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  1. Have you checked the Purevideo config utility? I think you have to start media center and then play the video file and then minimize Media center the get the config util to show in the system tray. not sure how to set it up though but ill think you figgure it out.

    another thing could be to install ffdshow and set it up from there

  2. Thanx alot cluberti..

    ill try (but on top of it all i manage to blow up the psu of that computer so i have to wait until i get my hands on a new one , maby in a few days or so :( is sucks!!!!)

    Thanx alot once again

  3. I do have Windows 2000 for an older machine that i dont use anymore. maby i can use that instead? Or do you think i will have problem getting the video-out to work even with Win 2000?

    I have a feeling that the drivers for Win 2000 is just DRIVERS nothing more!? if you know what i mean, i am getting the feeling that the TV-out function will still not be availible!?!? am i right or wrong?

    Shuld i go for Windows 98 instead if i still want to use this card?

  4. I did a quick google search and found these drivers:


    Not sure if it'll work, but it's worth a try. Also, I do know that this particular SiS chipset (63xx) won't give very good performance for DirectX under Windows XP, as the chipset only supports the DX6 command set under 2000/XP (yuck). Just an FYI.

    Oki thats the Win2000 drivers that you can find on SiS website and they work but not with the TV-Out function!!!...

    Oki so the card worx only with directX6? as long as i can use the computer to watch movies with i am satisfied, doeas it work?

  5. Okey thats what i have done aswell, Installed Win Xp on a machine that originaly came with Win98

    I have both Composite and S-Video on the card.

    And when i installed winxp i had the S-video conected to the TV but that didnt change anything. Maby if i try the composite it will work?

    Is there any particulaur/special diferences between Composite and S-Video?

    Thanx for the fast reply

  6. Oki as the topic says.

    I am building a HTPC from some old parts and i have this SiS6326 Graphic Card

    that i cant seem to find the drivers for, for Windows XP (i have XP installed on the machine using a unattended CD with BTS Drivers Pack) WinXP recognice the card as a SiS6326 but in the propperties for the card its as dead as a Standard VGA card setup, meaning i cant seem to find any options for the TV-Out function (or anything else for that matter)

    Is there a program i can use like TV-Tool or something? for the SiS6326 card

    or does anyone have any ide on what to do?


  7. Okey i will not use this machine to encode or rip movies/music. Only PLAY movies music on it.

    (i found some more memory to put in aswell now)

    And what i mean by optimize is software tweaks (i will not invest any money on new hardware for this machine)

    I am using meedio for the HTPC software! What about Windows XP Media Center Edition? is that an option to look at.

  8. Howdy!

    I just want to ask you guys this!

    I have just assembled a HTPC of some quite old parts.

    [This is the system]

    Motherboard: QDI Advance 10T (old one)

    CPU: Intel Celeron 800Mhz

    RAM: 128Mb

    Graphic: Inno3D nVidia Geforce 2 MX

    HDD: 1x8Gb, 1x16Gb

    Network: Noname 10/100Mbit

    Remote: ATi Remote Wonder

    As you see its not ideal for a HTPC but i have made a very well stripped down version of WinXP to make it as clean and fast as possible.

    But my question is can i tweak it and optimize it any further.

    The purpouse is MOVIES, MUSIC and show Pictures, The weather and such easy tasks

    The most resourcefull task i guess is the Movies (XviD and DVDs)

    Give me tips of tweaks and configs and optimize tips for this quite old machine

    To search te net didnt give much since most tips are for fully intalled WinXP on newer machines and ALOT of the tips are faulty and bougus tweaks anyway so i thought why not ask here, the best resource on the net :)


    (ill be happy to give more info on my system if you wanna help)

  9. oki first of all ripken204, i dont have a ATi card in that machine. Its a nVidia Geforce 2 MX

    And second after installing TVTool i got it working (to bad its tryoutware)

    well all i need to do now is to have this configuration set to standard so i dont have to do this crap everytime i start the computer.

    (by the way i actually have no ide what i did to get it to work with the black screen problem, so if someone still want to explain that would be nice)


  10. Oki the problem is.

    I got my hands on an old computer.

    Everything works fine and I got it hooked up to my TV (using it as htpc)

    but one problem remains (kind of big)

    i cant get the movie i play on the computer to show up on the TV, media player classic its just all black on the TV

    I am new to nVidia cards so ANY help would be much appriciated.

    Thanx a bunch

  11. Low level format is done by the maufacturer... I think??? :unsure:  

    yor right, Your hard drive will NOT let you LLF it. However, many utils, including some ones from hard drive makers _improperly_ call their zero fill utils LLF [Low Level Format] utilities.

    ie YOU cant LLF format a modern drive. YOU can, however, zero fill it and bring it back to a factory fresh state. In this case all data is overwritten with zeros or ones.

    A Low level Format (physical format) creates the tracks and sectors on a Hard Disk. It is done at the factory.

    You cannot do this on newer drives from your PC. Older MFM drives can be Low level formatted from your PC.

    High level format (the format command in dos and windows) is a logical formatting that creates the data structures for the disk.

  12. well my crashed 200Gb drive is a "standalone" drive, meaning i dont have the OS on that drive its just a drive with music and pictures some importand documents and ofcourse my whole Unattended WinXp Projects and lots of other stuff including a raw DV copy from my 6 months travel to south-east asia... i would REALLY love to have that back!

    well anyways as i said i have no problem accessing the computer (as you can see right now)

    And also i think i did a low-level format on a drive years ago from my bios??? was a long time ago on a old computer, or was it by F-Disk??? hmm i can´t remember!

  13. Okey my trouble is this:

    My brand new 200Gb SATA drive is F-Uped.

    Bios and Windows XP finds the drive and i get as far as browsing the root of the drive where i can see the catalougs but if i try to access one of them the system crashes. (i got in to one of the maps once and it showed up as empty.)

    The thing is i have had this exact same problem some time ago with another drive, but then i tried to format the drive, but that didnt work!? the format proccess stoped after like 52% or something. and i havent got it back to life.

    So my question is:

    1.) can i somehow get the files back from my 200Gb drive

    2.) Is there anyway to then get the 200Gb drive (and maby the other one) back to life again?

    as i sit here typing i come to think of low-level format... could that be something?

    well ill be more than happy to give you more info if you want/need it in order to help me out


    Info: It is a 200Gb Seagate Barracuda SATA drive, the drive makes some kind of repeating buzz klicking noise almoast like the sound the hard drive makes when you shut down the computer, like something mechanical is wrong, i haven´t messed with the drive from outside the computer though so its strange how this could happend.

    second drive is a 80Gb seagate Barracuda IDE no strange sounds, just f-ups when i try to format it (message saying "unabel to complete the format" or something like that) i think i saw a message saying that the drive has damage cluster, dont remember if it was in Checkdisk or in some Norton based utility or in some defragger i saw the message.

    i also have a WD Raptor 36Gb SATA drive that has this problems.

    this drive is odd. its an old drive i had Windows XP on (its still there) and when i connect this drive as master it will boot up and get in to windows and then after a various amount of time (differ from 1min to 10min) the computer will hang.

    if i then try to set it as slave and boot up to WinXP with my regular drive, the computer will hang after 1 to 10 minutes, if i remove the drive compleatly from the computer everything works fine.

    Thanx ppl

  14. if i run winver mine says:

    Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519 : Service Pack 2)

    but i have added this to the registry:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

    so in the lower right corner it states:

    Build 2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158

    i have no ide whats up whit this! Anyone knows?

  15. This is how I install MSN Messenger, never had a problem with it at all, hope it helps you.
    REG ADD %KEY%\055 /VE /D "MSN Messenger 7.0.816 and Messenger Plus 3.54.132" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\055 /V 1 /D "%CDROM%\Software\MSN\MsnMsgs.msi /passive" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\055 /V 2 /D "REGEDIT /S %CDROM%\Software\MSN\MSN.reg" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\055 /V 3 /D "%CDROM%\Software\MSN\Extras\PatchedMessenger.exe" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\055 /V 4 /D "%CDROM%\Software\MSN\Extras\MsgPlus-354.exe /SilentInstallNoSponsor" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\055 /V 5 /D "REGEDIT /S %sCDROM%\Software\Extras\MSN\msgrplus.reg" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\055 /V 6 /D "taskkill /F /IM MsgPlus.exe" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\055 /V 7 /D "taskkill /F /IM msnmsgr.exe" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\055 /V 8 /D "%CDROM%\Software\MSN\Extras\Messenger.exe" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\055 /V 9 /D "%CDROM%\Software\MSN\Extras\CustomSounds.exe" /f

    What does your MSN.reg look like? if you dont mind me asking

  16. oki really nice Alanoll

    just one question?

    i run it with the following:

    REG ADD %KEY%\005 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\install\Applications\Winamp\Winamp5094.msi /qb-! INI="%systemdrive%\install\Applications\Winamp\winamp.ini"" /f

    but it still gives me the install dialouge with a cancel button during install.

    EDIT i have tried /qb aswell

    any thoughts on how to get rid of it?


  17. oki doki

    anything special i need to concider when useing long file/dir names and spaces in the dir/filename? do i need to enclose everything with " or just the part whit the long filename/dirname?

    and is there any other way of copy the 3 files instead of writing out 3 lines in the batch file with almoast the same command?

    some thing like this:

    copy file1, file2, file3 c:\bla bla bla\

    instead of:

    copy file1 c:\bla bla bla

    copy file2 c:\bla bla bla


  18. If you're planing to use that batch in an unattended install, I would do place those files in the $OEM$ folder with the right directories under it.

    like this: $OEM$/$Progs/yada yada/file1.txt

    That's how I would do it :)


    Okey but does this work when the file in question already exist in the destination dir? (i want it to be overwritten! does it overwrite whitout any question?)

    copy /y "file 1.ext" "%systemdrive%\Dir with spaces\Subdir with spaces"

    also the /y switch may not be necassary

    But if i skip the /y switch i will be asked if i am sure i want to overwrite the existing file right? i just want it to be overwritten whitout any questions!

    How would you do such a task Yzöwl???

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