Out of the blue one day I am not able to play any videos (any format - wmv, avi, mpeg, doesn't matter) whilst having any version of drivers installed. It will begin to attempt to play the video, and then my PC will freeze up and then reboot.
I have uninstalled my video drivers (leaving the Windows default generic drivers at work, I suppose) and I was able to play any video (any format) I wanted. I have also downgraded from Forceware 81.85 to 78.01, but to no avail -- I receive the same problem. From then I downgraded one at a time down the line even further than 78.01 in the drivers archive, but it doesn't help.
Also, I have realized that if I go to Display Properties> Settings> Advanced> Troubleshoot and slide the hardware acceleration all the way to the left (off), I can view videos. I've tried playing the videos with hardware acceleration all the way up with both Write Combining on and off, both of which don't solve the problem.
So, I can only view videos if a)I have no drivers installed or b)Hardware Acceleration is disabled. And as we all know, it's hard to get any photo/movie editing done with these settings (as well as gaming ).
Please note that I can play any video game that I want (so long as hardware acceleration is at max). World of Warcraft, Guild Wars, Battlefield II, you name it. Just throwing this in there to help narrow down my problem.
I would appreciate any help you could provide. Please, and thank you.
PS. To those who may have read my thread about a previous problem where a new PSU solved it, the new one I got is 520w, whereas my old was only 350 and I was able to do all these things with it. I have also tried switching my power supply with another working one but to no avail, so I don't think this has anything to do with it.
Edited by spyderxz7, 08 November 2005 - 03:41 PM.