In Google Chrome, Flash player is not a plugin. Instead, it's intergrated into the browser itself and updates automatically in the background.
You need to check the Google database for clues to the problem which you can find here: Google Chrome Known Issues
If you can't resolve the problem, post your questions on the Google Chrome Help forums, link at the foot of the above page because the Adobe forums where you are now only handle issues that are concerned with the Flash plugin.
Have had a look at the Google Chrome Help Forum. Oh dear!!! Seems an awful lot of people are having the same problem! Guess I will just have to be patient. Anyway, thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
Can you type "about:flash" in Chrome's address bar and then paste the contents of the page in a reply? If you have crash reporting enabled, we'll be able to see the crash id's and I can also try and follow up internally.
I have pasted below what I hope you are looking for. As I mentioned, I have enabled crash reporting but nothing seems to show up. Many thanks for your help.
Google Chrome 18.0.1025.168 (m) OS Windows 7 SP1 Flash plugin 11,2,202,235 C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\18.0.1025.168\gcswf32.dll --- Crash data --- --- GPU information --- Graphics card Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family Driver display name igdumdx32.dll Driver name (strong) oem3.inf:Intel.Mfg:iBLB0:18.104.22.1680:pci\ven_8086&dev_29c2 --- GPU driver, more information --- Vendor Id 0x8086 Device Id 0x29c2 Driver vendor Intel Corporation Driver version 22.214.171.1240 Driver date 9-23-2009 Pixel shader version 2.0 Vertex shader version 0.0 GL version GL_VENDOR GL_RENDERER GL_VERSION GL_EXTENSIONS
Thanks Brian. Could you post a screenshot the next time it crashes? I want to make sure I understand the type of crash you're getting.
Will do Chris, but surprisingly I have not experienced another crash since yesterday!!! Perhaps it has taken fright at your arrival.