Wow, i am having the exact same problem with Shockwave Flash as FORDHW is ... very frustrating to say the least!
I've had absolutely no problem with it and have been using it for years, then a week ago it began crashing on me also for some unknown reason which i have not been able to figure out. I am using windows 7 and Google Chrome Browser, have kept everything updated, including Shockwave Flash. I've researched, updated, uninstalled, reinstalled Google Chrome, tried an earier version of Chrome and even restored my computer to an earlier date and to no avail have i found a way to repair this Shockwave problem. I cannot view videos nor can i play any of the games in pogo or facebook that i have been playing for years without a problem. I also use Mathon & Slimbrowser and have tried Comodo Dragon as well only instead of Shockwave crashing in those browsers, everything is simply slow, choppy and then freezes for a few minutes at a time.
Why would this start happening out of the blue and what is the fix ... please help me with this!
I forgot to mention ...
I have windows 7 - service pack 1
I have IE with flash installed, but do not and have not used that browser.
Google Chrome - version 10.0 is the browser i am experiencing this Shockwave Flash problem in ...
I appreciate and thank you for any and all help you can give on this issue!
I am having exactly the same problem as FordHW, with the same set-up and in the same time-frame. I have also re-loaded flash player - to no avail. This all started when I installed Adobe 10. I only use Chrome as browser, although sometimes via/through/with? Iportal to watch UK tv. Crash occurs on webasites with moving images e.g. slides as well as video content.
Thanks for your responses! Glad to see I am not the only one with the
problem! I have IE 8 but only use Chrome as a browser. Google Chrome is the
latest version - I updated it yesterday. And XP has Service Pack 3
As I said before - this only started last week - and occurs on websites with
moving images - even the banner ads are affected. BUT as luck would have it
there have been NO problems so far today! I find this most strange!!
Last week I did download a PDF creation program - FoxTab PDF Convertor, and
I thought this may have triggered it off, but if others are having the same
problem this possibly has nothing to do with it. Incidentally, trying to
delete this program was a mission too - eventually uninstalled it via
CCleaner! It still appears in Add/Remove Programs and clicking on Remove
I'm sorry you're running into these crashes on Chrome. We're very interested in reproducing this internally. Any additional information you can give, such as URLs, system info (please see this page for steps on gather this information) or any other pertinent info would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to email the info to the email link on the page linked above or you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The info that Chris Campbell posted will be helpful as the Adobe Flash Player Team and Youtube work together trying to solve this issue.
Both Adobe and Youtube are aware of this and they will be the ones that will solve this.
Troubleshooting Flash Player Video Issues Flash Player 10 and later can use your system’s graphics hardware to accelerate video decoding. Flash Player 10.2 and later can also accelerate video presentation on some sites, accelerating all aspects of video playback.
If you are experiencing video playback issues in Flash Player, it is possible that your graphics card driver software has incompatibility issues. Please follow the steps in the following article to troubleshoot these issues and help provide Adobe with information that can be used to improve Flash Player.
Troubleshooting and Reporting Flash Player Video Issues
This includes all Platforms
This was a Sticky that Chris put up, but due to the Technical problem that the Forum has experienced, I don't see it now.
There are 2 things that those that are experiencing this issue can try until it is fixed.
Hope this is helpful and that you and others will report to Adobe using what he posted earlier. Each person's system is different and they are trying to document that. URL's, OS used browser info and so on.
Chris has been really supportive with trying to sort out this problem! He
suggested a few options for me to try (but still crashing) and also
requested a number of reports from me which I sent through last week.
But thought I would let you guys know that on Sunday morning I decided to go
back to IE8 and downloaded the latest version of Flash for that. Since then
NO problems whatsoever! BUT Google Chrome is still crashing intermittently!
So perhaps the problem is on Google's side.....
I'm going to be sticking with IE8 until a solution is found!
I would just like to add that I've been having the same problem for months now.
It's happening in every browser I've tried, including IE, Firefox (both 3.6.x and 4), Chrome and Opera.
It strikes me that in both Firefox 4 and Opera, Flash doesn't always crash, but instead makes the browser unresponsive for about half a minute.
For me, the crashes almost never happen during YouTube playback, but mostly while playing Flash games.
I tried going back to Flash 10.1 and 10, but to no avail.
I too have been having this problem, in both IE and Chrome. I have Vista and have uninstalled and re-installed Adobe, but it continues to crash. I thought FaceBook might be at fault so I asked if anyone else was having the problem and only one other person responded. HELP!!! this is very frustrating.
I understand the frustration and we hear you loud and clear. We are actively working on this problem with Google and hope to have this resolved soon. For those that are crashing, could you navigate to the following, windows only, page in Chrome: about:conflicts
Once there, look to see if you have an software entry with the name "Rooks/Dolomite" If so, you might require an update to Trusteer's Rapport. Here's more info from Trusteer:
Dear Rapport users,
Thank you all for your feedback about our Beta version, regarding the Google Chrome Plug-in crashes.
It indeed seems we have successfully fixed the issue and so we have now finished uploading a stable version of the software that contains the fix you have been using.
This version is now available for download in the following link:
You do not need to uninstall the current version, you can simply install this version over the existing one.
Please make sure to restart your computer after the installation process is completed.
Head of Technical Support
Additional details can be found on the following Google Chrome thread (see page 10): http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=0d782f19a7a1a9ec&hl=en
Another thing to note, after reading through that thread it appears that the latest Chrome beta might also be helping some users out. It's something to consider trying to if you're finding Chrome release is to unstable to use properly.