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    My laptop freezes when i play some movie

    Hi
    My Advent 5301 laptop freezes itself and shows a multicolour screen after few minutes of video playing ...but it does not effect when im watching youtube or anyother online video..
    i don't understand whats causing the problem as i can't watch movies on my laptop anymore :(...

    i have tried many video players like vlc, bs player and power dvd etc but the problem is still there.

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    download the latest codecs

    Original Poster

    wickedteen;8404485

    download the latest codecs



    i have tried them all ..i have the latest codecs and up-to-date version of video player..:oops:

    What kinda video are you playing and what size is it?

    What is the spec of the laptop, specifically the RAM and vid card?

    latest graphics drivers ? Tried a clean install ?

    Banned

    120GB hard drive, 2GB of DDR 2 memory and an Intel Dual Core Processor T2370 (1.73 GHz

    more than enough

    try portablevlc player, it might be a windows glitch
    portableapps.com/app…ble

    Original Poster

    moob;8404561

    What kinda video are you playing and what size is it?What is the spec of … What kinda video are you playing and what size is it?What is the spec of the laptop, specifically the RAM and vid card?



    most of the time DVD files or mkv format files..
    i've got win 7 and 2 gb ram daul-core 1.73 Ghz processor

    If you recall when it started happening, I'd considering doing a system restore.

    Original Poster

    jubbyme;8404618

    120GB hard drive, 2GB of DDR 2 memory and an Intel Dual Core Processor … 120GB hard drive, 2GB of DDR 2 memory and an Intel Dual Core Processor T2370 (1.73 GHzmore than enoughtry portablevlc player, it might be a windows glitchhttp://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/vlc_portable



    VLC player is main player is it freezes too ..whats different between vlc player and portable vlc?

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    humadoon;8404666

    VLC player is main player is it freezes too ..whats different between vlc … VLC player is main player is it freezes too ..whats different between vlc player and portable vlc?



    portable seems less buggy as it doesnt hook into windows, i have had a few successes of using that over the install version

    Original Poster

    jubbyme;8404753

    portable seems less buggy as it doesnt hook into windows, i have had a … portable seems less buggy as it doesnt hook into windows, i have had a few successes of using that over the install version



    thanks i'll give it a go .. Rep added :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    jubbyme;8404753

    portable seems less buggy as it doesnt hook into windows, i have had a … portable seems less buggy as it doesnt hook into windows, i have had a few successes of using that over the install version



    VLC Portable is worse just tried to play a movie in it and after few SECONDS the rainbow screen appeared and everything was held

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    Seems like a virus in one of the codecs you installed. Did you scan them first ?

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    ryman1000;8405058

    Seems like a virus in one of the codecs you installed. Did you scan them … Seems like a virus in one of the codecs you installed. Did you scan them first ?



    I would go with this, many codec packages full of bad stuff, and may have already messed up your system, which is why i use vlc

    Original Poster

    ryman1000;8405058

    Seems like a virus in one of the codecs you installed. Did you scan them … Seems like a virus in one of the codecs you installed. Did you scan them first ?



    yes i do scan them and i,ve got uptodate kaspersky antivirus

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    zeus9876;8404568

    latest graphics drivers ? Tried a clean install ?


    reinstall latest graphics drivers as above
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