why does realplayer suddenly stop working?

I use Realplayer to download youtube videos, just click on the 'download' button in the corner of the page. but it likes to spontaneously quit on me. when this happens, there's no outward signs, just no matter how many times i click the 'download' button, the Realdownloader never opens. and eventually, i wind up having to delete/uninstall Realplayer and re-download the entire program all over again. and sometimes even that doesn't work, and i spend all night uninstalling/re-installing until it starts working again. it's never done that before; usually when it stops working it means that there's a new version at real.com, but i already have the newest version. it's really starting to **** me off and everytime it does it i'm ready to throw my computer against the wall. BTW, if you need to know what version of Windows I have, it's The One Created By The Devil (Windows 7 starter edition). (with my luck that's probably the problem. thanks, dad)
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Can you isolate a cause (when it occurs) via a clean boot?

 

How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/929135

 

Can you get back before the problem first started via System Restore?

 

How to repair the operating system and how to restore the operating system configuration to an earlier point in time in Windows Vista (or 7, or 8).
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936212/#appliesto

 

If you test with another Windows user rather than your current user do you still have a problem?

 

Is there any alternative to RealPlayer?

 

How to Download YouTube Videos
http://www.pcworld.com/article/244289/how_to_download_youtube_videos.html

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 223 Applies to: