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alkemist007

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Hi, I am sure this topic has been posted before, but I need some specifics. Whenever I access any webpage with embedded video, like youtube, the computer crashes and I get the watchdog.sys error and BSOD. I have Windows XP Pro. This is a company computer, with a software packet preinstalled, that might interfere with the video driver, but the company "gurus" are not that much of a guru, so they have no clue what is going on. The funny thing is that I was able to fix this same error previously with advice from online computer gurus, by making a small change in the BIOS. Recently my computer got infected and had to reinstall the operating system, and now I can't remember what that change was in the BIOS. The driver installed is the latest version, so it can't be updated. The solution was changing one or two characters in the BIOS. Please, please, someone help!!
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All forum boards have a "history" of posts. Your old solution is on whatever board helped and should be available if you search for it.
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Ztruker

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What is the exact error message?
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This is usually related to the Flash player settings that the newer versions causes BSOD on certain video cards. You can try next time you start a video on the web (if you have time before it crashes) to right click on the video itself and choose settings (flash player settings) and then unclick the ENABLE HARDWARE ACCELERATION option, this usually fixes the problem, hope it will work for you.
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