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"dxva_sig" appearing on my desktop

By DonNagual ยท 45 replies
Nov 7, 2004
  1. RPSE

    RPSE TS Rookie


    Microsoft's fix applies to Windows Media Player 10. I still have AGP and Media Player 9.
    Whenever I play a Windows media video, a dxva_sig.txt is placed anywhere on the hd
    and the desktop too. I don't like Media Player 10 very much. One cannot uninstall it
    and restore Media Player 9. I wonder if it's the same with Media Player 11. I don't
    want to install it since I had to format the hd and reinstall XP last time.

    I checked my drivers and it seems to be wrong here :/

    wmp.dll - v.
    wmvcore.dll - v.
    Wmvdmod.dll - v.

    Note that I have Windows Media Player 9.
  2. JC_SE

    JC_SE TS Rookie Posts: 34


    It's RPSE with new username: JC_SE.
    I still have the same problem with the dxva_sig.txt
    and I haven't found a way to stop it. It's annoying
    and not useful at all. It seems like I have to install
    Windows Media Player 10 so I can use the fix...
  3. sultan_emerr

    sultan_emerr TS Rookie Posts: 61

  4. JC_SE

    JC_SE TS Rookie Posts: 34

  5. mattmin

    mattmin TS Rookie


    Thanks so much for posting that fix for this very annoying problem of dxva_sig.txt from appearing on my desktop!

    I looked over 100 forums until I came here and found your solution.

    Thanks so much!

    I have an ATI All in Wonder 9600 card and it worked liked a charm.

    I didn't have to do anything with my k-lite or win xp codecs, as they were solutions tht were posted before. The just failed to work, and the Defiler Pack also failed to work....

    The hack that was posted screwed up the functionality of my other players so I would advise everyone to use your solution as it is seamless and works well!

    Thanks again!

  6. mattmin

    mattmin TS Rookie

    You CAN Revert Back to WMP 9 Only If.....


    You can revert back to wmp 9 ONLY if you had System Restore ON and were running Win XP home or pro, you just merely would click on Help and then system restore and find the checkpoint restore that was created BEFORE you installed wmp 10. Be prepared however to re-install all the programs that were installed after the checkpoint that you have gone back to, as they will all have to be reinstalled.

    If you are getting conflicting .dlls that would indicate a registry problem due to trying to unistall and revert back with no checkpointers in place and you did so WITHOUT using system restore.

    Try going back and using system restore to restore back to wmp version 9.
    Again this will only work IF you had system restore on at the time you installed version 10, and it MUST BE ON NOW otherwise this will not work.

    I believe that you still may be able to get version 9 of wmp on your machine if you unistalled it completely.

    Here is a link with a program that costs $20 but claims to remove windows Media Player COMPLETELY.


    Also try here: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...indows+media+player+10+completely&btnG=Search

    Let me know if it works for you.

  7. JC_SE

    JC_SE TS Rookie Posts: 34

    dxva_sig - ty mattmin

    RPSE here, but I'm JC_SE now. Thanks mattmin :)

    I have wmp9 on XP Pro now and I don't want to install wmp10 again.
    System Restore was on the last time I had XP Home but it didn't help.
    Later I changed to XP Pro where I don't want to do the same mistake.
    I know how it works but wmp10 changes the whole system and that's
    why the System Restore is useless. I've read about it somewhere but
    I have to refresh my memory since it was a while ago.

    It's all because dxva_sig.txt. Yea, it seems like I have to install wmp10
    to be able to use the patch mentioned above. But if it doesn't help, I'm
    stuck with wmp10 "forever" and I don't really want that. dxva_sig.txt
    are still here and there but I will not pay to get rid of it. I was hoping
    there was a free fix or something to change in regedit. But since the
    wmp10 setup obviously is making some big changes to the system, it's
    not that easy. It has been like this since v.9 was released but I don't
    think I ever get used to dxva_sig.txt. It seems there's nothing for
    this and it makes it even more annoying :suspiciou

    But sooner or later we all have to update - and upgrade too...
    I'm curious about wmp11 but I'll wait a bit longer because it's
    still beta and I want to hear what they say about it.
  8. JC_SE

    JC_SE TS Rookie Posts: 34

    dxva_sig - hey

    Hey, there might be something anyway. I maybe didn't
    understand because I know the System Restore didn't
    work and I have no time to dig right now. So if you
    have similar problem, check out Mattmin's links.
  9. mattmin

    mattmin TS Rookie

    WMP 11 Sucks

    Dont even thing of that over bloated ap. wmp 11 is trouble! plus you hAVE to install a trial version of URGE Windows answer to Rhapsody....

