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Computer freezing while streaming video

Q: Computer freezing while streaming video

Basically, any time I stream a video my computer freezes, generally with a buzzing noise. The only time it happens is when I stream videos. I can play Skyrim or WoW all day without a hitch, but 5 minutes into a show on Hulu and its frozen. I've tried replacing the graphics card but that didn't help. According to windows, my sound driver is up to date. I don't know what else could be causing this issue.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8182 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 52819 MB; D: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 126047 MB; E: Total - 715401 MB, Free - 689272 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P6T
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Preferred Solution: Computer freezing while streaming video

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

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

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

A: Computer freezing while streaming video

What browser?

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Hey guys,
This one has been eluding me so I'm looking for outside help.   This computer belongs to a friend of the Wife, who uses it for World of Warcraft and watching videos on youtube and hulu.   She says it's frozen up off and on over various incarnations and has had some hardware changed (gpu, hard drive for sure- memory and motherboard have never been changed).   
OS - Windows 7 x64 · What was original installed OS on system?   Unsure.   It had been reinstalled once or twice.   When the computer came to me the windows installer was acting up and I couldn't update drivers or install Windows Updates so I just reformatted and re-installed Windows 7 Ultimate at the owner's request.
· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?  Full retail version I purchased for personal use some years back and never used, so I had it laying around.· Age of system (hardware):   Uncertain.   5-6 years old maybe?  · Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?   2 weeks old.· CPU:   Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.00GHz· Video Card - 1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD R7750· MotherBoard - NVIDIA NFORCE 790i ULTRA SLI (Socket 775)  (It's a XFX and their website makes it very hard to find drivers for anything but video cards)· Power Supply - I though... Read more

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Basically what the title suggests. My computer will work fine for varying amounts of time when streaming video (watching movies, skyping, etc) but eventually the computer starts running sluggish until it virtually freezes. This problem doesn't seem to be nearly as bad when I'm streaming movies or tv shows, but when it comes to skyping this problem has been a nightmare. I'm at the point where I can't skype someone for more than 10 minutes before my computer freezes. Has anyone else had this problem? Any help would be awesome.

A:Computer is constantly freezing when streaming video

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I am having problems with my laptop, Dell latitude E4300 using windows XP, streaming videos online and occationally when i am using windows media player for both video and music.

Sometimes I am able to view the whole video but most of the time I get between 4minutes and 10 minutes before my laptop makes a strange popping noise through the speakers and the screan freezes. I am unable to move the mouse and i have to restart the laptop buy powering down using the on/off button and this is quite irritating.?!

websites that do not work include BBCi, Channel 4 on demand and you tube.

I am using Trend micro officescan which has not detected anything, and all my windows updates and drivers are uptodate?

Does anyone have ideas?

I am not brilliant on the technical side of pc setups but am quite confident using windows and can follow instructions pretty well!

Thanks in advance.

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I have a Dell Optiplex 330 which has a 2.0 dual processor with 4gb of ddr2 ram. I have windows xp installed and I have a video card that has 1024 mb of ram. I am unsure of the brand of video card or further specs. I bought it off of ebay some time ago.

My problem is that when I try to play streaming video it wants to freeze a lot. I have already given more space for the virtual memory on my computer: I think 4 to 8 gb and I have set my hardware acceleration way down but these changes haven't helped.

I can download and play movies fine, I only seem to have problems when playing streaming video like from hulu.com or letmewatchthis.com which directs you to sites like: putlocker, deditv, sockshare, loomba, etc. I have used other computers and they don't seem to have as much problems with this so I hope that somebody knows what I need to do to solve this problem. Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Freezing problems with streaming video

When you say freezing, do you mean just the video freezes, or the whole system? If its just the video, it could have something to do with your internet connection. Is the computer on wired internet or wireless?

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I recently put together a HTPC out of some old parts, but when I try to stream videos from Hulu, Neftlix, and the likes, I get very poor performance. Netflix is watchable, with only occasional freezing, but the audio is slightly off sink from the video. Hulu on the other hand is extremely slow, and in full screen the video becomes a slideshow. Through the task manager, I can see that while streaming from Netflix I get around 60-70% CPU usage, while from Hulu I get a flat out 100%. I have installed available updates, including the most recent nVidia drivers, and flash 10.1, which is supposed to have GPU acceleration. Neither of those helped in the slightest bit.

Here are the specs:

Commell LV-670 ITX motherboard
Celeron 2.6
1 Gb DDR
GeForce 8400gs
Windows Server 2008

I know this is not a very powerful system, but it handles DVDs relatively smoothly, though there is still high CPU usage with them. I have tried multiple browsers as well, and have noticed no difference between them.

Any ideas on how to get GPU accelerated flash working, or how to improve streaming performance in general?



A:Video Streaming Stuttering/Freezing

sounds more like a network issue than anything... check for conflicts and update network drivers if necessary. i don't understand why CPU usage is so high but perhaps a network protocol or service is hogging res? download process explorer to get a better picture of what's going on why the streaming is running.

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I have an ASUS ux305f laptop running windows 10.
It has a tendency to crash (black screen) or freeze (the screen looks like what i imagine a shortet circut looks like - dont know if that makes sense).

However, this only happens if i am streaming video, like youtube or skype. It has happened while playing eu4, but i cannot rule out that this wasnt just windows being windows. And it only happens if the computer is moved - even bumping in to the table it is standing on can be enough to do it, and i can forget about having it on my lap when sitting on the sofa.
I cant recall it happening while not streaming something, i have tried "shaking" it while just browsing the web, but that wont make it crash.

I have tried updating everything that can be updated, and switching web browser, but nothing really helps.

I hope someone has a solution for this.

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This may seem daft but this problem has been going on for a while and I've not needed to do anything about it.

I got my computer for my A-levels and only used it for work or the internet (at that point I didn't have games or anything else on it). The only thing that was a problem was the screensaver, which if I left the computer on it froze and I could only restart using the restart button. I solved this by just switching the screensaver off (and if I had to leave my computer on, which was rare, I just turned the screen off and problem solved). As I was having no other troubles I left it.

A long time after I had another problem when I played 'Zoo Tycoon', the same thing happened, but it was so long after the screensaver problem I didn't connect the two. I also brought the game second hand, so I assumed it was a bug in the game and I stopped playing it. It was inconsistant freezing (sometimes I could play for hours and no problems, other times it would go for 10 minutes then freeze). Once I stopped playing it was solved.

It's only been in the last few months where at Uni I haven't got a telly so I've tried watching dvds and such on my computer and the same problem is happening, and getting worse. I cleared out my old files (removing all the games and uploaded software), I have done virus checks with AVG (before that with Norton), I have windows cleanup which seemed to solve it over Christmas. I find it will freeze once, I reset it us... Read more

A:Freezing during screensaver/video streaming/itunes/DVDs/occassionally on internet

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OK--I tried Music Match and Yahoo JukeBox on this new build (Asus A8R-MVP) and had the same problems. Musicmatch plays between 2 and 10 songs or so and most of the time just stops (no errors), but sometimes, it will be stuck in a stutter and the puter is frozen with no option but reboot--doesn't seem to have any other problems. I tried upgrading the drivers for the onboard sound and a host of the other usual troubleshooting issues on software (i.e., closing all running programs). I even took out the only other PCI card I had in there (a television tuner card).

I have MM running on another computer on the same network with no problem.

At this point, I am suspicious of 2 hardware issues--either the onboard sound or the onboard network card.

I'm used to Realtek onboard audio, but this has audio via ULI's M1575 and Analog Devices using a AD1986A codec. Never uses this and wondering if that's an issue.

Also, of course, this is music streaming from the Internet, so it could be the Internet card. I'm going to pop a wireless in there to see if I have the same problem. Although since I have no other Internet problems with this machine, I'm skeptical it is internet related.

I'm convinced it has to be hardware or hardware driver related.

Any ideas?

A:Streaming Internet music freezing computer--troubleshooting Ethernet problem.

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I have had problems running any type of streaming video for the last 2 months, even UTUBE which uintil last week worked fine. (I can listen to music on AOL Radio, and even play most music videos)....however, I cannot watch Sports replays, movies or Shows, the News..etc.
Computer freezes totally, must do a reboot...video usually runs for about 1 minute. I get no error messages, ect..

I have followed the 5 steps suggested...
I have never had an issue with any type of Trojan or Virus..I clean out the adware ect on a regular basis. I use Zone Alarm, AVG , Spytbot and Adcanced Windows Care V2 Personal (I also have CCleaner, but the WindowsCare seems to do a good job with the Regisrty).
I run these on a fairly regular basis...I also had no new updates to install, as I do those consisntly as well.
The following is the main Log..I have tried to attach the other as suggested..please bear with me on this, as I do not usually do much "posting"

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by HP_Administrator on 2008-04-06 13:13:56
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
73: 2008-04-06 17:14:23 UTC - RP719 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
72: 2008-04-06 15:43:37 UTC - RP718 - System Checkpoint
71: 2008-04-05 ... Read more

A:Streaming Video Freezes computer

I posted this some time ago..am still having the same problem..Thanks!

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WHENEVER I try to stream video from the internet my browser and whole computer freezes and I have to do a hard re-boot. Be it with WMP, Quicktime or realplayer or anything i can never manage to play a video. After this happens it won't let me close the browser or even do Control, Alt, Delete.
This problem started after i'd got my computer back from repair sorting out a virus, it might be related because the malware is still there being annoying it's just supposedly inactive.

