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Firefox and Chome can't run Youtube


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#1 ixcuincle

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 08:00 PM

Firefox and Chrome can't run Youtube without freezing up.

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.


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Posted 18 July 2011 - 12:43 PM

Hello,

Could you post your system specs. please. :) And just to be safe please download and run this: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php then post the temp readings. :)

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#3 ixcuincle

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:45 PM

System specs

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500+
RAM: 2 GIG RAM
HD: 150 GB / 500 GB
Video Card: Nvidia 9500 GT

Temp readings from SpeedFan.

GPU 57C
CPU 41C
Ambient 42C
Remote 73C
HD0 43C
HD1 36C
Temp1 40C
Core 53C
Core 57C

Edited by ixcuincle, 19 July 2011 - 06:06 AM.


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Posted 18 July 2011 - 10:33 PM

Alright you will probably recieve a rely by me tomorrow in the morning seeing as I am ready to go to sleep for the night. :)

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:05 AM

I need to know what type of Mother Board you have in your system. please post with that info please.

You need to make sure that you have the lastest video drivers.

Also, Make sure you have the lastest update of Firefox installed...

Let me know if this helps and good luck.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:04 PM

I'm new here , sort of, but I've been told that Youtube does not work well in Firefox and was told to use IE. As for Chrome, I have no problems with Youtube. It almost sounds like spyware. Have you tried uninstalling and re-installing Chrome?

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 10:32 PM

I need to know what type of Mother Board you have in your system. please post with that info please.

You need to make sure that you have the lastest video drivers.

Also, Make sure you have the lastest update of Firefox installed...

Let me know if this helps and good luck.


Motherboard
Manufacturer: Asus
Motherboard Name: A8AE-LE
HP/Compaq motherboard name: AmberineM-GL6E

Also have Firefox and the video drivers all updated.

I did receive an error today that said Shockwave is unresponsive. Shut it down (Yes / No). I installed and updated Shockwave earlier, as said in this thread, so I don't know why this error keeps happening.

I'm not using Firefox, I am using Chrome, and the error still happens.

I will uninstall and install both programs, and see if it works or not. The problem with this error is that I can't force it, it just happens randomly when I'm watching videos. It didn't happen for a week and suddenly out of nowhere it happened again.

Edited by ixcuincle, 30 July 2011 - 10:34 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:53 PM

This error happened yet again. Computer's completely frozen.

I am watching Youtube videos on Chrome when the page freezes up. I am then told "Shockwave has stopped responding" "Disable Yes/No" I clicked Yes, and now the computer is completely frozen.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:48 PM

Are you getting any error codes when it freezes?

Take a look at this and see if it helps.

Firefox Help

Good luck!




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