4 monitors ok, 5 monitors crashes media player, all video apps

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by Harry Coin, Nov 8, 2007.

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    Harry Coin Guest

    On Windows Vista Premium (DirectX 10), applications such as Windows Media
    Player 11, and the performance ' Windows Experience Index ' aspects that test
    graphics ( WinSAT ? ) crash every time when there are 5 monitors enabled or
    more. They all work fine when using any number less than 4. Of the seven
    monitors connected to 4 graphics boards, the system works well with any four
    of the seven and it always crashes video display applications when adding any
    one or more of the remaining three. Monitors that crash Windows Media
    Player 11 when added as the fifth monitor will work well when that same
    monitor is one of only four.

    It crashes the moment the video is to begin playing. Except for displaying
    video, 7 monitors all work properly at high resolutions.

    The system's graphics have 2 NVidia GEForce 8600's, and 2 NVidia GEForce
    6200 boards. It does not matter which of NVidia's drivers are loaded,
    whether WHQL, latest release or Betas. 32 bit or 16 bit pixel color depth.
    Same symptoms.

    To help the search engines:

    Fifth monitor 5th monitor fifth screen 5th screen multi-headed

    I've downloaded such related hotfixes as I could find, no change.

    Is there a registry setting change I can make? The system is supposed to be
    a high volume video editing workstation. The user has a hard time accepting
    why all seven monitors appear to work, but when it's time to actually use
    Vista for what it supposed to be used for, three of the seven monitors have
    to be disabled.


    Harry Coin
    Industrial / Military device drivers
    N4 Communications
    Bettendorf, Iowa
    Harry Coin, Nov 8, 2007
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    malkymoo Guest


    I am setting up a multi touchscreen monitor system for work using FSX
    We initially were using a computer with 7 PCI video cards and using FS9
    All good. We want to use 6 of these systems using fsx (for the comm
    side of things). It all worked fine using 2 8800GTS to give 4 outputs
    Today I put in a 3rd 8800GTS and when I place a panel on the 5th monito
    FSX CTD. I am using one of those new MSI 4 x PCIe motherboards, 4 gi
    RAM and AMD2 64 bit 5600+ processor. I initially tried XP64 but ther
    weren't enough drivers, then Vista 64 and it was unstable, then th
    LONGHORN demo (which was good but that was using an NVS 400 an
    8800GTS)and am now using XP32. Our touchscreens aren't supported unde
    Vista. Tried triple head2go but touchscreens won't work with that.
    don't think it is just a vista problem.

    'Level-D Forums: Multi touch screen' (http://tinyurl.com/2d4t56)

    malkymoo, Feb 15, 2008
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    tcarste Guest

    I'm having exactly the same issue. When I activate the 5th and/or 6t
    monitor via windows, Windows Media Player (WMP) 11 crashes and blu
    screens no matter what drivers I use. Totally stable when I only use
    monitors. Running 2 x nVIDIA GeForcee 7600GS 256MB (ePCI) and 1 x nVIDI
    GeForce 6200 256MB (PCI)

    The only fix I found was to use Windows Media Player Classic editio
    and the codecs which I found reading various forums. Still not 100
    stable and reboots at least once a day with a stop 124 error, but a
    least I have a video player that works 95% of the time without a reboo
    or blue screen

    I just which someone with from nVidia or Microsoft would have teste
    this out with more then 4 monitors

    Anyone have any additional thoughts or additional ideas
    tcarste, Mar 23, 2009
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    zachd [MSFT], Mar 23, 2009
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