I have been having problems playing DVD's on my pc. I can play the film and it goes smoothly but then about halfway through the film the computer hangs. I'm using PowerDVD 3 and win98se. My system is as follows:
MSI K7T Pro 2-a
AMD Duron 800MHz
128MB SDRAM Unbranded
Sparkle GeForce2MX (21.83 Sparkle Version Drivers)
Hercules Game Theater XP (4.10 drivers)
16x DVD-ROM (DMA Enabled, not sure of make)
Ricoh 4/4/20 CDRW on same channel
Any suggestions on how to fix this would be greatly apprieciated.
Thanks for the reply, I havn't got the latest 4in1's but I have just downloaded them and am going to go and try them (I dont have an internet connection on the PC with the problems) I will reply again if it works!
I've tried updating drivers (except going to nVidia reference drivers which i'll try now), and it still crashes. After updating the 4in1's it crashed almost straight away and then after rebooting the BIOS complained of a CMOS checksum error so I had to reset the settings. Is there anything (like having AGP 4x enabled) that would affect the playback?
I have also tried WinDVD however the playback was too slow and jerky so I didn't give it time to crash.
Don't bother with nVidia's drivers above v21.83 (Personally I recommend v15.70). The current driver builds (28.xx) break a lot of games and applications, and in most cases result in a huge performance decrease on most cards other than the GeForce4.