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**Scor~Pios**
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For the last couple of days whenever I use youtube my computer really slows down. The video starts skipping and goes real slow. My computer follows with the slowness. I close the youtube page and it stops. I have never had this problem before. Anyone know why this happens?
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When the government fears the people, there is liberty.'
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I don't know eh but I will help bump! Someone will know..
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Hey Scorpios...did you just download some new software?
Or get some recent updates?
I HATE the updates, they ALWAYS seem to do something to screw up my machine... :(

Best of luck... cheers
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How about this...WHO FUCKING CARES!
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How about this...WHO FUCKING CARES!
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Fuck off asshole
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Thanks for the bump CC.
Hi O. I have not downloaded anything new. I have not been able to Download any windows up dates for a few months. I dont know why. LOL, Im not to computer savy. I did run a virus scan and flowers scan. It found a couple of things but nothing major.
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'When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
When the government fears the people, there is liberty.'
Thomas Jefferson

Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people.

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams
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How about this...WHO FUCKING CARES!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 522732

:ldsxcjuy:
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'When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
When the government fears the people, there is liberty.'
Thomas Jefferson

Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people.

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams
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bump
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For the last couple of days whenever I use youtube my computer really slows down. The video starts skipping and goes real slow. My computer follows with the slowness. I close the youtube page and it stops. I have never had this problem before. Anyone know why this happens?
 Quoting: **Scor~Pios**

Hey Scorpios!

Remember a month ago when I posted about my laptop crashing... well, a little before that I was having similar problems with youtube, slow loading, skipping, etc...
I was thinking about this... it could be processing on your end or the new upgrade that they did to their site about a week ago.

What kind of connection do you have? Dial up? slow or fast speeds? How old is your computer? have you noticed ANYTHING else slow? Sometimes downloading the Windows "upgrades" is more destructive than helpful... that's what I found when I had a PC. I'm on Mac now.

One thing I do when youtube is slow (like it's been for me in the past few days too), leave it on a different window in the background paused and loading. Once it's finished loading, then you can play it and see if it still skips and stuff.

try with this one
[link to www.youtube.com]
open this in a different window than GLP. Pause it immediately. Let it finish loading and tell me what happened.
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Go to the right bottom task bar with your mouse. If you have the time at the bottom right then that is the area. Find an area that does not have an icon. Right click and click on "Task Manager". Look and see what your CPU usage is.
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Thanks for the bump CC.
Hi O. I have not downloaded anything new. I have not been able to Download any windows up dates for a few months. I dont know why. LOL, Im not to computer savy. I did run a virus scan and flowers scan. It found a couple of things but nothing major.
 Quoting: **Scor~Pios**

hmm
I'm just trying to remember how I fixed it the last time.

IIRC, I booted into Safe Mode and did an anti-virus scan and then did an S&D scan.
I also have a freeware program called Glary Utilities that has various tweaks and 'fix-its' you can use.
I know there were other things, but I don't remember...sorry
hf
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Go to the right bottom task bar with your mouse. If you have the time at the bottom right then that is the area. Find an area that does not have an icon. Right click and click on "Task Manager". Look and see what your CPU usage is.
 Quoting: Rota 538213

Good thought, Rota. She may have too many things going at once, or something that's burning the memory.
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"ONCE IN HIS LIFE, EVERY MAN IS ENTITLED TO FALL MADLY IN LOVE WITH A GORGEOUS REDHEAD" - LUCILLE BALL
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Go to the right bottom task bar with your mouse. If you have the time at the bottom right then that is the area. Find an area that does not have an icon. Right click and click on "Task Manager". Look and see what your CPU usage is.
 Quoting: Rota 538213

Thanks Rota! I didn't know you could get TaskManager that way, lol! I've always used C-ALT-DEL; this is much better! cheers

If it gets right down to it and I can't find what's wrong, I just start going through my entire computer to see what's actually on it...

K...I'm gonna leave it up to the experts now! chuckle
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Peace with Justice

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Your flash may have gone south too...sometimes temps that hold flash and active X controls get boggy.

[link to kb.adobe.com]

There's a link to the uninstaller - after that just reboot and reinstall flash and the newest active x controls.

