Re: MCE2005 shows black screen with just the mouse moving
- From: "Jaime" <jaimelobo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 15:38:47 -0400
I thought MCE 2005 needed 128M for video, but maybe not. Anyway, what DVD
decoder are you using? When you say you can play DVD, do you mean in Media
Center or just using Media Player or some other player in the XP interface?
Orlando (Goofy says "Hey!"), Florida
"bzm" <bzamfir@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> I installed MCE2005 on a PC with SIS 651 build-in video
> I set memory to 64 MB, AGP4X (max supported in Bios), and installed
> latest drivers from SIS (AGP driver 1.21 and video drivers UniVGA3
> DirectX 9.0c. and all updates from WindowsUpdate site.
> All directX tests looks OK
> When I start MCE2005 in window mode, it works like a charm: no error
> message at startup telling that video is not mCE compatible, I can see
> all animation and transitions efects, I can play DVD and AVI, DIVX,
> XVID, I see subtitles on AVI's.
> But when I switch to full screen, I only see a black screen, with only
> the mouse visible.
> I installed some HTML Add-ons (like mceWeather). When I'm in it, I can
> see it even in full screen, but the area around it which is not painted
> by addon but by MCE itself is still black
> I tried to resize it to look like full screen, but in window mode it
> cannot be resized as much as you like - it is limited to something
> close to 800 x 600 (little lesser). Maybe there is a tweak allowing to
> resize mode? I'll be happy with it too, if it preserves size and
> position after restart.
> I'm sure this problem has something to do with some registry settings,
> related either to SIS drivers, MCE or DirectX. Maybe the overlay, or
> something else, I have no idea.
> Please don't answer to tell SIS is not supported by MCE, I know that.
> But I'm pretty sure that this card should work, since in Window mode it
> works VERY WELL.
> Please help.
> Thank you for all suggestions
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