Originally Posted by yesman
Can someone tell me what this actually is ? the reason I ask is, I was just looking at this http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...lm/amazon.aspx
and it says, "see if your PC can play this " and was told my AGP is disabled.
What do I need to do, if anything ?
Ah! Looking at the M$ page you linked to, I know why you're getting the message: in Windows Media Player, if you're using the latest ATI drivers (with an ATI card, of course), you can enable hardware support (better, higher quality playback) for some WMP files by enabling Fast writes.
It's always important, yesman, if you're posting about a problem with your PC, to give a summary of your system; you ought to do that now. In particular, what videocard and drivers for it are you using?
AFAIK you shouldn't be asked to enable Fast writes, though; it's simply an option.
What exactly did the message you got say, and can you describe for us the series of events that led to you getting the message?
But, as I said before, if you're getting a message that AGP rather than Fast writes is not enabled, that's a different matter, and you need to check that your chipset and videocard drivers are properly installed.
Also, as Phils_wicked mentions, enabling Fast writes with many ATI cards may cause instability.