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Guest Connor

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Hi guys,

I have a Toshiba Satellite P15 Notebook Computer with a GeForce Go 5100 video drive.

Whenever I go to start a movie, it says 'If any other applications are running try closing them, lower your screen video resolution and color depth (for example: 1024x768 -> 800x600), update your video card driver software to the latest version.'

I've already tried lowering the screen resolution, and it did diddly squat.

So, I'm guessing I need to update my video card again :)

So can somebody tell me where I should go to get the driver update, I've already tried the Nvidia website, and they don't show an update for my driver.

Any help you guys and gals can give would be really appreciated,

Connor

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You need to throw us some fre@king bones here... which software DVD player do you try to use?

Post the complete NERD tool log here so we will have a better picture of your computer. (run a search on the forum to find the NERD tool)

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Guest Peter Kirn
You need to throw us some fre@king bones here... which software DVD player do you try to use?

Post the complete NERD tool log here so we will have a better picture of your computer. (run a search on the forum to find the NERD tool)

I can confirm the same issue with Windows Media Player and Media Center on the Alienware m5550. You could run the NERD tool, but there's no mystery what's going on: that error message is prompted by the new DRM protection in Vista. Deal is, because the driver is unsigned, Vista decides the driver isn't fit to run DRM-protected content, which evidently now includes DVDs (!!) It kicks in as soon as the Macrovision-encoded content starts to play; on commercial discs, I see the intro video and then it dies.

There's not likely to be a solution, until NVIDIA releases their Vista drivers.

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It's not DRM, most likely he was running XP with a new driver on a very old card. This causes overlay problems which can be fixed, do a search for them.

As for the DRM thing, you're right but it's not the answer to this.

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