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Random Buzzing when watching videos on laptop

Q: Random Buzzing when watching videos on laptop

Whenever I watch a video, either VLC or Microsoft Media Player, I get random buzzing sounds. This only started after Microsoft automatically upgraded me to Windows 10. Any ideas how I can fix this?

Preferred Solution: Random Buzzing when watching videos on laptop

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A: Random Buzzing when watching videos on laptop

Kables wrote:Whenever I watch a video, either VLC or Microsoft Media Player, I get random buzzing sounds. This only started after Microsoft automatically upgraded me to Windows 10. Any ideas how I can fix this?Hi, To resolve this issue, disable the DTS Audio enhancement option in the Control Panel.?1.Click Windows Start.2.Click Control Panel.3.Click DTS Studio Sound.4.Select Listening Experience.5.Uncheck the Audio Enhancements option.6.Click Save to save the changes.7.Close Control Panel. RegardsNorman

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I've been having this problem with my audio and video for about two weeks now.  I thought it might be not up-to-date codecs or maybe the drivers but all seems to check out fine.  The problem I'm having is that while watching videos, the sound portion gets a "buzz" in it.  At the same time, the video flickers.  Not all the time, just randomly.  I've also made sure the sound isn't up too high.  I'm dumbfounded and frustrated.  Anybody have any suggestions on what I should do next or where I should look?  Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

A:Buzzing noise while watching videos

Specify your system specifications. I think the problem is with your drivers. Update them and try again. 

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Hi, as the tittle say, the little d257 don't want to work in videos I.E. Netflix or youtube, she starts the video but sudenly freezes and buzzing sound on the headphones. The only way is to turn it OFF in the power button ans start it again. Sometimes Youtube works a few minutes, netflix normally a few seconds, The issue don't affect the internet browsing, i can use the internet all day even play low level games. 2GB memory module upgrade.Fan and vents cleanedUpdated chipset Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

A:AOD257 freeze and buzzing while watching videos

Did it ever play videos without freezing? If so, you may try a system restore to see if that helps. If you are unable to do a system restore, you could try removing programs that are running to free up resources to see if that helps. Other than that, my best suggestion would be to try to reload Windows, to see how it performs on that machine with a clean load of Windows.

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Hi, as the tittle say, the little d257 don't want to work in videos I.E. Netflix or youtube, she starts the video but sudenly freezes and buzzing sound on the headphones. The only way is to turn it OFF in the power button ans start it again. Sometimes Youtube works a few minutes, netflix normally a few seconds, The issue don't affect the internet browsing, i can use the internet all day even play low level games. 2GB memory module upgrade.Fan and vents cleanedUpdated chipset Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

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as the subject implies, My ideapad 320-15 ABR keeps freezing and makes a buzzing sound that comes from the audio port cause i hear it coming through my headphones. this has happened to me only 3 times, once about 3 months ago and 2 times tonight. ive read about uninstalling and reinstalling drives, ive also hears of overheating or maybe a defect. does anyone have any idea on what to do because i sure dont. ive had my laptop for about 6 months and i am not sure what i should do. any help would be a greatly appreciated

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Hello everyone. I am brand new to this forum and hoping someone can shed some light on my bsod video problem. This happens randomly while watching movies on xfinity.com on Firefox 15, and more recently while watching one on WMP. If there is any other information that you need, I will happily oblige.

Thank you in advance,

A:Random BSOD while watching videos

update drivers

checK gpu temps

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I'm having some bizzarre issues with my current setup and high-definition video playback.

Basically, whenever I watch any HD content, be it locally or through web services such as Youtube or Vimeo, there is a high chance my PC will turn itself off and immediately reboot.

The probability of this phenomenon occurring seems to be increased if I use my cursor to scroll manually through the video, but only marginally: either way, sooner or later it's bound to reboot if I keep watching.

What makes me especially clueless right now is that Windows is not displaying any further notice concerning this error, neither when it suddenly shuts down, nor when it reboots. No BSOD, no alerts, no warning message of any sort.

I have also checked within the Windows Event Viewer and these occurrences are being classified as 'Event 41', with a whole barrage of 0x0000 in their description.

What is happening here? I hope somebody can help me shed some light on this weird and unexpected anomaly.

My setup:

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64
Motherboard: ASUS P5QC
CPU: Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz(not overclocked)
GPU: GeForce 9800GTX
8GB of RAM (Kingston 1333)
Asus Xonar Essence ST (Audio Card)
Samsung SSD 840 Pro 128 GB
Western Digital Green 3TB
Western Digital Black 1TB

Thanks in advance, looking forward to hearing some insightful answers on this situation.

A:Random reboots when watching HD videos

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

What is the make and model number of your PSU?

Download HWMonitor from here:


Make sure to download the .zip file to your desktop.

Once downloaded to your desktop unzip the hwmonitor.zip folder to your desktop.

