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Windows XP is freezing during playing any video

Q: Windows XP is freezing during playing any video

I have a big problem with Windows XP SP2. My whole computer freezes during playing a video file. Especially when I'm working with some other programs (such as I.E. , mIRC, Opera, Word, eDonkey....). Computer freezes sometimes after few minutes, sometimes after one hour, sometimes after few hours, sometimes immediately.... there's no exact period. I've tried to reinstall ffdshow codecs, tried various video players (Windows media player, BSPlayer, Radlight....). All other programs and everything in my computer is working perfectly (I've installed new system few weeks ago).
Any suggestion? - I don't want to reinstall everything only for one thing, especially because I think that it won't resolve my problems, because I have this problem right from the start.

My system:
P4 2.8 GHz
1024 MB RAM
ATI RADEON 9600pro 256 MB RAM
Windows XP SP2

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A: Windows XP is freezing during playing any video

why did you leave the power supply off your specs,listing half your specs is not much use
would suspect under or faulty power

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OK people I found the problem

"The big ?"

"Why does my computer freeze and makes a ugly sound how can I fix it"

This is how------- use a program to update your video driver (driver genie) windows update gives you a bad update that makes your video card error out and freezes your pc.

or you can roll back your driver to the last known working driver

do this and your problem is well lets say R.I.P.---lol

this will work for Windows 7 and vista NOT sure about XP

A:Computer Freezing while playing a video

Ok Fixed half the problem also update your chip set well update all

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Hello. I just registered.
My PC keeps freezing while I watch a movie or listen to music. It acts like in this video:

I plugged it into a new wall socket, and cleaned it from dust, updated Windows 10 to version 1511, and I even moved the ram memory in different slots, but the buzz still happens for a millisecond. I haven't experienced this in games afaik though.

Can anyone please help me? It is getting annoying. Before Windows 10, I had Windows 8.1, but I upgraded. This happened with Windows 8.1 as well.

Please someone help me. Many thanks.

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Hello. I just registered. My PC keeps freezing while I watch a movie or listen to music.

It acts like in this video:
You Tube

I even plugged it into a new wall socket, and cleaned it from dust, updated Windows 10 to version 1511, and I even moved the ram memory in different slots, but the buzz still happens for a millisecond. I haven't experienced this in games afaik though.

Can anyone please help me? It is getting annoying. Before Windows 10, I had Windows 8.1, but I upgraded. This happened with Windows 8.1 as well.

My specs: Intel Core i7-4790K, 4200 MHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4 GB) 8 GB RAM

Please someone help me. Many thanks.

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So the backstory:

I played 7 Days to Die last weekend and had an odd freeze where everything locked up and the monitor suddenly looked like this:


I figured maybe it was an issue of graphics card drivers needing to be updated so the next day I went ahead and updated my drivers. Later that day 7 Days to Die crashed again, the same way. Then later World of Warcraft did. At that point I figured something must be pretty wrong, as I'd been playing WoW on and off for weeks and never had any problems.

I tried dusting out the case, worrying that it was a heat issue. Eventually during one of the restarts/freezes I got to the point where the tower would boot up but the monitor stayed in Power Saver mode. After flashing the BIOS and removing the graphics card, I was able to get back into Windows. I figured maybe my graphics card was on its way out, but it couldn't hurt to format the SSD I keep Windows on and start clean before I put a new card in. So I did that, but held off on putting the card in right away as it took forever to get all the Windows Updates handled, and eventually I ended up installing Windows 10 as there were so many problems with Windows 7.

Fast forward to now where I still haven't installed a new graphics card, as when I tried to test my system out by running some games (Rocket League, which completely freezes up on the title screen; Beseige, which plays fine but within 5-10 minutes causes a BSOD of System_Service_Exception) it did... Read more

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Hello forum,

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro P300-1FP laptop, about 4 years old.

Running Windows 7 (32 bit version).

An occasional but annoying problem: when playing video, from time to time the whole system freezes. Sound continues to come from the speakers but it's usually either a slowed down & distorted version of what I should be hearing, or a loud, repetitive buzzing/screeching noise.

