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it just stops, usually when i'm playing music or a video. tell me why please, good folk of DiS. also; HOW DO I FIX THIS?
well that cleared everything up.
You need a friendly local geek.
how much you can have and how much it will cost. The price will be competitive and it turns up quick.
Seriously rabbitgirl, use your feminine ways and catch a geek to come and fix.
i don't have £40 spare, daaaamn, or any geek charming skills.
Geeks are easy, just say hi and touch their arm, mention something amount RAM and bam, you're in.
Thanks for the site though!
Yeah, there was this one geek girl who kinda broke my heart once.
it did it for about two years until I went and bought another one. Hope that helps.
tahts what i normally do when it goes wrong.
and up the virtual memory also reseat the RAM!
Or is it just crashing in general when playing any music/video? I know there were bugs on the release before the current firefox, kept crashing on myspace+music playing sites, new version seems fine though
Do you have any other programs open when it crashes? how much RAM do you have? also: laptop or desktop? I can help with this.
i usually only have firefox and itunes, msn sometimes, but i've been keeping that closed because it crashes alllll the time
i'm assuming windows: go my computer, control panel (possibly on the left hand side), System. Tell me what it says under the heading 'Computer' :)
i don't know where i am
you've got loads of programs you're not using, sitting and idling in your system tray and using up all your RAM
the little row of icons on your most bottom right... extend them and right click and exit all the ones you aren't using
see if that helps anything for starters
gosh, it even sounds better. before it was making quite a worrying noise.
though if you decide to extend it then it will ask you to restart the computer and you'll have to click exit on all your system tray icons again
so, leave it like you have it right now and hope that does the trick for the time being
ctrl+alt+delete should tell you how much available memory etc you are using.
go start>run>type 'msconfig'>startup tab then untick stuff you don't need to load on startup. Stay well away from anything technical you don't know what it is, but things like Adobe, Real, Quicktime etc, can be switched off safely enough.
worrying. now its only about 30%
i'll do that! thanks very much!
that's it though. Do that.
i love you all.
i still have XP on my PC which is why my instructions aren't making much sense to you i guess! That screen grab was what i needed though :) You're laptop is fairly new by the looks of it so i'm going to assume it's not the hardware that's faulty. Is Vista up to date? Try just running Firefox on it's own for a bit (stream some video or something) and see if it works. If so, then try opening iTunes and play some music... see if this works. Then try MSN. Basically you need to try and pinpoint which program is causing it.
been putting it off. i'll do that. i opened up them all, but it seems like it's working now, proper picks it's time, when i want ti to go wrong it doesn't, haha.
go to your control panel and just click on the windows update icon (the last one)
it should tell you straight away if you need to download any updates or install any that have been downloaded
apologies if you knew this already
untick the boxes like i said in the reply above next to all the unessential programs you closed down in your system tray as Anschul suggested. This will ensure they don't load up automatically when you next restart your laptop.
Hope it works for you now ok :)
then, pc or laptop?
That's the other thing I only know aboyt
so i opened it up and cleaned all teh fans, and then it was fine
overheating, I think. Try propping the back up on something so that there's a better air flow to the vents underneath the laptop.
this is possibly a hardware problem, something could be overheating. it could also be crap drivers, something wrong with the power settings in your bios, a multitude of other stuff. i am no help at all :(
i look silly.
i made sure that wasn't it... i shoulda said, probably
but Vista uses loads of ram compared to XP (around 1gb just for the OS then there's Antivirus, Firewall, Anti-spyware etc on top...she has 2gb)... if she was say watching something on iplayer and had her iTunes open (presumably containing a load of music being a DiSer) it could tip it i guess. Overheating would be a good bet too i guess, but it seems to be working now.
i was told i need more RAM.
good one i have no money :(