Windows Vista Slideshow Not Working

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ATrain

I just bought my new laptop came pre-installed with Vista Premium Home.
Tried using the slideshow feature from windows explorer, photo gallery, and
screen saver and I get nothing. I browse to a folder containing pics I want
to view and click the slideshow button, the screen fades out to black, it
shows a loader image that says "loading" goes black again and just stays
black. I checked my computer stats and it has a rating of 3.0, which I
understand is adequate for using this feature, so I don't know what the
problem is. Browsed numerous other discussions and can't find answers.
Computer has dual core, 1.0gb ram, and 512mb video.
 

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mikeyhsd

hop many pictures are in the folder.
if quite a few it takes a bit to set them up.
move a couple to a different folder and try from that folder with less pictures.
that's what I found anyway.

[email protected]@sport.rr.com

"ATrain" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
I just bought my new laptop came pre-installed with Vista Premium Home.
Tried using the slideshow feature from windows explorer, photo gallery, and
screen saver and I get nothing. I browse to a folder containing pics I want
to view and click the slideshow button, the screen fades out to black, it
shows a loader image that says "loading" goes black again and just stays
black. I checked my computer stats and it has a rating of 3.0, which I
understand is adequate for using this feature, so I don't know what the
problem is. Browsed numerous other discussions and can't find answers.
Computer has dual core, 1.0gb ram, and 512mb video.
 

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Stephan Rose

mikeyhsd wrote:

> hop many pictures are in the folder.
> if quite a few it takes a bit to set them up.
> move a couple to a different folder and try from that folder with less
> pictures. that's what I found anyway.


The number of pictures influences the slide show startup time??

Now that's pathetic. :)

Don't tell me they actually pre-load all images into memory..

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Jan Hyde

Stephan Rose <[email protected]>'s wild thoughts were
released on Wed, 28 Feb 2007 02:35:59 +0100 bearing the
following fruit:

>mikeyhsd wrote:
>
>> hop many pictures are in the folder.
>> if quite a few it takes a bit to set them up.
>> move a couple to a different folder and try from that folder with less
>> pictures. that's what I found anyway.

>
>The number of pictures influences the slide show startup time??
>
>Now that's pathetic. :)
>
>Don't tell me they actually pre-load all images into memory..


At home I have loads of pictures and no slow down at all.
(Vista installed by me)

At work (much higher spec, better graphics card -
preinstalled vista) with the pictures that come with vista
it's slow and I get black screens too.

So I doubt it's the number of pictures.
 

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mikeyhsd

probably because they are checking and verifying each pictures before allowing it to be seen.
as I said it made a difference on mine.
after I found that with a few pictures it worked, I was patient and waited for it to catalogue over 200 and it worked.
only had to do it one time.

[email protected]@sport.rr.com

"Stephan Rose" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
mikeyhsd wrote:

> hop many pictures are in the folder.
> if quite a few it takes a bit to set them up.
> move a couple to a different folder and try from that folder with less
> pictures. that's what I found anyway.


The number of pictures influences the slide show startup time??

Now that's pathetic. :)

Don't tell me they actually pre-load all images into memory..

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Lucvdv

Stephan Rose wrote:
> mikeyhsd wrote:
>
> > hop many pictures are in the folder.
> > if quite a few it takes a bit to set them up.
> > move a couple to a different folder and try from that folder with less
> > pictures. that's what I found anyway.

>
> The number of pictures influences the slide show startup time??
>
> Now that's pathetic. :)
>
> Don't tell me they actually pre-load all images into memory..


If explorer is set to icon view, they create thumbnails when you first
visit a folder. Maybe that's causing too much load on some systems?

OTOH, I couldn't repeat it, not even in a folder with 300+ pictures on
an USB disk (picked because it's slower than my main harddisk).
 

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Stephan Rose

Lucvdv wrote:

> Stephan Rose wrote:
>> mikeyhsd wrote:
>>
>> > hop many pictures are in the folder.
>> > if quite a few it takes a bit to set them up.
>> > move a couple to a different folder and try from that folder with less
>> > pictures. that's what I found anyway.

>>
>> The number of pictures influences the slide show startup time??
>>
>> Now that's pathetic. :)
>>
>> Don't tell me they actually pre-load all images into memory..

>
> If explorer is set to icon view, they create thumbnails when you first
> visit a folder. Maybe that's causing too much load on some systems?


Most likely but that's kind of a bad away to go about it. They shouldn't be
creating thumbnails for every image in the folder. Only for the ones that
can actually be seen. At that point in time, you could have a million
pictures in there and it wouldn't make a difference.

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hexaae

The other day it stopped working for me too. But only pressing 'Slideshow'
button in the explorer directory view doesn't work now (nothing happens, just
the busy pointer for a pair of seconds and WPG.exe isn't even started), using
the WPG program alone everything works fine though. I have Win Vista HB, and
'till yesterday the slideshow did work fine.
How can I reset the button to work properly? Someone knows how to fix the
Registry (if needed)?

"ATrain" wrote:

> I just bought my new laptop came pre-installed with Vista Premium Home.
> Tried using the slideshow feature from windows explorer, photo gallery, and
> screen saver and I get nothing. I browse to a folder containing pics I want
> to view and click the slideshow button, the screen fades out to black, it
> shows a loader image that says "loading" goes black again and just stays
> black. I checked my computer stats and it has a rating of 3.0, which I
> understand is adequate for using this feature, so I don't know what the
> problem is. Browsed numerous other discussions and can't find answers.
> Computer has dual core, 1.0gb ram, and 512mb video.
 

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Guest

Type the following in Start Run

Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoVoyager.dll"
Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoAcq.dll"
Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoViewer.dll"
Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoCinematic.dll"
Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoClassic.dll"

"hexaae" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> The other day it stopped working for me too. But only pressing 'Slideshow'
> button in the explorer directory view doesn't work now (nothing happens,
> just
> the busy pointer for a pair of seconds and WPG.exe isn't even started),
> using
> the WPG program alone everything works fine though. I have Win Vista HB,
> and
> 'till yesterday the slideshow did work fine.
> How can I reset the button to work properly? Someone knows how to fix the
> Registry (if needed)?
>
> "ATrain" wrote:
>
>> I just bought my new laptop came pre-installed with Vista Premium Home.
>> Tried using the slideshow feature from windows explorer, photo gallery,
>> and
>> screen saver and I get nothing. I browse to a folder containing pics I
>> want
>> to view and click the slideshow button, the screen fades out to black, it
>> shows a loader image that says "loading" goes black again and just stays
>> black. I checked my computer stats and it has a rating of 3.0, which I
>> understand is adequate for using this feature, so I don't know what the
>> problem is. Browsed numerous other discussions and can't find answers.
>> Computer has dual core, 1.0gb ram, and 512mb video.
 

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Ramesh, MS-MVP

David,
Answered a similar post in music_pictures_video forum, and it turned out to be the good old shell extension problem.

news://msnews.microsoft.com/[email protected]

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Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


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Type the following in Start Run

Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoVoyager.dll"
Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoAcq.dll"
Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoViewer.dll"
Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoCinematic.dll"
Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoClassic.dll"

"hexaae" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> The other day it stopped working for me too. But only pressing 'Slideshow'
> button in the explorer directory view doesn't work now (nothing happens,
> just
> the busy pointer for a pair of seconds and WPG.exe isn't even started),
> using
> the WPG program alone everything works fine though. I have Win Vista HB,
> and
> 'till yesterday the slideshow did work fine.
> How can I reset the button to work properly? Someone knows how to fix the
> Registry (if needed)?
>
> "ATrain" wrote:
>
>> I just bought my new laptop came pre-installed with Vista Premium Home.
>> Tried using the slideshow feature from windows explorer, photo gallery,
>> and
>> screen saver and I get nothing. I browse to a folder containing pics I
>> want
>> to view and click the slideshow button, the screen fades out to black, it
>> shows a loader image that says "loading" goes black again and just stays
>> black. I checked my computer stats and it has a rating of 3.0, which I
>> understand is adequate for using this feature, so I don't know what the
>> problem is. Browsed numerous other discussions and can't find answers.
>> Computer has dual core, 1.0gb ram, and 512mb video.
 

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hexaae

Doesn't work. :(
The 'Slideshow' button still does nothing except busy pointer for a few
secs...


"." wrote:

> Type the following in Start Run
>
> Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoVoyager.dll"
> Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoAcq.dll"
> Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoViewer.dll"
> Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoCinematic.dll"
> Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoClassic.dll"
>
> "hexaae" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > The other day it stopped working for me too. But only pressing 'Slideshow'
> > button in the explorer directory view doesn't work now (nothing happens,
> > just
> > the busy pointer for a pair of seconds and WPG.exe isn't even started),
> > using
> > the WPG program alone everything works fine though. I have Win Vista HB,
> > and
> > 'till yesterday the slideshow did work fine.
> > How can I reset the button to work properly? Someone knows how to fix the
> > Registry (if needed)?
> >
> > "ATrain" wrote:
> >
> >> I just bought my new laptop came pre-installed with Vista Premium Home.
> >> Tried using the slideshow feature from windows explorer, photo gallery,
> >> and
> >> screen saver and I get nothing. I browse to a folder containing pics I
> >> want
> >> to view and click the slideshow button, the screen fades out to black, it
> >> shows a loader image that says "loading" goes black again and just stays
> >> black. I checked my computer stats and it has a rating of 3.0, which I
> >> understand is adequate for using this feature, so I don't know what the
> >> problem is. Browsed numerous other discussions and can't find answers.
> >> Computer has dual core, 1.0gb ram, and 512mb video.

>
>
 

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hello

New Member
could it possibly be a software problem? My slideshow stopped working (with the same deal - blank screen and error message) every time i installed aim 6. I tested it out 3 times cos i didn't believe it, using system restore each time to the point before installation.


Doesn't work. :(
The 'Slideshow' button still does nothing except busy pointer for a few
secs...


"." wrote:

> Type the following in Start Run
>
> Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoVoyager.dll"
> Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoAcq.dll"
> Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoViewer.dll"
> Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoCinematic.dll"
> Regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoClassic.dll"
>
> "hexaae" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > The other day it stopped working for me too. But only pressing 'Slideshow'
> > button in the explorer directory view doesn't work now (nothing happens,
> > just
> > the busy pointer for a pair of seconds and WPG.exe isn't even started),
> > using
> > the WPG program alone everything works fine though. I have Win Vista HB,
> > and
> > 'till yesterday the slideshow did work fine.
> > How can I reset the button to work properly? Someone knows how to fix the
> > Registry (if needed)?
> >
> > "ATrain" wrote:
> >
> >> I just bought my new laptop came pre-installed with Vista Premium Home.
> >> Tried using the slideshow feature from windows explorer, photo gallery,
> >> and
> >> screen saver and I get nothing. I browse to a folder containing pics I
> >> want
> >> to view and click the slideshow button, the screen fades out to black, it
> >> shows a loader image that says "loading" goes black again and just stays
> >> black. I checked my computer stats and it has a rating of 3.0, which I
> >> understand is adequate for using this feature, so I don't know what the
> >> problem is. Browsed numerous other discussions and can't find answers.
> >> Computer has dual core, 1.0gb ram, and 512mb video.

>
>
 

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