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Q: Laptop crashes during video calls.

Everytime I use Skype or Google Hangouts my computer completely crashes during the call at some point. It can be 10 minutes in or 40 minutes in. I have reinstalled Skype. I have reinstalled my audio drivers as I thought it might be Conexon Smart Audio causing the crash (I have an ASUS K501U).

Recently I made some changes to speed up my CPU, I increased the quad cores (which I have subsequently decreased again) deleted my temporary files and deleted some unwanted applications. I also disabled start-up on some applications.

Since this point I have been experiencing problems. Can somebody please help! Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Laptop crashes during video calls.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Hi there. My pc's been bluescreening quite a bit as of late. this was the latest 2 crash reports i have dumped

I tried uninstalling/reinstalling both my video drivers and the webcam drivers. i dont know what else to do


A:Computer crashes during Sleep, and skype calls.

Hi Mcfreshmint.

It appears that your webcam is already having the latest driver. Support + Downloads: HD Webcam C270 - Logitech

Attachment 319944

fffff880`030af000 fffff880`03103000 lvrs64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: lvrs64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\lvrs64.sys
Image name: lvrs64.sys
Timestamp: Sat Sep 22 00:32:17 2012 (505CB9B9)
CheckSum: 000612AC
ImageSize: 00054000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
If the BSODs continue to appear even after uninstalling/reinstalling the driver, it would be the best to contract Logitech. They might have some settings etc that may work as stable in your system.

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hi there

im currenty using MSN messenger live, i have a webcam with mic now if i open the camera up software wise, the picture is great and if i use the sound recorder on win XP the webcam mic pics my voice up perfectly and exelent playback. but when i use msn and i have tuned up the mic and camera under settings, the voice is terrible, stuttery, crackly cuts out, im on 1 meg broadband, i have held the record button on msn down and sends a prerecording of my message great, its just naff doing it live. any ideas or better voice/video messenger's? im guessing its my connection speed holding me back.

thanks in advance

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I recently purchased an Icat camera. I have netmeeting software but i cannot figure out how to use it! If i want to make a video call to a friend who has a camera, how do i do it? do i need netmeeting?

A:video calls on the net, how do i do it

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I have a compaq Presario laptop and recently when i try and watch streamed videos from movie sites (not porn) the computer carshes on firefox and explorer.
WIth firefox its this error details.

Add-ons: {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}:3.0.11
BuildID: 2009060215
CrashTime: 1246617104
Email: [email protected]
InstallTime: 1246579425
ProductName: Firefox
SecondsSinceLastCrash: 39651
StartupTime: 1246616546
Theme: classic/1.0
URL: about:blank
Vendor: Mozilla
Version: 3.0.11

Its not all videos. SOmeone told me it could be a codex or something. Buts its driving me up the wall.

Help Soon

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Like many people, I have been using Zoom a lot recently I use Zoom on my Lenovo IdeaPad and I connect a bluetooth headset because I find the built in microphone is not really loud enough. However, every 15 minutes or so, I get an alert that my speaker is not working. At that point I need to turn off my headphones and turn them back on. When I do that, the entire Zoom will freeze. Does anyone know of a way I can fix this?

I have a IdeaPad S340-15IWL. I have been using a LG bluetooth collar.
I also used JBL Endurance Sprint - and the same thing happened.
Today I tried Anker SoundBuds Slim - these had the same issue.
Then Anker SoundBuds had another problem - they work, but when they are connected to my computer, I cannot hear anything through them. I know they work because when I connected it to a phone I was able to hear.

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Hey guys. I have a query... i wanted to know if video calls that dont use end to end encryption can be recorded if they pass thru a server even after d call has "ended"..??? Is that possible? The video beinf stored in d server itself in some sort of a hard drive?

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Hi all

just when I decided to invest in a smart TV and looking forward to using Skype to video call - Microsoft in its wisdom has decided to pull the support for the app and quick as a flash Samsung - the maker of the TV I was going to buy say it will no longer be available on their new smart tvs from June this year (2016). So now I'm totally confused as to what is a next best option to do video calls on a TV.

