Video won't play on my laptop

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I Have a dell studio laptop with Windows 7 install on it. Few weeks ago sudently I couldn’t watch any videos on any browsers installed on my laptop (Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). When I open a page that contains a video the page don’t respond anymore. I checked that I had the lastest version of adobe flashplayer and adobe shockwave player, to be certain I redownloaded them. The videos still couln’t work. So I started to search for some answers on the internet but I couldn’t find any. So I lunch a system restore and all went back to normal. Few weeks later the same problem appends so I did a system restore again. At this point I tought it was a problem with the windows update but when after the system restore I reinstall the updates the problem didn’t show off. Finally today I was watching a video on my laptop (not on the internet) and the player crashed. I went on youtube to see if I could watch videos and gest what I can’t. I can’t even see the ads that shows up in the yahoo homepage. I ready the make an other system restore but I want to get rid of this problem once and for all!!!! CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME reply

03-13-2010 12:56 AM

im on a dell 610 latitude running windows seven but it came with xp only 500 available ram space is that why my windows are running so slow reply

11-02-2010 04:35 PM

I download a workout video on my laptop and try to played the video after i burned it but icant see anything it only have audio reply

01-12-2011 12:34 PM

i guess it is not the issue of windows operating system, maybe some problem with your RAM or graphics card driver , it is the most common reason for this kind of problem. First ,try to install or updates the latest graphics card driver of your computer. if it cant fix the problem , you’d better upgrade your RAM as watching video is a resource consuming task. wish this helps reply

01-13-2011 03:09 AM
24 posts

I have the same problem too! reply

12-29-2011 07:13 AM

did you solve the problem cause i am having it as well

01-09-2012 06:07 PM

Me too and I have a Dell also. My problem seems to have started at the same time as you reply

01-25-2012 04:36 AM
tichy boy

I have a Dell Studio too. I can upload a video from my SD card onto it but I can’t watch it. It says something about the codecs? reply

06-24-2012 07:22 PM

i see a lot of dells in here, lol. mine is with an ASUS G73SW. youtube, or any other site won’t play the videos. can’t even play them on real player. adobe is up to date. idk what the problem is... reply

06-28-2012 10:33 PM

idk what the problem is but for me i found that downloading Google Chrome and using it as my browser fixed the problem for me. i’m still looking into it though but try that as a work around for now. reply

07-14-2012 04:11 PM

The same problem with me when using mozilla in DELL Studio but when i tried to check in internet explorer its working.....check with yours... reply

07-27-2012 04:47 PM

The same thing is happening to me right now, before videos were having super lag along with any online games I would try to play, I then tried to restart and update my adobe and other things and now I can’t play any video’s/games at all, I was told that adobe my be acting up but idk.... reply

09-19-2012 10:55 PM

Same thing happened to me. I’m guessing it might be your video card driver. Maybe update it, or download another driver for it. reply

12-14-2012 07:34 PM
A Person

I uninstalled Adobe Flash Player and installed Real Player thinking this would help but it didn’t. I am not computer smart so have no idea what is causing my problem. I have Yahoo mail and when I try and play a video it will go a couple of seconds and then quit. reply

06-07-2013 11:28 AM

I have two HP laptops with the latest and greatest, and the same problem happened. They will not work with Firefox, Chrome or Internet Exployer. I did not do a system restore nor will I do one after your experience.

I’m baffled!


08-04-2013 07:39 AM


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