Itâ€™s not much of a secret that I am a techno-doofus, and a techno-chicken, which, when taken together, means I donâ€™t know shit about computers, and Iâ€™m afraid to tinker with anything more complicated than baby-level html. I would, therefore, appreciate your advice on what I hope is a simple matter.
Lately, I have not been able to view videos other than You Tube videos. No Vimeo or anything like that. For example, I cannot view the video on this page.
Not being able to see certain videos is annoying, but it was easily tolerated, particularly for a techno-chicken. However two nights in a row, while both I and the computer were in â€œsleepâ€ mode, I awakened to see the dreaded Blue Screen of Death. Gah!!
A reboot fixed the Blue Screen of Death on both occasions, but I decided to see what I could learn about the frightening phenomenon. I visited this site, and learned that the problem most likely is with â€œdriversâ€ and something about â€œregistry errors.â€ Drivers? Registry Errors? My farookinâ€™ hair hurts!
As you can see, the site suggests two downloads for an â€œeasy fix.â€ My question is, do you think I should download these things, or might smoke pour out of the computer? (I am using Windows Vista and Firefox.)
Thanking youse in advance.
UPDATE: I believe I fixed the problem. For some of you, the fix would have been as easy as changing socks, but for me, not so much. It appears that I was using old Adobe stuff and not the latest version of Firefox. In order to download the new Adobe stuff, I had to uninstall the old Adobe stuff. Any time I click on something that says â€œuninstall,â€ I get the hot squirts. Anyway, once I figured all that out, I downloaded the latest version of Firefox. Still no videos, until I got the Adobe stuff â€œplugged intoâ€ Firefox.
Thanks for all your suggestions, both online and in emails. Much appreciated.