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I have a problem with win xp pro. I have a video card with tv output that I was using to watch movies from my computer on my tv. Everything was working fine until about a week ago. Now, when I try to watch movies on my tv using my computer and tv output card all I see is a black screen where the movie should be playing. The desktop and all my other programs are still viewable on my tv, just not any movies. I tried to install a codec pack, but when I try to install it I get a windows file protection error. It tells me to insert my windows cd and when I do, it REFUSES to copy the files it needs. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Can you view the movies on your computer screen?
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Can you view the movies on your computer screen?

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Yeah, I can see them just fine on the computer screen, but not on the tv...there is just a black box on the tv where the movie would normally play. This really has me confused. I bought the computer used with xp pro on it, and am wondering if it is a bad copy of windows or something. I am totally lost at this point.
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That is very strange. Have you tried updating your video driver?
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That is very strange. Have you tried updating your video driver?

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Yes, I have the current NVIDIA GFORCE4 TV OUT video driver installed...my main concern is why it can't get passed the windows protected files and why it won't let me update them.
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I tried to install a codec pack, but when I try to install it I get a windows file protection error. It tells me to insert my windows cd and when I do, it REFUSES to copy the files it needs.

This is pretty common when you've installed a service pack. The files needed are no longer the correct version on the CD.

See this article on creating an XP setup CD with SP2 included, or "slipstreamed".
http://www.winsupers..._slipstream.asp
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This is pretty common when you've installed a service pack. The files needed are no longer the correct version on the CD.

See this article on creating an XP setup CD with SP2 included, or "slipstreamed".
http://www.winsupers..._slipstream.asp

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Thank you. I think this will help to solve my problem...it looks to be just what I need to fix the windows file protection error anyway. Thank you very much for all the help and info. It was greatly appreciated.

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Thank you.  I think this will help to solve my problem...it looks to be just what I need to fix the windows file protection error anyway.  Thank you very much for all the help and info.  It was greatly appreciated.

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Well, I went to that link you posted about slipstreaming and followed the directions, but was unable to get the sp2 service pack to slipstream into the directory I made for my xp from my cd....it kept showing me a help dialogue box...I will continue trying, and any help you could give me would be appreciated. Thanks again
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See if you find this tutorial easier:
http://www.informati...icleID=47212312
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I finally found a site that helped me with the error I was getting. That much is fixed. Now I am able to view a few movies on my tv screen and moniter at the same time, while other movies are still a black screen on my tv and work fine on the moniter....who knows? Bill Gates has to make things complicated...lol.
Thanks for the help
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So how did you fix it? Your resolution may help others having the same problem.
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All I did was follow the directions in the tutorial in the link you posted, and used that cd to TOTALLY UPDATE, not a fresh install, but updated win xp pro over the top of the existing win xp pro...same directory and all. After that was done I installed ACE MEGA CODEC pack. In the codec pack it gives you an option to do a custom install which is what I did. I did NOT install the elecard codec as I was told that could be part of the problem with movies not showing up on the tv screen. Once the codec pack was installed I opened up the program I use to view movies on my tv screen and it worked with some movies, but not others. It looks like I am at least one step closer to finding a solution.
Once again, thank you for all your help.
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