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My videos' colors turned gray

Q: My videos' colors turned gray

This only started about a few days ago.

Right now, all my videos (both the ones I downloaded before and the ones I acquired just now) are grayish-colored. You can still see a bit of the original colors, but that's as far as it goes.

The problem happens to both .mkv files and .mp4 files:

(I picked actual movies so that you can go and compare them to images of the movies if you want to confirm them).

However, I haven't tested any other video formats.

I use MPC-HC mainly:

but the problem extends to the default Windows 10 players:

However, these same videos are perfectly fine if I transfer them to another computer.

Interestingly enough, the problem extends to Youtube as well, but NOT ALL videos.

This one is fine:

This one isn't:

(As you can see, the colors in the thumbnail are different from what the video player's displaying).

The problematic Whose Line? video here flickers with its original colors at the start, but it immediately switches to these grayed-out colors.

The problem seems to be specific to each Youtube video, meaning videos which have the problem keep having the problem no matter how many times I refresh and vice versa.

Also notable, the amount of Youtube videos with this problem is significantly smaller than those without. It took me about fifteen videos to find this problematic video, and, with my experience over the past half-week, this 15:1 ratio seems about just right.

Again, this started only a few days ago. I thought it would go away, but it doesn't seem to be doing so.

Also, this info may or may not help, but the problem exists on both my laptop screen and the TV screen I connect to with an HDMI cable.

I don't think this issue is very urgent, but I would greatly appreciate if anyone could go out of their way to help me with this. Thank you very much.

Lastly, system info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 22 Model 0 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3534 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8400, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 688 GB (137 GB Free);
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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A: My videos' colors turned gray

One last thing. I noticed the problem in other online video sites too, but I'm not sure if I can share pictures of it here for reasons. (They're pornsites).

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Not sure if this is a software or hardware issue but my monitor recently began showing light gray lines across the screen. At the same time, the colors are all slightly off.

Around the same time, my antivirus software (Trend Micro PC-Cillin Internet Security 2007) reported a bad website and said it had to revert to the last known good version of itself. Ran a ton of antivirus, adware and spyware scans and didn't show any viruses although there were a few critical/negligible objects in the adware scans that I had removed.

There are also some errors that showed up in the event log on the same day:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 50 63 53 ure PcS
0018: 63 6e 53 72 76 2e 65 78 cnSrv.ex
0020: 65 20 31 35 2e 30 2e 30 e 15.0.0
0028: 2e 31 33 32 39 20 69 6e .1329 in
0030: 20 75 6e 6b 6e 6f 77 6e unknown
0038: 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 2e 30
0040: 20 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 at offs
0048: 65 74 20 30 30 30 30 30 et 00000
0050: 30 30 30 000
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 70 63 63 ure pcc
0018: 76 73 63 61 6e 2e 65 78 vscan.ex
0020: 65 20 31 35 2e 30 2e 30 e 15.0.0
0028: 2e 31 33 32 39 20 69 6e .1329 in
0030: 20 75 6e 6b 6e 6f 77 6e unknown
0038: 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 2e 30
0040: 20 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 at offs
0048: 65 74 20 30 31 37 33 39 et 01739
0050: 36 66 36 0d 0a 6f6..
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20... Read more

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Not sure if this is a software or hardware issue but my monitor recently began showing light gray lines across the screen. At the same time, the colors are all slightly off.

Around the same time, my antivirus software (Trend Micro PC-Cillin Internet Security 2007) reported a bad website and said it had to revert to the last known good version of itself. Ran a ton of antivirus, adware and spyware scans and didn't show any viruses although there were a few critical/negligible objects in the adware scans that I had removed.

There are also some errors that showed up in the event log on the same day:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 50 63 53 ure PcS
0018: 63 6e 53 72 76 2e 65 78 cnSrv.ex
0020: 65 20 31 35 2e 30 2e 30 e 15.0.0
0028: 2e 31 33 32 39 20 69 6e .1329 in
0030: 20 75 6e 6b 6e 6f 77 6e unknown
0038: 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 2e 30
0040: 20 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 at offs
0048: 65 74 20 30 30 30 30 30 et 00000
0050: 30 30 30 000
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 70 63 63 ure pcc
0018: 76 73 63 61 6e 2e 65 78 vscan.ex
0020: 65 20 31 35 2e 30 2e 30 e 15.0.0
0028: 2e 31 33 32 39 20 69 6e .1329 in
0030: 20 75 6e 6b 6e 6f 77 6e unknown
0038: 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 2e 30
0040: 20 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 at offs
0048: 65 74 20 30 31 37 33 39 et ... Read more

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Here is my problem. I opened up my Photo Shop CS 8.0. I tried to color in a picture, but when I did, the colors are showing as like a gray scale. They are showing up normal in the color chart where you click a color. But when you try to brush it, they show up gray scale. I opened up Microsoft Paint and it did the same thing. I dont know what I did to change any of this. And I dont know how to change it back.

A:All colors in paint programs showing up gray scale??


Welcome to TSG

Is it doing this with all images or just one your wanting to work on?
Guess it is because of the color format. Open the image a PS and then change the image format to high color.
If that is not it then it may be the mode. Go up to image, mode and see what is checked. I think the default is RGB Color so put a check by it if it's not checked.

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When I open a bmp or jpeg in Paint and try to add colors (text or additions to the picture) on top of it, the only color I get is gray, no matter what color I select. If I pick pink, it's gray.. pick blue, it's gray, etc. I've tried it with maybe 10 different bmps/jpegs. When I open Paint and just paint a colored line, the color comes out fine. I've always been able to layer colors on top of bmps and jpegs, have done this tons of times before. What could be making every color come out as gray?

A:Solved: All colors in Paint turn GRAY when working with bmps,jpegs

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This happened to my Volume Indicator. It turned to grey.. I know that it's supposed to be blue.. not gray.. can someone help me thanks!

Does this have anything to do with Windows Update? Thanks

A:Windows volume indicator turned gray.

Just a suggestion.
The upgrade to 8.1 is free.

I like 8.1 better than 8.

If you make a system image with Macrium Reflect you can easily revert to 8 if you desire to.

Macrium Reflect Free

My volume indicator is different than yours with 8.1.

I have 8.1 Pro.

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Hello, my name is Alexander. I am new here.

I just decided to turn on my laptop to play Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight. First I pressed the power button to turn on the laptop and it blinked, the battery light also blinked. As I remember the battery was charged, so I decided to turn it on again. After pressing the button, the COMPAQ boot screen appeared but suddenly all the screen gone gray for some unknown reason. I pressed and held the power button for 10 seconds but nothing happened. Then I removed the battery but the laptop didn't turned off. Now, I leaved the laptop for 3 hours and it didn't shut down.

Last night it worked fine. I was playing Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 and listening to some Guns 'n' Roses songs.

Specs (Sorry, I forgot the laptop model):
Graphics card: Mobile Intel 4 Series Chipset.
Processor: 2GHz.
HD: 137GB.
OS: Windows Vista Home Basic.

A:COMPAQ Presario screen turned gray and I can't turn it off.

Hold the power button for 15 seconds or until the computer shuts off. Let it set for a few minutes. Put the battery in and make sure you are using the power adapter too. Start the computer. If it won't boot normally press the F8 key repeatedly until you can boot into Safe Mode.

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I have a couple of windows xp computers that the taskbar has turned gray by itself, and I cant figure out how to get it to change back to its normal blue

A:Solved: XP task bar turned gray and I can t change it back

Welcome to the TSG forum.
Has your display theme changed to Windows Classic ???
You might want Windows XP mode

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Help!.. please help me with this problem... before... our start button was green and the taskbar was blue.... then one time.... when i opened my computer... the start button and the taskbar was turned to gray. and it was like a classic style start button and taskbar... and there was this eeecking sound appearing when i increase the volume of my speaker.... but this problem was fixed when we called a technician and the technician i think formatted our computer... there the eecking sound problem was fixed.. BUT... the start button and the taskbar was still gray.. and i want to turn this gray thing to normal... green start button.... blue taskbar... PLease help..!!!... All Help are needed.. Nothing will be rejected... thank you....


A:Help!start button and taskbar turned into classic style and all gray!!... T_t

All you have to do is click start then click run. Type in services.msc and a services window should pop up. Scroll all the way down to Themes, then right click and hit start. If the color does not change automatically then go to your desktop right click and scroll down to properties. From there you should be able to edit your themes/colors.

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I have a worksheet in Excel 2003 and the ENTIRE worksheet when I opened it today has turned dark gray. I cannot turn it back to white by changing the background. Any ideas what might have happened here? I haven't seen this happen before.

A:Excel 2003 The entire sheet has turned dark gray

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I turned on my PlayStation 3 about an hour ago and got an onscreen notification that it had not been shut down properly the time before. While I've gotten this message many times in the past, the problem has always been solved within a matter of minutes. Unfortunately, this time is different. I don't recall what I did after getting this message, but, for whatever reason, the screen has turned dark gray -- not totally black, but a very dark gray -- and it's been that way for more than 30 minutes. I know that in the past whenever I've gotten the message that my PS3 has not been turned off properly the previous time, the message further states that the unit will restart and fix any formatting errors, which may take 2 to 3 hours (or words to that effect). I'm wondering if the continuously gray screen I now have is an indication that any errors are being fixed and that it may take as long as 2 or 3 hours.

For what it's worth, I never used the PS3 to play games -- only to look at JPEG discs or DVD's/Blu-Rays. I was attempting to watch a JPEG disc when this problem occurred. Next, I inserted a movie, but it also wouldn't play. The screen stayed dark gray.

On the front of the unit I see the blue and green lights are lit.

I don't know if there might be a simple fix or if, on the other hand, the problem could be quite serious. Perhaps the errors are currently being fixed and the machine will resume normal operation shortly. In the meant... Read more

A:Solved: PlayStation 3 shutdown problem -- screen has turned dark gray

I'm happy to report that my problem has been solved.

After being gone for several hours I returned home and found that the screen was still dark gray, at which point I unplugged the PS3, then plugged it back in a few minutes later. Immediately I got the following onscreen message:

The file system on the system is corrupted and will be restored. Press the PlayStation button to use the controller.

I then followed instructions and my system was soon up and running once again.

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I'm not sure how to explain this issue. It's relatively new.

When I turn on my computer, the colors would be over saturated at the login screen but a few seconds later, it'll be back to normal.

Does anyone know the cause of this or how to fix it if it's fixable?

I should add that I had uninstalled the display adapter and reinstalled it because I was trying to fix a different issue and on another forum, that was recommended. It's not a big issue for me since it lasts at most 2 seconds on the login screen but I rather my computer not have any issues at all...

A:Computer has bright colors when turned on

at a guess, system is loading a colour profile, then loads default graphics colour profile

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Good morning everyone,

This morning I turned on my computer and now my pop out menus for my task bar are a dark green with a picture of a thumb tack. I did not install any new hardware.

The thumb tack is not functional.
This happened on all my user accounts.
Everything else in Windows is normal.

The closest thing that I found to change that color is: I switch to High Contrast Theme and then click on Color. The Selected Text directly affects the color of the right click pop up on my task bar.

A:Taskbar. Right Click Menu has turned colors.

See here: Rick click taskbar programs, OS images cover text.

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Yesterday about half of the images I encounter online load incorrectly. Bars of neon colors completely distort the images. I am having the same problem with streaming video. Bright pink, yellow, and green bars ruin the picture. It is the same in all browsers.
Also webpages are loading incorrectly with some sort of encoding error. All sites, including Google and bleepingcomputer occasionally load with lines of code and missing portions of the page. Often times links will not do anything when clicked.
I'm assuming the two problems are connected because they appeared at the same time. I'm not sure if it is a graphics card issue or an internet issue. Any help is appreciated.
Windows Vista 32-bit service pack 2
Firefox and Internet Explorer
Attatched is a screenshot of an image distorted with the strange colors.

A:Strange colors on images and videos

Does your desktop, other programs look fine?

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A:Problem with colors when viewing videos (HP w15e)

Video playback problems

Can't be sure which audio and video codecs you have installed, but I would think if you go to this site; http://www.mediacodec.org/ and download this codec pack, you probably won't have any trouble with video playback, using VLC, KM & WM players. Hope that does the trick.

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Ok so just recently, I got a new EVGA GTS 450 SuperClocked, and when I was putting the card in, I accidentally broke the retention clip at the end, though I heard it doesn't really do much other than get in the way :P *I screwed in my card don't worry ;)*, but anyway so I installed the drivers and all that good stuff, but when I watch online videos like on Youtube, in the beginning of the video, the video itself will flicker and flash weird colors, HOWEVER, when you see the trailers and stuff at the top of the Youtube homepage, No problem, IF I PLAY GAMES, No problem.

I don't know if its my graphics card or maybe some weird compatibility issue, but the problem is ONLY on streaming online videos, and ONLY where the videos is framed, NOT the rest of the screen.

Please help!

BTW I love this card xD I can play BF3 on ALL HIGH, avg 40FPS

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Hi Everyone! please help!
Every time I turn my computer on (after it was completely off) again which I do a lot as this laptop is so fast to turn off and on, the video streaming does not work.
So after I turn on I go to the bbc, Facebook, youtube, or other streaming sites the video loads and I can click play though it does not actually play, just a still image. same on every website. so to fix this I have to restart the computer, then it works. So for some reason turning the computer off causes this and restarting it fixes it - seems strange to me though more irritating 
Second issue is that again online streaming videos stutter all websites all browsers (chrome internet explorer etc.). I have fixed this though by setting Nvidia to be used for the browsers instead of intel. Though this solution uses more power and might be related to the other problem.
This problem has been here since I got the laptop in December 2015, have updated to all the latest drivers bios, applications etc. What else can I do ???

Any help with the videos not playing would be greatly appreciated it is so annoying to turn on the computer go to websites then find you can't play the videos, then remembering you have to restart.

A:Dell XPS 15 9550 Videos online do not play after computer is turned off, also video stuttering

 How are you shutting it down? If you use the standard "Start Menu" > "Power" > "Shutdown", it does not completely shut it down. It saves part of memory in a hibernation file which allows it to quickly restart. This could cause issues when you start up again. If you have not tried this, set up a desktop shortcut (right-click on an empty spot on the desktop, select "New" > "Shortcut" and enter "shutdown /s /t 0" in the box (that's "shutdown" + space + forward slash+"s" + space + forward slash+"t" + space + "0" [the number zero]) without the quotes. Click "Next" and give the shortcut a name, then "OK". This will shut the computer down completely.
  The other option is to disable "Fast Startup". That should accomplish the same thing. See if either of these help.

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IRQ Holder for PCI Steering PCI\IRQHOLDER\60 error code 22
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering PCI\IRQHOLDER\62 error code 22

Under Components>Display> I have the following:
Name: STD PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)
Adapter Type: Not available
Adapter Description: (STD display type)
Bits/Pixels: 0
Driver: c;\windows\system\VMM32.vxd (,1,019.88KB (1,044,352 bytes) not available)

I found updated drivers for Rage 128 that should work with the Rage Orion and within ME. I can not install them because I get an error during installation that states I need DirectX 8 installed. I downloaded DirectX 9 (dxwebsetup) via my other computer to a floppy and tried to open it on the computer in question. It starts to install but quits because of an error that states "try later or check network". Is that the only way I can install DirectX which is needed to install new drivers? Is there another way to fix the 16 colors to 32 colors?????

A:Solved: Display in 16 colors-Want 32 colors. Do I need a new driver?

does your motherboard have an on-board video? if it does, enable your video via bios and uninstall (add/remove hardware) your video card. if you can access the internet then try downloading DirectX. install your video card afterwards. or if you dont ahve on-board video and can access the internet, download directx directly and see what happens try installing your driver again. good luck with windows me.

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Videos will not play - sometimes they will start and then they stop. I have downloaded Adobe player but it doesn't seem to work. The sample videos that came with the Windows 7 system play beautifully. What can I do? Is it possible that the Abobe player is not installed properly? I have uninstalled it several times and reinstalled again but no difference in playing videos.

A:trouble with videos playing from home page news videos and also youtube videos

Name the Website you are experiencing problems with

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Now it's forget the dual boot just get vista back, but this damn BootMGR won't stop popping up. I'm at a loss of things to do.

A:Vista Dual Boot Turned Missing BootMGR Turned Complete Horror

Hello Aaon, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if running a Startup Repair on the drive Vista is on to see if it can repair the boot MBR file for it.

Hope this helps,

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HI, Lenovo G460 laptop (battery ) is not charging when turned on. When laptop turned on and plugged in , then intially it charges for a minute to five minutes and then it stops. When we mouse hoverd on the battery icon is displaying message as the percentage of battery available. No message as "Charging" is displayed. But it charges when turned off. Once after tutning off the laptop it charges from min to 100 percent without any issue. thank you. Can someone suggest me the solution. thnksIndra reddy

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I recently got an update from Microsoft on Win 7, and immediately after it had finished updating I had no sound in any application (AIM, Skype, Chrome, Firefox, Youtube, etc.). This has happened before, and I ran Microsoft's Sound problems wizard and it always said that an option had been clicked off and that it had restored it. This time when I ran the wizard it says it detects no problems. I am sure it is the software, as it happens a lot with MS updates. Will downloading a new driver help? I can't go back to a previous configuration, I don't have one to go to. What should I Do? A computer without sound is like a bicycle without wheels.

A:Update turned off sound in windows, can't get it turned back on

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Hi guys,

I have an acer aspire one KAV60 mini laptop, It was dropped and the LCD panel was broken. I used it with an external VGA monitor while the ebay LCD purchased arrived home. I didnt use the laptop for 1 month.

Today the LCD panel arrived, I changed it right away. But as soon I connected the flex cable LCD panel when On with a white light like if the LED Backlight was connected directly.

Laptop was turned off when this happens. If I turn the laptop On, then the LCD panel goes black (Led light turns off) HD powers on, vent powers on, power led is on, if I plug the AC adapter then charge led is on; but no Bios logo at all. Like if the BIOS operations where dead at all.

LCD was used but in good shape as quoted by the seller on ebay. Now, if the screen was in "short circuit" when purchased could this mess up the whole laptop? Could a defective LCD panel cause the motherboard to die?

Or could the motherboard die just becaus it cans, and that to be the reason why the LCD panel goes on white light? What do you think can be wrong now with my laptop?

Thanks in advance.

A:Acer KAV60: LCD is white when turned off, no image when turned on

It could be a defective inverter or LCD panel. I would try a new inverter first

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I was playing War of the roses earlier, and my pc decided to turn off for no reason. I thought, ok, I'll just turn it back on after dinner and continue playing. But when I pressed the on button, nothing happened. I tried a few more times and opened up my case. I unplugged the power cable then plugged it back in, and the CPU fan turned on for about a second, then went dead, and this happens everytime I unplug and replug. I'm pretty certain it's a PSU fault, but I just need someone to clarify this for me before I buy a new one. If it isn't a PSU problem then please tell me what else it could be and what I should do about it? By the way, I only built it a week ago, so my warranty is still valid, if that changes anything. Thanks in advance <3

A:PC turned off randomly, hasn't turned on since, PSU problem?

buy a decent power supply locally to determine if its the psu........ then u can return it... and return the coolermaster for a exchange

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Need help reconnecting to wireless. 

A:Wifi was inadvertently turned off. How can it get turned on ...

@McCollins? Without any details on the particular notebook you are using, I can offer the following: You must have installed the Wireless driver for your particular computer / Operating system.Start at: Support Home  Assuming the Wireless is functional, the following will help you resolve the issue: How to Connect to Hidden Wireless Networks In Windows 10 How to manage wireless network connections in Windows 10 Find Your Wireless WEP, WPA, WPA2 Password (Windows)andHow to View That Forgotten Wireless Network Password in Windows When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Click my Answer Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.

