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zebo

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First post, you have a great place here. I will try to make this as short as possible.
My video card was going out nvidia geforce 5220, replaced with a xfx geforce 6200. First time doing this. Installation was easy, but have had all kinds of problems with the drivers. Emailed XFX they got me to a driver that worked. All seemed fine, I do not play games, so did not test any. Videos from YouTube played fine. Tried to play a DVD, did not work, Mediaplayer and Realplayer will not work as well. One error message stated no DVD decoder is installed. Another one stated no software installed for my Dvd player. Realplayer and Mediaplayer both lock up when trying to use. I have to use the power button to escape the page. I am lost ,can you help ? Thanks


xp service pack 2
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Sorry to ask again, as I don't even now if this is the right place. I have spent many hours now trying to fix this, with no luck. I removed the windows mediaplayer and reinstalled it , player #10. I have downloaded several types of so called media players and removed them, as they did not work. Spent way to much time at microsoft looking for codecs. Still no dvd player. Anytime I try to use the windows mediaplayer it locks up and I have to reboot. Please help a computer ignorant person.
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Download and save the drivers for the video adapter, click download this version, not the latest beta version

http://www.filehippo..._forceware/?951

Use add / remove to uninstall the existing video adapter drivers

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot

Re-install the video adapter drivers

Start Tune Up, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor


If no change

You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to press the start button and keep tapping the delete key until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

You will need the XP product key to complete this

If you have audio / video files which are subject to DRM you should check with the provider for known issues with performing an XP repair install


XP Repair Install

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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Also to ensure compatible codecs download and install the k lite mega codec pack includes codecs for pretty much everything and media player classic which will also play pretty much everything.
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Thanks guys for the help.
Ok I got to down loading the mega pack and I got a error The following codec was detected broken VIDC MJPG
It also gave me this - DIRECT SHOW BROKEN missing required key --
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSD\40AF82004E6E-11D4-878D00C0F6B0D1A7

Is an easy fix, what can be done ? I am lost as a easter egg !! Help
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Read this thread for a fix:
http://www.geekstogo...de-t124697.html


Good luck with it!
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