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Recently I've been having this really weird problem with my 6600GT. When I play a video, the color is all faded and washed out. So I Turned off the DirectDraw in the dxdiag panel, and everything looked fine! I just installed Windows Vista, and everytime I try to play a video, the whole computer locks up! I don't know what the heck is going on... it seems my video card no longer likes DirectX! What should I do?
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That seems really odd. Try a different video card if you know anybody that has the same interface. That does sound Video Card related considering it does this on fresh installs.

Also try Flashing your BIOS up to date and updating your video card drivers with the most recent. Seems odd that it would all the sudden start doing that but who knows.

Good luck!
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Recently I've been having this really weird problem with my 6600GT. When I play a video, the color is all faded and washed out. So I Turned off the DirectDraw in the dxdiag panel, and everything looked fine! I just installed Windows Vista, and everytime I try to play a video, the whole computer locks up! I don't know what the heck is going on... it seems my video card no longer likes DirectX! What should I do?
Try some different drivers. That should probably solve it.
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Recently I've been having this really weird problem with my 6600GT. When I play a video, the color is all faded and washed out. So I Turned off the DirectDraw in the dxdiag panel, and everything looked fine! I just installed Windows Vista, and everytime I try to play a video, the whole computer locks up! I don't know what the heck is going on... it seems my video card no longer likes DirectX! What should I do?
make sure to update all drivers
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I Would download the Latest Drivers from Nvidia and install them while following this procedure :

Installing Graphic card driver efficiently!!! When you Update your graphics cards drivers theres ways that you should go about it. Follow these simple steps below.

1.Download and install ''Driver Cleaner'' Here:
http://www.drivercleaner.net/professional.html
2.Uninstall your Current Display drivers such as your ''ATI'' or ''Nvidia'' drivers.
3.Now run ''Driver cleaner'' and depending on the Drivers you have you will have to select either ''ATI'' or ''Nvidia'' from the drop down menu. Only select the main title of the driver in the drop down such as just ''ATI'' or ''Nvidia''
4.Once you have selected Your driver click on the ''Start'' button and this will now start the driver cleaning process. ( Do this twice to be sure )
5.Now reboot your system and Download the latest Nvidia or ATI and go ahead and install them.

Doing this avoids driver corruption and conflicts so you can now enjoy smooth gameplay.


Also i would reccomend getting the latest DirectX Distro :http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.mspx
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