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Screen becomes fuzzy and it freezes in Vista

By shari
Jun 19, 2011
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  1. Hi,
    I am having this problem recently...whenever I am watching video in youtube
    or talking in skype, my entire laptop screen becomes fuzzy and then it freezes....my cursor/keyboard...nothig works. I can only get rid off it by turning the power off.
    I have the feeling it might have something to do with flash-player....so removed it...but
    still it happened! I have dual-boot systems (Vista+ windows 7)..I hardly used
    Windows 7 as my laptop does not support it 100%...so I checked if it also happens in Windows 7....it does not.

    I do not know how can I get rid off THIS PROBLEM:

    Any help will be very much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Sharif
     
  2. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787   +58

    Try updating the video driver. You should be able to find it on your laptop vendor's site.
     
  3. shari

    shari TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. I have already done that. I have removed Adobe flash player and i am
    not getting the problem anymore. But I must use flah player as many applications need it... what should I do now?

    Thanks
    Shari
     
  4. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787   +58

    So, you need an alternative to Adobe Flash Player to play FLV or SWF files? VLC and MPC-HC can play FLV files. I haven't had the need to play SWF files, so I don't have any suggestions. Check out what's listed here: http://alternativeto.net/SearchResult.aspx?profile=all&search=swf player&platform=windows
     
  5. shari

    shari TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. No, I am not concerend playing in my laptop......but many sites (e.g. youtube) and application (yahoo msnger, skype etc) requires Adobe flash player!!
     
  6. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787   +58

    I see, didn't know about Yahoo messenger & Skype. Sorry, don't have an answer for you. Hopefully someone else does. I guess you've already tried updating Flash to the latest and still experienced problem afterward?
     
  7. shari

    shari TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes, I updated flash to its latest version and still I am having the problem! :(
    It has something to do with my graphic card (NVIDIA)...how do I troubleshoot my
    graphic card?

    Thanks
     
  8. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787   +58

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