I'm one of those people who reinstalls the OS every 6 months or so with a
fresh format, for all the reasons you mention. I tried it in this case but
it didn't help. I mainly was bothered by the difference between the demo
and "real" versions. I installed the demo, in large part to be certain of
compatibility and it worked well. Their tech support told me that there
were significant differences between the two versions. The good part was
that when the "real" version didn't work, I got a refund with minimum
> There are many reasons that one program may not be happy on any given
> computer with all the different software, drivers, etc.
> Programers try and make the software as compatible as possible with most
> computer configurations, software, etc. it is not a perfect world and not
> always the software that gets the blame but another software program that
> has screwed things up.
> Adding and removing software can cause major problems over time. Those
> us who do this realize that we will have to format our hard drives to
> everything up so we can have a fresh start about every 6mo. or year.
> In otherwords the finger is not always pointed in the right direction when
> problems arrise.
> Dave T
> > I found Video Studio 5 to be very unstable. The patch makes it more
> > but then it wouldn't recognize the audio portion of any mpg's recorded
> > the ATI Multi Media Center. I run Win2K. I had numerous conversations
> > tech support. One thing to understand is that the demo version is not
> > same as the bought version. It uses different drivers (codec's?). The
> > version worked fine for me but the bought version was a mess.
> > gave up and got a refund.
> > Bill
> > > I had to install 98SE (from98) to get it to work with my firewire card
> > > the program ran OK though just no capture
> > > of course we are pissing in the wind here as you give NO details of
> > > system
> > > kind of like ringing the Doctor at 2am and asking what's wrong with
> > when
> > > you feel ill
> > > did you download the demo......it might be a corrupt download?
> > > > I've installed, reinstalled, wiped the registry, but it keeps on
> > > > crashing. VSTUDIO IPFs in module UNKOWN.
> > > > I reinstalled video drivers (latest - ATI RAGE PRO 8 megs) and
> > > > everything via selective startup (Win98).
> > > > I asked ULEAD and they suggested 'reinstalling windows'. I'm
> > > > reinstalling Vstudio first. If not, I'd look at installing Win98SE
> > > > top, but...
> > > > Any ideas on complete removal ? Or what can cause the crashes ?
> > > > TIA - please CC any followups - remove nospam
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