With quicktime a tiny snippet of audio can be heard for a few seconds before it freezes and with WMP i think it says "error loading codec" or something.

Oddly, youtube type videos are fine. I know other people have posted in with similar problems but i've had no luck fixing it. Any help would be much appreciated,

A:Computer Freezes Streaming Video

First Steps

Run through this process.
List your complete system specs including the power supply, ram ect.
also any firewalls/antivirus/malware programs

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Hey guys, so when I am streaming youtube or TV shows, my computer will all of a sudden freeze up, the mouse won't move, CTRL+ALT+DEL does nothing. for an instant the sound will become loud and just white noise (about 3 seconds). After this, the computer will sit at that stage, frozen and will never change, the screen won't go black, I need to do a hard reset to restart it. I have recently upgraded to windows 8.1.

My hardware is:
Mobo:ASRock 970 Extreme4
CPU: AMD FX 4100 Quad Core 3.6GHz
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series

I have tried manually installing the newest driver for graphics card from the website. I have tried reinstalling adobe flash as well.

Has anyone got any ideas? I am out of them. It will usually crash within minutes of streaming, I have been using the computer at this moment for about 40 minutes without streaming and it has not crashed, apart from this, I don't have any other proof that it is crashing due to the streaming, but it is fair enough to assume it is.

Cheers guys

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My laptop is a Sony Vaio running Windows 7. When I watch online videos (can be Youtube or any other kind of streaming video) my computer has been freezing very often lately (at least twice a day). When it freezes the computer stops and I can't move the mouse or do anything but the sound from the video persists as a slowed down, very roboty sounding version of the real sound. This will go on for about a minute and then the sound will stop. Eventually the computer will unfreeze itself after between 2-10 minutes of sitting there doing nothing and then the video will resume as if nothing happened (sometimes between 1 and 2 seconds of video have been skipped). Is there any fix to this problem?

A:Computer freezes while streaming video

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I have a 5-year old HP Pavilion with Windows XP Media Center 2004 loaded. Up until about a month ago I could watch virtually any streaming video without a problem. Then one by one they all started causing the same total computer crash about 15 minutes into viewing. No problem with listening to NPR, but the streaming video problem exists whether it is PBS, Netflix, Hulu, or others. I clear my cache several times a day and I have updated my Silverlight, FlashPlayer, etc. till I'm blue in the face and nothing works. The tech guy at Hulu told me my computer was just too old. The Netflix tech guy said it was a problem with Microsoft. And I can't get any help at Microsoft. So am I just not going to ever be able to stream video again? Otherwise, my computer works fine - and I'm on it 18 hours a day for my work (which is incredibly boring which is why streaming video is so important to keeping my sanity.)

A:Streaming Video Crashes my computer!

go into your bios and post the voltage and temp readings.

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I can watch home videos etc that are stored locally on my computer no problem, but if I try watching a full-screen video on hulu.com my computer crashes, saying the video driver failed. I have updated the driver for my video card, but have still encountered the problem, although not as quickly. The two places I have had the issue recently are hulu and watching a video full-screen on Facebook. The videos are fine until I watch them on full-screen. Does anybody have any ideas where to start looking to diagnose the problem?
Any help appreciated.
System Info:
Video Card
HIS Hightech H467QT512P Radeon HD 4670 IceQ Turbo 512MB
Memory (x2)
Kingston 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz
Vista 64-Bit

A:Computer Crashes When streaming video

have you checked the resolutions and refresh rate on the adaptor.

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Hi, i got this new computer about 3 weeks ago. When i watch streaming (twitch.tv mostly), sometimes it will freeze my browser for 5sec-10sec (but the sound is still going) and come back after. When i try to watch it in 720p or HD, it will lag but only the video 1/2 of the time, while the sounds is just fine.

I updated all my drivers and reinstalled my firefox/chrome.

Over 720p will work for 15mins then starts lagging like crazy. A

Also, when i open anything (i think with ''Flash'') my browser will freeze for 5sec. The chat from twitch.tv beside the video will take for ever to load and make my browser lag.

Thank you.

A:[Streaming] New computer but video problem.

Download the latest Adobe Flash Player. Test your internet speed at speedtest.net

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Hi, I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and recently downloaded SP1. Now when I stream video, the whole computer freezes often and seemingly at random times. The video stops, the sound gets stuck on one note, and I am unable to use the mouse or keyboard until it unfreezes which is sometimes twenty seconds, but sometimes twenty minutes. It eventually unfreezes and usually continues playing like normal. I have tried using chrome, firefox, and explorer all with the same results. Do you have any idea how to fix this? Thanks.

A:Streaming Video freezes computer after downloading SP1

Might be useful to see the system error logs, could you go ahead and follow the instructions here
Just zip and attach the output using the little paperclip icon.

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I've had this problem for some time now. Whenever I stream a video from the internet my computer will freeze. It happens in both Firefox and IE, usually a minute or two into streaming the video. The computer becomes almost entirely unresponsive and I have to reboot.
I've tried a number of solutions for this problem. I've installed new codecs, I've looked for updated version of my Flash player, and run a number of different Spyware/Virus removal programs, yet nothing has solved my problem.

I'm posting my Hijack This log in hopes that someone can tell me what my problem is.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:11:47 PM, on 3/17/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\... Read more

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Hey, I recently started having a problem with my computer where it will freeze whenever I try and play any type of streaming video, or when playing music through itunes. When it freezes, I can still use the mouse, but clicking (left or right) does nothing, on anything, and pressing ctrl+alt+del does nothing either, so I have to hold down the power button to turn off computer then turn it back on.

Also, when it freezes, any audio playing at the time starts looping, about 1-2 seconds worth of audio just looping.

I have tried running AVG virus scan, came up with no problems, Spybot and Adaware, came up with stuff, fixed it, no change. Used a registry cleaner, fixed it, cleaned it up, no change. Ran Chdsk and it cleaned some stuff up but no change.

In the event log, it shows absolutely nothing when this happens, under any heading. Ive tested this using the itunes freezing recently, and it will show itunes service starting, then the next event is event log starting when I restart the system.

However, I did find some stuff from when it started (around 12:21 am Dec. 25th) which is:

This under system log:
TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.

As well as the following events that looked weird:
The {8CE609B9-ACF4-44F6-88319C88285D9CF4} service was successfully sent a start control.
The {728F967C-D96C-4471-9AC353D24157018C} service was successfully sent a start control.
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A:Computer Freezes when streaming video off net or using itunes

I forgot to put that im using Windows XP SP3

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So ive been having this problem for a few weeks now.
Basically, when i watch anything on youtube or icefilms on my laptop that's longer than 5 minutes long or so, my computer abruptly stops,the frame freezes, the sound goes on a loop, all of the lights on my laptop turn on and i have to turn it off.
I can't even use the task manager to shut it down.
My computer has 4 gb of RAM, an intel i3 processor, a nvidia graphics card and I'm running windows 7.
It's a bit under a year old.
I already cleaned out the registry did a disk cleanup and defrag, and now im out of ideas.
Anyone have any idea why this is happening and how i can fix it?

A:[SOLVED] Streaming video crashes my computer

Do you have any trouble watching videos via Windows Media Player or any other media that lasts longer than 5 minutes?

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My new computer that has windows vista home premium on it won't play streaming video like youtube, google videos, etc...It will play around 2 seconds of the video and then stop playing but still have the pause button displayed likie it's still playing. my connection speed is 100mbps. Does anyone know what is wrong? I even wait for it to finish loading and i can fast forward the sliders to another part of the video but then after 2 seconds it stops playin again....

A:My Computer Won't Play Streaming Video And I Have Cable

Are you using Internet Explorer? I recommend you install Firefox and use that as your main browser. You have to install the flash plugin first, however, to make youtube videos work. When you go to a webpage with videos, instead of the videos, you'll see a 'you are missing a plugin message'. Click on that to install it.

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I'm running XP SP3 Home Edition. Whenever I watch streaming video, on YouTube, newscasts, TV shows, etc. the computer reboots without warning, sometimes right when I start the video, sometimes a number of minutes in.

I've checked the temp in the BIOS and the CPU doesn't seem to be overheating. I've also disabled "automatic restart on system failure", but that has not prevented the reboots. I can't find anything in the Event Log that relates to this.

I've wondered if my video card maybe cannot handle newer video? It's not on-board, but a PCI card: RADEON 7000 from ATI Technologies, Inc. This card has VGA and DVI, but my monitor only has VGA, so that's what I'm using. I updated the driver to the latest available from ATI (this helped for a bit, but then the reboots happened again). The driver date is 5/3/2006, which is probably the last driver they will ever put out for that particular card.

Any help would be appreciated. I just want to be able to view video!

A:computer reboots while playing streaming video

There is a newer one:


Nov 2006. Try that and also uninstall flash player and download the latest one.

Let us know if that works

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Hi everyone,

A few days ago my computer started freezing whenever I watched video with any media player or online. The video will play from anywhere between 30 seconds and a few minutes. I'm getting no error codes, no BSOD, no screen tear or blocks, the video and audio just freeze and I get no keyboard or mouse response so I have to restart the computer. I get no problems just being online or using word processors, seems only problem is when I play video or play games.

I've had issues with my graphics card before so I'm guessing that's the problem again, but I'm not sure so that's why I'm here.

My computer specs are:

Intel i5 2500k Sandy Bridge
ASrock P67 Pro3
8GB G.Skill Ripjaw
ASUS nVidia GTX 560Ti
650W PSU

I just ran FurMark stability test on fullscreen and I was averaging 100fps and 75C for 60k frames with no problems. Don't know if that helps at all.

If you need more info I'll do what I can to get it for you. Thanks for taking any time to help me out.

A:Computer freezes when playing video with WMP/VLC/online streaming

Just to clarify my computer specs, copied from an older thread, everything is the same still. I mistakenly thought I had a 650W PSU.

? OS - Windows 7
? 64 bit
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? I downloaded the OS, mounted it and booted from CD.
? Age of system (hardware)? 10 months
? Age of OS installation? 10 months

? CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

? Video Card - ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

? MotherBoard - ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

? Power Supply - Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

? System Manufacturer - Myself.

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My 2000 Pro Computer Freezes when ever I try to play a Streaming Video. It used to work, but now recently, whenever I play and streaming video the computer freezes.

Can anyone help?

A:My 2000 Pro Computer Freezes when ever I try to play a Streaming Video

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Hi everyone, I hope this is the right place for this.

starting a couple months ago I began to have this issue of my computer doing a hard shutdown at first seemingly randomly. I have now been able to narrow the issue down to whenever data is being downloaded.

Streaming video seems to be the worst; the computer will only last between 2-30 seconds before shutting down, but it also occurs when downloading multiple files

specs are:

mobo: MSI K9N Platinum (MS-7250)
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ @ 2000 MHz
Chipset : nVidia nForce 570 Ultra
Physical Memory : 2048 MB (4 x 512 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3
Power: 450 watt Antec sp-450

I have attempted the following fixes:

- reinstalled windows

- virus scanned including boot scan.

- updating display drivers/ uninstalling display drivers

- changing and disabling network ports. also installed another network card to try it.

- CPU heat monitoring. cpu heat stays around 31 C and at most reaches 44 C. shutdown appears unrelated. GPU never goes above 55 C

- Dust. Fully removed mobo, cpu and thoroughly cleaned for dust. also dusted fans.

- uninstalled flash player, reinstalled. reinstalled earlier version.

- updated bios version

Frankly, I've run out of ideas. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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A:Computer instant shutdown when streaming video or downloading

Is this a desktop or laptop? What OS? What brand or is it custom built? What do you use the computer for? ie: gaming, surfing, server etc.? It sounds like it might be a power unit or memory problem. To test memory it's a pain but you can test them one at a time to see if they work and windows recognizes them. Let us know more about you computer and remember it's Friday so please be patient and don't get frustrated.

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Hi all. Need a little help.

When I'm watching streaming video on Firefox, most of the time, about 5 minutes or so into it, the browser will crash. Sometimes, even my entire system crashes and restarts on its' own! I've read it might be a RAM or a temperature problem, but I don't really know the first thing about diagnosing, recognizing, or fixing those problems. I've done a Disk Cleanup and a Defrag, but that doesn't seem to work. I've got more than 20% on my Hard Disk and 448 MB of RAM.

Not sure what else to do. Anyone have any ideas?

[EDIT: Ah, now that I thought about it, it happened when my son was playing some games on the internet. I believe it was the Nick Jr. website. Not too sure which program Firefox uses to play the game.]

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Hello Bleeping comp.
I have a small Acer notebook which has been running fine up until this point.
Lately i have been having trouble using video streams from sites like gametrailers and youtube
the videos eventually load slower than usual but the sound is choppy as is the video, i can hear the the audio skipping very slightly.
Also the sound files (the opening startup sound windows makes, or the pop up error message sound) have been skipping and sound very choppy.

I haven't gotten any important error messages lately either.
If it helps i run VIPRE Antivirus software but it hasn't found anything that could be causing this.
Any help would be appreciated.

EDIT: i forgot to say that all other parts of my laptop are running smoothly which is why the problem is so confusion to me

A:Youtube, video streaming problems, slow computer

When you say small Acer is it an Aspire One with SSD? If so I found a small program that makes it run as fast as my tower, it has no issues with streaming video or for that matter nothing else!


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CPU: Intel i7 2600k @3.4
GPU: Asus ENGTX 570
RAM: 8 Gb Corsair Vengeance
Mobo: Asus P8p67 Deluxe

The computer freezes completely and any audio being played stutters. This lasts only for about a second or two and then the computer resumes normal function. This only happens 1 time every few minutes and more frequently while gaming, so Im assuming its a graphics card issue.

I have noticed this problem happening while streaming videos on Netflix, and while playing games. Originally I thought it was a hard drive problem because I have heard the Marvell SATA controller has had issues. But that isnt the problem.

All of my drivers are up to date and there hasnt been a BSOD or any error message. I also updated the BIOS to the latest version.

