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Topic Subject:Bit o' help with computer problem please.
Pitt_Man
Squire
(id: Dark_Reign)
posted 11-16-08 10:00 AM CT (US)         
My laptop freezes at random points during a song or video; (Whether it be itunes, media player, youtube etc.) and has to be turned off and on again, any ideas why?

Doesn't do it ALL the time or every time, like I could get half way through an entire playlist then randomly it'll freeze during a song, or, it could freeze 15 seconds into the first song or video.

I have no idea what any of this means (Or if it's relevant) but here's the system information -

Windows XP Home Edition
2002 Service Pack 3
Pentium 4 CPU 2.40GHz
2.39GHz, 224 MB of RAM

(I'm assuming crap in other words, lol)

Any help's appreciated

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Gwame
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posted 11-16-08 10:16 AM CT (US)     1 / 12       
It could be a problem with your video/audio codecs, although that may not explain the YouTube problem. Nevertheless, it's worth a try. Google the K-Lite Codec Pack. It contains pretty much everything you need to play... anything.

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Pitt_Man
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(id: Dark_Reign)
posted 11-16-08 10:20 AM CT (US)     2 / 12       
Thanks Grey-Ham i'll give it a go

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Murloc
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posted 11-16-08 10:40 AM CT (US)     3 / 12       
extreme solution:
format, install the drivrs, and then try to play a very long quicklist to see if it blocks (without any codecs, just download flash when it asks for it).
If it happens it may be an hardware problem.
Los Templiero
Squire
posted 11-18-08 05:05 AM CT (US)     4 / 12       
Google K-Lite Codec Pack. It contains pretty much everything you need to play... anything.
Additional notes: If the pack couldn't play it, leave it. Malwares give videos that require certain codec, but if downloads the codec, your laptop won't work like before. I got this from a computer magazine that I bought last April.

The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and the moon is cleft asunder. But if they see a Sign, they turn away, and say, "This is (but) transient magic." They reject (the warning) and follow their (own) lusts but every matter has its appointed time. (Al-Qamar: 1-3)

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Gwame
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posted 11-18-08 08:42 AM CT (US)     5 / 12       
True, and to clarify: If the video automatically directs you to a website to download the supposed "codec", just leave it; it's probably spyware.

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Pitt_Man
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(id: Dark_Reign)
posted 11-20-08 10:00 AM CT (US)     6 / 12       
After downloading it I thought it worked (Went a few days without happening, but I work for about 12 hours most days so wasn't really on much)

Then yesterday it happened again >.<

Thinking of just getting a new laptop

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Mash
Huskarl
(id: Mashek)
posted 11-20-08 05:29 PM CT (US)     7 / 12       
The same crap happens to me all the time too with winamp etc, and I'm forced to restart the computer. Although it doesn't occur to the level of degree which your computer does.
KayanZ
Squire
(id: ZayanK)
posted 11-20-08 05:43 PM CT (US)     8 / 12       
Sometimes my laptop freezes when I try to run Winamp, Celtx, Media Player Classic and Rome Total War at the same time.

Is this normal?
Pitt_Man
Squire
(id: Dark_Reign)
posted 11-21-08 10:37 AM CT (US)     9 / 12       
For some reason I thought defragging it would work.. Nup, haha.

And Kayan.. You're probably lagging it to the crap-house

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nav
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(id: nav_2004)
posted 11-21-08 11:23 AM CT (US)     10 / 12       
Is this normal?
No, because you should be able to run a virus scan, disk defrag, 1000 instances of Internet Explorer, every Microsoft Office program, and one of those screen savers that does super complex calculations for cancer research along with those programs you listed before you should even see a slight performance hit.

Dark_Reign, I assume you tried the usual spyware/malware and virus scanning route, as well as killing other open processes? It's a simple solution, but it might help.



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Los Templiero
Squire
posted 12-19-08 05:59 AM CT (US)     11 / 12       
Oh, one more thing. Look at the link below.
Genuine

The link above appears to bring you to a Wikipedian article titled Genuine; however, it trebs you to Deception, that fortunately also hosted by Wikipedia, though. Although this has many helpful uses, many illegal things they can do. For further info, click here.

The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and the moon is cleft asunder. But if they see a Sign, they turn away, and say, "This is (but) transient magic." They reject (the warning) and follow their (own) lusts but every matter has its appointed time. (Al-Qamar: 1-3)

War is a quarrel between two thieves that too coward to fight each other, uses their money to recruit soldiers, give them arms and uniforms, and letting them killing each other like wild animals. - Carlyle
zyxomma100
Squire
posted 12-19-08 11:13 AM CT (US)     12 / 12       
I assume you've already done a virus scan and run a Spybot/Ad-Aware type program already?

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