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Flash Player 11 crashes on ALL browsers

by DoctorOFDoom / February 3, 2012 12:13 AM PST

Windows 7 32 bit
750 GB HD
4 GB DDR2 Ram

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Did you try the usual?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2012 12:25 AM PST

Find and disable Flash Hardware Acceleration.

Adobe does not consider this "their bug."

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Not heard of that suggetion
by DoctorOFDoom / February 3, 2012 12:32 AM PST
In reply to: Did you try the usual?

That is something new...where do I find the Flash hardware acceleration?
I typed it into my help and search engine and nothing came back

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I typed that into google and found it quick.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2012 12:56 AM PST

It's not in any known Windows help and search engine I know of.

It's the first thing to try when you see Flash crash today.

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Found it Bob
by DoctorOFDoom / February 3, 2012 1:42 AM PST

Got it right here:

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Thanks for the update.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2012 1:54 AM PST
In reply to: Found it Bob

There are other ways to tackle this if you want to get hardware acceleration working such as updating and sometimes rolling back video and audio drivers but that's ASKING TOO MUCH today.

My thought is we have reached a point where these PCs are "appliances."

Would you like some toast?

PS. Thanks again for the update.

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by DoctorOFDoom / February 3, 2012 2:53 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks for the update.


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THERE'S MORE IF you use Chrome.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2012 3:08 AM PST
In reply to: Pre-mature
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Good Steer!
by DoctorOFDoom / February 3, 2012 1:10 PM PST

Bob I am grateful for the steer to the "How to Geek" website.

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Other than Chrome?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2012 1:14 PM PST
In reply to: Good Steer!

Other than Chrome I found this setting to really help.

Wish I could offer more ideas but here it's solid. Works fine.

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same here
by telcom_un / May 5, 2012 8:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Good Steer!
Wink You are not alone. I have the same problem here. It's crazy because I have thought the problem is rooted to the hardware change, which I already done in upgrading RAM from 2Gig to 4Gig. Now, I notice the update that I did at the same time on Flash Player is guilty.
My laptop is also 2 years old and graphic card as yours, Nvidia 9600M. To me it's more harmful and upsetting, because I have to deal with the "Windows Blue Screen" in some cases (not always), which forces me to restart the Windows totally.

However, after disabling the "hardware acceleration" the problem seems to be eliminated. I hope It works in longer run as well; just one hour without crash has passed. I'm hopeful though.

Anyway, I hope you could found a way out by now. And I thank you for spelling out the problem; now, I feel somebody was as miserable and frustrated as I was when I encountered the crashes. Our similar emotion certainly is not able to solve the bloody problem, it gives us courage to curse the Adobe for this annoyance more credibly GrinGrin .
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I help you !
by datnttp / February 4, 2012 11:26 AM PST

Did you re-install it ? If not, you can try it ! Blush

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