A:Computer Stutters While Playing/Streaming Video or Gaming

Try this:

Go to Start and type in "Event Viewer" (without the quotations).
Expand the Custom Views Tab and select "Administrative Events".
Find any errors related to your display and post them back.

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I posted in the Web & Email forum, and they said I should post my HJT log here. I'm mostly looking to get rid of unnecessary processes so I can speed up my computer a little. I see various things here I never use--Spy Sweeper, Yahoo, AOL, etc--but I want to make sure I'm getting rid of the right things.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:33:33 PM, on 12/17/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTDevSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
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Videos Pause Anywhere! Internet and on Computer, Streaming and Playing in Video Players..Anywhere!! HELP!!!!

No matter where I play videos they pause or freeze or go very slow..I can hear the audio but the video freezes like when it needs buffereing.

Usually in Youtube if it does that I will pause it and wait for it to load and then play it and everything goes smoothly.One day I realized that pausing and waiting wasn't working anymore. It continues to freeze and be pausey. I decided it's my video streaming and internet.

Then I tried to play a video file in Sony Vegas' Trimmer (Which usually plays everything fine) and it was still doing it. I tried Media Player Classic and the same thing. When I play videos in Windows Media Player it's just black with sound. I'm so lost..I searched everywhere and everyone's problems almot seems like mine but it was always something different so I can't use their solution.

Everytime I restart the computer the problem goes away..Then it comes back later...This is turning into an everyday thing..I'm very frustrated.

Does anyone know what this specific problem may be?

Or did anyone experience this before?

How can internet videos and video files both be a problem?
Sounds like a Display problem but I'm not sure about that at all.

Can you help?

It's like a horror movie for me. I edit videos all day. I need video playback.

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A:Videos Pause Anywhere! Streaming and Playing in Video Player on Computer..Help!!

replace the cmos battery

what are you running
video card brand and model
power supply

check the listings in the bios for 12v line voltages and temperatures and post them

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Hello there members ,

I'm working on my mom's computer again. Last time I was here it had a bunch of viruses, and the good folks here helped a lot to get it functional again. It does not have a virus now, nor malware, but it is extremely slow. Trying to play music from Internet stations or watch youtube videos online is impossible, and overall it feels sluggish.

The Windows Task Manager shows CPU usage pretty low at 4% or so. 71 processes running which doesn't seem high to me. I see System Idle Process, CPU at 99? Not sure that's it though. There's probably about 55% or so available on the C disk drive. I'm about to defrag it and see if that fixes anything, but I'm pretty doubtful.

I've run all the usual anti-spyware (Spybot + Malware bytes), and anti-virus (Avira) but that hasn't helped a thing. What are some things I can do to troubleshoot?

BTW it's Windows XP on this machine. Any assistance is most appreciated

A:Slow Computer - Herky / Jerky Streaming Audio Video

Did you used to have the problem before your malware issues? Playing audio and video online could simply be an issue with your Internet connection. When you say playing is impossible, what does that mean, nothing comes out, stuttering.... Have you measured your upload and download speed? Speedtest is fine, if you avoid hitting the ads.What sort of things are sluggish? Page changes, mouse movements, programs starting up.........The System Idle process being 99 means it's not very busy! 71 processes does seem a bit high but these days every man and his dog wants to run a service on your PC. Mine are currently 54. I would have thought that during your malware removal exercise, others in this forum would have indicated what programs and services do not need to be running.

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Am facing problems in PC speakers recently when ever i expand the player to full screen.
If the player pertaining to any video streaming sites, is in the normal viewing (half of screen) there is no distortion in sound, but if the player is expanded to full screen, the distortion in speaker is heavy.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled adobe flash player but still the problem persists.

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Hi, i am having some issues with my computer. I have noticed when i stream videos from the internet, sometimes my computer will totally freeze and i will hear this constant high pitch beep come from the computer speakers. When this happens my keyboard and mouse are not functionable. I have to hit the reset buttom on my computer. This has also happened once with a video that i had on my computer when running in Divx player.

I am using Windows XP service pack 3 with all the updates.

I would also like to reference this other post i had with the virus section in case you need more info:


Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

A:Video freezing computer

You may be overheating.Download System Information for Windows (SIW free version)No installation required.After it scans your computer, navigate to Hardware>Sensors and post all info from there.

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I got a new video card recently and my computer has been freezing frequently since. It is fine if i disable the card from Device Manager so i know its something to do with the card. I have the latest drivers and i just finished installing a 650W power supply. Yet the problem persists.

PNY nVIDIA GeForce 6600 - 256 AGP

Some Comp Specs:
AMD Athlon XP
512 RAM
(I can find out more if anyone needs it)

Some help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Computer Freezing due to Video Card

Have you updated your chipset drivers for your motherboard? How old is your bios?

