Why does my video driver stop working when I watch videos on Firefox?

Dean Haaack May 30, 2011

When I’m watching a video on Firefox it crashes. Sometimes it flashes twice black, then the screen goes green. Then there is a notification that the driver quit working, but recovered, nevertheless the screen stays green till I reset it. Sometimes it doesn’t recover the graphics display driver and crashes.

I updated Adobe Flash Player 10.3 and Java.

  1. Tina
    June 6, 2011 at 1:23 am


    were you able to solve your problem in the meantime? What did the trick? Please update us. Thank you!

  2. Anonymous
    June 2, 2011 at 10:51 am


    in the nVidia control panel under manage 3D settings  set "Multi-display/mixed-GPU acceleration" to single display performance mode

    do you have any addons like internet download manager, then uninstal it see if it solves. Other than this Uninstal firefox and reinstal again.

  3. Gustavo Ibarguengoytia
    May 31, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Try updating your video driver too. If you have trouble doing so please let us know what OS you are using and the video device as well (graphics card) so we can help you out. Try adding more info on your system like processor and RAM too.

    Were you trying to play HD video? If you were do you have a dual core processor with at least 1 GB RAM? If not then that could be your problem. Does this happen with specific video settings like resolution or size, or does this happen with any video no matter the resolution?