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all media players wont play all freeze and processes goes 100%

By jackbauer ยท 12 replies
Jun 29, 2005
  1. just installed geforce 6600 gt and reformatted pc when ive come to using pc all is fine i can play battlefield 2 fine and go online with no problems but if i want to view a video clip on or offline like a movie trailer even before it starts to buffer it always freezes locking pages banging processes up to 100% i then more then likely have to restart machine as it takes to long to try and wait for it to move cant even move mouse cursor properly its never done it before are there some settings im missing . ive never come across this before always been able to view videos and trailers please can someone help as i really got no idea what to do next ive got media player 10 quicktime and real all lock up the same done scans for spyware and virus's none to be found just put all on yesterday tried updates but still does the same ........please help thanks guys .......................nathanm965@aol.com
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Next time when you post, please use punctuation! It's almost unreadable.

    Did you get the latest drivers for that card, and after Windows, did you install the motherboard-drivers from the CD?
  3. jackbauer

    jackbauer TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Thanks for the reply.We definately installed card drivers that was my main worry with the game i was playing, i will check about the mother board drivers but im sure my mate put them on, i will let you know

    thanks again
  4. k3nny21

    k3nny21 TS Rookie

    Videos freezing system too...

    Hey I was surfing around trying to find out exactly what happened to my computer, I thought originally it was a virus but it doesn't look that way b/c I have just done a complete format and deleted pretty much all files I've gotten since this problem started. I'm running a BFG 6600 OC AGP on an AMD 3000+ w/ an ASUS A7N8X-E mobo, just upgraded my vid card and I can't open up any video files at all. Whenever any video file is opened by comp goes to 95%+ usage and whichever prog is running it uses that amount of my system resources. Really annoying, anyone have any patches, fixes, HELP?
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,103   +422

    Try uninstalling your current graphics card drivers and installing the older but more stable 71.89 driver.
  6. jackbauer

    jackbauer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I had to do a reformat, and found that i needed to flash my bios with settings for my graphics card as i couldnt change anything on there .thats all i can think it was. I have the 6600 oc gt and there was a special flash file i needed to use . once windows back on everything was fine, but was very annoying
  7. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Glad you got it all straightened away. Sometimes it's not the simplest thing to get your computer working. Glad you stuck with it and figured it out.

    If you have any other questions feel free to post back here in a new thread.

    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
  8. k3nny21

    k3nny21 TS Rookie


    I got a response back from a BFG tech guy.
    In case anyone else has this problem I'm going to paste the email.
    Thank you for your request. If the options are available and you are familiar with the bios. Try disabling AGP fast writes, and set the AGP apeture to half the total system ram.

    This appears like it may still be driver related. I would recommend visiting www.drivercleaner.net . Download the Driver Cleaner program installation file to a familiar spot on the system (where you will recall). Install it after downloading it. Also visit www.nvidia.com and download the latest drivers if you don't have them. It's important to verify that you are installing the latest driver as newer drivers resolve issues.

    Before proceeding it is usually best to make sure that you have the latest chipset drivers for your motherboard installed. In most cases an AGP 'mini-port' driver that the video card drivers need to work correctly, and is typically found on the chipset manufacturers web site. (Intel chipset: www.intel.com - nForce chipset: www.nvidia.com - VIA at www.viaarena.com - SiS chipset: www.sis.com - ALi chipset: www.ali.com - AMD chipset: www.amd.com)

    Uninstall all display drivers from 'Add/Remove Programs' in 'Control Panel'. You will be prompted to reboot. Cancel the 'New Hardware...' and run the Driver Cleaner program following their instructions. Reboot and cancel the 'New Hardware...' again. Disable any virus software, SpyWare checkers or script blockers running on the machine (as they interfere with driver installations). Then install the latest drivers following the defaults.

    Eric V @ BFG Technical Support

    + thanks Mailpup for the tip on using the 71.89 driver that was the final thing I did and now I can finally watch my TV shows

  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,103   +422

    You're very welcome and thanks for posting back with your followup.
  10. k3nny21

    k3nny21 TS Rookie

    BFG messed up?

    Damn, just got another email from BFG tech.

    Apparently everything about removing the drivers and updating the BIOS is all BS, you simply need an older Nvidia driver cause the new ones have bugs in them.
    Thank you for your request.
    I apologize for the previous tech, the video freezing issue is directly
    related to the 77.72 drivers, and it is a known issue.
    Actually, the driver you're really going to want is the 66.93 driver,
    available at nvidia.com. This is going to provide the best, and most stable
    Please let us know if there is anything else we can do.

    James E @ BFG Technical Support

    Oh well, either way my problem is fixed. LoL
  11. LesterofPups

    LesterofPups TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Quick Time with the 6600gt (new drivers) workaround

    I've the same problem with my BFG 6600gt oc. Quicktime worked the best, it would play back, but only in a small window, resizing would freeze everything up. I eventually found this to work:

    Edit > Preferences > Quicktime preferences > Video Settings > Safe Mode

    Think I'll try that 66.93 driver though
  12. DarkSensi

    DarkSensi TS Rookie

    Video Card Problems

    I just installed a Geforce 6200 and I am having similar problems as JackBauer.. When I attempt to play any videos the media player just freezes and takes 100% cpu usage.. Everything works fine when I put the old video card back in, but no luck with the new one.. Didn't quite understand what Jackbauer said he did to fix it. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it
  13. cjb0511

    cjb0511 TS Rookie

    I think I am having the same problem as you guys but I am using an ATI AIW 9700pro. My computer completely locks up as soon as it tries to play any kind of video (DVD, .wmv, .mpeg, etc.) Reformatting does not work as the problem just comes right back, even when using older video card drivers. This thread has the full story.


    The only thing that is nvidia on my computer is my nforce2 motherboard chipset which I have not messed with at all when the problems started happening. In fact I dont remember messing with anything when the problems started happening.

    Any help would be great. Thanks.
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