IE restarts when playing videos

Dell / Dimension 3800
September 8, 2009 at 21:14:58
Specs: Windows XP
So just recently my Internet Explorer 8 started shutting down and refreshing itself when playing videos. This only happens when I am playing a streaming video that has not buffered all the way yet. Once it reaches 100%, it plays just fine. I have reset and reinstalled my IE and also reinstalled my java. Is there anything else that I should be looking for in this situation? Also, nothing was downloaded/installed/changed around the time that this issue started happening either.

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September 8, 2009 at 22:35:30
In IE how much disk space are you using for temp. inter. files?

Tools > Internet options >General Tab look at browsing history settings. You may want to raise the limit a bit if you can.


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September 9, 2009 at 06:38:05
It was set to the minimum of 50MB but I upped it to the max of 1024MB. Still having the issue. Another thing that I noticed is that it only causes the tab that is playing videos to close and restart. All other tabs are not effected. Also, I have found that Firefox does the same thing so it is not just a IE issue.

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September 23, 2009 at 08:16:58
Update on this situation. Just before this happened I had reinstalled my java because I was having issues accessing certain things for my online school. So I re-reinstalled my java and "tada" the video issues are gone!

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