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It hasnt failed again yet, but I'm having issues with videos? I'm trying to watch Glee on Fox but it's all pixelated (as in lines and or blocks of colour).

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Can you see if it does that for you? I've never viewed video's on the site and it seems to be okay for youtube.
http://www.fox.com/g...es/618577095001
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Hi Anathema

It hasnt failed again yet

Lets hope it stays that way
Sorry I canot view the Video
1) My Internet connection is to slow - Can't even watch Youtube.
2) I tried the site and they do not allow it to be viewed in Australia.
I did notice on the site they have a link titled Playback Problems.
You could try that and see what happens.

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I think it might just be that site. I wont be able to say for sure if the problem's solved until probably Wednesday because I just started a new job and I'm not on here much while I'm setting my job up properly ;).

But thank you soooooo much for your help :D.
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Hi Anathema
Your welcome.
It would be nice once you have settled into your new job if you could let me know if you think the problem is solved.
Cheers
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Good Luck with the new job.
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Thanks for the luck! :D

Unfortunately the driver's failed 3 times in the last two days....twice while using XP compatibility cause I was playing Sid Meier's Railroads. Would you like the event log stuff or is that not helpful to you?
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DWM pretends it's running but it musnt be because I couldnt swap windows at all just before and it was putting what ever I had open first in front no matter what I did. I had to hold the power button because I couldnt even click the links in my browser :D.

I removed the compatibility mode from my game before DWM died and the display driver still fails. I got a screenie of it:
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DWM died after the display had died about 3 or more times.....maybe it's connected somehow?
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..twice while using XP compatibility

Ok What happens if you do not run compatibility mode (1 step at a time)
Does the laptop behave ?
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I get the EXACT same error with compatibility off :D .

Also, the video issue has extended to YouTube now lol. I think I'm going to reformat, or at least hit the Lenovo reset button. I just need to buy an external to back up my things because my current external isnt working.
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Also, the video issue has extended to YouTube now

Hmmm
What anti virus do you have ?
Cheers
Peterm
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ESET :D.
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Are you ok with running in safe mode with networking to see how it behaves? Safe mode will load a basic windows video driver. I do not want you to run in xp mode just native windows 7 and see how it performs.
To boot in safe mode turn on the laptop and keeping pressing F8 this should bring up a screen with options of booting.
Choose the option to boot in safe mode with networking. The screen will look a bit odd but is still workable.
The idea is to see if the error still comes up or not.
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