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Problem with video card in Vista Home Premium

shebajd1

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#1
I tried searching the forum to see if there was anyone with a similar problem. I couldn't find the exact issue, but if someone can point me in the right direction, it would be great!

I've recently started having problems running videos on my desktop running Vista home prem. My PC specs are:

eMachines T5234
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+ 2.10 GHz
1 GB memory
32-bit OS
NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 display adapter

Initially when I tried running a video in Windows Media Player 11, I received an error saying, "Windows Media Player cannot play the video because there is a problem with your video card". Thinking it was a problem with WMP, I downloaded RealPlayer, tried to run the video, and got the same error. Then based on information I found on this site, I downloaded the K-Lite Codec Pack_583. I installed that, but still can not run any videos.

In Advanced Tools, I also see a Performance Issue saying, "Adjust visual settings to improve performance....current settings might not result in the best computer performance." I haven't made any of the suggested changes; not sure if this has anything to do with not being able to play videos.

Can anyone help? Thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    eMachines T5234
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ 2.1GHz, 2x512KB L2 cache
    Memory
    1024MB 667MHz DDR2 dual-channel memory (2 × 512MB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 768 x 75 hertz
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD32 00AAJS-00VWA SCSI Disk Device
    Mouse
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    20M download, 5M upload
    Other Info
    Verizon FIOS
    ATAPI DVD A DH16A1P ATA Device
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#2
had you check on device manager if you have the right driver for the graphic card..
.. I will recommand you to uninstall the graphic card driver.. switch of your computer.. remove your graphic card.. then put it back
Check if there is any other graphic drivers install on your computer.. as you do not need to install to install the graphic card driver that is integrated in the motherboard.. if you did so.. this might be the problem

After checking all that, download or put the cd for the NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 graphic and reinstall..
 

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#3
Hey, there's a simple fix. Don't do anything and reinstall the video card driver. I too have a GeForce 6150 and almost any problem with it goes away on doing that. Try this before anything else.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP tx2001au Entertainment Notebook PC
    CPU
    AMD Turion TL-58 64x2, 1.9 GHz
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce 6150 Go (128 MB)
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi 150 GB
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591
Location
United States
#4
Can you play games? If so, then it is a codec error (games usually require more processing power than videos).
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hp pavillion a6110n
    CPU
    amd athlon 64 x2 live! 4400+
    Memory
    4 gigs 3.3 useable
    Graphics Card(s)
    Finally! SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 12
    Monitor(s) Displays
    generic pnp monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    7.2k rpm
    1 linux ubuntu partition
    1 vista partition
    1recovery partition
    1 windows 7 partition
    1linux swap partition
    PSU
    500W, antc earthwatts EA500
    Case
    normal black case
    Cooling
    fans
    Mouse
    logitech mouse (small to fit hand perfectly)
    Keyboard
    saitek cyborg gaming keyboard
    Internet Speed
    dsl
    Other Info
    2.3 ghz amd

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