System never recovers - just freezes totally, unresponsive, display frozen, mouse pointer won't move, etc. Have to reboot each time.

Does anyone know what might be causing this & how I might fix it?


A:Satellite Pro P300-1FP - Occasional Freezing When Playing Video

As far as I know SP P300 runs well with Win7 32bit. My brother has the same machine and use it with Win7 too. We have often checked performance with different games or playing different videos, mostly avi or mpeg files. YouTube videos run also very good and smoothly so I really don?t understand why do you have this freezing problem.

Have you installed display driver from Toshiba download page?
Is HDD extremely busy before this happen?

Does the same happen when you play games?

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I'm at my wits end. A few months ago I started having issues where my computer would freeze hard, mouse frozen, Ctrl-Alt-Del does nothing and the sound playing the last second of sound in extreme slow-mo that loops after about 10 seconds. Nothing can be done beside hard power off and restart.

This only happens when I am watching a video or playing a game. I just got a brand new GeForce GT 440 to test if that was the issue, and it still locks up.

Some quirks I've found. YouTube is usually okay. Demo movies in Steam, or on PCGamer.com or often in video ads cause the lock up.

If ITunes is open it locks up almost instantly and basically every single time I try to watch the weather for whotv.com.

In games it can run for a long time or a short time, it can be a graphic intensive game, or not. It can run for 10 hours straight on Skyrim on max settings, then I load Dungeon Keeper from GOG.com and locks up in 60 seconds. And vice versa for that matter.

I am starting to think it has something to do with sound. But I am unsure how to test this without shutting the sound off completely and forever (which is not something I want to do) or shelling out money for a sound card (which is not something I want to do).

I have wiped and reinstalled Windows 7 64 bit twice. Still same issues. I don't think it is a software issue, but possibly a driver issue.

Here is DXDIAG info to start with:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Dell Inspiron 560
Default System Bios
Intel Core ... Read more

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Recently I am noticing that I get temporary freezing when playing video games such as Left4Dead 2 and MW2. This freezing only happens about every 20-30 min and I can easily fix it by ctrl+alt+del then going back into the game. I checked the temp of my GPU and its only at 36 C. Cpu is low as well. What could be causing this? All my specs of my computer are listed under my system. Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Temporary freezing when playing video games, any ideas?

Hello Ryan, i recently discovered the same problem, but i found out that its dx problem, that is it windows 7, i looked up on microsoft website and downloaded directx 11 installed it and it was fixed. i dont know what it could be for you but i think try that first.
Oh i had forgotten, there is a missing file in win7 dx, call d3d_xx70.dll i can't remember it well thats why i used xx.


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I Recently had a computer made for me and have had it for about 2 weeks now. Everything works great in it and haven't had any problems except for when i play World of Warcraft, my computer decides to freeze up after a random amount of time.. Sometimes it lasts for 2 hours, sometimes only for 5 minutes. And i must manually turn it off by pressing and holding the power button.

My Specs are:

- Intel Celeron D Processer
- Windows Xp Home Service Pack 2
- 250 GB Hard Drive
- 2 GB Ram
- Nvidia Geforce 7300GS Video Card

I Thought it could be overheating of my graphics card (I'm not the best with computer hardware, though i know how to take it out and put it in), so i opened both side panels up and even put a mini fan blowing inside it to see if it would cool it down, but it still froze up.

I felt the inside of my computer and it does get pretty hot without the mini fan i use, but my computer acts the same way if i have the mini fan On or Off. is it possible that i still wasn't able to cool down the video card with the fan i put blowing on the inside?

Or what other possibilities do you think could be causing this problem?

Its very frustrating because i run a program with World of Warcraft that i need to run most of the day awhile im away, and when i come back to it and see it was only active for 30 minutes before freezing sucks because i lose a lot of time.

