Merry Xmas Through reading some forums here I went ahead and checked the display properties and changed them to 32 (800 X 600) and reduced the acceleration in the advanced troubleshoot to one step towards none and the refresher to 72 (from 75) and I was able to get images. Butthe videos dont stream well they move like it is a slow motion. they stattle as if the computer is really overloaded with many opened programmes. Windows media player is not able to play dvd and there is no yellow mark anywhere in the divice manager. Thanks and Merry xmas Ps. Why is it that I fail to find my updated threads sometime.