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I import my Iphone videos to laptop, then upload to Movie Maker and the videos are not visible.  Can you help?

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Hello,in order to help people who are interested in the ThinkPad P50,I recorded 14 videos of benchmarks and gameplay and posted them on my new YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/KatastropoulosI think the videos show off the capabilities of the NVidia M1000M GPU in the P50.I hope that I can help people who are interested in the machine to make a decision if the GPU power is sufficient for them or not. Before I bought this machine, I had problems getting information on its performance, especially in gaming. I made videos on following games/benchmarks:Half Life 2 Episode OneHalf Life 2 Episode TwoMetro 2033The Witcher 2Risen 2Risen 3Oddworld - New 'n' TastyGothic 3Tomb RaiderGRID 2Unigine Heaven 4Unigine ValleyFinal Fantasy XIVI made benchmarks some time ago and posted the results on my blog, you can find them here:https://ikarios.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/performance-comparison-between-thinkpad-p50-with-nvidia-m10...4200m/ Best regards, Janni

A:ThinkPad P50 and NVidia M1000M game videos and benchmark videos on my YouTube channel

Wow! That's impressive! I wonder how much faster the M2000M is compared to the M1000M? I haven't seen any comparisons between the two. Brgds...   /Thomas

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Since I've bought a new cisco router last summer, a Lynksys E1200, my computer (Sony, Vaio VGN-NW110D) freezes when i stream videos online or when I use skype video calls. It sometimes freezes for a few minutes (in that case it's just really extremely slow and it sounds like a satanic robot), and then comes back (but does it again a few minutes later. Or sometimes, and this is more frequent with skype video calls, it completely freezes, and i have to reboot the hard way...
This never happened to me before and I've been watching videos and video skyping for years. I have windows 7, service pack 1 (32 bits) now . I have windows 7 now, since about the same time i bought the router. But what makes me think its realated to the router is that when I'm at work, or at my parents, or sisters, or boyfriend's house, this problem does NOT accure.... Do you think you could help me? This is getting really annoying! I would really appreciate it! :-) Thanks a lot!

ps-Oh and I don't know if this information could be relevent, but this does not happen when I make videos calls with skype on my iphone!

A:Computer freezes when watching videos (or videos calls) since i bought a new router

did you use a wireless router before?

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I've recently been experiencing slow loading and lagging/skipping videos. Also, whenever a video has finished playing and I exit the tab/window that the video was in, my computer freezes for a bit and the gives me a message about my shockwave plugin being unresponsive. It gives me the option to stop it or continue. I found that if I just do nothing for a minute or so, it disappears and my computer returns to normal. Also my computer tends to freeze every now and then. Mostly when opening and running multiple tabs (it used to not be a problem). I ran DDS and MBAM (found nothing). The logs are posted below.
Here is the DDS.txt log:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.17.2
Run by Yoshi 3 at 9:58:23 on 2014-02-14
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1022.193 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Norton AntiVirus *Disabled/Outdated* {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
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A:Videos loading slowly, temporary freezes when browsing, videos crashing, etc

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number). Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifica... Read more

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Hi guys,
I have just re-formatted my windows7 for the second time in about a week. everything is working as intended with exception to online flash videos. Youtube videos are functioning, because they are using HTML5 i suspect.
An interesting note: upon reformat and installing of my mobo drivers, i installed Avast AV and then went to animefreak.tv to check the functionality of my flash player. I was able to watch the latest episodes of Naruto Shippuden and then i got back to installing security addons for my Firefox browser. After doing this, my flash player is not opening videos on that same website i just mentioned, nor on primewire.ag (which i used without problems up until my re-format about a week ago).
I have not installed any WindowsUpdates, as right now i'm not sure that i won't re-format again to try this all over to eliminate this problem.
I am playing Star Trek Online right now, it is operating just fine, all other functions of my OS seem to be OK, just this flash video issue is all the problem that i can detect at the moment. I use my PC for browsing the web, investigating government intrusion into personal rights mainly, and also for recreation like video games and the aforementioned movie and anime viewing..
I suspect that my security addons to Firefox might be getting in the way of my flash video viewing.. I currently have 'play DRM content' disabled as snooping and tracking are my mortal enemies online..
I use Windows7 Home Premium,
Asus mobo
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I would have posted this in Windows 10 but I have no clue what this is. I have a little gray box that is in the bottom left corner of my laptop screen. It is transparent and also moves to different spots when I open close the laptop. I can not click on it or move it with the mouse. Here is where it gets crazy. This box is still there when I shut the laptop down and remove the battery. Everything is running well it is just this stupid box! What can it be?

