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Computer won't play videos or sounds, please help.

Q: Computer won't play videos or sounds, please help.

I am running a Toshiba computer with Windows 8 and Google Chrome as my default browser.

Basically, any videos from any website will load but not play, and any sounds (not necessarily just from Google Chrome) won't play either. For example, when I change the volume of my computer it does not play a tone (when it normally should). I have updated Java and Adobe Shockwave to no avail.

The problem started occurring a couple of days ago. Originally I could restart my computer and I would be fine for a while, but eventually that stopped working. I have had this computer for at least 6 months and have not had any problems with it. Also I ran a quick scan with Windows Defender and it didn't find anything out of the ordinary.

Thank you for your time. Here's an elephant.

Cheers!

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A: Computer won't play videos or sounds, please help.

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My computer won’t pay sounds and videos!

I have tried the usual things by making sure the sounds aren’t muted.

If I select Control panel – sounds and devices I get at the top ‘Bluetooth hands free audio’. It seems as if the computer thinks there is a blue tooth device trying to connect but there isn’t one that I know of. When I start up sometimes it shows ‘new hardware found’ but there isn’t anything to be found.

If I right click on my computer and select – properties – then hardware and device manager and disable the 2 blue tooth lines in sound video and game controllers it does not help

On the sound icon on the tray at the bottom right of the screen if I select that and options then properties the only device under mixer devices is blue tooth hands free audio.

So I still can’t get the computer to play sounds etc.
 

A:My computer wonÂ’t pay sounds and videos!

Go to ctrl panel and under sound video and game controllers highlight your audio device>properties and see under device usage if "Use this device (enable)" is there.
 

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Ok, I have a acer, aspire one, windows xp laptop. And what the problem is, is that when I watch any video either on youtube or a site or on media players on my laptop, I hear this sound like its going to crash. Like a crashing sound, and the video skips a lot. So while the video goes it is very slow, skippy, and I hear that computer crash sound, like it sounds like it's going to crash. This just started happening yesterday! It was all fine and then it started having the problem. Please help!
 

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Hi everyone,Until a few minutes ago my computer was playing sound files perfectly fine. All of a sudden I can't play any sound anymore. I tried testing Windows sounds in Control Panel -> Sounds and Devices, but an error messages appears which says -"ErrorWindows cannot play the file %systemroot%\media\Windows XP Battery Critical.wav file. It may be damaged or may not be a valid sound file. Replace the file and try again."I'm also unable to hear audio on the Internet and on Windows Media Player / VLC.Any idea what could have gone wrong? Edit: I have a Dell Dimension 9150.

A:Can't play sounds on my computer

If you go to start, run, devmgmt.msc do you see any yellow question marks next to your sound drivers? It used to happen to every time I ran windows update on xp, it replaced my drivers with ones that didn't work.

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Please help.

Allow me to give you my specs.

https://defuse.ca/b/j46gAeWk

Password: helpmeplease

Thank you all.

It started happening 1 month ago all of a sudden. I don't know what information I can give you else. Please ask if you need it.

As of right now, starting and stopping the audio service doesn't do anything and the sound on start up and login for Windows 7 plays loud and clear. However, playing star wars battlefront 3? No sound. Literally after the start up sound plays, nothing else does.

However, sometimes when I turn on the computer, the sound comes on again and works consistently fine after a few reboots with no sound.

When I attempt to Test the sound configuration, it simply states:

I have no other devices except the built in IDT Audio from my laptop with Dre Beats Software enhancement. Please help.

A:No Sound on Computer. Suddenly. Startup sounds play.

Since you haven't mentioned what you've done, I'm going to start with the obvious by saying uninstall your audio drivers, reboot, and reinstall them. Search for the latest drivers for your laptop model off the manufacturer's website.

Also, are you using USB speakers/headphones or analog ones?

Also, what happens when you play media files from windows? Is the problem present only with games?

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Okay, just Yesterday, I was deleting/uninstalling some stuff just to make some more room on my computer, and i think I mite Have deleted something to do with the videos on my computer. I've listened to most websites saying that I need to uninstall/reinstall The adobe flash player 9, so I think I did, and it still won't play any videos, i think if nothing works, i'm going to have to reboot my computer. Please help before that results. Here, I'll give some examples of what I mean... After I accidentily uninstalled something, I went to YouTube, just to watch a video, I clicked on the Video, and where the video box is supposed to be, there is just the title, and no video box. It does this with any webpage that hosts videos that I go on. EXAMPLE#2: I went to Google to type in a picture to look at under Google Images. When I search for a picture (for example, "tigers"), It just says results for search "tigers", and it shows the page numbers, but any page I click on, there are no Images. I still think it has something to do with the flash player or media player, but I'm not sure. NOT EVEN THE LITTLE BUTTONS ON THE TOP OF THE MESSAGE BOX WILL WORK WHEN I TIED TO INSERT A SMILY =( RAAAWR!!!! When I Go to Download Adobe Flash Player , It just says "When you see the installation completion movie above and text below, your installation was successful. The installation should only take a minute or two on a 56k modem." But it never sh... Read more

A:No videos will play on my computer, but why?

