I had Windows 7 installed all september. But I installed Windows XP Professional back because my computer couldn't handle the new OS.
After first boot I tried to install newest flash player (from
Adobe website), but it failed. I had my old setup on USB drive and it worked. I don't know is it important or not.
I am watching Youtube videos in my free time (almost every hour). After few days the computer started to freeze when I open a page with the video or close the page with video, not while I watch a video. No BSODs. Nothing in Event viewer. I use Firefox only.
When computer freezes the sound wont. If iTunes is playing a radio station or is it another video playing in background, the sound wont freeze.
Last few days the mouse wont freeze. Its a strange symptom. If I click few times then the cursor will actually freeze.
I just want to know where does this problem come from (hardware - graphics card, old motherboard or it's just some glitch in setups). If it's not graphics card then I will be happy. The graphics card is ATI Radeon HD 4650 - brand new.
Catalyst 11.8 installed.
Things I have tried:
- Installed newest flash player after a week (the setup didn't fail this time)
- Installed latest video drivers
- Deleting cookies
- Defragmenting hard drive
- Using TuneUp utilities for computer cleenup
- Installed latest Mozilla Firefox
- Cleaned the PC
- Changed CPU Fan speed almost to max (just to be sure)
Things I haven't tried yet:
- Didn't try playing videos on other browsers
What can I do now?