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Windows 7: Full screen videos crashing to black screen and buzzing

26 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Full screen videos crashing to black screen and buzzing

My computer has a problem with crashing while playing a video in full screen. When it crashes the screen turns black while the speakers give out a buzzing noise. Everything is unresposive the only solution is to turn it off with the power button. It happens in any full screen video online or offline and even visualizations from windows media player and iTunes, but only in full screen. I don't think it's overheating either because sometimes it takes 30 mins to crash and other times it will crash immediately when put in full screen. *I've tried setting it back to factory settings thus reinstalling windows. *All the directx features are working with no reported problem there.*
I don't think it's a memory issue in the computer, as my specs are:
Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: intel core i5 3.20 GHz
Ram: 8 GB
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
Graphics card memory: 0.5 GB
Any other ideas?

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27 Mar 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by qwerty5 View Post
My computer has a problem with crashing while playing a video in full screen. When it crashes the screen turns black while the speakers give out a buzzing noise. Everything is unresposive the only solution is to turn it off with the power button. It happens in any full screen video online or offline and even visualizations from windows media player and iTunes, but only in full screen. I don't think it's overheating either because sometimes it takes 30 mins to crash and other times it will crash immediately when put in full screen. *I've tried setting it back to factory settings thus reinstalling windows. *All the directx features are working with no reported problem there.*
I don't think it's a memory issue in the computer, as my specs are:
Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: intel core i5 3.20 GHz
Ram: 8 GB
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
Graphics card memory: 0.5 GB
Any other ideas?


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21 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I am also experiencing the same problem as these two posts "Full screen videos crashing to black screen." Is there a solution?

Thanks.
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10 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

thanks for the quick reply zigzag3141, things got busy and I didn't have time to try to fix it like i hoped but it's happening more often now.. here's the minidump files attached with this post. It doesnt have to be in full screen to crash anymore. it just crashes randomly. will post pictures of what it's done in the past. I recently ran dell diagnostics and everything passed. then once when it crashed it said it couldnt find the 3rd and 4th sata drives and when I ran diagnostics then it said that it could not find the drive and i needed to reinstall it, however after deleting the data that windows was trying to resume from. it regonized the drive and booted fine. it still crashes quite often periodicly, sometimes it's black with buzzing if the sound was set loud enough and other times it shows weird colored blocks flashing around the screen. any ideas for a solution? thanks!
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10 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

here's some of the pictures more to come
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12 Jan 2012   #6

win 7 64 bit professional
 
 

Qwerty5 did you ever sort this problem out??
I am having the same issue with my pc.

Cheers Andy
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12 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Andy, sorry to hear that. unfortunately no solution yet. However im pretty sure its the graphics card. I just dont know what to do. Ill post if i figure it out. Let me know if you find a fix for it. Thanks man!
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