Download and install Shockwave, Flash player and Quicktime and Java
 

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I prepared a PP that includes several short video clips. The clips are quick time format, and I did the work-around where you go to action settings, etc. They play perfectly in the PP on my own computer. I transferred the PP to my laptop and the videos won't play. PP says "PP can't locate or play the clip," etc.

When I transferred the PP, thinking this was probably like the situation with music, I made sure to also transfer the clips as well....they are in the same folder...I have tried playing the PP from the flash drive and also from the laptop's hard drive....to no avail.

This is an Acer (windows) netbook I'm using. No problems with anything else.

What can I do? Thanks for any assistance!
 

A:videos in my PP will not play on another computer

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Videos play ok on my computer but not on other computer. Any ideas?

A:Videos won`t play on other computer

Gonna need more info. :) What type of videos? DVDs, YouTube, etc? Is it running XP? Have you tried using VLC? https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...55123115,d.b2I

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Ok so I have a simple, but annoying problem. I have no Windows Sound Events like the login sound, the logout sound, and when the battery is low. Every other sound like playing music and running YouTube videos work fine. Even when I turn on my laptop I hear the whole computer startup sound, but I don't hear the login one. I don't understand the problem. I went into personilazation and went to Windows Sounds, but when I select one and click "Play" I don't hear anything. I tried the other Sound Themes and they don't work either. I ran the Fix It program for Audio, and it didn't find anything wrong.

A:No Windows Sounds, but regular sounds play fine

Hello! I have the same problem you have (or had?) with Windows 7 64bit. Everything is working good, but no system sound at all! No sound when I login..no sounds when i insert or remove USB devices..and so on! But sound is ok in youtube or in videogames...how did you fix that? If you fixed it?

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For some reason my computer has stopped playing flash videos, I cant see any videos online that are flash, youtube works for some reason. I also cant play flash games online, I have deleted, reinstalled, flash many times trying different updates
I thought this was due to switching from timewarner cable to At&T DSL and they provided a wireless modem, installed with default settings, the password to the network is printed on the box.
Recently I installed skype to video chat, and I am now given this message when skype starts: The file or directory C:\Users\Kyle\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility.

Now I had tried to run checkdisk but it always says something bout hard-drive being locked or in use, so I choose to reschedule it when the system restarts. When the system restarts it Chkdsk never does.
What can I do to fix this problem without wiping it clean. Sorry for this post being so long and I would appreciate it if someone could help me out.

What Im Using: Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop. Intel Pentium Dual CPU 72370 @ 1.73Ghz. 2.00 GB RAM.

Thank You

A:My computer cant play flash videos on anything!

you probably need a codec pack, you can download k-lite codec packs here

http://www.codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

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When I try to run the how to videos on the Microsoft site it says I have to download Silverlight, after that it says it's not compatabile with 64 bit system.

I tried un-installing Silverlight and re-installing but it does not help.

A:New computer won't play Windows how to videos

Hello Wagggg, and welcome to Seven Forums.

There is currently only a 32-bit Silverlight available that you can only use in the 32-bit IE in Windows 7 64-bit.

Did you also install Adobe Flash Player? It supports both 32-bit and 64-bit IE now.

If not, install it and see if the videos will play afterwards.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Howdy everyone,

I can access the Website ok, but the chosen Video only plays for a few seconds then the Box turns Black and a Message appears - Something has occurred, please check back later (or something like this)
When I got the Computer back from repairs, there was a Message stating I needed a 'Plug-in' which I downloaded, but still nothing.
I'm running WINDOWS 8 with Firefox. Windows Explorer does'nt allow the Videos to be seen either.

How can I check if the Plug-in is working ?. What else could be causing the problem ?.

Cheers for now.

T.
 

A:Can't play YOU TUBE Videos on my Computer

In my experience, You Tube requires the Adobe Flash Player. If you are using Firefox or IE, you will need to download that software. Google Chrome already contains The Adobe Flash Player. So you might try installing Google Chrome also.
 

