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murky
11-19-05, 02:50 PM
Hi folks,
I upgraded to 81.94 and I noticed if I try to play a video, I will get a full screen flicker/flash (really fast from 1-3 times) prior to the video starting. It almost looks like a refresh rate change or something. It also happens when starting up World of Warcraft or another game, and I notice it sometimes when just browing the web.
The issue doesn't appear when right clicking on a video file (which was a symptom of the PlayOnMyTV problem in other posts when I did my forum searches - regardless I tried to remove those regkeys and still same problem).

I tried uninstalling, booting into safe mode, cancelling the install new hardware dialog, using Driver Cleaner (the 'nvidia' setting), then booting into normal mode and installing 77.77 (the version I was using before which didn't have the problem), and the issue is still there.

Just curious what some of the more experienced forceware hackers out there would suggest when you have some free time?

Using a GeForce 7800GTX on a Dell 2405FPW (LCD).

Thanks!

murky
11-22-05, 03:12 PM
Uninstalled 81.94, did the Driver Cleaner bit, installed 81.95 (hoping they reveresed a regkey that causes this or something) and same behavior.

I'm starting to think the only thing I can do is a complete reinstall of my OS :confused:

Riptide
11-22-05, 03:42 PM
I think this is a bug perhaps. On my system if I grab a media player classic (MPC player) window and resize it the desktop flashes while I'm doing so. If I grab the window and move it nothing like that happens - only when resizing does the "problem" come up for me.

Are you really going to spend all that time rebuilding just because the screen flashes a couple times when you first open a file?

murky
11-22-05, 04:07 PM
If it only happened with Media Player Classic (which I've never had a need to use) then of course I would leave it. But my problem is much more widespread than that.

Filibuster
11-22-05, 10:40 PM
Its the play on my tv shell extention. Its been around a lot longer than 80 series so I am surprised it only now cropped up.
I have a .reg file to fix this.
cut and paste and this will fix it (tested with 81.85 drivers, and older ones too)
---------------------------------------

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avi\ShellEx\{FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}]
@="{FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}"

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.wmv\ShellEx\{ FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}]
@="{FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}"

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AVIFile\shelle x\ContextMenuHandlers\PlayOnMyTV]
@="{FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}"

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mpegfile\shell ex\ContextMenuHandlers\PlayOnMyTV]
@="{FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}"

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\WMVFile\shelle x\ContextMenuHandlers\PlayOnMyTV]
@="{FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}"

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpg\ShellEx\{FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}]
@="{FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}"

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wmv\ShellEx\{FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}]
@="{FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}"

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AVIFile\shellex\ContextMenuHandl ers\PlayOnMyTV]
@="{FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}"

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mpegfile\shellex\ContextMenuHand lers\PlayOnMyTV]
@="{FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}"

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WMVFile\shellex\ContextMenuHandl ers\PlayOnMyTV]
@="{FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}"

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi\ShellEx\{ FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}]
@="{FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}"

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpg\ShellEx\{ FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}]
@="{FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}"

murky
11-22-05, 11:41 PM
Thanks Filibuster but as per my original post I had done a search on the forums, found the PlayOnMyTV thing, and removed those regkeys (with no change).
I created a reg file and pasted your keys in anyways, ran it, and then rebooted.
Keys are still removed upon visual inspection of the registry but the behavior persists.

Filibuster
11-23-05, 06:12 AM
Whew I was pretty tired last night and shouldn't have been posting. :)

Do you have the Nvidia direct access menu in the Nvidia control panel?
Just totally flying off the cuff here since I got myself involved so I'll try to help. I've read some stuff about it doing weird stuff.

Try renaming nvmccs.dll and nvmccsrs.dll in the Windows\system32 folder and reboot. If that doesn't help I'd just put them back.

murky
11-23-05, 02:25 PM
Ok, I tried renaming nvmccs.dll and nvmccsrs.dll in safe mode and rebooting and there's no change. This is really bizarre.

I've gone through and uninstalled every single application so that all I am running is XP SP2 with all Windows updates.

UPDATE: I wiped the disk, reinstalled, and went straight to 81.95 and the problem is there straight away. It's definately a problem that was introduced in 81.94 and not fixed in 81.95. Guess I'll wait it out.

Zips
11-24-05, 05:16 PM
Ok, I tried renaming nvmccs.dll and nvmccsrs.dll in safe mode and rebooting and there's no change. This is really bizarre.

I've gone through and uninstalled every single application so that all I am running is XP SP2 with all Windows updates.

UPDATE: I wiped the disk, reinstalled, and went straight to 81.95 and the problem is there straight away. It's definately a problem that was introduced in 81.94 and not fixed in 81.95. Guess I'll wait it out.
Based on the instructions I received in the 81.94 thread do this:

Uninstall the drivers, reboot into safe mode. Run Driver Cleaner and install the new drivers, reboot.

As soon as you reboot, do NOTHING ELSE. Go into your System32 folder and delete the nvmccs.dll and nvmccsrs.dll files (send to recycle bin). Only after you do this should you access the control panel. You shouldn't have any more flicker then.

It worked for me in the 81.95 drivers, should work for you too.

murky
11-24-05, 11:57 PM
Based on the instructions I received in the 81.94 thread do this:

Uninstall the drivers, reboot into safe mode. Run Driver Cleaner and install the new drivers, reboot.

As soon as you reboot, do NOTHING ELSE. Go into your System32 folder and delete the nvmccs.dll and nvmccsrs.dll files (send to recycle bin). Only after you do this should you access the control panel. You shouldn't have any more flicker then.

It worked for me in the 81.95 drivers, should work for you too.

I had tried this one before as I had seen the original post but just now tried it again in case I messed up on a step before and it was still no change :( Even went a step further and removed registry keys that referenced those files and it didn't change anything other than removing Direct Access from the control panel.

SquireSCA
11-29-05, 06:38 AM
I have the exact same problem with a clean install of XP Pro and the 81.95 drivers. Very annoying and I cannot figure out what the problem is. Any time a video is loaded, be it in WMP10 or streaming through IE or Firefox, I get a flicker like it is adjusting the refresh rate or something.