Why the hell the Shockwave Flash player keeps crashing on my Google Chrome browser? If this is the frustrating question coming out from your side, then my case is no different than yours. I have come across this crash problem several times before and somehow managed to tolerate them but I simply could not take it when it happened frequently during a live stream of a soccer match. It was really frustrating to see the crash happening every now and then. I had to restart the browser every time the flash player crashed, but to no help. So, to stop this annoying problem on a browser which I and most others love to use, I have tried to come up with a step-by-step solution of how to go about solving the flash player crash problem in Google Chrome browser.
The solution/solutions mentioned below might not solve the problem for every Google Chrome user. For instance, a solution that solved the problem for one particular user may not solve the problem for another user. But however, trying one or the other solutions that are mentioned below would definitely solve the flash player crash problem in your browser.
Solution 1: -
Google Chrome browser, by default will have two flash player plugins enabled in it. One is the in-built plugin that comes with the installation copy of the browser and the other is the flash player plugin that comes due to the external flash player installed on your system. To witness this, on your browser, in the address bar, type about:plugins and then click on Details option displayed at the top right corner. See the snapshot below for details.
The first flash player plugin displayed is the native in-built plugin and the second one is the flash player plugin installed on your system.
One of the reasons for frequent crashes of the shockwave flash player might be due to one of these plugins. Try to disable the native plugin and check whether the flash player crashes. If the problem still persists, then re-enable the first plugin and disable the second one. Now, check whether the player crashes. If the player does not crash, then the implication is that, the flash player installed on your system was the culprit. So, to avoid the crash problems in future, have only the Native flash player plugin enabled in your browser while the other plugin disabled. Disabling the system flash player plugin solved the problem in my case. The dual plugin conflict can also be solved by keeping your system’s flash player up to date.
If enabling and disabling of the plugins did not solve your problem, try the following solutions.
Solution 2: -
In most of the cases, the flash player crash problems can be solved by removing flash elements from your system. So, make use of an official uninstaller tool to completely remove the flash elements from your system
After uninstalling the flash player and its elements, download a fresh copy of flash player (latest is the preferred one) and re-install it on your computer. This actually solved the flash player crash problem on one of my computers. If this solution does not solve the problem, try the following solution.
Solution 3: -
Make sure that the audio or sound drivers installed on your computer are up to date and are not corrupted. This is because most of the crashes that occur when viewing flash content might be due to outdated or corrupted sound drivers. To solve outdated audio drivers problem, simply navigate to your Device manager, locate the Audio device installed, remember the name of it, uninstall the driver, and Restart your Computer. Once your system restarts the audio drivers will be reinstalled and automatically updated (if not updated automatically, you can always update it manually inside the Device Manager).
So, this is how you can go about solving the Flash player crash problem on your Google Chrome browser. Did any of the above mentioned solutions solve the Flash player crash problem on your browser? Please let me know in the comments section below.
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