Originally Posted by patrickp
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.
I don't actually have a problem with my PC, I just wanted to know if there was any benefit using AGP fast write enable.
Processor Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz
Memory 1024 MB
Video NVIDIA GForce 6600 GT Version 6.14