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Windows 7: media center screen flash when fast forwarding

30 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 and ubuntu ultimate edition 64
media center screen flash when fast forwarding

when I watch TV on media center I often record it ahead of time and fast forward through commercials and boring times. Sometimes when I fastforward the screen flashes for just a second. This isn't a huge problem normally, except that one of my monitors, when it goes black stays black for about 5 seconds before coming back. This is quite annoying when trying to fastforward through a timeout or a short commercial break as I don't know where I am in the game. I should note that media center only does this on my second monitor and only when the window is maximized.

I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem and/or has found a way to fix it.

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30 Jan 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Probably a problem with the capability of your graphics card that cannot keep up with the events.
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31 Jan 2010   #3


Uninstall all nvidia programs.
Uninstall Audio Drivers.
Force re-install or install latest specific Chipset Drivers.
Install latest nVidia drivers.
Install lastest sound drivers.
Rerun WMC setup.
Reboot after each step.
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31 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 64 and ubuntu ultimate edition 64

after updating the driver for my 9800GTX+ the screen stopped flashing most of the time, it still flashes very rarely, but it's much better than it was. Thanks for the suggestion.
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