I know there will be other options and ways round this but I want the next best quality option without too much fuss when I want to use it. Would it be better to go back to HD and link the TV to a pc either via cable or wirelessly - can I use Chrome cast. Whatever I do it needs to be easy to use on a daily basis - I want to use this to teach online. In particular, does anyone have experience of using Google talk on a TV ??? please share
I realise I may have to get another monitor for my pc now to make this happen but I want to persevere with having a TV option too. ANY help and advice welcome but please use plain speak in any replies, thanks in advance.

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Do I need to instal yahoo messenger or skype to do that? If so this is a bloody unusefull app.
Why I cannot add more than microsoft account and Facebook?

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Hi all,

I been using Skype for a long time now, but have only recently started using the video call feature. I find it quite useful. The problem is that the video freezes after a minute or two when I make video calls. I then have to restart to unfreeze it. I can be a hassle. The video freezes on both sides of the video call. One minute my video would freeze then the other side freezes as well. The audio is fine. There is nothing wrong with my webcam.

I have a Microsoft Lifecam VX 1000. Windows XP Professional. Service Pack 3.
I have version of Skype

How can I make video calls that don't freeze?

Thanks in advance.

A:Frozen Video Calls in Skype

My experience has been that if I have too many extra's turned on the camera, it might freeze. I have a Logitech cam, and it has a feature called Low-light boost that sometimes has given me problems. (also accessed through Skype at Tools>Options>Video Settings. Then click on the button that says Webcam settings>Advanced Tab).

Other possibilities:
*Double check your camera driver for the latest version.
*Bad internet connection (double check firewalls, anti-virus etc.)
*Make sure you have the latest version of DirectX
*Make sure the camera application software is running at the same time as Skype.

Good luck, hope this helps.

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Could anyone please tell me how I can use cyberlink youcam on MSN. If i open youtube to record myself - cyberlink opens up with the effects bar but whenever i try to make a video call on MSN it doesn't open. Does anyone have any idea how I can get it to open for MSN?

Thank you in advance

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Hello again. I thought that I had solved this issue a week ago, but alas, after four days, the problem has returned.

I have an HP Notebook and a Vizio HDTV. After the latest Windows 10 updates, when I mirror cast my laptop to my TV via HDMI cable, to watch videos from YouTube and other sites, the picture will freeze for a few seconds and the audio will stop and make that annoying buzzing sound before returning to normal. Last night, not only did the video and audio stop, but the computer reset itself!

I've tried updating the audio drivers on HP Support. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing the sound drivers. I tested the sound drivers and they always say that my speakers and audio are working perfectly. Last night, I did a full scan on Windows Defender and no threats were found. Last Week I did a Malwarebytes scan not once but twice! The first time it found malware and I removed it, but the second time no threats were found, yet the problem persists. I thought that the problem might be with my HDMI cable, but it works on my brother's HP notebook with no problems.

I'm at the end of my rope! I don't want to start shopping for a new laptop because this is the only issue that I'm having with my current HP, and this only started happening a couple of weeks ago after Windows 10 updated.

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I was wondering if there is any software on the net which are free that i can record msn chats and no trails please or " purchase to use this feature" please . just a smiple free product that records msn video calls.
Thanks in advance

A:Free software to record msn video calls?

Perhaps this is what you're looking for: MSN Webcam Recorder - Save/Capture/Record MSN Messenger Web Cam.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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My webcam works fine on its own but when I try Video Calls on windows live with it every thing crashes. I can make phone calls fine and typeing works great. Then as soon as It trys to found the cam if freezies up. I get a error messaging saying

C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\TEMP\WER526f.dir00\msnmsgr.exe mdmp

I dont understand it so havn't got a clue how to solve this.

Can anyone help?

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I have a HP Pavillon dv6000 with an intergrated webcam, and it comes pre-installed with Cyberlink Youcam software (and in case u ask, yes I do have the latest update of it). Im using Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit and Service Pack 1.

Video calls with people who do not have Windows live messenger 2009 (or any of the beta versions) is perfectly fine and show is sending and viewing each others webcam. With WLM09 users, I can send and view my contacts' webcam just fine like always.

However since I installed the new messenger I cannot video call other contacts with the new messenger. The second I click the Video tab to start a call, my messenger freezes, and the same happens if I accept their call.

