ngsilver wrote:I noticed that often times ffdshow can actually cause problems if it is trying to play a video. I've noticed this on both the audio and video end when it appears.
On the driver part. Goto the websites of the companies your componets came from, such as your video card, sound card, ect. Goto their support section and often Driver Downloads will be there. Check the listed most current driver against the one you currently have running. To check your current driver you need to goto your control panel and open up the device manager. However, I haven't really found a time when the website drivers weren't the most up-to-date, however I have had problems with up-to-date drivers, especially when they are first released, so it is a little hit and miss.
o.k., like too much trouble now, but after a few sp1 security updates and following some tips and such, i'ma going try it again... brb