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Old 04-01-2004, 08:34 PM   #21
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You installed drivers for the vid card right? Turn on the system monitor/task man when you're trying a vid.
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Old 04-01-2004, 08:37 PM   #22
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Um, yeah. I have correctly installed all the drivers. Tried old drivers and updated drivers. No luck.
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Tried watching task manager while a vid is running, dodn't learn anything except Quicktime takes more CPU than WMP.

Maybe my computer just can't handle the powerful 3800 exhaust?
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The only thing I can recommend to see if it is SOFTWARE related is to reinstall a different OS on the same system and see if it happens.

My guess is it might be a hardware problem. Bad memory addressing or a bad memory module. I don't know if the video card would be causing it.

In rare occations, the memory can be screwy. I would try a different OS just for kicks.

You can do a dual boot, you just need to split your partition.
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The OS is the only thing that has not been changed since the problem appeared. That is why I suspect it.
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Do you have a copy of XP laying around to try?
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I will soon.
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Just make a backup of your files just in case something happens.

Have you ever dual booted before?
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Seen it done. But refresh me.
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If you have another HD to add to your PC then its easy. Just install XP on the slave HD in NTFS. Then you can edit the boot.ini file in Win2k and add this to the file:

multi(0)disk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="WinXP"


If not, then you need to find a copy of Partition Magic and safely resize your main partition.

Then you install XP on the new partition and do this to boot.ini:

multi(0)disk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="WinXP"
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