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Computer restarts when watching video on full screen

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#1 Kegsy


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Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:42 AM


I have a DELL Optiplex GX520 PC and I have issues when watching videos on certain media players.
There are no problems when I watch on the regular sized player, however when I go to full screen it often restarts or occasionally gives me the blue screen.
There are never any issues on Windows Media Player however VLC, DIV X player and some online players such as YOUTUBE will always restart shortly after they've been switched to fullscreen.

Does anyone have any ideas on how I could fix this problem?
Any/all advice would be highly appreciated.

Edited by hamluis, 10 January 2011 - 10:19 AM.
Moved from XP forum to Audio & Video ~ Hamluis.

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#2 nitekram


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Posted 10 January 2011 - 01:30 PM

you could check and see if there is a newer version (driver) for the video card and install it to see if it fixes the issue

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:21 PM

Disable "Restart on error" feature...

1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Advanced tab (Vista: click Advanced system settings).
3. Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings to open the Startup and Recovery dialog box.
4. Clear the Automatically restart check box, and click OK the necessary number of times.
5. Restart your computer for the settings to take effect.

You may see some error message. If so, post back what it says.

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