Dhrumil Patel

Why does my display driver keep crashing when watching videos?

26 May 2012
Windows 7-32 bit
Chrome 19
26 May 2012 | Windows 7-32 bit | Chrome 19

I have an Acer Aspire 4730Z running Windows 7 32-bit. The problem started a couple days ago out of the blue. I didn’t install any new software or hardware before the problem started.

The display driver will crash and freeze randomly and then recover whenever I try watching a video. Also Shockwave/Flash will crash the same time as the driver does. All my drivers including the display driver are up to date.

This was what I have tried so far to fix the problem:

Using a different web browser, Firefox and Opera both displayed the same problem.
Running anti-malware and scanning my entire laptop for a virus. Nothing was found.
Using lower graphic setting. Driver and flash both still crash.

The only thing I can think of doing is reinstalling the OS. :/ Anyone have any ideas for fixing this?

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