I found one way of going around it, under audio and video set up if I do not set the CyberLink Web Camera Filter as the webcam I want to use, i.e. I select the default Simplo Webcam, which is the webcam with no software, it works! The only problem is the video quality is TERRIBLE and dark when I choose Simplo Webcam for some strange reason. I have always used CyberLink in all my previous versions of messenger and it worked fine. All the advanced webcam settings, brightness contrast blah blah blah, are the same so I dont know why the video quality is so poor..

In the preview in audio and video set up the video is very clear and crisp either way. Thats about all the information I know.

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A:live messenger 2009 freezes in video calls

Has there been any development with this as I am having exactly the same issue. Video Calls are fine with people using an older version of messenger, but if they are using the current version like me it freezes as soon as we try to connect (if they call me, or I call them). I have tried the "fix" you sugested and it sort of works, but as you said, the video quality is extremely poor, and very laggy.
My laptop is also a DV6000 series but running Vista Ultimate x64 SP2
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Get the family together this Christmas, on the internet

Skype is a godsend for those families with members dotted all across the UK, or across the globe, in many cases, with the latest news that Skype is set to support video-calling for up to ten people at the same time sure to please many users.
The latest beta of Skype 5.0 for Windows introduces the new group vid-chat feature, with no word on when Mac users will get the same as yet.
"The second beta of Skype 5.0 brings a number of changes both outside and in ? most importantly, you can now make group video calls with up to 10 people," the company announced on its website.
"It also welcomes in a fresh new look, as well as increased stability and better quality when making group video calls."
Sleeker, neater, crisper
The latest version of Skype is, we are informed, "sleeker, neater and crisper than before," and adds another new feature called Skype Home.
Skype Home lets you follow your contacts' mood messages, set your profile picture and mood message and receive account notifications and learn more about using Skype.
Fancy testing Skype 5.0 out? You can download it now.


A:Skype beta 5 adds video-calls for groups of 10 people

I have been waiting for this feature. Video conferencing for free should attract a healthy following from many corporations.

Update: It's not free.

This beta version comes with a free trial of group video calling

Oh well!

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I'm trying to use the latest version on Windows Live Messenger Version 2009 (Build 14.0.8089.726) to make video calls. I have a working webcam and microphone setup already. The problem is that the option to start a video call is faded out, therefore meaning I can't click on it. All the different ways to start a video call are faded out, which means I can't click on it. All the setting under "Tools" -> "Set Up Audio and Video" are correct. I am running Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3. I have a Microsoft Lifecam VX 1000 (includes microphone) that is working perfectly fine.

What can I do in order to get video calls in Windows Live Messenger?

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Can't make video calls in Windows Live Messenger

I haven't used Windows Live Messenger for quite some time . You might try uninstalling it . Restart the computer then download and install again .

I presently use Skype for video calls .

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Hi all,

am a complete basic user happy to email and surf but would like to video call from skype and facebook. everytime I try to do this I get error messages advising windows installer pack could not be found, accessed or is not registered properly. I am lost!! just want video call with the family hahahaha xx


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We all use  MS Office communicator 2007 r2 on our small network (approx 30 users). I have no problem at all with outgoing video calls (I video call anyone on that same local network and everything works fast). But when the other users of that same network do video call me, I just see the sign of an up arrow that keeps moving (the usual sign that there is an upcoming call), but the video call window of the incoming call never displays. Eventually, the incoming call is dropped because I can't pick it up. Thanks for your help

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We all use  MS Office communicator 2007 r2 on our small network (approx 30 users). I have no problem at all with outgoing video calls (I video call anyone on that same local network and everything works fast). But when the other users of that same network do video call me, I just see the sign of an up arrow that keeps moving (the usual sign that there is an upcoming call), but the video call window of the incoming call never displays. Eventually, the incoming call is dropped because I can't pick it up. Thanks for your help

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i am making phone calls through my laptop. i and my friend want to record some of our conversations. when i assigned the software to record from Microphone, i could record both my voice and my friend's but the problem is that since her sound came from the speakers, words got echoed and it is irritating her. (the mic is taking both mine and her voice) i tried to use a pair of earbuds but then i couldn't record her voice. (the mic is taking only my voice.)
i assigned the mixer as the source for the recording software; and can record her voice clear and without echoing problem but i no longer am able to record what i say in responce to her! (the software records the sounds inside windows but not my voice coming from mic.)
how can i record our voices both; without the echoing problem and with a reasonable qaulity?