Open up the unzipped folder and run either the 32bit Software or 64bit Software. How to tell the difference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218
Allow HWMonitor to run while the PC is at an idle state. After about five minutes of running at idle take a screenshot and save the image to your desktop.

Now allow HWMonitor to run while gaming or doing heavy processing for about five minutes. Take another screenshot and save the image to your desktop.

In your next reply please include both screenshots.


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Yesterday I was watching a video and the screen froze for about 5 seconds, some pixels went all weird, and then the BSOD came out. Then I watched videos today and it happened again 2 times. I attached the files, so good luck.

A:Random BSOD When Watching Videos


Your video driver is crashing but not because of it being at fault.

First likely culprit by a longshot is your Lucidlogix software, so uninstall that.

VirtuWDDM VirtuWDDM.sys Thu Jul 07 08:40:25 2011

If you are overclocking anything, set default clocks while testing.

I would definitely update these drivers too:

MBfilt64 MBfilt64.sys Thu Jul 30 23:40:32 2009
EIO64 EIO64.sys Tue Jul 21 22:34:42 2009
If necessary after all of the above, remove your Avast in safe mode with the special tool found online.

Debugging Details:

TRIAGER: Could not open triage file : C:\Program Files\Windows Kits\8.0\Debuggers\x86\triage\modclass.ini, error 2

EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.

fffff880`03bb3444 488b5308 mov rdx,qword ptr [rbx+8]

EXCEPTION_RECORD: fffff8800a7cf1d8 -- (.exr 0xfffff8800a7cf1d8)
ExceptionAddress: fffff88003bb3444 (nvlddmkm+0x0000000000142444)
ExceptionCode: c0000005 (Access violation)
ExceptionFlags: 00000000
NumberParameters: 2
Parameter[0]: 0000000000000000
Parameter[1]: 0000000000000008
Attempt to read from address 0000000000000008

CONTEXT: fffff8800a7cea10 -- (.cxr 0xfffff8800a7cea10)
rax=fffff8800a7cf430 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=fffff8800a7cf430
rdx=fffff8800a7cf530 rsi=fffff8800a7cf530 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff88003bb3444 rsp=fffff8800a7cf410 rbp=fffff88... Read more

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I have been experiencing random BSODs when watching videos (video files or on YouTube). However I have no problems when I play games on my PC. It can take several restarts for the PC to be able to boot up normally.

On a side note, my PC is making random whirring noises as well. I've tried opening the case to locate the source of the noise but to no avail.
Secondly, my PC used to have 4GB of RAM (2 x 2GB). Whenever I try to power on my PC, there is no power to the peripherals such as the keyboard, mouse and the monitor has no display. It only works when I remove one of the RAM sticks.

Is my PC failing?

Thanks for your help

A:Random BSODs when watching videos

Welcome daldrome .

I would like to start with testing the RAM, in the following manner.

Testing the RAM:

Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77

Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Pay close attention to part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"
Test the RAM with Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.

When done with the testing procedure take a picture and upload it here.

This will help you to determine where the issue is origination from (if any):

Quote: Originally Posted by Arc

First run it with all the existing/installed RAM modules. If it comes with no error, all is good.

But if it starts showing errors, Stop testing. Errors/red lines means one or more RAM is faulty. But the fault may occur due to a faulty DIMM slot, too, which is a motherboard component. Using memtest86+, you can discriminate between a faulty RAM and a faulty motherboard.

How? Say you have two RAM sticks and two DIMM slots. You obtained errors at the test with all RAM sticks installed. Now, remove all the sticks but one. Test it in all the available s... Read more

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This has been happening for a while now. But I've been having some unexplained BSODs. Usually it happens when playing videos. I get this "BRRRRR" noise and the computer slows down for a few seconds. And sometimes it just crashes after that, and I get a BSOD with some DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION error.

A:Random BSOD when watching videos

Your BIOS dates from 2009. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard.

You have 3 hard drives - what is the make/model/wattage and age of your power supply?

You must update your Asus ATK0110 ACPI Utility driver to the latest available version (the latest is 2009). The 2005 version (which you have) is known to cause BSOD's. Since this is an older motherboard, you may not be able to locate this - and that will mean that the system won't handle Win8. Post at the Asus forums for additional help with this driver.

Please remove your wireless XBox controller and it's software. It is not compatible with Win8 and is known to cause BSOD's.

Primary blame in the memory dumps seems to be your storage controller drivers. Please update you nForce chipset drivers to the latest, Win8 compatible version. Updating this will also update the network controller that's mentioned below.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

ASACPI.sys Sun Mar 27 22:30:36 2... Read more

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I haven't noticed a exact pattern yet, it happens most when watching videos and movies, or when playing games. But it has happened at other random times.

Zip. attached.

