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Lower screen resolution

I have been trying to play a DVD disc on DVD but the sceen continues to tell me this message "Create overlay failed. Please lower your screen resolution or color depth and try again". I do not know what to do. Please help me.

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Re: lower screen resolution

You don't saty what OS you have, but in Windows: open Control Panel, Dbl-click Display, click on the "settings" tab, then slide the slider to the resolution you want.

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Click on your start menu and select "All Programs," "Nero" and "Nero StartSmart."
Locate the pull-down menu at the top of the window that shows "CD" displayed.

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Find the files on your hard drive that you would like to burn to the DVD and select them.
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