A:recording phone calls in my laptop

Is that legal without the other party's consent?

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this is the log i did with hijackthis! Please advice
and also my download speed varies when i check it on the online speed-o-meter, is there like a downloader or trojan of some sort?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:37:05 PM, on 8/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Application Data\EPSON\EPW!3 SSRP\E_S30RP1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\Program Files\ASUS\GamerOSD\GamerOSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Com... Read more

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M83, with 2 DP monitors.  Video goes blank multiple times an hour, 5 second blank screen then recovery with error about driver.  Updated Bios to current.  All drivers updated, swapped out with known good: Monitors,Cables,Memory,ReimageMB (GPU)No change.  Put in multiple tickets, mostly suggested Video drivers.  They finally ended up replacing MB which I thought would resolve issue, but it didn't. I finally swapped out the Procesor with one from a know good machine of the same model and manfacturing date.  Issue was resolved on original machine and the other machine started to have the original issue.  Swapped processors back to original machines and put in new ticket to have processor replaced.  We'll see how Lenovo responds to that. Anyone else ever have Video issues caused by processor?

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During audio calls, the person I am speaking with says that they can hear all audio created by my computer. This includes their own voice, audio from videos I might play, any movie we're watching, etc. Typically, I can hear their computer's audio as well. This happens when using Skype, Facebook Messenger, etc.

What could be causing this, and how can I fix it?

Computer Info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8012 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro M1000M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 464 GB (218 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, 20ENCTO1WW
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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Hello all,
I am looking for some assistance as to what is causing my computer to crash. It doesn't happen insanely often, but the way it crashes makes me think there's a hardware issue going on. I am mostly thinking it's either my CPU or one of my two graphics cards installed, but I'd be more inclined towards the GPU being faulty.

The reason being is that the crashes happen mostly when I'm doing HD video playback or editing video or visual effects. The software I use mostly is The Foundry's Nuke and Autodesk's Maya. I also experience video lag spikes during this, such as poor UI navigation within these software.

However, I have tried stress testing my CPU and graphics cards for hours without any crashes, and even performing fresh installs on the OS(Win7), so I'm not entirely sure which piece of hardware is causing me these crashes and spikes. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Attached is the zip file including the dmp and driver information files as outlined in the forum. If you need any other information about my system, please let me know. Once again, thank you for all your help! Hope to hear from you all soon

A:Random BSOD and Crashes - VFX & Video diting, HD Video Playback, 3D

Two of the three dumps blame your nVidia driver (the other dump is inconclusive), the first think to try would be going to NVidia's site and getting some different drivers and take it from there.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa801d52e4e0, fffff8800f937340, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+921340 )

Followup: MachineOwner

11: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: ... Read more

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I can run media players. They play FLACs and mp3s fine. But if I try to open any video file - be it avi, mpg, mkv, midi (I know, not a video format) - 'ZZZ has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution.'

VLC is my main squeeze. Crashes.
Uninstall, reinstall. VLC still crashes.
New version install. Crashes.
Nightly build. Crashes.
So maybe it's VLC?
Windows Media Player. Crashes.
Media Monkey. Crashes.
QuickTime Player. Crashes.
Update Windows. Update drivers. Update virus/malware scanner. Run virus/malware scan.
Everything still crashes. Every video file. Every player. Every video format. Only video files.

Haven't downloaded or installed anything new in weeks. Was running lots of video, all day, every day, for months. Literally opened one file and it ran, opened the next file in the folder, it crashed, and no video has worked in any player since.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-3520M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5609 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6620G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 689975 MB, Free - 452121 MB; D: Total - 21163 MB, Free - 2276 MB; E: Total - 4054 MB, Free - 1106 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1805
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Opening Video Files Crashes Every Video Player

Perform a malware and virus scan.

Ensure Windows is updated.

Manually update/reinstall the video drivers.

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Hello All,
I just installed The Windows 8 Release Preview using a bootable USB dual boot. I'm not able to play any format of my videos on my windows 8 rp... When I open a video in video app or the windows media player it doesn't show the video and closes or hangs after 10 seconds of playback (No video shown in those 10 seconds also just audio)

When I open sites like youtube, the video is not shown and only the audio comes..!
Please help.