Basic Info:
Windows 7 home premium 64bit
Original OS is the same.
Laptop is ASUS K52F
I've had this laptop for 13 months, OS is same.

A:BSOD at random times, mainly when watching videos

Quote: Originally Posted by padraicprince

I haven't noticed a exact pattern yet, it happens most when watching videos and movies, or when playing games. But it has happened at other random times.

Zip. attached.

Basic Info:
Windows 7 home premium 64bit
Original OS is the same.
Laptop is ASUS K52F
I've had this laptop for 13 months, OS is same.

The most recent dmp file uploaded is from sept 4, 2011. we need the more recent ones if we are to diagnose the current problem.

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All these BSODs point to fwpkcInt.sys but I've failed to find a solution.

Also, Intel Driver Update utility tells that my audio driver is out of date, but I want it to keep it that way as whichever driver it recommends doesn't allow me to use 5.1 speakers with my desktop.

A:Random BSOD when watching videos in Potplayer

Didn't realize that there is a separate Windows 8 forum. If the forums are related, please move this thread over to Windows 8 forum.

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I'm new to this community and I hope someone can help with this massive issue I've had since March 10 of last year.

My pc is fairly new I purchased it one year ago. I got my first bsod the day I installed a video game called League of Legends. Since that installation I would get random bsod every few months when I would try and log off, then it would happen when I'd log on, then it would happen while I would try and watch a video on youtube or other websites.

Recently the bsod has become more frequent like 2-3 times per week, but now it seems worse b/c now it lags like crazy and my pc asks me to put in the recovery disc to bring it back to the factory defaults, which i kept avoiding for sometime.

But 2 days ago my pc lagged so much that I finally uninstalled League of Legends, but a portion of that game would not uninstall. But afterwards my pc lagged even more than before, then another bsod happened and i gave up and brought my pc back to an out of box state.

So I assumed everything would be better with LOL off my pc and it is as far as the lagging goes, there is none but to my dismay my pc Bsod twice and one of those asked me to use the recovery disc again. Which I have not.
Now I'm confused and frustrated and don't know what to do.

Btw I'm a bit of a newb when it comes to computers and such so pls give me thorough instructions and how to's thanks sooo much!

pc info:

model: Qosmio F60-126
Os: Windows 7 ho... Read more

A:BSODs some at random and other times while watching videos

Go here:

Test the hard drive and memory, then use the instructions to post any minidumps and use the ZIP function in the attachment feature if you need to

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Things either freeze up or the audio studders. Both cases are a royal pain to deal with. Comp is a custom build and I've even resorted to reformatting several weeks ago. Just got done finishing running memtest and it said I passed..could one of you fabulous wizards assist?

A:Random BSODs whilst gaming and watching videos

Quote: Originally Posted by Mooshi

Things either freeze up or the audio studders. Both cases are a royal pain to deal with. Comp is a custom build and I've even resorted to reformatting several weeks ago. Just got done finishing running memtest and it said I passed..could one of you fabulous wizards assist?

How many passes of memtest?

Your .dmp file shows a stop error of 0x124 which is a general hardware error .

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress.

You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

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So for the last few months I've been randomly bluescreening in the middle of a video (both youtube and MPC-HC) and various games.

This began shortly after updating GPU drivers. I have tried updating them again which hasn't helped. Will try going back to an older version.

A:Random BSOD's watching videos or gaming, BCCode: ea

Please uninstall everything of AMD using Display Driver Uninstaller and install new drivers from AMD. Be sure to install as less as possible software using custom/advanced options, you can use this tutorial to do so AMD Graphics Drivers - Install Without Catalyst Install Manager

2: kd> lmvm atikmdag
Browse full module list
start end module name
fffff880`0f093000 fffff880`10ad6000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Browse all global symbols functions data
Timestamp: Tue Jun 21 23:38:31 2016 (5769B3D7)
CheckSum: 019C9A7A
ImageSize: 01A43000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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My Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7012 running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit has been having random black screen crashes that require a hard reset. It happens completely out of nowhere and has occurred while gaming, watching movies, or when the laptop is just left idle. I have done a complete manufacture reinstall of windows and it worked fine for a while, but has started occurring again and I would prefer to find a permanent solution rather than just lose all my data again for a temporary fix.

Thank you,

A:Random BSOD's while gaming, watching videos, or idle

Hello and welcome Josh sorry you have had to wait so long. Mate in the dump files there is an issue with a Windows update hence the machine working ok after the install - until the culprit is installed again. Finding it is another thing but what I usually do is system restore and wait for the failure and then look at the latest batch of updates were and try to winkle it out.
There is also a reference to MBAM too and I am at a loss as to why that is mentioned and this seems to be the theme in this old thread Arc is great at this stuff Windows 7 Random bsod caused by tcpip.sys .

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
The pool is already corrupt at the time of the current request.
This may or may not be due to the caller.
The internal pool links must be walked to figure out a possible cause of
the problem, and then special pool applied to the suspect tags or the driver
verifier to a suspect driver.
Arg1: 0000000000000020, a pool block header size is corrupt.
Arg2: fffffa800b64e5c0, The pool entry we were looking for within the page.
Arg3: fffffa800b64e5e0, The next pool entry.
Ar... Read more

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I have been getting many different stop codes for all of these crashes, and only can recall two at the moment. 'IQRL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL' seems to be a common one, and others have been caused by win32k.sys or usbstor.sys.

Attached are my dump files.

Windows 7 Professional x64
Fresh install about a year ago
Full retail (not sure, was free through student MSDN account)

Hardware: All original back to July 2007, except PSU and GPU (about 2 years old)
RAM was also upgraded a few years back.

The system is getting older, and I am planning on building a new one once I start my new job, but for now I would like to get this one working again. I am going to run MemTest next...

Thanks for the help!

A:Random BSODs, While Idle/Gaming/Watching Videos

EDIT: I was able to open the dmp files. Now if only I could interpret them...

Running MemTest gave a whole lot of errors.... over 900,000 to be exact...

I am going to start testing individual sticks and individual RAM slots on the motherboard.
Was anyone able to find anything out from the dump files?

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Over the last weeks I have been getting BSODs seemingly at random, however only when I am playing games or watching video. I am getting pretty tired of it, and decided to come here for help. I don't think there is much regularity to the BSODs, they seem to come at a random time, but rarely after more than 30 mins of video or gaming. I have had no problems at all while surfing/writing, even in several hours long sessions. I've attached my dump files as instructed.

System specs are roughly: Dell XPS L502X, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Intel Core i7 2630QM, nvidia GeForce GT 540m, 8 GB RAM.

A:BSOD at random while playing games or watching videos

Quote: Originally Posted by larslia

Over the last weeks I have been getting BSODs seemingly at random, however only when I am playing games or watching video. I am getting pretty tired of it, and decided to come here for help. I don't think there is much regularity to the BSODs, they seem to come at a random time, but rarely after more than 30 mins of video or gaming. I have had no problems at all while surfing/writing, even in several hours long sessions. I've attached my dump files as instructed.

System specs are roughly: Dell XPS L502X, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Intel Core i7 2630QM, nvidia GeForce GT 540m, 8 GB RAM.

I see you have run driver verifier. It blames your Related to Rt64win7.sys 8101E/8168/8169 NDIS 6.20 64-bit Driver from Realtek Corporation. I would re-install newest

Also of note Avast is often a cause. I would remove and replace with Microsoft Security essentials

Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials

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I get random buzzing noise with micro freezing when im playing videos or playing games if the charger is plugged in.I did run diagnostics from SupportAssist but found no problem? I've only experienced buzzing noise whenever i suddenly connect my charger when im playing videos or gaming but now i think it gone worse.. I have all the latest drivers from dell and also updated the bios but still suddenly this problem appeared out of nowhere. Any help would be appreciated!specs:windows 10 creators updatei5 cpu8gb ramgtx 10501tb hdd

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My machine is a custom built gaming rig and is a little over a year old (March 2013). Up until a couple months ago, I had no problems with it randomly rebooting. But, as the title says, recently it has been randomly shutting down and starting back up approx. 3 seconds later while using it, no BSOD or warning beforehand -- simply instantly shutting down, waiting a few seconds, then booting up again, all without my invoking it. It has happened a small number of times when doing light computer activity (browsing web, typing up a document), and a couple times when I've left it running while away. It mostly happened when playing Minecraft or watching some TV shows in VLC Player (Family Guy, not anything HD), activities that are not very strenuous for the computer. This computer was built for gaming and has been used for such, with lots of time put into Guild Wars 2, Battlefield 3, and plenty of other power-hungry games that it was built to withstand, all without any of the random rebooting problems.

I was beginning to get very frustrated, because the Event Viewer showed no detailed information whatsoever. As the only option my technologically intermediate mind could think of, I opened my machine's case and dusted the heck out of it with a can of compressed air and checked all connections to make sure they were firm, fastened, and secure. That seemed to cure it for a few weeks.

A couple weeks back, I began play World of Warcraft and have been fairly heavily since then (several ho... Read more

A:Random reboot/BSOD when playing WoW, Minecraft, watching VLC videos

Bump, would appreciate any assistance whatsoever. I don't know how to figure out what's causing it.

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Windows 7
- x64
- originally installed OS
- retail version from Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance
- first os installation (no re-install, so far thinking to do so)

My system is just about a month old and I experience random bsod or hangups, it can occur after 3 days without problems. I have done memtest for about 7 passes but there are no errors, also performed vidmemtest and no errors. I have performed driver verifier and there are 2 recent bsods which points out at Caused by driver address: ntoskrnl.exe+7cc80 as seen in blue screen view, other past dump files also say it is due to atikmdag.sys, hal.dll

A:BSOD and random hangups while watching videos, gaming, browsing

Here are the dump files, the last two where from performing driver verifier.

