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Firefox and IE freezing

by razgr1z / June 22, 2006 1:53 PM PDT

Pentium 4 @ 2.8 Ghz
512 Ram
Windows XP HOME
Dell Inspiron 5150

When ever I try to watch a video clip in either IE or Firefox, it just freezes. For no reason. The temp is low often around or below 100 degrees, there are no other programs being run, and I have no viruses. To watch the clip I have to save it onto the hard drive and watch it in Windows Media Player, which is getting annoying. What could the problem be?

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by Coryphaeus / June 23, 2006 6:17 AM PDT

What kind of connection do you have.

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by razgr1z / June 23, 2006 6:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Streaming?

I use Comcast Cable Internet. It may stream one clip then freeze on the rest of them.

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Reinstall WMP?
by John.Wilkinson / June 23, 2006 11:18 AM PDT

Does this problem only occur with streaming video that requires WMP, or does it happens with others that use Real Player or Quicktime as well? If it's just WMP giving you the problem, I'd download a fresh copy of WMP and install, seeing if that solves the problem. Version 10 can be downloaded by clicking here while version 11 (a stable Beta 2) can be downloaded by clicking here. You may also want to go Tools->Options->Security and make sure that the first two boxes under Content are not checked.

Hope this helps,

P.S. If that doesn't resolve the issue, does the browser freeze or is it just the video?

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by razgr1z / June 25, 2006 1:51 PM PDT
In reply to: Reinstall WMP?

Not just the browser freezes, the entire computer freezes. The computer screen goes black, flickers on and off, and still plays the video sometimes. The sound plays while the screen flickers, sometimes it stutters. The video while the screen flickers freezes and plays for about a half second. It happens no matter what media player is running. Its some wierd stuff, and I'm not confident reinstalls will suffice.

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by razgr1z / July 6, 2006 5:13 AM PDT
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I think I know what program causes these errors. The videos that freeze use Quicktime to play. I've tried reinstalls but it still won't work.

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