...Installed the newest DirectX 9.0c? See the link below:
DirectX 9.0c End-User Runtime
Have you installed the NEWEST drivers for your NVidia card? See the link below:
GEForce Driver Download Site
Have you tried turning back the "Hardware Acceleration" a little?
Click on Start-Settings-Control Panel-Display icon. When that loads, click on the "Settings" tab, then the "Advanced" button, then the "Troubleshooting" tab. Move the "Hardware Acceleration" tab one or two notches below "Full".
Hope this helps.
Ok. Could use some insight here. Just built the wife a new PC. Main board is VIA KT40A-ANH using a 1.8 Duron procesor. Video Card is Nvida GeForce FX5200. 256 Ram, Win2000 Pro.
The problem I was initially having was that everytime I tried to install a program off CD that had an interactive menu or AVI demo the system would should down a few moments after the video/motion started. I soon discovered this was not limited to CD's. The same happens if I copy the program to disk and run it. I tried using the diagnostics function of my System Suite Utility. All hardware tests pass until I hit the multimedia tests. The system shuts down about 2 seconds after any of the folling tests:
Ok now here comes the mind blowing part. I can copy an AVI, MPEG Video or MPG audio file and play it with no problems! These all launch through windows media player. Also I have no problems with streaming video or audio or flash animation!! What gives? Any Ideas?