DV Now AV won't stay loaded

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dinger
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Joined: Feb 20 2001

I cannot get the Fast Forward Program to run as the software from Dazzle will not stay loaded. Did everything by the book in loading and even tried chti's solution which lasted for about two weeks.

System Information
Abit Kt-7 Raid motherboard
Athlon 1000mhz chip
Soundblaster Live
Prophet 32 mb video card.

I have installed the Dazzle update.
Each time when it stops working I get the message that "Add New Hardware Device", PCI Multimedia device. Byt his time the Dazzle software is lost. I have never been able to get the Fast to load on the same IRQ and cannot get the sotware to stay loaded. I uninstalled as usual and trie to reinstall but this time it cannot find the hardware.

Dazzle tech support has been useless. This hads beent he worst purchase I have ever made and the most frustrating. I even bought the computer while consulting with Electronics Mailbos who sold me the card to make sure that I would not have this problem. I have moved all of muy cards around to get it to work and have got better support from Abit than Dazzle.

Any and all ideas are welcomed at this point and thanks in advance

dpalomaki
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Joined: Jan 2 2001

If it ran OK for a two week stretch at one time, sounds like some other program may be is trashing your system for you. I would be suspect of any multimedia type application.

Have you tried keping a log of all thints done to/on the PC, especially new program run or added by you, or some web browser plug-in. See if there is some common thread of a activity that happened just before your setup was trashed.

dinger
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Joined: Feb 20 2001

quote:Originally posted by dpalomaki:
If it ran OK for a two week stretch at one time, sounds like some other program may be is trashing your system for you. I would be suspect of any multimedia type application.

Have you tried keping a log of all thints done to/on the PC, especially new program run or added by you, or some web browser plug-in. See if there is some common thread of a activity that happened just before your setup was trashed.

When I said that it ran okay I shoud have clarified that to mean that I could boot up and I could start Fast Forward. I have been unable to caopture one frame of video however.

The video card after all is a multimedia device. It is the same message that I got when I first loaded the program (I did it by the book. The next very next time after initially loading Dazzle that I booted it gave me the same message as add new hardware wizard. I have never been able to get Fast Forward to load on the same IRQ and it has often loaded with my soundblaster. I have been unable to laod soundblaster emulation since installing this card.

The problem I am sure even though I have not been able to get Dazzle to load consistently without problems is not the result of another program being run but thanks for the thought.

I have not run any other program except Netscape to get on the Internet. I have been away for the computer because of work for a week at at time so "working" for about two weeks is several (less than 6) boot ups of the computer.