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Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!  The videos on my computer run so slowly, and jerkily, it is almost impossible to watch.  There has to be a fix - because I used to have great video display.

I have Windows XP and use Firefox as a browser. In the past few days, I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox, Adobe Flash, Real Player.  I have disabled hardware acceleration.  I have an old Microsoft Silverlight listed as a program, but am unable to uninstall it (it says it can't be found) yet cannot download a new Silverlight (it corrupts and is unable to complete a download)

Clearly, I admit I know little to nothing about computers.  I'm a point and click person.

I used to have great video playback, but after I updated Firefox a while back, it went to crap and I haven't been able to fix it since.  I have been through every Firefox suggestion I have been able to find.

I would be eternally grateful for any computer-savvy suggestions.  I don't know what service we could trade off, but I would be willing to offer something in exchange!

Thanks in advance to my fellow Kossacks.

Update:  Thank you everyone for all the good suggestions, I'll try everything easy suggested first, then move up the expense ladder.  I really, REALLY appreciate all the free advice.  Very grateful!


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