please help with dvd prob

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NRG478

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hi,iv recently gotten a new computer its a hp pavilion 7965
model, the system specs are:

1.7 gig intel pent 4 processor
512 mb sdram
80gig hd
32mb nvidia tnt2 m64 graphics card with 32mb sdram
cd-rw 12x8x32
dvd-rom 16x
running on windows xp home edition the prob is that last night for the first time i watched a dvd movie and everything was perfectly fine and ran smoothly after it was over i took the disc out and shut down the computer then today i go to play another movie and the player i use (intervideo-windvd) said that "create overlay failed.please lower your screen resolution or color depth and try again" So i hit ok and i changed the screen resolution and that didnt do it then i tried changing the settings in xp and still it doesnt do anything which doesnt make any sense why id get the error on second time running im new to the whole dvd feature so i might be over looking something please anybody who can possibly help me id greatly appreciate it
 
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Did you change your color depth as well as your resolution??
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FROM Intervideo website:

Why do I get a "Cannot Create Overlay" error?

If you encounter this problem then try lowering your resolution to 800x600 and using high color (65 thousand).
 
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I had the same problem once. I changed the color depth and resolution to no avail. I installed a newer version of WinDVD and it started working OK.

Cheers

Craig
 
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