When I try to play a DVD on my DVD player that came with my Latitude C640, I get the following error message on the DVD Player screen.
"Create overlay failed....and then something about changing screen res settings" it dissappears too quickly for me to see the whole message.
Md101,Thank you for using the Dell Community Forum.The following article may help.Why do I receive the error "Create Overlay Failed" when starting WinDVD? <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>
I also get the Overlay problem on a Dell latitude 640, but when I carried out the instructions above for the windows 2000 system, it solved the problem in the docking station mode only, I still have the problem when the laptop is away from the docking station. Any ideas how to correct this?
I am receiving the following message on my Dell 8250 Dimension Desktop when I attempt to play a DVD using WinDVD: "Create Overlay Failed...Please lower your screen resolution or color depth and try again."
I've tried lower both without success. I also do not have Netmeeting or MSN Messenger installed but I did notice that there are a few Netmeeting files in a Netmeeting program folder.
What should I do?
Current software & drivers include:
Intervideo WinDVD 4 & WinDVD Creator (The original player was a Cyberlink Software with decoding for six channels - I was unable to locate the installation CD or a similar setup file on the Dell site so I installed WinDVD as a substitute.
The correct Dell M782p drivers for my monitor & the correct 64MB DDR NVIDIA GeForce4 MX420 w/TV out video drivers
Pinnacle Edition 4.5 video editing software
Musicmatch Jukebox 7.5
Microsoft Office 97 - Only with Word & Excel components installed
For some reason the error message appears regardless of the resolution setting.
Thank You For Your Help,
Message Edited by vqworks on 01-25-2004 01:49 PM
I have seen this problem on a Latitude C610 also. It was caused by the graphics accelerator slider being turned down completely, which turned the 3d mode off. Moving the acceleration slider back on full fixed this error.
I was having a problem with DVD's freezing on this system within minutes of playback, or if the screen was minimized and maximized during playback. Updating the ATI Radeon driver to version 184.108.40.20692 solved the freezing problem.