Vista crashes maximising Photo Gallery, or playing full-screen video in WMP11

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by bobsonthegreat, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. I have scoured everywhere for anyone that has a similar problem and
    failed, so this is my last resort - or else it's back to XP :(

    I can load up Windows Photo Gallery fine, I can scroll through the
    pictures, but as soon as I try and maximise the window the whole
    computer crashes. Hard. No crash report, no event log, nothing. The
    monitor switches itself off, the fans in the computer turn up to high
    and if there was any sound it now skips like a broken record. My hard
    reset button does nothing so I have to press and hold the power button
    to get her working again.

    So far, so crap, but the same thing happens when I try and view a video
    in full-screen in WMP11. Also when Vista (after every re-install I have
    done) 'tests my computer's performance'.

    The whole situation is particularly odd because this was all actually
    running fine a couple of weeks ago, and then it stopped. I have no idea
    what changed because now it won't work, even after a complete Boot &
    Nuke and reinstall. Could the hardware be failing, or is something else


    AMD Athlon64 3000+
    MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum
    2GB Corsair RAM
    nVidia GeForce 6800
    WD 150GB Hard Drive
    Dell 2407WFP LCD Monitor
    bobsonthegreat, Oct 5, 2007
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  2. bobsonthegreat

    John Inzer Guest

    Just wondering...are you running the latest driver
    for your graphics adapter? The one at the following
    link is dated Sept. 18, 2007.

    nVidia ForceWare Release 163

    Driver Installation Hints


    John Inzer
    MS Picture It! -
    Digital Image MVP

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    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk
    John Inzer, Oct 5, 2007
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  3. what your system specs??

    Jeffrey Giampetro, Oct 6, 2007
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