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A:Computer Freezing/Locking up when playing a Video Game

The exact same thing happens to me. My computer runs perfectly on anything else and my graphics card is great but at any random times it will freeze wen i play games. Its weird because the first day that i play it works perfect but the next day and all the next days when i play games ( I have only tried with LOTR battle for middle earth 2 and demo for quake wars) it always freezes. i know that its not lagg because even when i play single player it does it too. Exept, for me i only get about 3 to 6 mins at a time with the games but my computer isent at all hot.


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Recently I am noticing that I get temporary freezing when playing video games such as Left4Dead 2 and MW2. This freezing only happens about every 20-30 min and I can easily fix it by ctrl+alt+del then going back into the game. I checked the temp of my GPU and its only at 36 C. Cpu is low as well. What could be causing this? All my specs of my computer are listed below. Thanks in advance for your help.

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R (F13C BIOS)|
|CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 GO @ 3.40GHz w/ Zalman CNPS9700 NT | GPU: EVGA 8800GT 512MB @ 700, 1025 w/ AC Accelero S1 |
|PSU: OCZ GameXStream 700W | RAM: 8GB G.SKILL DDR2 800 @ 1066, 4-4-4-12| HDD: Seagate 7200.10 320GB & 7200.11 1TB |
| SPU: Creative X-FI Platinum Fatal1ty Pro PCI-E | x2 Samsung 245BW 24" |
| Windows 7 Ultimate x64 |

A:Temporary freezing when playing video games. any ideas?

What is your agp Accelerated Graphics Port set to? If it is set higher than the game you are playing it could cause this. Say it is runing at x8 you could try changing the AGP speed in BIOS to x4 (save settings before exiting BIOS)

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Hi. Thank you for your time and expertise
For a while now I've had mostly BSOD 0x00000124 appearing on my screen when watching online videos(except YouTube) or whenever I played PC games on maximum video settings.
I decided to re-install Windows, assuming that software is the problem. Though after that not only did the BSOD stay, but also my computer started freezing randomly(on start-up, while installing updates, browsing the internet).
Also I installed Zorin OS 6. After a few minutes of browsing the internet(using Chrome) it also froze.
I tried running MemTest86+(using a CD) but after about 10 min. the computer screen shuts down on its own.
What should I do?

A:(Playing online video, 3D games)BSOD 0x00000124, random freezing

Please post back the following information:

Windows Updates and Activation

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So i have a brand new dell inspiron 15 7567(4gb ram, i5, gtx 1050, 1tb hdd) and its only been a week now im currently facing an annoying problem which is the buzzing sound u can hear whether on the speaker or headphones when im plugging in or out the charger though im not facing this problem back then..I tried:uninstalling/updating the audio driver, I'm still facing the problemrun diagnostics using supportassist but there seems no problemhopefully its not a motherboard, power supply problem.also noticed that performance drops when im disconnected on the charger although all setting are set to high/maximum performance.
please help 

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Ma frnd has a pentium 4 2.4 ghz, 64mb intel video card. WHILE PLAYING GAMES, da game unexpectedly freezes havin to restart . WHAT TO DO????????????????

A:windows xp sp2 freezing while playing games

With that video card, I would suggest making sure it meets the specs required by the games. That is a very old card.

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Ma pc has pentium 4 2.4 ghz, 64mb intel video card. WHILE PLAYING GAMES, da game unexpectedly freezes havin to restart. My pc wasn't freezing 4-6 days ago.it started freezing 2-3 days before......WHAT TO DO????????????????????????


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The problem still exists even after Dell repaired the laptop. It took two weeks to get the repaired laptop back from Dell.

The problem is:
When I plug or unplug the charger while playing music/video on laptop, the laptop is freezing with buzzing sound for 1-2 seconds when the laptop begins charging. Even after Dell repaired the laptop, the problem still exists.
Tried installing the updated drivers, the laptop works fine only for a short period and then after some time the same freezing with buzzing sound problem comes back.
Also, if the laptop is restarted it works fine for a while and then the same freezing with buzzing sound problem comes back.

Not satisfied with the Dell and Dell repair services.
Need help with this problem.

