While playing certain downloaded video clips(.mpg and .avi), my PC will lock up, freeze and sometimes spontaneously restart. What I find odd about this situation is that not all videos cause the malady. I use the current version of MS's media player. ALL of my video drivers are current and are from reputable sources. I've recently had my PC serviced. My RAM is good and my video board is operating to manufacturer specs. Most of the time when my PC crashes while I'm viewing a video clip, a blue screen is displayed prompting me to press any button to go back to my desktop. When I do, Media player is no longer functional, forcing a re-boot.
So what is it folks?
Incorrect bios settings?
I'm a newby when it comes to proper configuration of my motherboard and internal settings. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. No suggestion will be ignored.