audigy 4 pro card

cant seem to think that would be the rpoblem though

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