Sorry but I get the impression you know how to get around a PC and have
pretty set idea of what's wrong and no amount of advice will convince
you. yet you expect us to answer a problem on not really enough
technical information from yourself.
I can only give a gut feeling from the informatiion you have given but
I suspect that since you are dual booting/Virtual PC between XP and
Vista it's possible, and I don;t know exactly how you have set things
up, your Vista is running XP codecs if that latter were installed last.
You can check which codecs you are running easily enough but don't go
installing heaps of codec packs willy nilly!
Also, you are running a standard definition DVD on a HD monitor. It's
possible XP is doing a better job at upscaling the video but again...I
have no idead what you have or have not installed on your PC.
I'm sure you have a decent enough reason why you want to run two
Operating Systems but my Vista 64 bit has run lots of my old programs
with no problems.
> > "Paul" <this@xxxxxx> wrote in message> > >
> > > news:%23Cab$FGaJHA.5440@xxxxxx> > > > >
> > > >> nvidia 8800gts with 177.79. Various vendor tech support people told
> > > me
> > > >> that
> > > >> the very latest driver would not be appropriate or required for my
> > > card.> > > >
> > >
> > > Cool - if you trust their expertise then you should follow up
> > with them on
> > > this and see what they have to say. =\ > >
> There is no basis for trusting any tech support. They tend to read
> Without a schematic for the electronics, data sheets on all the
> parts, full
> source code for windows and the drivers you don't have anything
> reliable to
> go on. No technical documentation of details is available from any
> so we are all just making guesses about what's inside the black box.
> situation is so complex now that I don't think there are even 10
> people in
> the world qualified to give a truly informed opinion. Tech support is
> oriented to getting rid of you and moving on to the next call.
> > > >
> > >> > > > >
> > > >> Way too often consumers are told -update your video driver-
> > > >> with no technical justification whatsoever.> > > >
> > >
> > > Absolutely. But it is a pretty useful test to isolate out
> > possible failure
> > > points. =) > >
> Many times installing new drivers damages the OS installation,
> the user, and doesn't fix anything, especially if the problem is
> 'by-design'. However getting a straight answer on what 'design' is is
> practically impossible. The uninstallers for windows video drivers
> generally a disgrace as well.
Windows Vista Home Premium x64 + SP1
ASUS P5K MB
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4GHz
4GB RAM (DDR2)
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
Realtek HD onboard sound