System crash when watching youtube videos

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  1. anselmoso

    anselmoso New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm using Windows 7 with a HP Compaq 6715s notebook without problems except one: when watching youtube videos with Firefox 3, Windows 7 crashed now 4 times since I installed the beta (about 2 weeks). The screen then turns black and I have to shutdown the notebook manually with the power switch.

    My GPU is a ATI Mobility Radeon X1250 and I haven't installed any extra graphics drivers, using the graphics drivers Windows 7 provides. CPU AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 2 GIG Ram, 160 GIG internal hard drive, WLAN activated when watching online.

    Do you guys know how I could handle this problem?
     
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  2. anselmoso

    anselmoso New Member

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    *bump*
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  3. BlackWolf

    BlackWolf New Member

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    what happens if you watch a local video in windows media player or vlc?
     
  4. anselmoso

    anselmoso New Member

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    This problem only occurs when watching flash videos online. Watching local vids doesn't bring up any problems.
    On my desktop PC I have the same problem, also only when watching flash movs on youtube and so. But there windows doesn't crash completely but the "graphics driver crashes"...the screen turns black for 1 or 2 seconds, the fullscreen playback is closed and a popup comes up in the taskbar telling me that the graphics driver just crashed...
    so I think it has something to do with the ATI driver provided by Windows 7 update for my ATI XPress 1250. I now installed the latest Vista graphics driver from my notebook manufacturer (HP)....it's older than the one provided by Windows 7 but let's see if that changes the situation...
     
  5. loathe

    loathe New Member

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    does the same thing happen with ie8? or is it just firefox? those drivers windows update gives you are crap use the latest ones from their website
     
  6. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    When you installed, did you perform a clean install or do an upgrade?
     

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