Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

system freeze when playing video

  1. #1

    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1

    system freeze when playing video

    When I click to play a video, the system freezes (no mouse or keyboard input). Lasts maybe 30 seconds (while buffering?) then it's back to normal. This behavior started a few days ago, previously had no problems playing videos. Any ideas? Thanks! ...Steve

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center x64

    Update your video card driver's and then run Windows Update and install any updates found. Yuo may need to run Windows Update a few times, until none are found.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

system freeze when playing video

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
PC Freeze while playing games (league of legends) No BSOD
Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I hope you can help me with the problem I am facing: So I bought this new desktop PC around 6 months ago. Since I am a passionate gamer I got the games I like to pay and just got going. Every once in a while my PC just freezes (usually while gaming,...
General Support
System Freeze while playing any games on ideapad y510p
bought lenovo ideapad y510p a month ago and its been a havoc since. every time i play games, it begins to freeze or hang after 20-30 minutes. im running windows 8 64bit factory installed. all the drivers are from lenovo itself. this is very frustrating and i feel like cheated after buying 1300$...
100% Disk Utilization in Win - System Freeze
I installed Win8 over the last weekend. Things were working fine for the first five days. Just day before i started seeing apps being unresponsive and noticed that the Task Manager showed 100% disk usage. The process taking the most disk is 'System' Yesterday things became worse; the startup...
Performance & Maintenance
Windows 8.1 system freeze
Ok here is the problem it happens only on gw2(even on a brand new system the dx9 version they use has problems, didn't try any other games) and in mediamonkey during playback from a specific disk but not on video from the same disk and mpc which make me think that is either a disk or drivers...
General Support
Freeze while playing games, no BSOD.
Hi everyone, Can you please provide me some hints how to track the cause of a system freeze with an horrible sound loop when playing FFXIV. Here is the SF file 28542 Cheers, Kayhen
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Only sound playing but no images when playing a video
I got a few movies and a few clips of things. but when i play it, the image wont show except for the sound. It has worked previously on VLC (I just downloaded), Windows Media Player, and the new Windows 8 Player thingo. Please help me fix this problem that ive never had before.
Sound & Audio
System Freeze
I have Win8 installed on my desktop on a second internal drive and have no problems. I now installed it on my laptop in a virtual box. When I run it in virtual box, after a few minutes it will just freeze. The only thing i can do is to start Task Manager and stop the process. Has anyone had this...
General Support

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook