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Windows 7: Netflix causes computer to freeze, popping and buzzing noises

02 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Netflix causes computer to freeze, popping and buzzing noises

I have a VPCCW17FX Sony Vaio. For the last week or so, I have been unable to watch Netflix videos without constant freezing and the sound popping and buzzing (after a minute or two it continues playing). I'm not sure whether or not this started before or after I uninstalled/reinstalled my internet drivers, (midterms stopped my video viewing cold) but they shouldn't be related, should they? Sometimes after this error, I get a popup message that says my NVIDA graphics card stopped working. (I havent been able to capture the exact wording.) I was going to try un/reinstalling the graphics card, but when I went to, I found I wasn't sure what to do. Do I do it to "NVIDIA GeForce G210M" under display adapters, or "NVIDIA High Definition Audio" under Sound, video and game controllers. In addition, "NVIDIA High Definition Audio" is actually listed 4 times in my device manager. Which one do I uninstall? Each one says that the best driver is already installed.

Am I even trying to do the right thing? Is there something else I should do? Youtube, Hulu, and Amazon videos work fine. Only Netflix is causing this problem.

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02 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

its not just Netflix after all. Just had it occur while on Hulu. But it is definitely most prevalent on Netflix
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04 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Uninstall the Display Adapters driver for the G210M, restart, and go to:
Drivers - GeForce
search for your driver and select your OS x64 or x86 and install the downloaded driver. See how that works out.
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