Video killed the computer
August 31, 2005 3:14 PM Subscribe
Video crashes my computer after I bought a new video card. How do I fix it?
posted by daninnj to computers & internet (15 answers total)
I recently purchased a GeForce 6200 OC (256mb) from Best Buy two days ago. While many things run smooth (Google Earth works like a charm), any video player (realone, WMP, VLC) playing any video format crashes the computer. Windows Media Player says "Connecting" when trying to play a video and if I move the mouse, the pointer takes about five seconds to move. The computer moves slowly, and if I manage to exit WMP, everything turns back to normal after a few minutes. The video never shows up. The other players do the exact same thing.
I installed the drivers from the CD and the new drivers from nVidia's site and I have the same problem. I emailed BFG Tech and they said to reinstall Windows Media Player, but that didn't work. A new codec pack didn't work either.
HP Pavilion 552
Processor: AMD Athlon 2000+ (1.66Ghz)
Driver: 126.96.36.199 (but I tried the latest also: 188.8.131.52)
OS: Windows XP Home SP2 with the current updates