only for Youtube?
I'm honestly tired of this, and I've tried just about everything I ...
I'm honestly tired of this, and I've tried just about everything I know to fix it. For some reason, most of the time (not always) when I open up a Youtube video to watch, my computer freezes up! The same for Netflix sometimes, but not nearly as often. I don't get blue-screen errors, and my computer doesn't crash, it just freezes, and will stay frozen for half an hour or more until I hold down the power button to force-reset my computer. It seems I'm force-resetting it more than I am just shutting it down normally these days because Youtube and other things using the same platform keep freezing my computer!
Please, how can I fix this? I'm afraid if I have to keep force-resetting my computer, it's going to do some permanent damage. And if it helps, I do regular De-fragmentations using the "Clean My PC" program and regular virus checks with Anti-Malware bytes, and I never pick up viruses.
I remember having the old stream up at work. It's a nice stress reliever, granted you work in the IT dept and your internetz are not filtered.
only for Youtube?
have you tried a different browser?
It will happen if you use talktalk or similar cheaper broadband provider…
My post is for educational purposes only and should not be taken seriously
Do not ask me indirect questions it’s turned off, ask me direct.
have heard some shite in my time, but to blame talk talk for youtube problems?
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A common cause of pc's freezing, is a failing PSU, I'd be surprised if it was a software problem.
you will have to try to isloate the issue to fix it
there are a number of reasons that can make a pc crash
like that so its youll have to find whether its software or hardware based
i would check software first
(check these first)
are there any applications hanging to make the comp crash?
if so unistall them and reinstall
do you have the latest browsers?
update or use latest driver for your graphic card driver if possible
if all application are fine then and running
is it just on crashing on youtube or that it crashes
on firefox? - try a different browser
trying a browser with no connection to firefox like opera or safari
Opera browser | Faster & safer internet | Free download
Apple - Safari - Browse the web in smarter, more powerful ways.
if it is then on firefox disable all addons and
extensions to check.
if you need to reset firefox
also remove your current flash and install an older version to test if
flash is causing the issue
not sure how to remove flash?
click on the links below
not sure whether you have 32 or 64 bit?
32 bit - Windows
64 bit - Windows
right click on the unistaller and run as administrator and then select yes and let
it remove flash completely
here is link flash 10
download and install that
also could be a corrupt registry
registries can be become corrupt for numbers of reason multiple cases install/unistalls
they become invalid links and build up they eventually make the system unstable in some cases
note on registry software only use software that you know is realible due to the
senstivity of scanning of the softwares can remove the wrong registry file sometimes.
are revo and ccleaner
CCleaner - Download
install it then look at this to learn the basics of the software
run and scan for issues etc
CCleaner: Quick Guide
this software will scan the registry and remove any invalid links or potential
problems that can cause issues with registry
this is a free download you can use
Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download
- Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems
use the free version to remove software this will also remove the
registry links for that software for you saving later issues
guide for revo
The Complete Guide To Using Revo Uninstaller -
Keep Your PC Clean and Healthy | VikiTech.com
if its hardware
your gonna have to check your parts
check to see if your drivers are ok or outofdate
its usually rare for graphic card to have a hardware issue
so i would not really think it was that unless overheating
or overclocking is involved.
overheating - is the airflow in case ok?
psu like tshirtman said
do you have another to compare to?
have you got more than 1 ram stick if have check them one at a time
theres only so much you can do with hard drives
if its a physical issue
however for its the partitions
you can check for errors and issues
this shows you how
hope it helps
Last edited by Reapers; 18th November, 2011 at 07:16 PM.
It very likely to be an incompatible codec which is giving the problems. Uninstall all your codecs and start again with only what you need to give you the functionality that you need.