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Hey, I posted here before when I was getting help for my brother, and I figured since I've had a problem going on for a while I might as well try to get help. Any will be appreciated.

So a couple months back I started having a problem with video files on my PC. But before I dive too deep into specifics, I'll list the video sites that do not lock up my PC: YouTube, Google Video, and more of the sort. Just about everything else though causes the following problem.

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I have a video file here. I right click for a preview using PicaView (or double-click to open Windows media player, realplayer, ect) and almost instantly everything starts locking up. My computer is almost unaccesible at this point, and only during quick, maybe 2 second spazzes my PC has where I can move the mouse, execute programs and so forth, can I do anything about closing the file so my PC unlocks.
Usually, if I'm browsing around, say on Myspace just for example, I open somebody's page and they have the video on autoplay. Everything will start locking up, if I was listening to music it will start skipping, much like the sound of clicking your tongue 100 times fast. I'll slam Ctrl Alt Delete 50 and a half times before it pops up, and eventually close the firefox process.

I am unsure of the problem here, I have tried closing as many programs as possible before opening said video files, I've also tried several media players. no go.
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Do you only get this problem when using firefox or does it also happen when using Internet Explorer?
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It occurs with IE as well. my main problem here is I can't view virtually any videos on my computer
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Are your video drivers up-to-date?
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I am 90% sure they are up to date. I updated the drivers to my GeForce Nvidia 6600 NX a few months back and there are no new updates
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Does the sound also lock up or just the video?
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Yes, the sound locks up too. Pretty much everything does, mouse, control, ect
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Any more help..??
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When your PC locks up and you het CTRL-ALT-DEL 50 and a half times, can you see which processes are taking up CPU-usage?
Also, could you check (in taskmanager as well) your memory usage?
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"When your PC locks up and you het CTRL-ALT-DEL 50 and a half times, can you see which processes are taking up CPU-usage?
Also, could you check (in taskmanager as well) your memory usage?"

Everything looks normal actually, Firefox.exe (when I can see it between freeze/unfreezes) is at 100,000-124,000 KB process
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