Compaq Presario Windows Media Player Pixelated/Buggy

  1. Posts : 2
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Compaq Presario Windows Media Player Pixelated/Buggy

    Hey Guys,

    I'm trying to watch some movies on my windows media player but the video's all appear kinda buggy. Specifically there are little color dots that show up all the time and the image seems kind of washed out. All of my games appear fine, Youtube appears fine, Netflix looks normal. But no matter what I seem to use: VLC, WMPlayer, WMCenter, Media Browser Service. They all have this issue.

    The little dots/pixels/whatever don't stay the same color and they disappear or change when there's like movement in the movie. It can't be the video file itself because this happens to all of my video files when I try to run them.

    Does anybody know how to fix this? Any ideas even?

    Thanks in advance,

    Here's my system specs:
    (Some stuff will repeat itself as I copy/pasted a couple of things into one .txt)
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-55
    Clock Speed: 1808 MHz
    Physical Memory: 1.93 GB
    Display Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
    VRAM: 64.0 MB
    Driver Version: UNKNOWN?
    Sound Adapter: Speakers (Conexant High Definition Audio)
    Driver Version:
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    DirectX Version: DirectX 10.0 (Mar 2009) or later
    Product: Compaq Presario F730US Notebook PC
    Serial Number: CNF7475Y12
    Product Number: GR967UA#ABA

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name COMPUTER-PC
    System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
    System Model Presario F700 (GR967UA#ABA)
    System Type x64-based PC
    Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-55, 1800 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.1C, 8/16/2007
    SMBIOS Version 2.4
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
    User Name Computer-PC\Computer
    Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 1.94 GB
    Available Physical Memory 707 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 3.87 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 2.15 GB
    Page File Space 1.94 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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    Last edited by NominOnRamin; 27 May 2013 at 07:29.
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  2. Posts : 2
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter


    Well I did a bit more tinkering and figured it out and I'm going to post what I did for posterity just in case someone's interested. It was real simple but I always post something in some tech forums and google the issue before I start messing with things myself.

    Ok, so here it is:
    Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel under Appearance and Personalization in the Windows Control Panel.
    Scroll down to Adjust Video Image Settings and then switch the Edge Enhancement and the Noise Reduction over to "Use the video player setting". That simple :)
    I also changed to this option on the Adjust Video Color Settings while I was there.

    Thanks for checking my thread. Solved.
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