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using iPlayer crashes Dell inspiron 1545


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Carl_E

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Hi,
Dell inspiron 1545 Windows 7
Works fine except when I watch something on BBC iPlayer in full screen mode.
It makes a funny high pitched screechy noise and hangs and I can't do anything
I have checked the GPU drivers and they are the latest according to dell site.
Tried using Chrome rather than Windows IE8 but same thing happens.
any ideas?
Thanks
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I notice an URGENT upgrade patch was issued for the Inspiron 1545 with Windows 7 O/S in March last year, - to cure problems on Video, especially movie playback.
Albeit this is not directly related to iplayer do you have this patch.
http://support.euro....anConsent=False

Obviously I could not personalize the updates to your computer only being able to check for the Inspiron 1545


It makes a funny high pitched screechy noise

from the speakers I presume and NOT from the computer - ie the fan.

Having checked your updates on the Dell site, I think at this stage I would look at the Add-ons in IE8 that is Tools on the menu bar, Manage Add-ons. I would then disable any unwanted toolbars and extensions and accelerators.
See how it is then.

If this proves unsuccessful please post back and we will investigate further.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 23 February 2011 - 06:42 PM.

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Thanks for the info, I'll check tis out and let you know what happens
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