Pink vertical stripes playing all videos on Windows 2000
Posted on 2004-08-04
I bought and installed Window 2000 V 5.0.2195 Service Pack 3 Build 2195 replacing Windows 98.
The computer is a AMD Athlon 1300XP+ running @ 1250 Mhz with 1 Gigabyte RAM on a PCCHIPS M848ALU
motherboard. I have full system details but not posted for brevity.
When first installed, Windows 2000 chose its own drivers for the Graphics adapter (16MB SiS 200/300).
Videos did not play at all with several players. The video part of the screen was
vertical pink and green stripes (green stripes were solid green colour, pink stripes composed of
narrow pink horizontal stripes) with NO video showing at all.
Therefore I updated the generic graphics driver for W2K from the SIS site. This installed without problem.
The current driver is sis300v.dll version 5.13.01.1150.
I have tested DirectX, running all its tests which pass just fine.
With either the generic SIS drivers or the PCCHIPS version, videos CAN now be seen,
BUT there are strong, vertical pink stripes in the picture of all players.
i.e. the green stripes have been replaced by video, but the pink ones remain, though slightly different.
The vertical pink stripes have discernable video content between the small horizontal pink stripes.
On full screen mode the stripes scale up i.e. they occupy the same proportion of the picture.
Equal spacing video/pink stripe. There are 20 vertical pink stripes in both normal size
and full screen, the picture starts with a video stripe and ends with a pink stripe.
In Windows 98 these videos played just fine so I am fairly confident that the hardware is OK
and the files are not coded with the stripes in them. Also I tested one of the files by copying
it to a Windows XP machine which showed perfect video.
So far I have been unable to determine which codecs are in use since
Windows Media player, "Properties" shows no codecs in use on any file but does list some "filters" (does it mean "codecs"?)
(same for all three) : Ligos MPEG splitter, Ligos MPEG video decoder, Video renderer + 2 audio filters.
All videos have been tested with the following Video players: Windows Media Player, Intervideo "WinDVD 4",
Sonic "PowerDVD 4" with identical results.
I also downloaded the sis.zip file from the boardmakers site (PCCHIPS) and installed that (in fact the current state) with
I have searched this and other sites but unable to find any reference to similar problems.
Any thoughts as to where to try next would be welcome.