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VAIO PCG-FRV37 I Loaded win 2k3 Server( It had XP home addition on it when i bought it) and I am having trouble with the DVD

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I have loaded the ATI RADEON 345M (XPDriver vers. 6.14.10.6343) Drivers for my laptop and the screen looks fine.  When I attept to load the "shared Library program from VAIO for ms 2000 and xp Version 2.0s.00.030s0" Media drivers it appears to load just fine but before it finishes loading I get an message that says the system must be restarted to complete th installation.  so I reboot and nothing else happens and I looked to see if this program is loaded and it is not.  I thought that maybe this program is required for the DVD to work.  At the moment I cant read or burn dvd's cd's witht the built in drive.  

Here is the error that I get when I try to play a dvd with POWER DVD

error code F6F00018
tHE current display mode is not supported

Power dvd does not support the current display mode.

DDraw overlay mode is recommended

Please lower the screen resolution and color depth for example 800x600 w/256 colors or U may adjust the refresh freq. to 75Hz  I changed the settings and it was no help I did not know what to do with DDraw overlay mode so i couldn't chage that


I don't know much about dvds so if you could help me out with this process

Jonas
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You try to use XP drivers for W2K3 server, which is not good. I bet Sony will not write such drivers, as they are bad with support.... very bad.
Your DVD drive works fine, but as your display driver does not, it has to be sorted out first.

Look at these links related to ATI + W2k3:
http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4227.html
http://www.ntcompatible.com/thread25815-1.html

As soon as you fix the ATI driver, you will be able to play DVDs. (In fact, were the built-in drivers came with W2K3 not good enough?)

CD burning is another case...

Anyway look at http://www.msfn.org/win2k3/ and learn.
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Oh regarding the ATI question, this shall be the important bit:

"What might be the problem is Windows 2003 disabling hardware acceleration. Try fully enabling it before installing. Also make sure the 3 things (forget the exact names) are enabled in the Display tab of DxDiag."
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