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I am curious as to what the "normal" cpu usage is for watching a video, such as a divx or xvid video, and also what the "normal" cpu usage is for watching a flash video online, on a site such as youtube.

I did some tests and found when watching an XVID video, I got the following results...

Windows Media Player 11........... 30-42%
Windows Meida Player Classic..... 27-40%
VLC......................................... 12-25%

I was interested to see how much lower the usage was with VLC - how can this be? I would think they would be using the same engine for decoding, so I can't account for this difference. It also jumped around a lot, as you can see with these wide ranges.

Then for flash videos, on you tube for example,
I got...

Firefox 3 (beta 4).......... 35-50%

About the same for all 3. I was wondering if this is high or considered normal.
Also something interesting to note, is that if a video is playing, but i scroll down so that the Flash "box" is no longer in viewing area (i can no longer see the video playing, only hear it), CPU usage goes down to about 18-22%. Same thing happens if I keep the video playing but just minimize the page.
I'd like to hear from anyone with the same issues, or if I am just being paranoid!


A:CPU usage whil watching videos and flash videos

playing flash and divx videos requires much processing power. as far as i guess your pc is p4 1.7 ghz or something like that. updating ram or agp will not work to improve performance.

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I have been using a HP 14-b109sa with Windows 8 for a few months. The whole time the internet connection itself hasn't been particularly slow, but almost always YouTube videos don't load, and I can't download powerpoints or documents either. My housemates laptops work fine, although one of them struggles streaming Netflix. I tried plugging my laptop into the router and it still wouldn't load a YouTube video. Don't know much about computers or anything so any help would be very appreciated thanks

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Hi all,

Im new here, and I hear this is the best place to get help with my current issue. Recently I installed beta drivers from amd (14.6) and whenever I watch videos on you tube or facebook I get a bluescreen shortly after. It goes so quick that I cant really read what the problem is, but when I go check in reliability report I see this.

Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP3: FFFFF8800B231950
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Now I have since changed to a different beta driver (14.7) and It wasn't happening yesterday but today Im getting blue screens again when watching videos. I am currently back on 14.4 (official release) and it hasn't happened yet although its only been a few hours. truthfully I don't even know if its the video card drivers that could be causing but its only thing I have modified on the system since the problem started.

Any help or advice you guys can give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in Advance!

A:BSOD Watching youtube videos and embedded FB videos.

Hi Gdavison86.

Click on the button below ....

It will download the DM log collector. Right click on the application and run as administrator. It will generate a .zip file on your desktop. Upload the .zip.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi, i have had this problem for 2 years now. I managed to fix it by disabling the hardware acceleration in flash settings, but now youtube uses html 5 and the problem is back. I don't have problems when playing games. I only have problems with online videos. The crash looks like this http://i.imgur.com/Qk6N0.jpg and when this happens the sound also loops really fast.

A:BSOD youtube videos and facebook autoplay videos

Make sure your dump logging is enabled.
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click System.
Click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
Check Write an even to the system log, and Automatically restart.
In the Write debugging information list, click Small memory dump (256k).

Location of Dumps:

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#1 About 6 months ago I changed to windows 7x64 based sys form 32. WHY is there so much update on 64. Most of it is security. About 300 to 400MB monthly
and a lot of duplication. At this rate I will be old & gray sooner rather than later or out of space or need a larger machine.
#2 I use Outlook for in and out mail. I do not seem to be able to change the color and size of the font permanently. It does change but its reverts back when I leave and than return. By the way this is my first time on this site or even asking for help so if I have not asked properly please advise and yes I am old & gray.

