Windows XP forum: HELP! My PC Shuts down when I play ANY Video!

by: peakcelln August 2, 2010 2:16 PM PDT

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HELP! My PC Shuts down when I play ANY Video!

by peakcelln - 8/2/10 2:16 PM

I hate this PC. I have had one problem after another, but I can't afford another PC right now and have to deal with this POS Emachines.

AMD Athlon Processor 2650e
1.61 ghz 1.75GB Ram 160gb HD

Windows XP Home
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Everything has been working fine now for about 6 months(So I'm 3 mos overdo for a crash) since I had to wipe everthing and restart.

Last week I had to tape a Digital Video and then edit it using Windows Movie Maker. The storing was very slow but I finally finished the project. Then I decided to tape one last thing on my Nokia N95 (A phone with a very good Carl Zeiss video recorder in it). I tried to merge it on WMM but it could not find it because WMM doesnt recognize mp4's(Even though it said it does, but thats another problem). So first I downloaded "FLV Converter" because the description stated it would convert my mp4 to AVI. It didnt. Then I DLed another converter called Leavo or something like that. It would only do what I needed if I bought the upgraded version. Then I read theres been a program around for years that would do the trick called "mp4camavi" or something like that. I downloaded the program and tried to convert the Nokia video to an avi file. It didnt do it the normal way(I dont know why) but then I tried a different way and it dumped it in the "Video Out" folder the program reccomended that I build. When I went to play the Video to see if it would play, It quickly acted like it would play it by showing the Windows Media Screen for a second then the whole screen went black and my PC shut down.
Now whenever I play ANY video, online or on my PC, it causes my PC to shut down and reboot. I then uninstalled all the programs I mentioned above, and it still does the same thing. I deleted the "Mp4camavi" folder because the program was not listed in my Programs file(Unless its under a different name). I even deleted the Windows Live program I had just uploaded from windows site; but still does the same thing. Then I opened up the back of the PC and cleaned out the fan, and the processor(?) below it, still does it. Then I Removed the Original Ram I had and tried it with the aftermarket one I put in, and then tried it with only the original, still same thing. I do notice each time my PC starts while its loading AVG and everything else the screen goes black for a half of second(It never has done that before). I have run out of ideas. I havent done a restore yet because I know it will erase everything on my desktop and I would have to back up a lot of programs with my Micro SD cards. I'm a cellphone repair guy and need that desktop for all my reference stuff; its taken me hundreds of hours to get back what I lost the last time. If you havent guessed yet, I'm not much of a Computer guy, but I do have a little tech ability in being able to take apart any cell phone. ANYONE! PLEASE HELP!

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