Recently returned to XP after discovering Vista is still no better.
Installed everything as before - I dont run much on this pc - but cant open and/or play vidoe files of any format.
Everything starts to go haywire the second I begin to play an mpg or avi.
The cpu goes into melt down and really struggles. I may need codecs - but I cant even get an error message
Then the ghostly bit. The screen starts to flicker and goes into sleep. wakes up, back to sleep..... ariston and on and on...... and the only thing left to do is reboot
WMP 11 and Nero player both do exactly the same thing.
Video clips on websites run fine - just media downloaded.
Geeks - its over to you!