Should fix you right up.
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OK I opened a new window to play the video and it slowed down right away. I paused it and let it load. Ran pretty smooth till the end and it slowed again. I had the task Manager open and watched it go from 2-4% beore I opened the new window to 45% with the video paused and playing.
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'When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
When the government fears the people, there is liberty.'
Thomas Jefferson

Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people.

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams
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When I have problems like that I go into msconfig (go to start, run, typin msconfig) and I disable all my start up programs.

If that fixes it then you have to go through the start up programs that you installed and check each one out to see which one was causing the problem.

Hope that helps, if not, good luck!
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Your flash may have gone south too...sometimes temps that hold flash and active X controls get boggy.

[link to kb.adobe.com]

There's a link to the uninstaller - after that just reboot and reinstall flash and the newest active x controls.

Should fix you right up.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 538242

Where do I get the download for flash? Thanks.
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'When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
When the government fears the people, there is liberty.'
Thomas Jefferson

Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people.

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams
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When I have problems like that I go into msconfig (go to start, run, typin msconfig) and I disable all my start up programs.

If that fixes it then you have to go through the start up programs that you installed and check each one out to see which one was causing the problem.

Hope that helps, if not, good luck!
 Quoting: ShowMe State of Mind

I tried that on my last computer and really screwed it up. Im dont know which programs I need for a good start up. I know some that I have shut off but some I need. Thanks
Scor~Pios -AKA- Pit Viper

'When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
When the government fears the people, there is liberty.'
Thomas Jefferson

Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people.

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams
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Ok I think maybe it was the flash. I uninstalled and reinstalled. So far so good.
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'When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
When the government fears the people, there is liberty.'
Thomas Jefferson

Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people.

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams
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script running
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I guess I was too hopeful got half way into the video and the same thing happened again.
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'When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
When the government fears the people, there is liberty.'
Thomas Jefferson

Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people.

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams
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One other thing you might do is turn off all the unnessary "Services" that eat up your ram memory.

Click on "start"....click on "Control Panel".....click on "Administartive tools".....click on "Services".

That lists all the extra services running on your computer. many of them you need so be careful which ones you turn off. In fact keep a list of the ones you turn off in case you need to turn them back on.

Google something like. "Unnessary Window XP services" find out which ones you never use. There are many sites that will tell you what they do.

Each service has three settings. "Atomatic" which starts it up when you turn the computer on. "Manuel" which means it only comes on when some program ants to use it....and "disabled" which turns it off.

If you find a "service" you want to turn off or make manuel or automatic just highlight the service. right click....then click on "properties". There should be a drop down box to change it called "startup type".

The more you are able to turn off the more ram memory you can recover to use to surf the net.
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For the last couple of days whenever I use youtube my computer really slows down. The video starts skipping and goes real slow. My computer follows with the slowness. I close the youtube page and it stops. I have never had this problem before. Anyone know why this happens?

Hey Scorpios!

Remember a month ago when I posted about my laptop crashing... well, a little before that I was having similar problems with youtube, slow loading, skipping, etc...
I was thinking about this... it could be processing on your end or the new upgrade that they did to their site about a week ago.

What kind of connection do you have? Dial up? slow or fast speeds? How old is your computer? have you noticed ANYTHING else slow? Sometimes downloading the Windows "upgrades" is more destructive than helpful... that's what I found when I had a PC. I'm on Mac now.

One thing I do when youtube is slow (like it's been for me in the past few days too), leave it on a different window in the background paused and loading. Once it's finished loading, then you can play it and see if it still skips and stuff.

try with this one
[link to www.youtube.com]
open this in a different window than GLP. Pause it immediately. Let it finish loading and tell me what happened.
 Quoting: Geogal

sorry forgot to say I have dsl. Everything else is working normal. Except when on youtube everything slows down. My computer is 2-3 years old.
Scor~Pios -AKA- Pit Viper

'When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
When the government fears the people, there is liberty.'
Thomas Jefferson

Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people.

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams
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For the last couple of days whenever I use youtube my computer really slows down. The video starts skipping and goes real slow. My computer follows with the slowness. I close the youtube page and it stops. I have never had this problem before. Anyone know why this happens?

Hey Scorpios!

Remember a month ago when I posted about my laptop crashing... well, a little before that I was having similar problems with youtube, slow loading, skipping, etc...
I was thinking about this... it could be processing on your end or the new upgrade that they did to their site about a week ago.

