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darkstorm

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Dell Desktop
Windows Vista
32 Bit OS
Firefox 3.6
all original parts
6 years old

Whenever I am streaming online movies in full screen after about 2 or more hours the screen blanks out into a pinkish or multicolor screen and I can still hear the movie playing but have no picture and I have to reboot in order to get the screen back to normal and I can watch movies all day long as long as I don't convert to full screen..this only happens when I watch movies online..I also don't know if it would happen if I were to play a DVD.

Any help is thankful
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Welcome to Geeks2Go!

Update to Firefox 4: http://www.mozilla.c...US/firefox/new/
Update the Flash Player: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Check Dell website for a newer video driver: http://support.dell....s&~ck=mn&~ck=mn
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Digerati

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I'm not sure drivers would be the problem if it works fine for 2 hours, then fails. That sounds more like a heat issue - where either there is excessive heat (perhaps indicating the computer interior needs cleaning, or a fan has failed or is failing) or a component is failing (perhaps due to age) and can no longer tolerate the elevated temps from 2 hours of use.

You need to swap monitors with another computer and see if the problem still occurs. If it does then that suggests your graphics solution or computer has a problem. If the problem follows your monitor to the 2nd computer, then you know the problem is in your monitor.

My money is on the monitor going.
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darkstorm

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Problem resolved.. bad monitor...

Thank you very much for the help
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Thanks for the followup.
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