A:Dell Inspiron 15 7567 laptop freezing and buzzing sound issue when laptop charger is plugged in and unplugged while playing music/video

Please verify BIOS version on the system by typing msinfo32 onto the [Cortana] search box and stroll down to BIOS Version / Date. The latest BIOS version is 1.1.0 ,1.1.0, if there's an old version, I suggest updating to the latest version. Please click on link below to safety install latest BIOS version.
Update System Setup (BIOS) for a Dell Computer ... - …

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I can't seem to figure this one out. Windows media player 9 is freezing and not playing CDs , files or anything at all. We are having trouble with our network here where it sometimes takes a while to get to a website due to a bad decision on hardware. Full duplex does not translate well to half duplex for 20 plus computers. I'm wondering if this is playing a part in WMPs problem of freezing and not playing files or CDs because of not being able to reach out to the net.

Thanks in advance,


A:Windows Media Player 9 freezing / not playing

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hey all, About 2 months ago I borrowed a game (half life 2) and it worked fine until the game started freezing and then restarting. I kept it on my PC until the problem was the same in windows. So windows was freezing and then restarting at least 3 times a day. So I reinstalled windows, which did not help. So I bought a new HDD and got of the 2nd hand one that was my OS's drive. But that didn't fix it. So now my Pc randomly freezes (whatever music playing stutters) and then either stays that way or restarts automatically. Some people are telling em that I need a new mobo (thats only a year old) or ram (same) or PSU (same).

My Specs:

Windows Xp Sp2
AMD Sempron +3000 1.8ghz
512 Ram
Nvidia 7600GS silent 512mb G-card
A sound card. (Genius brand)
80GB Seagate HDD
160GB Barracuda Seagate HDD
Dnt know my Mobo specs atm.

And its been frezeing around 2-5 times a day.
Its not a virus because Ive scanned in safe mode with AVG, Spybot, Adaware, etc etc etc.
Neither is it heat, cause my temp when it shuts down is only around 32-44c. And I have 2 extra fans in the case.


A:Freezing Druing Windows Usage or Game playing

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So I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 , 10 was for free so why not. It was okay for weeks and i went on a holiday for 3 weeks. When i came back and plugged my PC back in it started to crash to BSOD or it just totally shuts off and restarts. I am also having these freezing problems which force me to manually turn off my PC ( which i know isn't the best for the PC) . Most of the time the crashing happens when Im playing games like Fallout 4,Dead by Daylight. I didn't notice any problems when being in a program like Photoshop CC . I tried programs that find system problems , scanned my hard disk and Ram too , no problems there , tried changing my power supply if its getting enough power . No fixes.

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Hi my computer freezes when I play some video games and also when I play AVI files (if I play mpeg files they work just fine, no freezing at all) But the thing is when I play games or AVI files my computer will freeze randomly (5 minutes, 30 minutes, just randomly sometimes it won't freeze at all) I don't know if it's the memory or not, here are my pc specs:

Windows XP SP2
AMD Athlon 1750 Mhz
1.00 GB of RAM
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200

So if you guys can help me, it would be greatly appreciated thank you!

A:Freezing while playing games and playing AVI files

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After windows update videos are not playing. Updated flash player but no results. Require your valuable suggestion.


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Here is my problem:I am trying to play videos in Windows 7 and I am not getting very far.  When I attempt to play any type of video file after a few minutes it locks up my entire computer.  I have tried multiple video formats, multiple video players including VLC and stock Windows Media Player.  All the videos played fine in Vista on the same computer.  I have also tried playing the videos from a non-OS partition and over a network with the same result.I have an Athlon X2 with an nvidia 7800GS.  I have tried multiple Win7 drivers from first release back in March to the most up to date.  I have Win7 completely updated as well.Event Viewer doesn't show anything other than my computer didn't shut down properly.  The weird part is that I can play a DVD just fine.  I played through 2 different DVD movies just fine.  After 2-5 minutes of any other video except DVD and my computer completely locks up.  I do not have any issues playing video inside of IE8.  Today I watched the shuttle launch in HD streaming in IE8 without any problems at all.  Howver when I went back later to watch it again it used Windows Media Player in IE8 and it crashed.I have also checked the nvidia control panel and disabled any of its 'features' for 3d or video playback.  I have tried multiple combinitations of settings and I keep getting the same result.  any ideas would help,thankswisdum

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Hi. I recently had to reinstall Windows XP pro on my computer due to a virus, and now my Media Player (version 11) can only play audio, not video. I don't have this problem with online videos that are downloaded and what not, just DVD's I try to play. It gets all their info and audio, but no picture. I've tried Divx, and some other things, but nothing's helped. Any advice?

A:Windows MP not playing video, only sound

have u tried vlc media player? -I use it for videos and foobar2k for music...

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I have windows xp sp2 and for about a month when I try to play streaming videos it'll play for a certain amount of time which can be anywhere from 5-60 minutes then freeze. I have to reset the computer from the back of the system. At first I thought it was overheating but the fan heat never goes above 130F. My computer is running of an amd athlon xp 2400+1.99 GHz, and 768 MB of ram. Any help is appreciated. Here's a HJT log if you need it.(i scanned system with superantispyware, ad adware, and vundo fix and found nothing)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:01:28 AM, on 7/16/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Linksys\WMP11 Config Utility\NICServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\admin\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:Windows freezes when playing video


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Hi. I recently had to reinstall Windows XP pro after a system wipe, and even after downloading the microsoft dvd decorder, and Divx, I can still not see video with my DVDs, only hear sound. Can anyone help? Thanks.

A:Windows not playing video, only sound.

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I am having a weird problem the last couple days. I am using Window 7 Home Premium SP1, 32-Bit. My problem is as follows:

I will play a Video_TS folder in either VLC or MPC (both exhibit the same problem in this case). It can play just fine. I will open a new window in Windows and I can drag it anywhere on the screen, but once I drag it far enough to a side to have the "Snap" feature come into effect, the computer totally freezes to the point where I just have to unplug and plug back in to reboot. I have uninstalled and re-installed both VLC and MPC and it has helped none. I have run all the diagnostic programs I have on my computer with no fix. Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Windows freezes when playing video and using Snap to resize Windows

Sounds like a video driver problem. Check the manufacturers web site, see if they have an update or check the video card/chip manufacturers web site, see if they have one.

Your specs have all the info except video

Also, check to see if the video driver has been updated recently via Windows Update. If so, roll it back via Device Manager.

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Exactly what the title reads is happening! I try to watch any type of video and my whole system freezes. The mouse won't move, ctrl-alt-delete won't work and my system light doesn't flash at all! I love the beta, but that one thing is killing me! Especially since I just got all the updated drivers in and got the sound and ethernet cards recognized! Anyhelp would be useful although I know its still a beta!

A:Windows 7 keeps freezing as I try to watch video!

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Just what it says. Some web sites the video stops but audio can still be heard. Any known issues?.


A:Windows 8.1 intermittent video freezing in ie 11

I've found that running the web site in compatibility mode typically solves these types of issues.

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After watching a video or gaming after a short time i get the BSOD. Not sure what to do. Any help would be great.

A:BSOD while gaming or playing a video in windows 7...Help!

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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When I go to www.accuweather.com, and try to play one of their videos, Windows Media Player 9 will not ever finish buffering. It just gets stuck. Is there any way to fix this problem. I won't ever play a streamed video.

A:Windows Media Player Not playing video


Is this the only site that has this problem? If so, lets try a bit of a cleanup:

Go to Tools | Internet Options. General tab. Under Delete Files, delete offline content

Advanced tab, under Browsing, look for Enable Insta on Demand. Untick.
Under Security, look for Empty Tempory Internet... Tick.
Apply and OK

Go to Run and type MSINFO32
On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.



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ok problem solvers and lateral thinkers - lets see can anyone get their head around this one as it is driving me round the bend.

So... I have a media centre PC connected to my HDTV by VGA cable. I ran the PC on XP for a long time but last December, I upgraded it to Windows 7 along with my laptop.

Cue 5 months of seamless media usage and network integration - it worked like a dream and I played both HD and SD content with ease.

About two weeks ago, I was watching an HD '.mkv' file and about 10 minutes into the video, the video file just hung - both the video and the audio. I had to power down and restart the machine and started the video file again. About 5 minutes after re-starting the video file, it hung again (not at the same place in the video). I then went and watched the video on my laptop where it worked fine.

A few days after this (first time I had used it again since it hung up) I began watching an SD '.avi' file. About 1 minute into the video the display lost it's signal (the little built in 'no signal' graphic came up) and after a further 15 seconds, the audio cut out as well.

This latter behaviour is now happening every single time I try to watch any kind of SD or HD video of any file extention. This problem is also independant of what video player I use (windows media centre and windows media player classic) After a minute or so the display cuts out and the audio quickly follows it.

Suffice to say, I was a little annoyed but knowing a good ... Read more

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I have an HP Pavilion laptop, with A8. When it crashes it says there was a system thread exception not handled for atikmdag.sys.

This crash just happened today.

A:Windows 8.1 (AMD), crashes when playing online video

Hi beneficii,

The crashes are mostly caused due to the GPU driver ATI Video driver ( atikmdag.sys) and 1 by a touchpad driver called SynTP.sys
Please check your manufacturers site for updates for AMD GPU drivers and the touchpad.
If the drivers for the AMD GPU are already up to date, try to remove the Catalyst Control Center and only install the Display Driver.

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Hello all,

I am having alot of problems with WMP, I have various amounts of video clips, some work perfectly, and a few others don't. Thing is, is I formatted my PC not long ago, and i had my media saved on my xtra drive, and before i formatted, everything worked perfectly. Now, after formatting and putting all my media back on, certain clips won't play properly.

The audio will play, but the video doesnt show. I went on the windows support site, found alot of solutions, but not for WMP 10, and all the solutions for that version arnt working.

I tryed reinstalling,updating e.tc. but still, no luck.

Anyone have any idea of what I can do, any help is greatly appreciated

A:Windows Media Player 10 [Video Not Playing]

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I'm new to Vista. I just bought an Asus CM5570 with Pentium Dual Core CPU, 2.60 GHZ each, 6GB Ram, and 630GB HDD, running Vista Home Premium 64 bit OS. I've been previously on Windows XP Pro. In XP Pro I could open any video file, double click on a video, and a window would open playing that video with sound. How is this done in Vista?

A:Playing Video Files in Vista Windows

Download this Vista codec package and install it in the C:\Program Files x86, next get x64components and install them into C:\Program Files and reboot the computer. After that you are ready to play any video files using Windows Media Center or Windows Media Player. Just double click the file, same as in the XP.

For Vista 32bit use only codec package without x64 components.

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Recently I've downloaded a video but the video has been split into parts which as the file extension of Windows Shell Common. I can only play the first part of the video but can't play others

the files is like

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Hey guys, i have started to experience BSOD's when playing video games on my computer, there isn't a specific time frame but it surely does happen. My drivers should be up to date and i just cannot figure out what the problem is, i would really appreciate anyone's input on this matter.

A:Windows 7 BSOD while playing video games

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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An exception happened while executing a system service routine.
Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff88004dbb2ce, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff88009362b80, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero.
The bugcheck you are receiving is a 3b (SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION)

The dump file is pointing to ks.sys which is a core windows file.

You can check system files easy enough with this.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I get BSOD whenever I am on my computer for 6 hours or over, watching a video and playing a game, or while playing gmod in general. My comp specs are on my profile as best as I could get. My computer runs 68C 26% fanspeed when not playing any games and gets as hot as 86C when playing games.
and my graphics card is up to date.

some of the BSODs were like memory management or time management or something.

Here is my SCF/scannow
Attachment 263947
and my SF Diagnostic minidump
Attachment 263945

A:BSOD playing too long, watching a video and playing a game or gmod

Hello and welcome foodwrap Mate you mentioned memory management was brought up.

Now two things you can do here is
a) reseat the sticks

b) run a memtest if the reseating doesn't have any effect

You will need to make a bootable disk for the memtest and set the BIOS to boot from the optical drive then insert the memtest disk and Save and > Enter.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

The machine will boot into the memtest program - no OS is loaded and it will start "testing" the RAM
Now you need to let it run for at least 8 passes unless you start to get red errors straight away.
The test takes quite while and sometimes people run it overnight.

But do the reseat first and have a look to see if any crud is down in the slots. You can take this chance to have a quick once over of the machine for dust etc

See pics for what it will look like when you run the memtest if you have to.

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So I recently opened my CPU because it was lagging and I thought maybe a little clean up might do the trick. So I softly brushed the drivers inside the CPU to get some dust off. However, when I turned on my PC, it seems that whenever I watch videos or play games, a loud crackling sound comes out from my speakers. I don't know what is causing this.

I have tried disabling my drivers (sound and display) but to no avail. However, if I mute the volume on my sound driver, the sound disappears. Which lead me to the conclusion that it might be a conflict of sound and display.

Since the problem only occured when I opened my CPU and cleaned it, it might also be a wiring problem or something.

Can someone help me on this?

A:Crackling sound in speakers when video playing/playing games/anything with graphics

Have you tried a different set of speakers? Make sure the speakers are all the way plugged into the jack.

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Hi whenever i play certain games (left 4 dead 2, mass effect 2, dragon age) my game and computer will freeze up. I cant even Ctrl alt Del out of it and i have to end up restarting my computer. I have tryed reinstalling windows, updating my video card driver, and updating my Bios. my system specs are: Windows 7 64 bit, AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, 9800 gt, Asus M4a78T-E motherboard.

Pls help

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I've recently built a pc using
Core i5 4570T 2.90ghz
8GB DDR3 Ram
Radeon HD xfx 7900
Firepower OCZ 700w modular PSU
Tx3 coolermaster cpu heatsink
Gigabyte H97M-HD3 motherboard
Windows 8.1
Samsung 250 GB SSD
I have updated the drivers to all of my devices,. The problem is, when I am watching a video or playing a game it will sometime freeze causing the sound to loop over and over eventually I will have to restart the machine. It is not the graphics card because I tried my computer without it, using the integrated Intel graphics and the problem seems to happen even more, I ran a memory test and found no errors for my RAM. The only thing I can think of is that it might be a CPU, motherboard, or power supply issue. However I have no way to diagnose this, and I cannot afford to take it to a computer shop to have them test my stuff because they charge a lot of money. My components are not overheating as I am monitoring the temperature using HW monitor, this used to happen sporadically if the computer was left to idle. However it almost happens always if I am watching a video while playing a game. Today it happened twice. And without my AMD graphics card in my system using Intel HD graphics 4600, it happens even more. The picture becomes garbled and distorted, I cannot bring up the task manager, everything is frozen forcing me to restart. Do you have any clues? Thank you so much

A:Windows 8.1 freezing while watching video or gaming

Hi Sunaj & Welcome to the forums ^_^,Kindly follow the below instructions and upload the ZIP file so that it could help us in diagnosing your problem faster -http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/-Pranav

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No matter where I go....our local t.v. channel online, abc, cbs, nbc, etc. I can't play a video with either Windows Media Player 11, or RealPlayer 10. When I click on a video it says "buffering". It gets to like 30% then plays two seconds of the video, then stops (freezes) and buffers again, then stops, then buffers and so on. Or it will freeze on one frame, so I will have a still picture of part of the video and the sound will keep going and play the whole audio portion, but not the picture. Is there anything I can do, or is there something I am doing wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have Windows XP Media Edition on a computer with Intel Pentium D Processor 2.8GHz w/Dual Core, 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM @ 667 MHz, 128MB ATI Hyper Memory (if any of this helps). When I first got this computer I could click on, and play, any video. Now I can't.

A:Windows Media Player - Trouble Playing Video

Slow internet? Nothing to do with your computer hardware or software.

