Why does my computer crash when I try to view streaming video?

by on February 24, 2011

Q: when I try to view a streaming video, my pc screen goes completely blank if I push the menu buttons it says its in power save mode then the system totally locks up I have to un plug it just to get it to reboot What’s going on?


5 Responses to “Why does my computer crash when I try to view streaming video?”
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    What is the URL of the video you are trying to watch?

    Also will need to know the name and version of your Operating System and Web Browser. It would also be helpful to know the make and model of your computer.

    To start off, make sure you are running the latest version of your web browser and that your operating system is fully patched as well.

     
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      What is the URL of the video you are trying to watch?
      any of them, youtube, cwtv, etc.. any site that has streaming video
      Also will need to know the name and version of your Operating System and Web Browser.
      XP pro sp3
      It would also be helpful to know the make and model of your computer.
      Dell insperion 530
      To start off, make sure you are running the latest version of your web browser and that your operating system is fully patched as well.
      done this problem just started and I haven’t changed any thing on the system. I ran checks for maleware and virus’s but nothing.

       
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    Also will need to know the name and version of your Operating System and Web Browser. I have Firefox 3.68, IE 8 Seamonkey, & Netscape I tried them all same result when I try to play a vid the computer locks up then screen goes blank . I have to reboot buy pushing the power button

     
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    Go to this page, and update your flash player: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

    Also, give Chrome web browser a try: http://www.google.com/chrome

     
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    Picked as best answer

    Ok I believe I have solved the problem apparently my ATI Video card has developed some sort of fault , because when I removed it and connected to the VGA port the problem went away. So now I can watch streaming video again.