Alright so i just installed Windows XP, installed the lastest drivers for my video card, latest DirectX version, just about every possible codec there is, and have tryed multiple media players on the videos i have downloaded. I have always been able to download videos and such and play them in either VLC media player or BSPlayer or Winamp. no problem, but ever since i reinstalled operating system, and try to play a movie or a game my CPU usage jumps to 100%, the screen refresh rate drops considerably...and i can hear the movie but i cant see it, even movies i've been able to play in the past wont work, nither the games. It's so frustrating when i want to watch a movie but cannot becuase of this weird issue if there is anything that anyone can think of suggestions about drivers codecs or anything concerning visual media would be MUCH appriciated thanks!!!