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Over the last few weeks I've been having serious computer crash issues. It only seemed to happen when i play any type of videos on my computer (youtube, etc). All types, even if it was just a small video advertisment off to the side of a webpage it would crash my computer and it would bluescreen. At first this would only happen when i used the Google Chrome web browser, so i decided to try using the Opera web browser. This worked for awhile but then it started crashing in Opera too. So i switched browsers again. This time to the newest version of Mozilla Firefox. This worked for about 2 weeks and then my computer started crashing again. It's beginning to be a BIG problem and i'm worried its causing serious damage to my PC. Does anyone know why this is happening or know anything at all that might help??? thanks.

A:Computer Crashes When ANY Videos Play

Navigate to C:/Windows/minidump. Zip up all the files found there and upload to your next post.

This should allow us to find out what exactly is causing the crashes.

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Hi there,

I dusted off an old desktop that I'd like to use for playing media (no internet or gaming).
..just movies, videos, music, etc.

It's an older computer:

Intel Celeron Processor
501 gHz
640 MB of RAM

Windows XP Pro Version 2002

It boots up fine. I put a video on the computer and it plays VERY, very choppy.

Not sure which type of RAM it takes, but I'm sure it's an old kind (probably cheapish)
If I boosted the RAM up to 1 gig or 2 gigs, do you think it will be able to play movies/videos?

I'd rather not spend the money to replace motherboard, etc.

Thank you!
 

A:Can my computer play Videos with these specs?

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i have an acer 4741g aspire with a pre installed windows 7 home premium 64bit operating system, intel core i3-370M processor, 2GB ddr3 memory, 320GB HDD, and NVIDIA GeForce GT415 graphic card. I reformatted my laptop recently because it runs very slowly since a friend borrow it from me, after i have reformat my laptop here comes the problem whenever i play video my computer crashes.. pls help me not much know bout this problem..

and ps.. need quick response since im a seafarer and have very limited time on port where we can have internet connection.. pls bear with me! thank you.. (have already attached bsod file folder and perfmon html file)

A:Pls Help! My computer crashes whenever i play any videos

Its a hardware 0x124 error
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

The dumps point to the CPU


   Information
Run Prime 95 to test your CPU. Carefully the instructions in this tutorial: CPU - Stress Test with Prime95. Run 3 separate tests, one on each of the settings (Blend, Small FFTs, Large FFTs). Post back with your results.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa800297e028, be000000, 800400}

Probably caused by : hardware
WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)
A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa800297e028, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 00000000be000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000800400, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

Debugging Details:
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BUGCHECK_STR: 0x... Read more

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Why will my computer now not play you tube videos or download from the internet?

A:my computer will not play video's or download videos from th...

Hi, Follow the guide by Daniel_Potyrala on the link below to completely uninstall and then reinstall the Flash Player Plug-in. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Display-and-Video/The-solution-to-most-problems-with-the-Flash... Regards, DP-K

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I have no idea what is wrong with my computer, videos wont play error pops up and says windows media cannot find storage device. I don't know whats wrong but if someone could take a look at my hijacktis log i would be very greatful.
-Thanks


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:08:17 PM, on 2/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Audigy 2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Audigy 2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Audigy 2\SB Performance Utility\CTPowUti.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Intel\Wireless\Bin\1XConfig.exe
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My HP will not download or play movies off internet

A:my computer will not play video's or download videos from th...

Hi, Please download and install the following player. It will paly nearly on video formats OFFLINE:      http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html    Regards. 

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Whenever i start playing youtube or anyother internet videos my computer freezes. i use windows 7 samsung r440 series
 

A:Computer Freezes When I play Youtube Videos

Clear cache memory and temp files. Restart computer. Use Google Chrome for better efficiency and do not use any hevy software while watching videos on Youtube!
 

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It worked fine just a week ago, it can play Twitch and other video sites just fine.
I tried on Chrome, then installed firefox, and it still aint working.
it just loads, and keeps loading.
Tried on my wifi and my hotspot.
 

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New computer with Windows 8 Version 6.2.9200 Build 9200:

Won't play YouTube videos.
Will play Vimeo videos.

I have tried:
My usual Chrome Browser, Win 8 version and Desktop version.
IE, Win 8 and Desktop.
Running both browsers as Administrator.
Running IE in compatibility mode.

My Windows 8 is fully up to date.
Browsers are fully up to date.
YouTube is listed as an exception in IE.
Adobe Flash is up to date.

I have Trend Micro Titanium as virus and other attack prevention. I can't tell whether it is impacting YouTube or not. Doesn't prevent Vimeo from playing.

I'm new to Windows 8 so I don't know yet where everything is, but I'm getting up to speed pretty quickly. If someone could suggest another strategy, I'm open to it. So far I like Windows 8 very much, except for this problem.

