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    Default Youtube keeps freezing my computer?

    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.

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    only for Youtube?

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    have you tried a different browser?

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    It will happen if you use talktalk or similar cheaper broadband provider…

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    have heard some shite in my time, but to blame talk talk for youtube problems?
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    1: What the fff is all that about??? All that crap below your reply I mean, get a life mate
    2: no info on google abt the pace sv5 rang asda they have no idea what i was talking about,
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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.

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    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

    then

    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
    or
    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
    http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/...%20preferences

    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?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...t-32-or-64-bit

    32 bit - Windows
    http://download.macromedia.com/pub/f...ayer_32bit.exe
    64 bit - Windows
    http://download.macromedia.com/pub/f...ayer_64bit.exe

    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
    http://www.adobe.com/go/full_flashplayer_win

    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.

    good softwares
    are revo and ccleaner

    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

    graphic cards

    and again
    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?

    ram

    have you got more than 1 ram stick if have check them one at a time

    hard drive
    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

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.ht

    hope it helps
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    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.

 

 

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