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Your video card or drivers not compatible

We have recently purchased a new computer and it came with Windows Media Center on it. It worked fine for a couple of weeks and we watched several moves using it. But one day when i first opened it up, i got an error message that said "Your video card or drivers are not compatible with Media Center." The program will come up okay, but we can't watch movies using it. Help?

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Re: Your video card or drivers not compatible

Try reinstalling your video card driver with the original drivers disk provided with the computer, otherwise you might want to try a diffrent player.

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