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Adobe flash player makes my Internet crash (sometimes whole computer) during games

By kpinaz
Sep 10, 2009
  1. Older versions seem to cause less crashing, but it is not very convenient to have really old versions, as they do not work for a lot of newer things. I am wondering if I accidentally erased something on my hard drive that is necessary for it to run properly. I have tried uninstalling, reinstalling, virus and spyware checks, but I believe the problem is that something that shouldn;t have got deleted did. Is there a way to check?
    Using Windows XP
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,076   +169

    Have you made sure that all the critical Windows Updates have been installed, including XP, Service Pack 3?
     
  3. kpinaz

    kpinaz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do I check?
     
  4. kpinaz

    kpinaz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have it set for automatic updates...
     
  5. kpinaz

    kpinaz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It shows I have that- XP 2002, Service Pack 3
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,076   +169

    Select Windows Updates in the All Programs list. Select "Custom" and choose to download and install all critical and hardware updates in the lists. You will be surprized at just how many updates are left in the list
     
  7. kpinaz

    kpinaz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Trying to do this now. Got this error signature:
    szAppName : svchost.exe szAppVer : 5010260025512 szModName : wuaueng.dll
    szModVer : 7.2.6001.788 offset : 000d2252

    C:\DOCUME~1\KRISTI~1\Temp\WER8512.dir00\svchost.exe.mdmp
    C:\DOCUME~1\KRISTI~1\Temp\WER8512.dir00\appcompat.txt
     
  8. kpinaz

    kpinaz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That was when ActiveX was trying to install on IE. This causes problems for me too.
     
  9. kpinaz

    kpinaz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Still searching for updates... looks like it almost converted to safe mode, but then went back...
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,076   +169

  11. kpinaz

    kpinaz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you! I will try this, and post. Also, it is still searching for the latest updates for my computer... does it normally take this long?
     
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,076   +169

    The search for updates depend on the speed of your Internet connection and the first search usually is the longest... Could take 10 to 20 minutes
     
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