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Windows 7: Crashes when playing YouTube videos

14 Jun 2011   #21
Evo120

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Guys, I don't want to Jinx it but I have not crashed since the successful installation of 258.96 and that's without me messing with the Physx Driver because I couldn't access it. I'm so happy that not only has this worked for me but I get to keep my Aero FX which I thought I was going to lose because of this

Hopefully It stays working and I can use my Computer for the rest of it's little life hah

Also random but as a side note if anyone needs batteries for this particular computer model don't buy it from Dell, they overcharge like a Motherf***..... go to BattPros.com they're reliable and way less expensive x)


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19 Aug 2011   #22
niterider666

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with Service Pack 1
 
 

Hey Guys, now given up on a newer driver for the 8700M GT cards on the XPS M1730 as they clearly aren't compatible with the latest drivers. Tried every one from 260.xx onwards. Gone back to 258.96 with hardware acceleration off and I don't get a single crash now. Looks like we are stuck with old drivers I'm afraid!
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07 Sep 2011   #23
stonegolem

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did anyone tried recent 280.26 driver ?
I have no hopes tough...
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08 Sep 2011   #24
benmin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hello all - I also have a Dell M1730 and have gone nuts trying to solve this problem. I experience the crashes whenever I try to watch Flash videos from any website: ESPN, CNN, IGN, etc. Here are my system/driver specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
dual NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT: driver 280.26
Direct X 10
Flash Player: 11,0,1,129

I have tried numerous browsers: Firefox, Nightly, IE-32bit, IE-64bit, and nothing seems to work. The screen flickers, goes black, sound continues to play, screen never recovers.
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25 Oct 2011   #25
stonegolem

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

today I have tried the latest driver:
285.62-notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql

but, it also crashed
...losing all hopes...
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26 Oct 2011   #26
benmin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm using 258.96 now and I don't have any problems now. Flash videos play without a problem. Switch over and you should be fine. I have no intention of ever updating the video driver again.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stonegolem View Post
today I have tried the latest driver:
285.62-notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql

but, it also crashed
...losing all hopes...
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17 Nov 2011   #27
stonegolem

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

just tried:
285.79-notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-international-beta

still crashes
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18 Nov 2011   #28
BlueStreak

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stonegolem View Post
just tried:
285.79-notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-international-beta

still crashes
Same here. When I noticed that the drivers supposedly fix the Black Screen of Death when watching videos in WMP, I was optimistic that Flash videos were fixed to...

...but no such luck.

I have, about a minute ago, received a Flash update, but i doubt this will help. I'm also a little nervous of even trying
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19 Nov 2011   #29
BlueStreak

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Incidentally, it does NOT fix the Black Screen of Death problem either. Just this minute, I tried an MP4 in Windows Media Player... and it crashed instantly. Before hand, I tried an AVI and MKV file, which worked, but then onto an MP4... instant crash

So whoever at nVidia tested this and 'confirmed' it fixed the issue... is utterly wrong. Back to the drawing board, nVidia... we're still waiting for a successful driver that fixes this horrendous problem.

I doubt any one at nVidia even reads these things, especially their own forums. It must be why, after nearly a year of this problem, nothing has been done
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23 Jan 2012   #30
Jarrah

Windows 7 Home x32
 
 

I've had the same issue on my Dell XPS with dual NVIDIA 8700s.

I've tried all the drivers as everyone above has.

Found that actually it is Flash that is at fault. Downgrading to an older version fixed it:
When I try to watch videos on YouTube my display driver crashes. When I watch videos on other site I have no issues. - YouTube Help
Unfortunately, Chrome has it built in, so I can only use other browsers. But on the upside, I get the newest NVIDIA drivers for my games and don't have to reboot every time a video loads.
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