I'm brand new here and I have a relatively simple problem. (Or so it would seem.) I can't watch videos on the internet. (Youtube, CBS, Ect, Ect. Nada, Nothing. As with all of the dozen sites I have tried? The response is the same. Nothing!
Let's use youtube as an example.
I hit the site, I log in, I click on a video, it loads it and nothing. No control bar, No error messages, No nothing.
The same with the other sites. (Except one. Google) I actually found a clip that played perfectly. Go figure.
Before you all start guessing, Yes, I have installed the latest version of flash player. (Several times to make sure.)
I have, Cleaned out the temp file, defragged my drive. I have reinstalled IE8 I have installed Google chrome, Mozilla Firefox (which will not launch by the way. No messages, just won't. And I reinstalled it.) Deactivated the popups, firewall (Microsoft default) Downloaded the latest updates, Scanned for viruses, cleaned the registry, tried to update my graphic drivers, and have reconfigured everything that I could. I have followed every help file from every source (Youtube ect. They all say the same.) Nothing! I have been to other help sites, like this one and the few replies that some were kind enough to give,
did nothing but make it worse. Everybody's a God D**ned expert! (Except me!)
Here's the deal, I have six, thats right (6) Computers. Some I built for alot of money, one I had built for about 6 grand.
Thay were all "monsters" 10 yrs. ago. I had a video prod. business. I have always considered myself to have been at the forefront of the computer revolution. Not any more. In the last five yrs? I apparently have turned into a ret*rd!
Every system that I have owned has systematicially broken down. (Ex. Motherboards, drives, O/S ect. ect.)
I'm unemployed and running out of cash. I simply can't afford to rescue them. What I do have is an old dell, Model optiplex
GX 280. I have 512mb. My processor seems fine, Blah, blah, blah. I bought this P.O.S. from a neighbor cheap, who fancied himself a "self taught" computer guru. (You know the ones!) I have spent the last six months untangling the mess he left.
If I had a fresh O/S, I'd simply reformat and reinstall. I can not afford that. Otherwise I'd have fixed at least one of my real machines.
Like I said. I used to be quite good at this. If you don't do this everyday it's hard to keep up!
This? I am stumped. My intuition? It has everything with resetting players to NOT be the default. Media player, Quick time, Ect, ect. I have racked my brain trying to solve this.
I'm sure it's the kind of thing when I truly do get the right answer? I'll say DUH! Or, my O/S is just too corrupt to do this.
All I really wanted to do was watch videos on line. (You tube, Star trek, ect.) This piece of junk? After all that I have learned? is becomming my undoing!
(Bad enough I can't find a job.)
I'm seriously considering beating this machine to death with a large sledge hammer! It messed with the wrong man!
I hope somenone on this site has a better understanding than the other "experts" Who have just guessed trying to help.
I'm sure that somebody out there gets my frustration. My problem! (And I don't mean personal.) It really shouldn't be this hard.
I'm sure there are other things that I've tried that I'm not remembering at this moment. Just too frustrated.
Talk to me anyone! Please! Or....... the computer gets it! (LOL)
Thanking you in advance.
Edited by Rob54, 08 September 2010 - 06:34 PM.