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all videos keep freezing and the shutdown feature doesn't work

  1. #1


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    all videos keep freezing and the shutdown feature doesn't work


    I recently installed windows 8 on my rig and I have the following problems

    1) When I press shutdown, the screen dims, but the computer is still on. I have to do it manually and when it starts back up, it doesn't complain about improper shutdown.
    2) All of my videos freeze. Whether it's flash based, Media player classic, Windows media players, etc. They freeze the whole program and I have to either use end task, or wait for several minutes.


    I am running nVidia's latest drivers that are made for windows 8 (version 285.16)


    My system has
    MSI N9600GT 512M OC GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
    DFI BloodIron P35-T2RL LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor


    I have no clue what's causing this.

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  2. #2


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    Sounds like a codec problem... that is, if you're running video codecs that aren't native to Windows.
    And as far as the shutdown thing goes, just use Alt+F4 from the desktop until that gets fixed.
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    Windows 7 x64


    I agree. Try updating the codecs. There are some great free ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beta View Post
    I agree. Try updating the codecs. There are some great free ones.
    Yeah, you can try things like the Klite Codec pack or the Community Codec pack, there are plenty out there.
    If you don't want to download a codec pack, try using VLC or Splash Media Player, or something.
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  5. #5


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    Na, the codecs work well in Win8 - unless you have a corruption. I would suggest a repair install or a reinstall. That may be the easiest route to take.
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    Thank you all for the reply. I neglected to say that I did download the latest k lite codec package before all of this happened.
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    That's certainly interesting. Mine seem to be working fine (Klite codec pack that is).
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  8. #8


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    Quote Originally Posted by wecaan View Post
    Thank you all for the reply. I neglected to say that I did download the latest k lite codec package before all of this happened.
    And in the process you corrupted the native codecs. Have a look at this: Why Codec Packs Are Bad - How-To Geek Wiki
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wecaan View Post
    Thank you all for the reply. I neglected to say that I did download the latest k lite codec package before all of this happened.
    And in the process you corrupted the native codecs. Have a look at this: Why Codec Packs Are Bad - How-To Geek Wiki
    That doesn't explain why my native codecs seem to be fine though...
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  10. #10


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    You seem to be lucky. Maybe you downloaded a different level than wecaan. With Codec packs and on the high seas you never know what is going to happen.
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