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WinDVD, Create Overlay Failed

WinDVD gives the error Create Ovelay Failed please lower your screen resolution or colour depth and try again when trying to play DVD's. Lowering the screen resolution does not work.
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shuboarderCommented:
This is quite a common problem it seems, and this error message can be caused by pretty much anything!
The main issues are remote assistance tools, display drivers and direct x

Are you by any chance using netmeeting?

I know this can be the cause of this error:
http://www.infohq.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/topic.cgi?forum=4&topic=53
http://www.ntcompatible.com/thread23762-1.html

or other remote utilities:
http://209.167.114.38/support/TechSupport/TSBs/ALL/-TSB001070.htm

Some other possible fixes:

1. Update to latest version of Direct X
2. Check: My Computer >> C:\ >> Direct X Folder >> Direct X Diagnostic Tools >> Display Tab >> Enable Direct Draw and Direct 3D Accelerations
3. Update to the latest display driver

HP and Compaq PCs:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&dlc=&product=89876&docname=bph05977

Dell:
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?c=us&l=en&s=gen&dn=1058193

This PAQ may also help you:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MultiMedia_Applications/Q_21715497.html

Hope this helps!
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dubisteamAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Netmeeting was running. Once this was stopped, works fine.
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shuboarderCommented:
Ok,

glad I could help!
It's time to close this question:

The link below explains how to do this:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi68
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shuboarderCommented:
Thanks!
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