How come my computer stopped working after I installed VLC?

by on July 3, 2011

Q: I tried to install vlc player on a slow gateway running windows xp, and it worked. However the next day when I tried to start the computer it started the windows loading screen but then pulled up a verifying files and folders screen, it said it was allocated okay and had no errors, but then it just goes to a black screen? Then I get an amber light on the monitor? Ctrl+Alt+Delete does nothing and the power button does nothing as well…

One Response to “How come my computer stopped working after I installed VLC?”

    Hold down the power button until the computer totally turns off and reboot again.

    If you’re still having trouble with it you’ve likely hit some kind of a hardware problem but this sounds very tricky to really diagnose without hands on the PC. If you can’t get anywhere with the computer after a few reboots have someone take a look at the PC.

    Whatever the issue VLC wouldn’t have anything to do with that kind of a problem.