    If you wish to remove that dxva_sig then you must do what I said and if not there are other fixes thru google that have you rename .dll files and they work for some but not for me.

    If you save an image file wmp 9 will always be ok to run as it is NOT dependant on future microsoft releases. I prefer real player or my own video card player, never needs an upgrade and NO HEADACHES!

    Realize all you music is TRACKED thru Real, Winamp, Roxio and WMP they match DRM files to check for PIRACY.
    I dont have pirated music but I don't need someone SNOOPING either at my music!

    It is much better to just make your default player the one that came with your video card, and if you don't have one, then
    I would just find another free player that doesnt use reporting.

    Try it!

  10. JC_SE

    JC_SE TS Rookie Posts: 34

    I'll try

    I'll try what you said when time but I have bigger problem with my
    computer right now and I would be happy of it runs a bit longer :)
    There's no problem with wmp 9 except there's no updates anymore and I've
    disabled everything you mentioned. Also I use the old mplayer2 v. 6.4 the
    most and I only play WMV movies in Wmp 9. dxva_sig.txt use to appear
    each time I play embedded or streaming Windows Media. Yea that's one
    reason to hate the WMV format. At least embedded/streaming. I could
    mention even more bad stuff about WMV, but it's not the topic.

    I've tried many other players but I've found that Media Player is the best
    for me. The only problem is actually the dxva_sig.txt and it seems like I
    have to get used to it. But I'll try what you said later. Thanks.​
  11. JC_SE

    JC_SE TS Rookie Posts: 34

    last post

    My last post wasn't correct and it's changed. I said I got problem with
    streaming Windows Media but it's about embedded movies the most. ​
  12. k_shailesh01

    k_shailesh01 TS Rookie

    hello friends
    while playing some videos dxva_sig appears and those videos r in green blue, red patches but when i play those videos in other players like power dvd, nero showtime its perfect. can anyone help me out of this.
    also some games r not played saying "invalid video mode"..
    plzzzzzzz give me solution...
  13. JC_SE

    JC_SE TS Rookie Posts: 34

    WMP 11 - no dxva_sig?

    I installed Windows Media Player 11 the other day.
    No dxva_sig (so far) but I still have some problem to view embedded videos.
    Might be the pop-up blocker or something...

    k_shailesh01, maybe you have to update Media Player too and maybe you have
    too old graphic card or graphic drivers? What is your OS and DirectX version?

  14. k_shailesh01

    k_shailesh01 TS Rookie

    i have newly taken my system. its an assembelled one. so i don't know what version of directX it is. tell me how to know it...
  15. JC_SE

    JC_SE TS Rookie Posts: 34

    Install the latest version and you will know :)
    Or click Start/Run and type dxdiag

    Install the latest drivers for your graphic card also.
    Then if something still is wrong... well let's see.

    What assembelled? I have XP Pro.
  16. CSpaR

    CSpaR TS Rookie

    Same issue

    I had the same issue. I ran the dxdiag that was posted and found that on tab 'Display' AGP Texture Acceleration was enabled. I disabled it, and my video now runs perfectly. No more dxva_sig text docs. Yeah!

    Luckily for me, this site was the fist place I found for an answer. Thanks guys! Gotta love the web.

    WinXP sp2
    Win MediaPlayer 9
    Ath 3700+
    PCI-E xt1950
  17. bikky

    bikky TS Rookie

    hi guys, i started getting this so found you on here.

    Running XP Pro SP2, MP11, all patched uptodate.

    Installed this machine 3 weeks ago for father inlaw to watch "at the races" streaming online.

    It worked fine till end of last week.

    When i re-visit the streaming video is pink, the sound is choppy, and the system hangs. Oh and theres the infamous file on the desktop.

    WTF happened to it?
  18. Dongk

    Dongk TS Rookie


    I got the same problem
  19. Mistoffeles

    Mistoffeles TS Rookie

    Easy fix

    Open Dxdiag (DirectX diagnostic utility) and go to the Display page, then disable AGP Texture Acceleration.
  20. edwk

    edwk TS Rookie

    what kind of anitivirus program do you have?
  21. Mistoffeles

    Mistoffeles TS Rookie

    This has nothing to do with a virus, it is a hardware issue.

    It happens when the AGP Texture Acceleration feature in DirectX is enabled on a system that does not have an AGP video card, for example any system built in the last couple of years (which all use either PCI-X or PCI-E).
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