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I`ve written a video player using DirectShow, which worked fine on XP. Now I get Vista. Sometimes when seeking to a different play position, the app window starts filling with lots of coloured dots, which then spread to entire display. Fortunately, I have just enough time to restart before whole machine crashes. I realise its a big vague, just hoping someone seen this already, and knows how to fix.

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Hi everyone,
I'm having a problem which i hope someone can help with. my motherboard is a pc100 m598 board with onboard sound and video. onboard video is disabled and i'm using a 32 meg nvidia pci card. the motherboard supports usb and has a form card which has two usb ports, one ps2 port and an ir port. however when i enable usb support in the bios my video crashes

A:video crashes

sounds like the usb is taking the irq the video card is on, just a guess.

Try putting your video card in a different pci slot, that should force it to a different irq. If that goes okay, then try and enable the usb again.

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HI everyone,

I recently reinstalled my entire computer (XP and all) and all of a sudden, when i try to view video online (flash player, and windows media for example), my pc freezes and i have to restart. I don't get any errors and nothing. i tried reinstalling WMP but it doesn't help. i've searched the internet for hours but to no avail!

PLEASE HELP! i need my video!

thanks in advance

A:pc crashes when streaming video!

Are you sure you installed your graphics card drivers correctly?
What graphics card do you have?

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IE crashes when clicking on a web video ..eg...


The error message from MS takes me to this page, which wants me to pay for an upgrade.


Other people can view the video, therefore I must have the wrong video codec ??

Thanks for your help


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Hello all, I'd be greatly appreciative of some assistance...

My computer has gotten into the habit of when I'm running applications that toll heavily on the video card, it shuts down completely without warning. When I'm rendering edited video in Sony Vegas 8.0, dealing with large files in Photoshop CS4, playing a graphic-heavy game like GTA:SA, or even if I have a couple browser tabs open with Flash content in them (which is odd, because as I understand it, in-browser Flash doesn't call on the video card), it turns off.

The reason I suspect the video card or drivers is that those are the only instances when I have restarts, and only once I got a blue screen error message mentioning the video driver. I'm foolish and didn't make note of the exact error, and I only ran across it once.

To make sure my bases are covered, recently I replaced the video card (GeForce 8800GTS 320mb from a 6600GT 128mb), uninstalling and then reinstalling the drivers when doing so; all the heatsinks and fans are clear of debris; I replaced the power supply, upping the wattage; the memory's been replaced recently; all virus scans end up clean; and I reformatted the main drive and reinstalled everything. Still the problems continue. Short of more drastic measures, I'm a little stumped.

XP Home Edition, SP3
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.20 GHz
3.26 GHz 2.00 GB of RAM
Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS, 320 mb

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A:Video-heavy crashes

Can your check the Windows error logs and post back please.

You've done just about everything I would suggest. Let's hope the logs tell us something.

-- Andy

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I'm Running XP and every time I go to a sight that has video, Internet Explorer pops up an error report and then my IE browser closes. It does it on Yahoo Movies when i click on a trailer to view, Gamespot, etc. This never used to happen. Any Ideas?



A:When I view Video IE Crashes

Any Ideas?

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Hopefully you can help.
I am trying to play an .avi file that i know works because i have watched on a friends PC. I can see it for a second but then an error report opens and the player closes. This happens in realplayer, wmplayer, divx, and power dvd. Also i have noticed if i dont close the error report the file seems to play fine in wmp, but with no sound.

Here is an example error message:

Faulting application wmplayer.exe, version, faulting module unknown, version, fault address 0x00000000.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

0000: 6c707041 74616369 206e6f69 6c696146
0010: 20657275 706d7720 6579616c 78652e72
0020: 2e392065 2e302e30 30383932 206e6920
0030: 6e6b6e75 206e776f 2e302e30 20302e30
0040: 6f207461 65736666 30302074 30303030
0050: 0a0d3030

Can any one help? I am using XP home edition

A:Video Player crashes

You need to go here and download the free Divx codec to watch avi. files:


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Hello everyone, my computer crashes when I play games. The computer is still on, but the monitor says "no signal input"
any help would be appreciated, also i have attached a dxdiag file

A:Video crashes while gaming

Have you tried updating you Nvidia 9600 drivers from this website:

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Hi peeps,

My problem is that my PC crashes whenever I try to edit large(ish) video files.
It crashes no matter what software I use, be it Dr.DivX, Ulead video Editor or others.