What kind of connection do you have? Dial up? slow or fast speeds? How old is your computer? have you noticed ANYTHING else slow? Sometimes downloading the Windows "upgrades" is more destructive than helpful... that's what I found when I had a PC. I'm on Mac now.

One thing I do when youtube is slow (like it's been for me in the past few days too), leave it on a different window in the background paused and loading. Once it's finished loading, then you can play it and see if it still skips and stuff.

try with this one
[link to www.youtube.com]
open this in a different window than GLP. Pause it immediately. Let it finish loading and tell me what happened.
 Quoting: Geogal

sorry forgot to say I have dsl. Everything else is working normal. Except when on youtube everything slows down. My computer is 2-3 years old.
Scor~Pios -AKA- Pit Viper

'When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
When the government fears the people, there is liberty.'
Thomas Jefferson

Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people.

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams
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One other thing you might do is turn off all the unnessary "Services" that eat up your ram memory.

Click on "start"....click on "Control Panel".....click on "Administartive tools".....click on "Services".

That lists all the extra services running on your computer. many of them you need so be careful which ones you turn off. In fact keep a list of the ones you turn off in case you need to turn them back on.

Google something like. "Unnessary Window XP services" find out which ones you never use. There are many sites that will tell you what they do.

Each service has three settings. "Atomatic" which starts it up when you turn the computer on. "Manuel" which means it only comes on when some program ants to use it....and "disabled" which turns it off.

If you find a "service" you want to turn off or make manuel or automatic just highlight the service. right click....then click on "properties". There should be a drop down box to change it called "startup type".

The more you are able to turn off the more ram memory you can recover to use to surf the net.
.
 Quoting: Rota 538213

I will try this too. On my last computer I tried this and the start up thing and really screwed my computer up. Doing this makes me nervous. I have 48 processes running right now and I know I dont need 48.
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'When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
When the government fears the people, there is liberty.'
Thomas Jefferson

Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people.

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams
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Any luck yet?
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When I have problems like that I go into msconfig (go to start, run, typin msconfig) and I disable all my start up programs.

If that fixes it then you have to go through the start up programs that you installed and check each one out to see which one was causing the problem.

Hope that helps, if not, good luck!
 Quoting: ShowMe State of Mind


The best thing to try. How is your ram and vid memory situation Scorpios?
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sorry forgot to say I have dsl. Everything else is working normal. Except when on youtube everything slows down. My computer is 2-3 years old.
 Quoting: **Scor~Pios**

Is it a laptop? Have you cleaned out your cookies and history lately. If you never clean that stuff out ithe file gets bigger and bigger and starts to slow your computer down.

Another thing is your hardrive. How full is your hardrive? If its over half way full it will slow things down.
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Click on "start"....click on "Control Panel".....click on "Administartive tools".....click on "Services".
 Quoting: Rota 538213

The ultimate Services Guide, in table form for ease of understanding. Best damn service guide I've seen yet.

Windows Vista Service Pack 1
[link to www.blackviper.com]

Windows XP x86 (32-bit) Service Pack 3
[link to www.blackviper.com]

Windows XP x64 (64-bit) Service Pack 2
[link to www.blackviper.com]

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
[link to www.blackviper.com]
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Click on "start"....click on "Control Panel".....click on "Administartive tools".....click on "Services".

The ultimate Services Guide, in table form for ease of understanding. Best damn service guide I've seen yet.

Windows Vista Service Pack 1
[link to www.blackviper.com]

Windows XP x86 (32-bit) Service Pack 3
[link to www.blackviper.com]

Windows XP x64 (64-bit) Service Pack 2
[link to www.blackviper.com]

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
[link to www.blackviper.com]
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Rock on! I was looking for those :)
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When I have problems like that I go into msconfig (go to start, run, typin msconfig) and I disable all my start up programs.

If that fixes it then you have to go through the start up programs that you installed and check each one out to see which one was causing the problem.

Hope that helps, if not, good luck!


The best thing to try. How is your ram and vid memory situation Scorpios?
 Quoting: Phoenix 2012

not sure how to check that
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'When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
When the government fears the people, there is liberty.'
Thomas Jefferson

Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people.

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams