System crash when watching youtube videos

#1
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
*bump*
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#3
what happens if you watch a local video in windows media player or vlc?
 


#4
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...
 


loathe

New Member
#5
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
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#6
When you installed, did you perform a clean install or do an upgrade?
 


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