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Hi there I am having random BSOD was trying to narrow down what the cause is to resolve it. I hope someone can help me out would be great to figure this out.

BCCode: 1e
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000

It is pretty random It could happen when I am gaming to browsing or even watching a video. I have yet to run a mem test.

I have attached a file that I got after running per the instructions.

A:Random BSOD BCCode: 1e (gaming browsing watching videos)

had another one now

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000009f
BCP1: 0000000000000004
BCP2: 0000000000000258
BCP4: FFFFF80000B9A510
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

happened randomly while I was out of my room

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Alright so a couple months ago my computer crashed and I was told it was a hard drive problem. So I got a new hard drive and installed it myself reinstalling windows and everything else. After a bout a week my computer would randomly shut off the screens image would become jumbled with dark lines running horizontally across and then it would either shut off or give me the BSOD. The BSOD flashes fast so I can't write down any information from it. This has happened repeatedly for about 3 months since every couple days. Usually I leave my laptop alone for about 15 min and then I can start it up again. The problem seems to happen mostly when i watch videos or go on sites with a lot of media going on. I think I've installed all the drivers i need to. I'm hoping it is not a hardware problem because i just bought this hard drive. I never had this problem before when i had the old hard drive. If any one could give me some help that would be awesome. I also ran check disk and it came up with nothing. My laptop is an HP G72 Notebook running windows 7. Hard drive is a western digital 250 gb.

A:Blue Screen of Death and Random shut downs after watching videos

Hello and Welcome -First -Please download BlueScreenView from the link below:http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.htmlunzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select AllGo to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txtOpen BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next replyNext -Please post a snapshot with Speccy as this may also give us a bit more to look at -Publish a Snapshot using Speccy =<<Follow These DirectionsThank You -

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Hey guys, I've had this really persistent "freezing" problem with my PC from 'June 2012', now I've tried to solve it to the best of my knowledge regarding these issues but it just won't go away.

So what happens is: my PC freezes randomly for no reason while I'm watching youtube videos or playing DOTA 2. It doesn't occur all the time and I can't replicate the freeze because of that... but here's what happens:

1. PC freezes randomly, at DOTA 2 loading screen. It's right after all the players have accepted to play in the found match (find match process) and the game takes us to the loading screen (loading resources and stuff I presume) now this is where my PC freezes. It's happened many times from June and sometimes it's happened as much as 3 times in a row and sometimes it doesn't happen at all for quite a few matches.

2. Rare PC freeze after DOTA 2 match is either won or lost and the game is about to show the players the score screen. This happens occasionally and is very much the same freeze as the loading screen one.

3. Freeze while watching Youtube videos, no specific types of videos (eg: captions, HD, 240p) but it happens just as much as the freezes that occur during the DOTA 2 loading screen.

*Note - After the freeze everything inside my cabinet from the PSU to CPU seems to be working/running/ON just as if it were doing so normally and I have to reset my PC manually at which point it completely powers down for a few seconds and then resta... Read more

A:Random freeze while playing DOTA 2, watching youtube videos (Error 41)

I know that you are not talking about a BSOD, but if you post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, we may have a closer look at your system.

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First off, thank you to anyone who takes the time to read about my problem. I am not expert in computers, but I can usually hold my own. This problem has me completely baffled and I will appreciate any and all help.

I am running Windows 7 professional 64-Bit (student version, pretty sure it is retail), and I having some trouble with my PC. As the title says, I am having completely random BSOD's that are getting progressively worse over time. At first i thought it was a motherboard / RAM issue but I have performed every test I could think of and they all test out fine. Unfortunately, I do not have any known good RAM or another motherboard to test with.

I am pretty sure hardware is causing this issue, I just cannot determine what hardware it is. I have run memtest 86+ without any issues. Memtest86 gave 250,000 errors on test number 7 but after poking around the internet that seems to have an issues with modern CPUs.

I have also ran PRIME95 blend test for about 12 hours trying to coax a BSOD out of the sytem, but it stayed rock solid the entire test. Same thing when I tried to run windows driver verifier (although it was for more like 2 hours, not 12 with verifier).

I use Bluescreenview to look at the minidumps, but I am at a complete loss at what could be causing it. The most common cause is the kernel itself, with the NTFS.sys causing it as well sometimes.


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A:Random BSOD when browsing internet, watching videos, playing games, et

Any help would be appreciated

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Just started today, never happened before, no programs were installed or anything.

I was playing Starcraft 2 and i was about to take a break watching a video when it froze up and gave me a blue box with text (not fullscreen blue screen of death, more like a box in the middle) which i assume is a BSoD.

Internet explorer seemed to work fine but firefox and chrome both crash when attempting to watch any video.

Thanks in advance

A:Laptop crashes when watching videos.

Hi Makanudo,

Can you go to the AMD site and download the AMD Catalyst? Display Driver for your ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series card.
You will need to download it first, then go, Start>Control Panel>Programs and Features and uninstall the old Catalyst Centre. Then reboot and reinstall the new one.

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Hi all,

This has been happening for about a month now, when I try to watch a movie or tv show, it will freeze around 15 mins in. It still plays the sound but the picture is froze. The files I use are AVI, and I watch it on WP or VLC player. I'm using windows 7. I have ran virus and malware scans but it shows up clean.

I hope someone can help.

A:Videos freeze when watching on laptop

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Hello, everybody!
I've had a BSOD just a while ago when I was watching clips online and offline using Media Classic at the same time. Here's what I get from debugging the dump file:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\123014-47346-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: *** Invalid ***
* Symbol loading may be unreliable without a symbol search path. *
* Use .symfix to have the debugger choose a symbol path. *
* After setting your symbol path, use .reload to refresh symbol locations. *
Executable search path is:
* Symbols can not be loaded because symbol path is not initialized. *
* *
* The Symbol Path can be set by: *
* using the _NT_SYMBOL_PATH environment variable. *
* using the -y <symbol_path> argument when starting the debugger. *
* using .sympath and .sympath+ *
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A:BSOD when watching videos on laptop

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\USER\Downloads\Compressed\USER-PC-30_12_14_132928,92\123014-47346-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0300f000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03254e90
Debug session time: Tue Dec 30 10:11:02.169 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 4:17:12.636
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

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Hello, i have had my laptop for a year almost and i have had this problem most of the time. when i try and watch videos(youtube) the screen goes blank for a few seconds then it comes back on telling me that the "desktop driver stopped working and has recoverd". it also says "desktop manager stopped working and was closed." can someone please help?

system details:
Pentium(R) Dual-Core
CPU T4500
2.30ghz 2.30ghz

64 bit operating system
3gb RAM

A:My laptop crashes whilst watching videos

Please tell us more about computer brand and model, opeating system, etc.
You are missing software or drivers, usually free, than will enable proper operation when downloaded and installed from the maker of your computer, or your operating system.
It could also be resources limits such as memory.

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it shuts down by itself after watching like 10 minutes of videos on youtube it just shuts down by itself,does anyone know why and how i can prevent it from happening?

A:Laptop Shuts Down While Watching Videos On Youtube

Your computer could be overheating, when was the last time you cleaned inside the case? Do you get any error messages in the Event Viewer at the time of the shut down?

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I've had this for a yea now. Still haven't found anything that will help me. When I watch vine or when I would go to buy a steam game, the video that pops up gives me BSOD. So I always have to buy my games through Windows Safe Mode. The error I get is the following:

Stop: 0x000000000116 (I forgot how many zeros i dont know if that is important)

Atikmpag.sys - FFFFFF8004332CF0 ( Same with the Fs here aswell)

Please help x.x

A:BSOD When watching vine or Watching videos through steam, Atikpag.sys

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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Hello guys and i need help with this BSOD

it seems that when i watching youtube videos i get a lot of BSOD

here are my dmp files hope you guys can help me! Thanks!

A:BSOD Watching Youtube videos or just random BSOD


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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 just bought the laptop two months ago and most of the time I hear crackling sounds. I saw an article on how to fix this problem by choosing the highest volume that the speaker has but it did not work!PS. I am using wireless internet.  Thanks

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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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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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I started having audio issues yesterday when I would watch twitch.tv or youtube and searched around trying to find answers for the problem. I updates all of my drivers and changed power management to see if it would fix the problem, but it didn't I saw a few answers to run LatencyMon to see what the problem was and this is the full report I have after running it. I have a Lenovo Y410P

____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____
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Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks. You are likely to experience buffer underruns appearing as drop outs, clicks or pops. One or more DPC routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. One problem may be related to power management, disable CPU throttling settings in Control Panel and BIOS setup. Check for BIOS updates.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:09:29 (h:mm:ss) on all processors.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____
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OS version: Windows 8 , 6.2, build: 9200 (x64)
Hardware: 202... Read more

A:Audio buzzing problem when watching twitch.tv or Youtube

The Latency Mon can overwhelm with data and sometimes hard to interpret (at least for me).

However, one thing I see reference is "High Definition Audio Bus driver, which suggests you do not have the correct sound driver installed. In most cases if the generic, basic function, Windows installed High Definition Audio Drivers (Codec) is installed that says the correct sound driver has not been installed. The High Definition Audio can also be installed for HDMI Audio (if you have HDMI) and that can also indicate the correct HDMI audio driver has not been installed. You specific model uses RealTek for the PC audio and can have either Intel or NVIDIA for HDMI (depending on optional video).

