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computer freezes on you tube videos

by Mennis4 / October 13, 2013 2:05 AM PDT

My computer freezes when I watch videos on you tube . Not every time but when it does I have to restart the computer to access the internet and e-mail. If I don't restart it all I will get is the arrow going around waiting and it will never stop. Is this a virus or what ? How do I stop/ repair the problem ?

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Given only that much detail did you try turning that setting
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2013 2:10 AM PDT
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Freeze/buffer
by pgc3 / October 14, 2013 2:04 AM PDT

You didn't mention your hook up, hardwire/wireless. It could be a signal/bandwidth issue if you are doing this wirelessly. If a hardwire hook up then I'd follow Mr. Proffitts suggestion that it may be a flash problem.

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still freezing up
by Mennis4 / October 14, 2013 12:37 PM PDT
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I am hooked up hardwire and I followed Mr. Proffitts suggestion and I am still getting freeze ups. The videos will start up and play and only go about 12-30 seconds and then just stop playing. I am using Windows XP and the only thing that I know I have done to the computer is add 2 memory cards.

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download memtest and run it
by James Denison / October 15, 2013 12:39 AM PDT
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sounds like it "sees" the RAM, but not using it. Maybe loading to RAM which it then can't access properly.

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XP?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2013 2:11 AM PDT
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That means it could be an old PC in need of repair. Yes, I'm calling cleaning and heatsink compound replacement repair. This is the Newbies forum so we can't ask folk to do this work here.
Bob

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XP?
by Mennis4 / October 16, 2013 8:15 AM PDT
In reply to: XP?

Thanks,

I will give the repair guy a call.

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