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Old 12-09-2006
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Vista locks up if I play any WMV
Any wmv file at all will cause the entire system to lock up. Mouse pointer
stops responding and all. An AVI will play just fine. I have the latest
drivers for my video card (6600GT). Any idea what I can try?

Thanks,
John
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Old 12-09-2006
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Re: Vista locks up if I play any WMV
"JohnV@nn" <JohnV@nn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:39E90C37-2BF2-4074-AC7F-DFDA6C9724E6@microsoft.com...
> Any wmv file at all will cause the entire system to lock up. Mouse
> pointer
> stops responding and all. An AVI will play just fine. I have the latest
> drivers for my video card (6600GT). Any idea what I can try?


I had the same problem with my 6600GT when I downloaded drivers from
Nvidia's site to use with RC1. When I switched to RC2, I just used the
drivers which came with Vista, and everything plays fine.
Haven't tried RTM yet.

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Old 12-10-2006
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Re: Vista locks up if I play any WMV


"Roof Fiddler" wrote:

> "JohnV@nn" <JohnV@nn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:39E90C37-2BF2-4074-AC7F-DFDA6C9724E6@microsoft.com...
> > Any wmv file at all will cause the entire system to lock up. Mouse
> > pointer
> > stops responding and all. An AVI will play just fine. I have the latest
> > drivers for my video card (6600GT). Any idea what I can try?

>
> I had the same problem with my 6600GT when I downloaded drivers from
> Nvidia's site to use with RC1. When I switched to RC2, I just used the
> drivers which came with Vista, and everything plays fine.
> Haven't tried RTM yet.


Thanks for the reply. I have tried both the driver that comes with Vista
(RTM) and the driver from Nvidia, with the same result.

Is anyone else running Vista RTM on a 6600GT?
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Old 12-30-2006
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Re: Vista locks up if I play any WMV
I have the same problem with a 6200GT card. Very strange as it was fine for a
while then just shut everything down. I looked and there's no rollback
possible (grayed out) so I guess I'll try uninstalling and let Vista select
something...

Will let you know what I find out...

"JohnV@nn" wrote:

>
>
> "Roof Fiddler" wrote:
>
> > "JohnV@nn" <JohnV@nn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:39E90C37-2BF2-4074-AC7F-DFDA6C9724E6@microsoft.com...
> > > Any wmv file at all will cause the entire system to lock up. Mouse
> > > pointer
> > > stops responding and all. An AVI will play just fine. I have the latest
> > > drivers for my video card (6600GT). Any idea what I can try?

> >
> > I had the same problem with my 6600GT when I downloaded drivers from
> > Nvidia's site to use with RC1. When I switched to RC2, I just used the
> > drivers which came with Vista, and everything plays fine.
> > Haven't tried RTM yet.

>
> Thanks for the reply. I have tried both the driver that comes with Vista
> (RTM) and the driver from Nvidia, with the same result.
>
> Is anyone else running Vista RTM on a 6600GT?

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