Firefox Crashes when watching video or playing flash games


Firefox crashes on me when I'm watching videos or playing flash games. Once in awhile, instead of just firefox crashing it'll result in a full blown blue screen with "irql_not_less_or_equal." Any advice?

EDIT: After reinstalling flash to the latest version, I received another blue screen.

Best Answer

OK, Flash is crashy, granted. But it's a plain userland application which should not be able to generate bluescreens.

So either you have a hardware problem, or something in the OS is messed up — quite possibly the graphics card drivers. Right-click a Flash embed (one that doesn't hide the default menu) and choose ‘Settings’, then on the ‘Display tab’ untick ‘Enable hardware acceleration’. If this stops it crashing, your graphics drivers need looking at.

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