Have a look at the link in my signature as well, and run through it to help troubleshoot.

Welcome to Techspot by the way!

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hi everybody,

i'm a new member to this site, but i've looked for advise on here a few times before. i'm hoping you guys can help me again with my own question!

over christmas break my brother got me that new roller coaster tycoon game for christmas that i needed to install a video card for. he gave me his old video card, installed it himself and everything. he's very very very good with computers, he's in college for computers so i trust that he put it in right. however, the next day my computer started freezing or restarting or turning off completely. we figured since this has never ever been a problem before that it was the video card, so we took out the card and it went right back to normal and worked perfectly. he said it had just overheated. so we bought 2 more fans on ebay and he put them in and then put the video card back in. well, this worked! it wasn't "overheating" anymore. so a month later here we are, and my brother has long since left back to college. so all of a sudden about 3 days ago my computer started freezing again (but not turning off or restarting...yet), so i figured it was the video card again. i removed the video card just as my brother told me to over the phone. this didnt work though! my computer still freezes at completely random moments, whether i'm even using the computer or not!

sorry this was so long, but i would really appreciate it if somebody can really help me with this!

A:Video card freezing computer?

Another problem...


This sounds like another hardware problem entirely, it may have been caused by the overheating display card or not, you'll have to do some technical work here.
There is only one way of solving your issue, (all pc issues can be solved with the right amount of time and effort!) you just need to go through the process of elimination. It might be one piece of hardware or software causing the issue or a combination of them. Think of it as a puzzle...

1) Sounds like another overheating problem, run the PC for a couple of minutes (15 min) and touch the heatsink on the CPU... If it's too hot to the touch you have a problem... Do the same test to the Northbridge and
Southbridge chips (Those big ones on the M/B)
2) Check if there is enough heatsink compound between the cpu and heatsink
3) If you have two ram modules, remove one, test, swop them, test.
4) Remove all pci cards, modems, sound cards...etc. and test.
5) And lastly it could be your M/B itself... if all above fails assume this (from a lot of experience with thousands of clients coming through my workshop)

Good luck...

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I have a gateway lt20 netbook currently running windows 7. 32bit. I bought the computer with xp but recently had a hard drive crashed and installed a new 300gb hard drive. I first installed xp back on. Everything worked fine accept skype. During a call i would get the blue screen of death. I tried reinstalling skype, and using an older version. Nothing worked. I used oovoo video chat to see what happens and I got the same thing. A week later, I couldn't use my xp activation key so I did a fresh install of windows 7. Everything is running perfectly accept video chatting once again. With 7 i haven't gotten the blue screen of death, but every time i do a video call it freezes and i have to do a hard reset. I really need help.

A:Video chatting is freezing my computer

Hi and welcome to TSF did you install the video driver and camera driver Gateway Support Drivers & Downloads

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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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This just started happening a week ago, I'll go to a website like youtube or nbc.com and watch streaming video and my computer freezes, entire thing and if I let it sit for a few minutes a continuous beep can be heard coming from my tower. Sometimes it takes a minute, sometimes 15 minutes of watching video, but eventually the comp freezes and I gotta kill the power.

Tried to think of things I did differently right before this started happening and only thing I could think of is I left the comp on all night but that doesn't seem like it would cause this.

Since this has started happening I've tried using different web browsers, reduced background processes from 50 to 30, and opening the case up to clean out the dust.

Any ideas on what could be causing this or how to fix it?

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Everytime I view video streams my computer freezes up- Here's a copy of my HJT log- any ideas?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 9:29:38 PM, on 2/23/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\KODAK\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\ptssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\MySoftware\MyInvoices\tracker.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\SBC Yahoo!\Connection Manager\IP InSight\IPMon32.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 4 Professional\PopupStopper.exe
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A:computer freezing up when viewing video streams

Right click on My Computer > Properties and at th ebottom of the page it states how much RAM you have . Let us know what it says .

Also have a look at this http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_index.htm

You may be able to improve performance a bit .

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I took out the video card and uninstalled the drivers I got integrated graphics back. The computer is still freezing all fans are working properly as far as I know. I was wondering since we ruled out fans and video card can the hard drive be going? The computer is only 4 months old.

A:computer still freezing even after taking out video card.

Well to check the harddrive you can download the diagnostic tool that most manufacturers offer.
I'd also run Memtest86 to make sure you dont have any issues with memory.

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Hi, I recently got a Geforce FX 5500 Overclocked 256 PCI video card installed in my Dell Dimension E310 System. And the card calls for a 250w powersupply mine has a 230w powersupply. The comptuer will freeze on the Sims 2 (all expanions are installed) it will freeze for 5-10 seconds and come back. Do you tihnk it is the power supply if I upgrade to a higher watt power supply will that fix it. Below are the specs

Intel Pentium 4 Processor 521 (2.80GHz) and 1MB cache (hyperthreading)

1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz

Integrated Audio

Belkin 802.11g/b wireless PCI card

16X DVD+/-RW Drive

Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelator 900 (dont use) BFG TECH GeForce 5500 FX OVERCLOCKED 256MB PCI video card)

80GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200RPM)

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Intel Pro 100M Integrated PCI NIC Card

No Floppy drive

17 inch Dell LCD

BTX case

Thanks for the help, much need

A:Computer freezing after installing Video card

Try downclocking the speeds to stock. Overclocking it will cause it to consume more power, which will cause problems with ur PSU.

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About a month ago I replaced the motherboard on my computer and starting then I've had some pretty annoying freezing problems. Basically I think I've been able to narrow it down to a video card driver problem - I have an ATI Radeon 9700 pro - because when I uninstall the drivers and work on the basic vga adapters it seems to stop. With the drivers installed, I usually freeze after I load a few webpages or play a game for a few minutes (World of Warcraft, namely). I tried installing the latest chipset drivers and going back a few versions with my vid card drivers and that seems to solve the problem only temporarily. Maybe it's a combination of hardware driver problems- I don't know. I'm completely stumped here and would appreciate any help anyone has to offer. Here are my specs:

vid card: ATI Radeon 9700 pro
sound card: Audigy Soundblaster 2
mb: Asus A7V600-X
chipset: VIA KT600
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2200

A:Computer freezing- video card may be culprit but..

attempt to install catalyst

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I recently installed Windows Service Pack 2, actually three times after reinstating my computer software to the original state by erasing and reinstalling the full software install CD on my computer's hard drive for Window XP Home. I have no problems playing games with my new FX 5200 Ultra video card by BFG, but I am at random times getting the annoying green screen that blanks out my videos I am streaming or playing(happens when I am streaming more often). Then after that happens usually, the computer reboots or shuts off. I never had this happen before. My computer's memory tests ok so why can I play games with this never happening but when I am streaming or watching video through Windows Media Player, etc do I get the "green screen blankout" and then often the shutdown of my computer? I have 512 MB of system memory and 128 MB of video memory! I use System Mechanic and it shows I have at least half of my memory even during playback so what is the problem here? I can attach my system computer file of my information if you like in an e-mail if it will help. AND YES I HAVE THE DIVX CODECS. I thought about that to and uninstalled and reinstalled them with the same random problems. PLEASE HELP ME. This is really annoying.

A:video playback and streaming. Video card problem or software?

Well, it seems u dont have a hardware problem. this problem occurs only when u r watching videos. so i guess its the media player. take my suggestion, stop using it. Download this pack: KLite Codec Pack. I think the latest version is 3.2. Its got all the codecs u need to play compressed videos, and dvds. Its also got an advanced media player which can play any video u open it with like wmv, dat, mpg, rm, mov, avi, divx..... of course, the codecs for these formats r included in the pack.

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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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First off, here's some specs on my machine:
I pulled this info directly from dxdiag, since it's not too verbose.

Time of this report: 12/2/2009, 22:19:51
Machine name: PC117
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 615MB used, 3323MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 7900 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0291&SUBSYS_22111682&REV_A1
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Default Monitor

First off, I apologize for any random typos; I'm peering to my left to see my 'monitor' while typing in front of me.

I'll start from the top. I built this computer about three and a half years ago, so the AM2 socket was still relatively fresh. The RAM is Corsair, and my mobo is a... Read more

A:Computer crashing/freezing, possibly video card

Motherboard tester? A motherboard test will always be testing the CPU, memory and video too. I would start by swapping out the video card, then going after the power supply

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This has been happening on and off ever since I started with Win 10 and its always very annoying .

System just hangs, no error message, no bsod, just complete freeze and loud hum.

I cant say I can remember having issues watching youtube videos, its the streaming of live content such as filmon. Sometimes I can watch filmon for days and not have the issue and then randomly it will start again. Today I was watching hypermole playing on twitch tv (live) and it just happened. Getting tired of it.
I can also report having all my video content display as a green screen after using hyper v although that may be totally unrelated.

As far as I am aware, I'm using the latest drivers for my graphics, I always try update everything. I have attached the log files as requested.

A:Hang up/Crash when streaming video, especially live video

Hi m1a1t,

Welcome to the 10forums

I'm not a specialist when it comes to freeze problems, but I do have a tip (or 2 when talking about reverting back the changes)
IObit software is known for causing problems, I would highly recommend that you remove it and revert back the changes it made when it comes to drivers.
DB3 may install corrupted or the wrong drivers what may cause problems,Malwarefighter is IMHO garbage,Advanced SystemCare may cause more harm than good
About the uninstall program I can't tell you anything, because I have no experience with it and I prefer to keep it that way.

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