I don't know why this happens, but it's extremely inconvenient. My operating system is Windows XP Home. I will just be watching a Youtube video when the browser freezes up and the video play stops.
I quit using Firefox because this frequently happened when I was watching Youtube videos. So I switched to Chrome.
I just tried to close Chrome and then the browser freezes out of nowhere when I am watching Youtube. I right clicked on Chrome in the taskbar and closed Chrome. Then I got a message telling me Chrome was unresponsive, End task. I did this, and the window closed. Then I attempted to access Task Manager to close down chrome.exe, which I still found open. At this point the computer simply locked up, followed by a loud beep.
I had to shut the computer down manually by turning off the power, and then restarting it. This frequently has to happen, and I don't think it's good for my computer to be shut off abruptly repeatedly, just because these Youtube videos break my computer.
The problem with this issue is how random it occurs. I was watching Youtube earlier this morning without problem. I was just surfing Youtube again at night when this error happened. The errors are virtually eliminated when I surf other sites, but I don't want to completely avoid Youtube (or single it out to my other laptop, which is really slow).
I thought the issue might have to do with Flash, but Chrome claims Flash is up to date.
If anyone has any suggestions, it would be appreciated. Thank you.
Edit: I have an update on the situation. Chrome froze again while viewing Youtube videos. I was able to close it and install Shockwave, which I thought would fix all the freezing. I then decided to log off the computer, at which point the computer locked up, made a loud beeping noise again, and then blue screened with a watchdog.sys message.
I will try to get logs up of this message ASAP.
Edited by ixcuincle, 18 July 2011 - 06:41 AM.