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My daughter has an HP stream laptop.  She has only had it one month.  When you turn it on it just goes to a gray screen.  I can see the arrow of the mouse and move it around but that is it.  Have tried to turn it off and back on but does the same thing.  Any ideas what may be wrong.  

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Earlier they were green checkmarks, and now they are grey Xs? What are these and what do they mean?

A:What are these gray Xs over my icons?

Are these Network Shares?
To resolve this problem, reinitialize the cache of offline files. To do this, follow these steps:Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
Locate the following registry subkey, and then right-click it: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC
Point to New, and then click Key.
Type Parameters in the box.
Right-click Parameters, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit)Value.
Type FormatDatabase, and then press ENTER.
Right-click FormatDatabase, and then click Modify.
In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

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When I turn on my laptop the rainbow screen with date, time, Internet and battery shows. When I try to go to login I get a gray screen that doesn't respond to anything and then will go back to start screen after a minute. I have windows 8.1. Can some one help?

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I recently downloaded and installed Graytech Software Inc. free CAD X11. It seems to work very well.

Here is my question. Does anyone know where to find a tutorial for this program?

I have worked my way around this program in the past few days, but this process of learning a new program seems very slow and intensive. Entities must be selected with various options like inside fenced area, outside fenced area, inside region, outside region, individual levels, single, and chain. It would be easier to have atleast a clue as to what these are and what can be done with them.

Any help is appreciated. Thank You!

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

A:Gray Gen.CZ0839

Due to the lack of feedback this Topic is closed.

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About three weeks ago my display suddenly (overnight) produced gray stripes across the screen wherever there is a title bar or some text. On startup the screen is initially OK when blank until icons and programs start to load; it also seems OK with the screensaver. I have changed monitor and lead, and I have checked all leads and cards inside for loose connections - no change.

I run Windows 98SE on a Pentium III 500, and have an nvidia GeForce 256 video card and a Philips 150C TFT monitor.

I suspect either the video card or the processor, leaning towards the processor because I am also experiencing a spate of hang ups reported as 'low user resources' after running the PC for an hour or two.

Any ideas how I can begin to solve the problem?

A:Gray Stripes

Sorted. Problem was caused by faulty fan on video card leading to overhot video card and something has burned out; cpu is close to very hot video card and thus also misbehaving. Replacement video card has sorted everything out, including files not closing properly.

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Why am i just getting a light gray screen when i try to go into some websites, ex. tvguide, it use to let me go right into it, but now the green bars across the bottom go all way across, and just a blank gray screen appears.

A:Gray Screen

It sounds as though your flash player is trying to load to play a video. Are you on dialup? Are there any links that let you bypass the front page?

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I use windows xp sp3 and we have at&t connection. I am using one of the 2 desktop computers in our home and they are not networked as far as I know. I currently use firefox browser. I hope this is the best forum for this question,

Around a month ago, for the first time ever, I got a gray pop up box that said at the top: Network connections. Under that it says: You (or a program) has requested (and I cant remember the next word, because I just lost my whole first post cause I was not signed when I clicked post, due to this being my first visit after confirmation in my email I hope you can help anyways! The box popped up while I was writing my first post and therefore I could look at it as I wrote but now its gone and so is my perfectly informative post). I'm sorry. Anyways... It says: you (or a program) has requested (maybe information?) from cr-tools.clients.google.com. (a previous box requested picasa.com, then another requested tools.google.com) Under that it says: which connection do you want to use? Inside the gray box there is a white area in the middle that has a browser listed, I remember that it said IE one time and MSN explorer this time. Towards the bottom left, it has a box to click to choose the question it asks: Dont ask me again til I log on next time. At the very bottom on the left it has a button that says settings and on the right it has ok or cancel. I click cancel every time.
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A:w xp sp3, new, questionable, gray pop up box

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