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Video Plays in AOL and Explorer Than Encounters Error

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Videos play for several seconds (10 – 30 seconds) then they stop and the program (both Internet Explorer and AOL) display an error message stating they have encountered a problem and shutdown.

Followed all instructions given by AOL Tech Support; Reinstalled Media Player, Disabled Windows Firewall Temporarily, did Browser Fix to activate tunneling, cleared Web Browser Cache, reinstalled video driver from Dell website.

I originally thought was AOL software but then went out on Internet Explorer and experienced same problem. Video starts, plays for a short time and then the Explorer or AOL software say they've encountered a problem and shutdown.

Any suggestions on what could possibly be the problem and what the fix might be?


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Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

This will take an hour, it will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

Click start then run, type
sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and get an onscreen blue progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot.

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then clean up restore points, click confirm, click OK. Then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete, then reboot

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

If no change, the next thing to do would be a repair install, this will leave data and settings intact

XP Repair

If you are unable to run XP Repair

Alternate XP Repair

Use the last one, Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, which uses a slightly different method

After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update

Beyond this, it could be a hardware fault
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