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I hope someone here is able to help. Basically I bought this computer in about January and for the first 3 months it was amazing (iBuypower from tigerdirect). After that it just started randomly crashing during World of Warcraft and then it started crashing more frequently with every game. The first time it crashed, I thought it was my new keyboard (Razer Lycosa) but then I re-installed Windows 7 two more times and it still crashed even with a different keyboard. I'm extremely frustrated and I've tried just about everything to my knowledge so I would appreciate it greatly if someone knew what the problem was and could help me out.

Here is my computer information:

OS - Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Home Premium
OEM Version
8 Months
2 Days, Reinstalled 2 Times
Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz
XFX Radeon 5570 1GB

Thanks a lot. If there is any more information required please let me know.

A:BSOD - Windows Crashes from Playing Video Games

There are no memory dump files in the uploaded reports. Please do the following:


Please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service . I recommend Windows Live SkyDrive - http://skydrive.live.com or another free, file-hosting service. Then post the link to it in your topic so that we can download it.

Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file): http://www.carrona.org/setmini.html

There is one STOP 0xA error listed in the MSINFO32 report. While waiting for further BSOD's, please run Driver Verifier according to these directions:


Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

So, I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Creat... Read more

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This started happening after I got my new videocard. Some of the time when playing video, I get this:

This has happened with both VLC and Silverlight(Netflix). I haven't tested it out on other programs but I assume I will get the same result. Neither of my videocards are running very hard when this happens either. If that wasn't annoying enough, after it switches my video goes from smooth to showing jagged lines whenever this is a lot of motion on the screen (AKA panning or any action at all). This is what I'm talking about:

How can I get windows to stop doing this?

A:Windows changed to Basic Theme when playing video

Hi -

Is this the same system --> [SOLVED] New Video Card is a bit screwy

Make sure video drivers updated from video card manufacturer's support site.

Regards. . .



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don't know why can't hear any sound (only video) when playing DVD in Windows media player. but it works fine with CD. just to let you know it happened after restalling Windows XP. so don't know what i've missed. pls help.

A:no sound, only video when playing DVD with Windows Media Player

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Ok - Windows Gurus.

I have windows media player on the machine. Everything has worked smoothly for months now. I now have a problem with media player 10. When I click on a link to view streaming video, the clip will buffer for a bit, then the 1st frame of the video comes up/freezes and the audio continues on.

If I close media player and click on the same clip, both the video and audio work fine. What is causing the video to freeze (audio continues to play) when I click on the video clips the first time around.

If I try to play something locally, there are no problems. It is only with streaming content and this is a new issue. Software wise, I have been authoring a handful of DVDs but outside of that, nothing has changed.

I have tried to reinstall media 10, reinstall the codec packs etc. All other media players play fine (real audio, winamp etc)- no video freeze. So this is only inherent to wmp10. Weird.

Any other thoughts on what has been altered to cause the video freeze?

I am all for suggestions and thanks in advance for the help!


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For some reason my Windows Media player plays a video that was not downloaded to my computer. It was a video that i had watched on the internet but did not download and now cannot find the video to delete it. I cleared my internet history, scanned for viruses. Does anyone know what to do in this situation? I am running Windows Vista but do not know what version of Media Player. The computer i am writing this from is my work computer, the computer in question is at home.

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Hi, I know that there have been alot of posts about this issue, but I have tried everything. When I stream hd videos on (youtube, netflix or play any video games) my audio and sometimes video freeeze for 5 sec, and it happens around every 10 seconds, in addition sometimes the mouse also lags too and seems like the computer is about to freeze. This happened today after my computer got a blue screen of death (Kernel Security Failed Check). I have clean installed my graphic drivers, updated bios firmwear, check/updated my sound card, realtek audio device, I have tried everything but nothing seems to be working, I was wondering if I am forced to rma the laptop or would this issue be solved with a clean install or even better a fix that wouldnt cause me to do either of these things. In addition I have noticed that my graphics card had a big decrase in performance, specifically prior to today my card was getting 120fps solid on CSGO and LOL but now it only gets around 98 fps.

In addition I ran sfc /scannow for my harddrive and it said that Windows Resource Protection did not find any violations

Thank you for your help,


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