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Opening windows media center

When i open media center 2005, update rollup 2, a dialogue box appears saying "your video card or drivers are not compatible with Media Center". This was not coming earlier. I notice it now a days.when i click "ok" to the dialogue box the media centre opens. it plays songs but no videos Whereas window media player plays both. The only thing i did was automatic update of softwares and drivers etc as available in manufacturer's(hp) and microsoft's site. The notebook is "hp pavilion dv 2124tu" .

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I would suggest that you either roll back your driver for the graphics card or do a system restore to a date previous to when the drivers were updated, this wil show in the system restore dates boxes. You are probably running the generic windows driver for your graphics, it's better to see what updates you are installing before updating any hardware drivers.

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