Considering the audio does not appear to have the correct drivers, install the proper drivers and see if that makes any difference as a first step.

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Hi guys

I have a problem with my hp dv7 with amd a8 3500m and more specs there :
I know there is others post who are like mine but I already checked most post in the intrenet about freezing in game ...

Sometime when I make medium to heavy use of the gpu (gaming and watching blueray movies) my computer will froze and start buzzing ( the noise come from the speaker of the computer or my monster speaker if they are plugged in )

When it do that im forced to force restart ctr alt del is not working (a interesting fact is then if I ctr alt del at the sec of the crash occur I switch tab and or backround the game /movie I will be fine until I click on it)

I uninstalled/ installed latest and or beta driver, formated my ssd where my os is and reinstalled windows 7 and still the same crash

(installed today my dad's windows 8 and gained a couple fps but it still crashing )

I cleaned my fan checked heat (its fine) and run prime 95 2 hour and memtest 2 hour too

Interesting facts :

-if I ctr alt del at the sec of the crash occur I switch tab and or backround the game /movie I will be fine until I click on it.

- the crash usally occur in the first hour of gaming/watching movies but not always and can occur multiple time with all games and movies but after 2 or 3 crash im usually fine for a while or the day
-the buzzing sound came from what im listening right before the crash)
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A:My PC freezes and makes buzzing sound in game or when watching HD movies

Are you overclocking the CPU or GPU? Example would be using the AMD Catalyst software (under AMD Overdrive) and increasing clock settings? Maybe played with the BIOS settings and overclocked the CPU? It sounds like you are putting too much stress on the GPU portion of your AMD A8 3500M chip, and it may just be heating up too much. If you haven't yet tried, install CPUID HWMonitor to check on the temps as your gaming or watching movies to see how high the temps get.

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   When I watch a video, the loud buzing noise occurs and computer freezes. I have to power off,  and when it re-starts, I get blue screen of serious error. HP Pavilion g7 Notebook PC Model   QE126UA#ABAWindows 7 Home Premium64 bt

A:loud buzzing noise watching video then freezes, blue screen

Hi kcollins5, Welcome to the HP Community, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I see that you are getting a blue screen or as it is known blue screen of death (BSOD). What error message goes along with the BSOD? That will help determine the cause of the error. Here is detailed article on Everything You Need to Know about BSODs. One of the potential solutions is to reinstall drivers because this happened during a video here is the Intel High-Definition Graphics driver and Intel High-Definition Audio driver. Was this a DVD or CD you were playing the video from or were you streaming it online? Thank you, 

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Whenever I pause a video or any sound file, it causes my speakers to put out a loud buzzing noise. This only started happening about a day ago. On the day in question I did install windows 7 updates.

A:Buzzing after videos and sounds end

Check to be sure that your drivers are up to date, in the device manager.
Go to search and type device manager.

If all looks good and no yellow warning markers, either,

Set up dates to manual
Then uninstall the problem update. Report back with results

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My laptop shuts down at random while playing 720p videos and also sometimes while surfing the web after playing d 720p videos.
My initial diagnosis was that the fan had accumulated dust and hence the laptop was overheating.
But after a little searching google, i checked the event viewer and found the following..

Can any1 plz temme wat this error means and how can i solve it?Attachment 24949

Please somebody help me!
Im frustrated with the laptop shutting down just asm im about to watch my fav serials or movies..

Thanking you all in advance,

P.S. I Dont know where else to post this so plz bear with me and plz help me!

A:Laptop Shutting down at random while playing 720p videos

The log is just correctly reporting the incident. I think it is a heat or graphics-related hardware issue based on your description of the problem. With that said, I would recommend the following actions:

Download GPU-Z and monitor your GPU temps when watching a 720p video:
Download TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.7.2 | techPowerUp

To run GPU-Z, click the exe file and select "standalone mode."
Take a snapshot of your idle GPU temps (click snapshot icon at top right of view).
Take another snapshot of your GPU temps while watching a 720p video.

Here are snapshots of mine doing the above. Note that I only watched the 720p video for a few minutes. Report back with your findings and similar screenshots (to mine) would be appreciated. Good luck.

Attachment 24991

BTW, I'm using a Lenovo B575 (cheapo) laptop.

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Lately I have been having trouble watching videos on You Tube, and Yahoo. The videos hesitate and when they hesitate there is a buzzing sound almost like the sound is hesitating too. I have a Dell computer with Windows 7, using Mozilla Firefox. Thanks.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5500 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4060 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, 1806 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 705244 MB, Free - 632343 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 018D1Y
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

A:Videos hesitate along with a buzzing noise

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After my computer did its usual updates, I've noticed a sound issue whenever I've been trying to play games/watch videos. At regular intervals the audio will freeze/skip for a second and make a loud grinding noise, then resume. This happens with music, streaming videos, games, pretty much everything. If I'm watching a video or playing a game, the screen will freeze for a second, then resume.

