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Vista Ultimate 64 bit dreamscene shows black screen....

Ive installed Vista codec pack and as stated above dreamscene will show the vid for a millisec, then blackscreen. this happens to all ultimate extra dreamscenes... PC is more than capable of playing.

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  • findads Nov 19, 2008

    Thanks for your post moonb43m, yes, I am running sp1, I have uninstalled all NVidia drivers and software, all codecs and 3rd party media players, ran wise reg clean, driver clean, defrag and chkdsk. when the defrag is done I will try installing the latest driver for 64 bit vista. I'll let you know how it goes! thanks again for your input.


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Hey there,

could i ask to see if you have upgraded to the Vista SP1? and make sure you have the correct drivers for your graphics card...ESPECIALLY if its Nvidia, they are known for there buggy work with vista, so check for updates. I dont usually find updates appealing or neccessary but in Nvidia's case, that rule is highly disregarded!

Good luck and tell me whats up after that, ill do some checking for ya!

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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How to get correct codec

For simplicity depending on your Windows Operating System(OS), easiest is just to install "K-Lite Mega Codec Pack or K-Lite Codec Pack" codec. These packages are compatible ot OS(XP, Vista & Win7 - 32bit(x86)). If your system is 64bit(x64), you can also download & install the 64bit version too. You can install both 32&64 bit versions together if your OS is 64bit.

Hope it helps.

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Moving background

Moving background (Dream scene) is available only on Vista Ultimate. You'll need to download the dream scene from windows update site.

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What is the update required to run deskscapes

You mean dreamscapes, right?

Just visit Windows Update or look for the icon in your programs list for Windows Update. You have to have Ultimate version I believe for the dreamscapes / dreamscenes.

Just run the Windows Update and you'll see something that reads Ultimate add-ons or something.

I'm not a Vista user anymore so this is from memory. ( My bad

Let me know if you find it.

Best of luck!

p.s. The dreamscenes are sweet, but they draw a lot of power and at times can be distracting. I ended up shutting mine off after a day. BUT they do look really cool especially if you're in the mood to show off how cool you are ;)

Feb 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

Based on your post, "everything including the kitchen sink" and yet... Let's try the basics:
  • is your system overclocked?
  • if yes, would your BIOS allow you to run the video card at stock/default while all others are upped;
  • could you try disabling "Enable write combining". This would be inside Display Properties/Settings tab/Advanced button/Troubleshoot tab;
  • any problem when adjusting hardware acceleration (same location);
  • can you try bunching the videos, pictures, scenes or whatever that you would want in the DirectShow in either My Pictures or My Videos (pls try both);
  • can you try running your Screen Resolution and/or Screen Refresh Rate a notch down;
  • have you tried running "dxdiag"?
  • have you tried running a Divx Player? and
  • have you tried downgrading the nVidia driver?
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Nov 17, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Dreamscene and Deskscape wont run.

Its a matter of market demand and product obsolesence. The 8500 series display adpater wasn't a big hit and nvidia is focusing on the 9000 series right now. The developer copies of Windows 7 is out now and companies like Nvidia are devoting what manpower they have left after layoffs towards that. Your 8500 has/is put on the slow path. There will be updates but you may want to look at getting a hold of a GeForce 9600 Video Adapter. The 9800, although attractive by the specs, draws an incredible amount of wattage from your system and it could put you into power starvation depending on your components and what you do while multi tasking.

The Vista drivers are pretty buggy too. But, if you are getting what you expect count your blessings as many are stuck with a very broken product after paying all that money for this version of Vista that's way over priced.

BTW, the next version of Windows will be pretty good out of the first box and a definet 'have to have' after Vista.

Thanks, for using FixYa. It was a pleasure to work with you. You're not alone, by the way, in asking for help and once getting attention, find you can resolve your own problem.

Next time too, remember the free forum is a pretty good option. The way to get attention is to do what you did. Provide a thorough articulate explanation of your problem. It will hold the promise of working with someone who can communicate.


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Vista codecs?

That happened because Vista 64 codecs are different from Vista 32 codecs.

Try downloading from one of the following links:

Download VistaCodecs x64Components
|MG| Vista Codec x64 Components 1.5.2 Final

Xvid codec vista 64 Free Download
Or try

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