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Wmp and dvd

I have got a dvd drive and dvd codecs installed for wmp 11 i also have a nvidia gforce graphics card installed but when i put a normal dvd in the drive it comes up with a copy write error message i have put a picture in of this but i had to edit it in paint so i could get it on here but it will let me play a copied dvd

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  • ashley hunter Dec 19, 2008

    i have got all the software for it

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Try going to microsofts site and installing the dvd softwae for wmp

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Help with upgrading Dell Dimension 4600 GPU


June,

The Dell Dimension 4100 Desktop PC, utilizes an AGP slot on the motherboard, for a graphics card.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/17152514/17275500.aspx

There are different styles of AGP expansion slots.
The one on your motherboard was the last current style of AGP -

AGP 8X

Therefore your Dimension 4100 uses an AGP 8X graphics card.
It is (Was) an Nvidia GeForce FX5200 graphics card, and the AGP 8X style.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGP

To replace it just use a graphics card that is AGP 8X, and is better, or equivalent to the GeForce FX5200.

You also need to know that your Power Supply in your computer, will handle the power requirements for the computer system, AND your new found AGP 8X graphics card.

Power Supply was rated, at a maximum Wattage rating of 200 Watts.
Problem is; that back in the day when the Dimension 4100 was made, the Power Supply manufacturer 'Fudged' the real Wattage specifications.

Power was (Is) more like 60 to 70 percent of what is stated.
Divide 200 Watts by 10
= 20
Now take that times 6, for 60 percent.
= 120 Watts
Now take that times 70, for 70 percent.
= 140 Watts
ACTUAL power

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4410189&CatId=2234

I would recommend this one, but it requires 250 Watts MINIMUM,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=853908&CatId=2234

[Graphics card manufacturers, base the Minimum power requirements for their graphics cards; based on a test computer system.

So the Minimum power requirement stated, is not only for the graphics card; but ALSO the rest of the computer.
The test computer system is usually based, on all of the top of the line, power consuming hardware components; of that time

Top of the line powerful Processors, and Motherboards.
Add to that the maximum amount of Ram Memory, that can be used.
Two optical drives, (CD/DVD drive)
Processor fan, and at least two computer case fans ]

KNOW THIS:

A) FOLLOW Anti-Static Procedures

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static BEFORE reaching inside your computer, and BEFORE taking any new parts out of their Anti-Static bags, or cartons.

Computer on a table, computer Unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF, you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return

B) Windows running on your computer, PUT the Installation disk that comes with the graphics card, in your optical drive tray.
(CD/DVD drive)
Install ALL software.

There will be Drivers you are installing, and also a graphical user interface. (GUI)
The GUI for an Nvidia graphics card, (Evga GeForce 6200 is an Nvidia card), is the Nvidia Control Panel.

(For ATI it's Catalyst Control Center)

Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device

In this case the device is the graphics card.
What version of Windows operating system was not stated.

-> AFTER <- you have installed the software, and if it asks you do you wish to restart your computer; the answer is -> NO

Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
Now turn the computer off normally.

Follow Anti-Static Procedures, and Physically install the graphics card.
Note*
The AGP expansion slot on the motherboard, will have a type of Locking Arm on it. With most the end of the arm, has a 'fingerdip' in it.
Makes it look as though you press DOWN, on the end of the Locking Arm, in order to release it. (Unlock)

Actually you GENTLY pull up a little on the PLASTIC Locking Arm, to release it.
Release to remove the old graphics card, and to install the new one.

After the new graphics card is installed, attach the monitor cable to it, and close the computer case.
Turn the computer on.

You MAY have to go into the Nvidia Control Panel, and set Screen resolution, and other parameters.

(Look up your monitor by it's manufacturer name, and model number. {Back of monitor - Model Number}
See what the Screen resolution is.
Example - 1280 x 800 pixels

Set Color quality to High (32 bit)

Have additional questions please post in a Comment, or Reply.
(Below my solution)

[When a device is installed on a computer with Windows, Windows will 'break it's neck' to find suitable, matching drivers.

If THE drivers are not there, Windows will match up one of it's THOUSANDS of generic drivers.
This = NO
A Driver Conflict can result.

Windows: "Which drivers do I use? These or THESE?"

With THE drivers installed first, Windows will find them.

May 06, 2013 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Hi, I got a new graphic card, GF FX 5500 AGP, 256M, 128B for an old computer, intel pentium 4 1,79 Mh, XP profesional, SP2 and my computer don't boot whit this card. My old graphic card was Nvidia GForce 4...


go back to the old one you are using,maybe your board doesn't support your new graphics card,,i think your new one is agp8x and your board supports on 4x.or maybe you can set it bios to adjust the graphics

Feb 12, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Which is better????


This is really a user preference choice. Both ATI and Nvidia are the top video card manufacturers. I have used and liked both. 1 of my machines has an ATI and one has a comparable Nvidia card. Both are equal in performance and stability.

Choosing a card depends on what you need. If you want a gaming card I'd say Nvidia Gforce.

Hope this helps

Apr 07, 2009 | Acer Aspire 2100 (91.AB675.D02) PC Desktop

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RE: UPGRADE THE GRAPHICS CARD


Hi there.
Yes your machine should and will support that graphics card and higher.
Here is a link to tech specs on the Gforce 8400 >>>>>>>>>

http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_8400_tech_specs.html

You can get this card or one thats higher specs if you like but the Gforce 8400 is a very good card and i think you will like it.

Have fun and thanks for using FixYa!!

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Video games keep stalling and breaking up.


graphic not strong enough to play the games...install a better graphic card

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Installed new video card but the signal remains black


REMOVE THE CARD AND UNINSTALL THE VIDEO CARD IN ADD REMOVE PROGRAMS. THEN REMOVE VIDEO CARD AND INSTALL DRIVERS THEN INSTALL YOUR VIDEO CARD. I HAVE THIS SAME VIDEO CARD AND HAD THE SAME PROBLEM.THIS WAS THE ONLY WAY I COULD GET IT TO WORK. ALSO YOU NEED TO DISABLE THE VIDEO CARD THAT IS ON YOUR MOTHERBOARD. YOU CAN DO THIS IN CONTROL PANEL. ADMINASTRATIVE TOOLS THEN CLICK COMPUTER MANAGEMENT THEN CLICK DEVICE MANAGER GO TO YOUR DISPLAY DRIVERS AND DISABLE YOUR GRAPHICS CONTROLER. THAT SHOULD DO IT. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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Have video but no audio when playing dvd movies in wmp 11


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Well i could recommend another free video player instead of Windows Media Player 11. In this case, try installing Real Alternative, VLC, GoomPlayer all lf them support DVDs format.

I recommend Real Alternative over all 3 of them, to get it go here:
1) http://www.videohelp.com/tools/real_alternative and click on the "Download (mirror)".
2) after download is complete start the installation make sure to UNCHECK the following checkmarks during installation: Active X, and pluggin for firefox/opera/chrome/etc. you can leave the rest of the installation as default and click next all the time.
3) whenever you want to play a DVD close WMP 11 start Media Player Classic (installed during the real alternative installation, there should be a shourcut icon on your desktop for Real Player Classic now) on Media Player Classic go to File>Open DVD and you should have picture and sound.

Another extra side note of Real Alternative is that you can also play real media files (.rm, .rmvb) without having to install the nasty Real Media Player application

Hope this helps.

Dec 22, 2008 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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Got a bit to ask


It should run perfectly if all drivers are installed , dell does make it more complicating when it comes to installing drivers.If the intel processor fits then it should run . Plse give feedback
Aopen is a good make for cd/dvd drives.

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