I get a Microsoft error report which says...

"The error was caused by an unrecoverable hardware error which forced the operating system to stop functioning.

Although we know the problem is caused by a hardware component, unfortunately the error report does not contain enough information to tell us the specific component. More than likely the problem is being caused by problems with one or more of the following computer components:

* Random Access Memory (RAM)
* System board
* Central Processing Unit (CPU)
* Power supply"

Anybody got any ideas what's causing it & what I can do to stop it?

AMD Athlon 3200+
1 gig ram
RADEON 9500 PRO / 9700

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Alright, I have another problem or rather I should say I have found the root of my previous problem. .bik files will randomly crash my system... This makes no sense, at first it was the witcher that did it, now overlord does it once in a while as well. It does not allways happen when u play a .bik file. I have no Idea why it is doing this. has anyone run into this yet? I could really use a hand on this one.

including my dadiag, in hopes that someone knows whats up.
I just updated to 8.8 catalyst and drivers overlord started at that point, but the witcher has been doing all throughout. I keep bashing my head in and running in circles not finding anyone with a similar problem.

Thanks in advance for the help!

A:Video Crashes (bik files)

Go here, dl and run this, then post the results: VistaForums SysInfo Tool

I doubt very much your issue is related to .bik files. The number of games that contain .biks is large, at least 4,000. If Vista did have an issue with .bik files, not only would it be common knowledge, but it would have been fixed by now.

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I am running xp with sp2 and have recently been unable to open any video folders without getting"explorer.exe application error.instruction at 0x1c40a480 referenced memory at 0x03447aeb......" you get the idea.Once in a while it will suddenly stop.....briefly.it does it with videos stored on my internal hd as well as my external hd.large and small folders(meaning one folder has 3 vids in it and the other around 20, it says the same thing either way)I've done google searches for a soloution and nothing I've read seems to apply or work.I have media player 9 and have deleted both my quick time and real alternative players while trying to find a solution to no avail.

A:XP crashes W/video folders

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On my server pc it'll crash randomly while playing flash based videos via the web. The crash always takes a while to happen , but eventually leads to he system stop responding with the sound looping the last milisecond it was at. It happens somtimes immediatly or after a while.

I've tried display drivers , browser and flash updates , different browsers , still does it. The only remedy that actually works is if I have the display properties window open in the background , then it doesn't crash , weird.

I think it may have to do with the systems cpu which is always above 50c even idle due to the heatsink not sitting on it right.

A:flash video crashes

Well, first thing is to apply new thermal paste and re-seat the heatsink so that it is working properly and cooling your system down. Then try reducing the resolution of your screen when playing videos. If that works, update the video driver.

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Once I have updated driver for NVidia, Wn 8.1 does not start. Entering Safe Mode I could uninstall the update and everything goes back to normal. Any solution? Please??

A:Win 8.1 crashes after video update

I suggest keeping the old driver since it works.
If it ain't broke,don't fix it.

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Whenever I render large files, my computer crashes. When I look at task manager CPU usage fluctuates between 80?90%. No more than 4 GB is used, though, even though I have 12 GB installed.

I have this problem with Windows Movie Maker, even tried Sony Vegas Pro Demo, which seemed more stable, but eventually crashed as well. I don?t get a BSOD, by the way.

Also, the RAM works fine when I use VST instruments.

I have two modules of 2GB (which came with the laptop) and two of 4GB. I tried the same with only 2 x 2GB and 2 x 4GB, but both attempts failed as well. Are all my modules defective?

I even made a clean install. It seemed to improve, because once I could edit a big file (+15 minutes), which would normally crash. But that?s like a hit and miss.

Am I missing something? The one thing that could be the problem is the PC getting too hot? I tried memtest (the one from Windows) and it crashed...

OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Model: HP EliteBook 8540w
System Type: x64-based PC
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, 1600 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date: Hewlett-Packard 68CVD Ver. F.0A, 22-6-2010
SMBIOS Version: 2.6
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM): 12,0 GB
Total Physical Memory: 11,9 GB
Available Physical Memory: 9,05 GB
Total Virtual Memory: 23,9 GB
Available Virtual Memory... Read more

A:PC crashes with video rendering

Does the video software use the GPU to do the conversion? Or is it all in software? If it's GPU assisted try disabling the GPU usage.

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I recently did a clean install of xp pro. and ever sinc I haven;t been able to play any video files in any programs.

I'm running xp pro, on a 2gig AMD with 1gig of ram and a ge force fx 5600 (256mb). I've tried all the latest drivers, direct-x upgrades, video codects, and even sp1.

Any format of video file (mov, avi, wmv), any programs and even streaming vids in browsers will crash it. It will start to load, then the system will hang, no video picture or sound, and the mouse moves about an inch a mnute. I do a lot of multimedia work on here, so you can probably guess that it's causing a few probs!

Any help of suggestions would be massively appreciated! It plays games fine though, whichI'm sure some use video clips for the intro movies etc... which is odd, but probably of no relevance!

Thanks in advance!

A:xp crashes on all video files!

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Whenever I want to view a video online (YouTube, Hulu, flipvideo, etc.), I click the link/video and my browser crashes immediately. Any ideas on whats going on/how to fix it? Thanks.


A:Streaming video crashes IE8

What OS are you using? Have you checked Event Viewer to see what error messages occur at the same time?

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How can I fix it so that when I open my videos in my documents I won't get the "windows explorer needs to shut down due to error message"? I can't even open the video folders.

A:My video folder crashes

Please try this workaround (you will need your Windows? XP SP2 CD or an integrated SP3 CD if SP3 is installed).

(In the event that you do not have a Windows? XP CD with SP2,(or SP3) you will need to 'borrow' one from a friend or colleague, as the manufacturer's "Recovery Discs" will not work in this instance.)

Insert the Windows? XP CD in your drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting.)

Go start > Run ...in the box type in sfc /scannow …please take note of the space between the sfc and the /.

This is the System File Checker...it will scan all the Windows? core system files to ensure that they are in their respective correct places, and if not replace them from the CD.

During the scan you may be asked to Insert the CD, if this happens just go retry and let it do its thing.

One important point: While sfc is running, it is not advisable to do any other work, or have any browsers/programs running on the computer, until the scan is complete. (This process will generally take around 45-65 minutes to complete).

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Hello all,

I need some help. I recently bought and started playing RIFT when it first came out. I don't remember if the game gave me problems then or not, but I decided to watercool my cpu and gpu and I was going to go 3way SLI so I bought two more of my 8800gtx. I have since put it all together and everything appears to be working great. However, when I go into playing RIFT, no longer than 5 min in, and the game stutters a bit, freezes, and then the screen goes blank and my monitor shuts off because it no longer is receiving a signal. That is its current state.

When I first began playing after watercooling, the game lasted longer. I could play for 30-40 min and occassionaly the screen would freeze, but a quick ctrl+alt+del out and then switch back to the game created a temporary fix. I would need to do this "fix" every 5-10 min and after about 3 or 4 times, the screen would freeze, I couldn't ctr+alt+del my way out and soon the screen goes black, and signal output stops.

I thought maybe I bought a bad card (I no longer can tell which of the 3 cards is my original :/ ). So I tried a different card, and same thing. I tried them in 2way and 3way sli and still the same thing. I've tried lowering graphics settings all the way. I've tried different games. The other games seem to work better, but still gives me some hanging issues and I honestly haven't tried it enough. I've made sure to download the latest drivers for MB and graphics. I&... Read more

A:Video card crashes...I think

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Hello guys,
So I play a game called league of legends. Every time i try to play the game is always give me an error saying my video drive has crashed or my intel one has crashed. I attached a photo below. I message the support team and they said it something with my graphics card or hardware. I am pretty sure its my graphic card though but i dont know how to fix it. This is my desktop . Its running on an intel one i think./ I posted a picture of it below to. My question is how do i fix it so i can play the game? I tried updating the card on the website but it didn't do anything. Can someone please help me ?

A:Video driver crashes

Its quite possible.

Can you give the rest of your specs?
Here are the system requirements:

Make sure, that everything is updated, java and .net

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