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Major issues with any visual element

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    Major issues with any visual element


    When i start youtube, the video loads, wont play and shockwave flash player crashes
    When i start gmail, it freezes
    When i run any flash object online it wont run
    When i try to star ta game it only runs in the background and stays there

    when it happens all of those dont work anymore at once
    a better explanation i dont really have :\
    the only way to potentailly fix it is to restart and even then it often doesnt work.
    when i restart i can usually only run about 1 of those things and after 1 use thay all die


    Lenovo Y50:

    Windows 8.1
    Intel i7
    8GB Ram
    GTX860M Maxwell 2GB vRam
    1TB HDD

    Google chrome 36.0.1985.143 m
    Flash Player 14,0,0,179

    i uninstalled all the default lenovo programs that ship with the laptop, but the problems were there before i removed then

    i have been looking for fixes but no one else on the internet seems to have this problem.

    thanks alot in advance
    -wilco
    Last edited by wilcomega; 17 Aug 2014 at 08:29. Reason: win 8 -> 8.1

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    After restarting about 10-20 times it worked, for today, when i restart there is a chance that it will screw it all up agian
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  3. #3


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1


    I find running Disk Cleanup helps with the issue your having, Delete files using Disk Cleanup - Windows Help
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  4. #4


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1


    Also be sure to have the latest flash player and remove any old versions.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    also ,what happens if you use another browser
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    i did the disk cleanup thing, didnt work, also flash is on auto update and i wouldnt know where to find older versions to remove, i tried a diffrent browser but they all just stopo working even, firefox
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  7. #7


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    Hi, are you running the latest video driver from Nvidia for your graphic card?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    i am using nvidia geforce experience, and enabled beta drives thinking they might have a fix for it
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