• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

no picture on WMC or other players

Messages
24
Location
NJ
#1
I did a number of things all at once and now I've got a problem with video. Tried to add 2 x 2GB OCZ Reapers to my existing 2 sticks (bought 'em used from another forum) and problems developed - couldn't boot up, wouldn't recognize all four sticks, etc.

After much testing it has come down to this - either one stick or one slot is bad. With four sticks in it wouldn't boot. Take out the suspected problem stick from the suspected problem slot and it runs fine - only now with 6GB. I need to play around just a bit more to figure out if it is the slot or the stick that's the problem.

Now to the real problem - I get no picture when playing movies or TV shows from memory on any media player (WMC, VLC, Divx, Realplayer, etc.) Also no pic in WMC for live TV (via hauppauge card). Sound works great, but no video at all.

I had been running Nvidia 260-something and finally updated to 266.58 (which EVGA says is latest for my hardware, which is 2 x EVGA GTX 260/216s in SLI). No video. DLed 270.51 from 3dGuru and same issue.

I probably need to run driver sweeper and try reinstalling a lower driver number, but has anyone had this issue before?




Recently updated
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Q9550
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i
    Memory
    3 x 2GB OCZ Reaper PC8500 (1066)
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x EVGA 260/216
    Sound Card
    NA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 241
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500GB WD; 1 x 1TB WD
    PSU
    Corsair 750TX
    Case
    Thermaltake Armor
    Cooling
    Zalman 9700
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    Saitek Eclipse

kesume

Vista Guru
Messages
1,316
Location
Lake District, England
#2
Last edited:

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard SR5019UK
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 processor 3800 + 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra)
    Memory
    2.50GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" LCD Monitor
    Hard Drives
    160 Gb Usable Hard Drive
    Other Info
    HP G56 Laptop Win 7 64bit. 4Gb Ram DDR2's. Hitachi 450Gb Hard Drive. Pentium(R) Duel-Core CPU.

americancritic

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Messages
1,554
Location
Arizona
#3
Hello

On the memtest be sure to do it for a least 8 passes...lol
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    a6530f Desktop
    CPU
    HP-PAVILION
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra3)
    Memory
    8 Gigs of Ram/DDR2 PC2-6400 MB/sec
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Sound Card
    Intergrated Realtex ALC888S Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG W40 series widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    1 640 GB Sata transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec speed: 7200 RPM
    PSU
    300W
    Case
    Mid-Size ATX
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
    Keyboard
    HP Multimedia Keyboard
    Other Info
    Processor: AMD Phenom X3 8450 Operating speed: Up to 2.1 GHz, Number of cores: 3, Socket: AM2+, Bus speed: 3600 MHz HT3 (clocked down to 2000 MHz)

    Modem: 56K WinModem/

    Supermulti: 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X Ram (+/-)R DL Lightscribe SATA Drive

    Menory Card Reader: 15-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader

    Media Drive

kesume

Vista Guru
Messages
1,316
Location
Lake District, England
#4
Excellent point amaricancritic.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard SR5019UK
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 processor 3800 + 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra)
    Memory
    2.50GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" LCD Monitor
    Hard Drives
    160 Gb Usable Hard Drive
    Other Info
    HP G56 Laptop Win 7 64bit. 4Gb Ram DDR2's. Hitachi 450Gb Hard Drive. Pentium(R) Duel-Core CPU.
Messages
24
Location
NJ
#5
It really is two issues I need help with. I think the RAM problem is temporarily solved. I'm really looking for help now on the video issue. I haven't had time to boot into safe mode, run driver sweeper, and then reinstall the video drivers, but before I do all that has anyone any suggestions on the video problem?

I'm also having trouble with Firefox and IE. Both programs would open, but nothing would show in either window - just the background wouild show through. I've removed the IE9 update and completely removed Firefox from the PC, but haven't yet restarted or reinstalled the IE9 update. Chrome works just fine. Wondering if these issues might be related to the video problem as well.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Q9550
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i
    Memory
    3 x 2GB OCZ Reaper PC8500 (1066)
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x EVGA 260/216
    Sound Card
    NA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 241
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500GB WD; 1 x 1TB WD
    PSU
    Corsair 750TX
    Case
    Thermaltake Armor
    Cooling
    Zalman 9700
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    Saitek Eclipse

kesume

Vista Guru
Messages
1,316
Location
Lake District, England
#6
It might very well be. What's different about chrome?
That I personally don't have so cannot say.
The video problem may be the drivers?
I hand it to others who may have Firefox & chrome to comment.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard SR5019UK
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 processor 3800 + 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra)
    Memory
    2.50GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" LCD Monitor
    Hard Drives
    160 Gb Usable Hard Drive
    Other Info
    HP G56 Laptop Win 7 64bit. 4Gb Ram DDR2's. Hitachi 450Gb Hard Drive. Pentium(R) Duel-Core CPU.

americancritic

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Messages
1,554
Location
Arizona
#7
Hello Kesume I knew you were really really busy when you posted this and I knew you just probable forgot to add it in, but nice Job...



americancritic
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    a6530f Desktop
    CPU
    HP-PAVILION
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra3)
    Memory
    8 Gigs of Ram/DDR2 PC2-6400 MB/sec
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Sound Card
    Intergrated Realtex ALC888S Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG W40 series widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    1 640 GB Sata transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec speed: 7200 RPM
    PSU
    300W
    Case
    Mid-Size ATX
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
    Keyboard
    HP Multimedia Keyboard
    Other Info
    Processor: AMD Phenom X3 8450 Operating speed: Up to 2.1 GHz, Number of cores: 3, Socket: AM2+, Bus speed: 3600 MHz HT3 (clocked down to 2000 MHz)

    Modem: 56K WinModem/

    Supermulti: 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X Ram (+/-)R DL Lightscribe SATA Drive

    Menory Card Reader: 15-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader

    Media Drive

kesume

Vista Guru
Messages
1,316
Location
Lake District, England
#8
americancritic,
Indeed I was.
I thank you.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard SR5019UK
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 processor 3800 + 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra)
    Memory
    2.50GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" LCD Monitor
    Hard Drives
    160 Gb Usable Hard Drive
    Other Info
    HP G56 Laptop Win 7 64bit. 4Gb Ram DDR2's. Hitachi 450Gb Hard Drive. Pentium(R) Duel-Core CPU.
Messages
24
Location
NJ
#9
Not so worried about the RAM, as 3 sticks are working fine now. Most concerning is the lack of picture on any media player. I get a black screen (audio is fine) for all media players except WMC, which does work in full-screen only. I was able to get FF and IE9 working by disabling hardware acceleration, but I can't get any media players to work correctly.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Q9550
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i
    Memory
    3 x 2GB OCZ Reaper PC8500 (1066)
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x EVGA 260/216
    Sound Card
    NA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 241
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500GB WD; 1 x 1TB WD
    PSU
    Corsair 750TX
    Case
    Thermaltake Armor
    Cooling
    Zalman 9700
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    Saitek Eclipse
Messages
24
Location
NJ
#10
VLC has been fixed! The good folks at the VLC forums suggested checking my Video Output Module - had to reset it to DirectX (direct draw), which is the default, and now it works like it should. WMC is still only showing videos in full screen mode.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Q9550
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i
    Memory
    3 x 2GB OCZ Reaper PC8500 (1066)
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x EVGA 260/216
    Sound Card
    NA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 241
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500GB WD; 1 x 1TB WD
    PSU
    Corsair 750TX
    Case
    Thermaltake Armor
    Cooling
    Zalman 9700
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    Saitek Eclipse

kesume

Vista Guru
Messages
1,316
Location
Lake District, England
#11
Happy you got VLC back to what you wanted.
As for WMC, in full screen I"m sure you've tried everything, from check '> switching from full-screen to windowed mode'.
Where as you will know in WMC,you are able then to manually control the re-sizing.
Or checking the resolution maybe?
Do let us know your progress.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard SR5019UK
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 processor 3800 + 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra)
    Memory
    2.50GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" LCD Monitor
    Hard Drives
    160 Gb Usable Hard Drive
    Other Info
    HP G56 Laptop Win 7 64bit. 4Gb Ram DDR2's. Hitachi 450Gb Hard Drive. Pentium(R) Duel-Core CPU.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 1, Guests: 0)