All Quicktime videos are now not displaying video

Up until yesterday, all of my quicktime files and movies that i could view in itunes, including trailers in the intunes store were working fine. Now for some reason, the audio in any of the above mentioned files works, but the video is now random fuzzy images of what appears to be my start menu on my windows xp operating system. i have reinstalled the most recent version of quicktime, and i have run a virus scan and have turned up nothing. this occurs for any file that requires quicktime. again, the video appears to be fuzzy images of my start menu. the images are almost like looking at a tv thats trying to play an atari that has not had the dust blown out of the game cartridge. i know thats a crazy way to describe it but thats exactly what it looks like. I have a lot of movies on my itunes library, and not one of them works. please help!

Nice to see some incremental progress, at least.
Did the nVidia graphics card come "built in" with the Vaio, or was it something you added on later yourself?
If it came built in, I'd head to the Sony website and check the driver download pages for your Vaio model to see if there's any driver updates available for the card. (I'd go to Sony because they may have tweaked the basic nVidia drivers so that they work a bit better with the other hardware they're using in your Vaio.)
(Actually, while you're at your download pages, that would be a good time to stock up on any other updates available for your particular configuration of your Vaio model. Things like chipset drivers can have some impact on things like video performance.)
If the card is something you added on yourself later on, I'd instead head straight to nVidia's website to check to see if there's any updated drivers for the card.

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