A:New Windows 8 computer won't play YouTube videos

I figured it out. I have a Sprint Airave cell booster between my DSL and my network. It's such an obvious source of the problem, but I've had it only a short time and didn't think to consider it. Another computer on my home network couldn't play YouTube either, so I figured it had to be something both machines had in common. Swapped cables, problem solved. Everything, including Airave, working fine.

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Hey thanks for clicking..

Well everytime im runiing a game or watching videos like at hulu.com my computer keeps shutting down

Im running Window Vista Home Premium

My System Manufacture/system Model is Acer M5630

Processor: Intel(r) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20 GHz, 2200 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Log...

Sytem type 32-Bit Operating system

Running graphic card Radeon 2400HD

Someone help me please

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I had windows 7 earlier... then I re installed it, due to some reason.
In my new os, whenever I play any online video or even youtube videos, my pc starts lagging and eventually gets hanged for a long time(like 4-5 min).
The videos plays quiet well, but even when I move the mouse cursor, it starts lagging.

I have installed my display card driver (Intel chipset g41). What else do I need to do?
Other basic operations are also taking time.. like opening browser,minimizing browser, opening folders etc.
Though my OS is completely new and no sign of virus infecting it coz I havent downloaded anything yet from net.

What should I do?

A:My computer turns slow when I play videos online!?

Hi,
Is your windows updated yet ?
Use Resource monitor to see if svchost.exe is acting up,

If so
When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.
Windows Update Settings - Change

Make sure KB3020369 is installed if not manually install it this is the main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369
These other links do prompt you to download as soon as you click on them just to give you a heads up

Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x86.msu
Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x64.msu

Then manually install KB3172605 main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605
KB3172605
Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x86.msu
Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x64.msu

After switch your windows update settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.

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My computer restarts a lot, especially when i am playing a game ( even flash games make it reboot) or when i watch videos. My CPU is 3.00 GHz, and i have 768mb ram, if there is anything that might fix this problem plz tell me. Thanks in advance!

A:My computer restarts whenever i play games or watch videos?

Hello, and welcome to the forum. First off, a common problem is the PSU being underpowered for the hardware you have in your system. If it was a custom built or you built it, i would advise you to post your hardware in the PSU section and see see what they think, also do this if you upgraded any part of your computer recently. If it was a store bought (dell, hp, ibm, etc.) then you should not have this problem. If this does not work out then you can also try to go to the HiJackThis section and post a log (intructions are posted there).

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Hi
I've got a Lenovo thinkpad edge e545 and I've noticed this strange problem it has. Something is happening that is affecting both the sound and my ability to play videos.
With the videos, no matter what site I'm on, they will just not play although if you just to any point it will show you a still for that time in the video. The sound also stops working. If I try to play something from Windows Media Player I get an error message. If I try to play the test tone for the speakers, I just get the message "failed to play test tone". So far restarting the computer usually gets it back to normal but I am looking for a permanent solution especially since there is never any warning of when this is going to happen.

So far I've tried to update the driver for the graphics card, but that hasn't seemed to help at all. Please let me know what I should do.

A:Computer keeps randomly losing sound and ability to play videos.

Many sites use the Adobe Flash player for videos. The Flash player has been buggy so go to the Adobe flash site and install/reinstall the latest version.

The sound problem appears to be a result of whatever is causing the other problems. This is really a problem for another forum section. Get whatever is causing the video problems resolved and the sound will most likely be resolved too.

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My computer freezes up on me whenever i watch movies in full screen or randomly during online game play. I'm more the sure my computer isn't overheating and I have the latest video drivers, so I dont know what to do. Here are some of my specs if you need more please let me know.

Operating system: Vista Ultimate 64 bit
Processor: Intel Core2 Extreme COU X9770 @ 3.2GHz 3.5 GHz
Memory (RAM): CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB ( 2 X 2GB ) PC3-10666 1333MHz 240-pin DDR3 CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit
Graphics Cards: Dual SLI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 (note i have taken one out)
Sound: SoundMax Integrated Digital HD Audio
Power Supply: Tagan BZ series 1300 watts
Bios Version/Date: Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS Striker 2 Extreme ACPI BIOS Revision 0402, 2/25/2008
 

A:Computer Freezes during game play and watching videos full screen

good specs there, try de accellerating the dxdiag and running comp with it lowered, hit start type dxdiag,enter, and go through the tests
 

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I've been fighting an infected computer for a while now and thought I got rid of my infection in my previous thread here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic473268.html.