I'm using a Dell Inspiron N4110 laptop with Windows 7

I assume I need to install a new driver or something, but I am pretty computer illiterate and don't exactly know what I need/where I need to get it from/how to figure out what I need.

Was hoping someone could help here.

A:Audio buzzing/stuttering during videos/games

Since the screen will "freeze", suggests the sound problems are just a result of whatever is causing the PC to hang up and not directly a sound problem. Thus another forum section would be more applicable than the sound section.

You can run the Resplendence Latency Mon program and that may help, if you can figure it out as it gives you "information overload".

Resplendence Software - Advanced System Tools and Developer Components

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So recently a terrible buzzing occurs when ever I leave a web page with a video running. This also occurs (for anyone familiar) with League of Legends after the game ends and the game closes and boots back to the desktop client.

This began occurring after I downloaded RegClean Pro. I did it half by accident, half by stupidity. ALL I did with the program was let it run, it said I had X numbers of registry errors, tried to make me pay for it, I did not, and then I simply uninstalled the program.

I have no idea how to isolate the problem. I went to do a System Restore but I have only 1 restore point listed, which occurred after RegClean Pro had been installed/uninstalled.

EDIT: Also (NOT sure if this is related) but when I hover over taskbar icons now it shows a "drop down menu" style display as opposed to "window previews." No idea if this is even relevant, just digging for information .


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My Acer ASPIRE M3802 (details to follow) starts making buzzing noises while I am playing videos, especially when buffering multiple videos at a time e.g. in multiple tabs of browser. This starts happening at irregular intervals, sometimes just after 10 mnts, sometimes after about an hour or so. The system actually freezes every few seconds. This continues till the system displays BSOD or I restart it. After restart, it is fine for quite a long time but eventually the problem starts again.
It is a 2 yr old machine. This problem happened in the past while the PC was in warranty. Sent to Acer and to my surprise, they had to replace the Hard drive. It was fine for another year and a half after that until now.
System details :
- Windows 7 Home Premium x64
- the original installed OS on the system
- an OEM version
- The age of system (hardware) = 2 years
- The age of OS installation = 1.5 yrs (reinstalled by Acer when went for repairs).

Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2.zip attached. Could not generate System Health Report as my machine says "invalid parameter" when I type: perfmon /report.

Any ideas how to troubleshoot this?


A:BSOD + Buzzing noise while streaming videos Win 7 Home Premium x64

Related to PA707UCM.SYS PA707UCM from PixArt Imaging Inc. Yours from 2006. Many other drivers need updating as well

NTIDrvr.sys 3/24/2009 11:09:39 PM
UBHelper.sys 4/27/2009 4:48:19 AM
mwlPSDFilter.sys 6/2/2009 6:07:30 AM
mwlPSDNServ.sys 6/2/2009 6:07:39 AM
mwlPSDVDisk.sys 6/2/2009 6:15:29 AM
iaStor.sys 6/4/2009 9:53:40 PM
e1y62x64.sys 6/12/2009 9:16:42 PM
How To Find Drivers:

- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.

- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: Drivers and Downloads

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I have a Dell d610 14in. I have watched netflix also with this on my old analog tv with vga cord and digital converter with good results. Recently I bought a refurbished Dell d630 which is widescreen 15in. The computer worked well, but I was unable to watch netflix the image on the computer would not show on the screen. I spent hours with Dell, Microsoft, and finally got hold of the tech where I bought it. We tried everything and still could not get it to work. He finally said he thought it was the resolution, and he was right, as I was able to get the wallpaper on my tv but the web pages would not appear.. But no matter what we did it did not work properly. Thank goodness they took it back. I would like to know if there is another older computer without the high resolutions that would work for me or do I have to stick with the Dell d610. I am running windows xp and the other computer had windows 7 on it. I guess I would like to know if there is a computer comparable to Dell d610 with same resolutions ect that would work. I would like one without the wide screen. The resolutions on my dell are 1024 by 768 and I have it set on about 1/4 inch from the less side of adjustment slide. I don't know much about computers so hope I have included enough info. Thanks so much for your efforts in helping me. Lorene Kraft

A:Watching videos

Here's an idea for you: I watch videos and use Skype with my USAF son stationed in Germany on my HD (3D) TV by plugging an HDMI cord from my computer to the HDMI input on the set. It auto-detects the video and the sound comes through the TV. It's almost as if he is sitting right in front of me. I use this set up with a laptop running Win 7 and another with Vista.

Maybe you can get a video card with an HDMI output to use with your LCD-TV and desktop computer. You can get video cards and cables from all sorts of vendors at pricewatch.com at reasonable cost. Otherwise, look for sales on laptops with HDMI outputs so you can use it for your videos. Good luck!

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