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Kipolomew

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Hello! I use Chrome for pretty much everything I do on my home computer and up until a few weeks ago, everything was fine. Recently, however, when I try to watch videos (especially on Hulu, but it's happened elsewhere), I'll get the initial advertisement and then the video will just sit and load and never come up. I used to use Internet Explorer, so I tried going back to that and it will allow me to watch videos. I checked my Windows Task Manager, noticed the multiple chrome.exe and high mcshield.exe CPU usage, but after reading up on it a little bit, I'm not sure that that's the issue. I did read a similar post about unnecessary startup menu items and was wondering if I could get advice on both that and the video issue. I use Windows XP on a 2 year old Acer.


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Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!

Kip
 
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Apart from Chrome itself, you will have additonal instances of chrome.exe running for each tab and for each extension that's loaded. If you have many extensions installed in Chrome, you may want to try disabling some too see if that improves your video playback.

If it was caused by having too many items in your startup list, that would affect all web-browsers equally because all those items start when Windows starts, irrespective of which web browser you use.
 

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If it was caused by having too many items in your startup list, that would affect all web-browsers equally because all those items start when Windows starts, irrespective of which web browser you use.
Not necessarily. Chrome multi-process design means you're using additional resources for every tab or plug in, so it could be freezing up from insufficient memory or CPU.
I know I had constant lockups when I tried out Chrome. CPU was constantly maxed if I had more than 1 tab.
I would try a different browser to see if it does the same thing.
 
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