Since then I've downloaded avast and attempted to restore my windows updates which havent ran for years now.I've tried the windows update fixit and it hasnt helped.Within this time frame avast also posted a warning that adobe servers had been hacked and I began to wonder if i had encountered a virus or infection after watching a video on the youtube popular page because after I did none of my youtube plays would play,windows media would open and freeze, and so on.It seems the virus is attacking anything downloadable or playable.During this time I also tried uninstalling itunes and updating it with the new itunes which wasn't correctly installed and I received an "error 2" message from itunes.

Here's a dds log:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16766 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.9.2
Run by blaza at 14:13:54 on 2012-11-25
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2942.1831 [GMT -7:00]
.
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
AV: AVG Internet Security 2011 *Disabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: AVG Internet Security 2011 *Disabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
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A:Computer freezes,impairs downloads,doesnt play videos,music,etc

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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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.
JohnD

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hi,

I am facing this problem in my computer for quite sometime. When i try playing some mp4 videos or some avi format video i usually get this type of screen which is shown above. I have tried installing k lite codec, even then i face the same issue on my computer. I tried playing it in GOM player, when i tried the same in windows media player also it shows the same result. I have provided the technical specs of the video here below

My snapshot is not clear here, i could not capture that screen when i try capturing it i becomes like this, actually the video splits into two, half of the video is seen on the other half of the player screen

General
BufferOverflowPart3ExploitsByIDEspinner.avi
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 15.2 MiB
Duration : 18mn 19s
Overall bit rate : 116 Kbps

Video
ID : 0
Format : MS Video
Codec ID : CRAM
Codec ID/Info : Microsoft Video 1
Duration : 18mn 19s
Bit rate : 116 Kbps
Width : 904 pixels
Height : 608 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 3:2
Frame rate : 1.000 fps
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.211
Stream size : 15.2 MiB (100%)

can anyone please help me out with this ............!!!
 

A:Mp4, avi format videos does not play good, it shows split screens when tried to play

jaiyaganesh said:


hi,

I am facing this problem in my computer for quite sometime. When i try playing some mp4 videos or some avi format video i usually get this type of screen which is shown above. I have tried installing k lite codec, even then i face the same issue on my computer. I tried playing it in GOM player, when i tried the same in windows media player also it shows the same result. I have provided the technical specs of the video here below

My snapshot is not clear here, i could not capture that screen when i try capturing it i becomes like this, actually the video splits into two, half of the video is seen on the other half of the player screen

General
BufferOverflowPart3ExploitsByIDEspinner.avi
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 15.2 MiB
Duration : 18mn 19s
Overall bit rate : 116 Kbps

Video
ID : 0
Format : MS Video
Codec ID : CRAM
Codec ID/Info : Microsoft Video 1
Duration : 18mn 19s
Bit rate : 116 Kbps
Width : 904 pixels
Height : 608 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 3:2
Frame rate : 1.000 fps
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.211
Stream size : 15.2 MiB (100%)

can anyone please help me out with this ............!!!Click to expand...

It looks like this, since i could not capture it on my screen, i have took a picture from my mobile and posting it here..
 

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Hello and Welcome to BleepingComputer,

my Name is Machiavelli and I will assist you with your problem.    The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issue on your machine! 
 
I'm in the 'Malware Staff Team' and will provide you with advice:
To remove Malware on a computer can be very complicated. Malware (malicious software) is able to hide and so I may not be able to find it so easily. In order to remove Malware from you Computer, you need to follow my instructions carefully. Don't be worried if you don't know what to do. just ask me! Please stay in contact with me until the problem is fixed.
 
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what windows version

why not do a restore?

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Restore PC to an Earlier Date & Time

Go Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools>>System Restore
Click in the radio button Choose a different restore point
Click Next
put a tick in Show more restore points
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Click Next
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you may need to use safemode to do the restore. As the PC starts keep tapping F8 - a menu will appear - choose safemode
windows 8
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/3443387/how-use-system-restore-in-windows-8/

windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/700-system-restore.html

windows vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html

Windows XP
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/using-system-restore-in-xp/
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A:.ati videos will play but mpeg videos won't

Panzer4 said:

I have no problem playing .ati videos or mpeg sound files, but when I click on an mpeg video nothing at all happens other than that sometimes it will appear to be loading for a few seconds and then nothing further. Please help. I'll provide any info you need about my system if you let me know.Click to expand...

Open Windows Media Player first. Then choose "File" then "Open" and select and MPEG file to play. Tell us what happens.
 

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3) If you want to play them in WMP, then in addition to FFDShow, you'll need an FLV splitter. You can download Gabest.

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Hi,

Please do the following:

Download Combofix from either of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2



**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

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IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here
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Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.
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