Vista crashes while updating
My recently built computer crashes every now and then when viewing Flash content and I can't figure out what the root of the problem is. Problem occurs both with Firefox browser plug-in (version 10.0.45.2) and stand alone Flash player (version 10.0 r45) playing content offline.
At this point it is impossible to figure out what caused your computer to lock up as it is not functioning. (Note: One of the first things you should do when you get Windows working again is to run a full featured antivirus program like Panda Anti Virus Pro to ensure there is no malware on your computer causing your booting problems.) The rebooting methods from least harmful to most harmful to your system follow. After you wait a second or two the computer should reboot --- if it is still responding to the keyboard.) has been causing a “blue screen of death” (stop error) in many computers running Windows Vista 64-bit edition.Many of the affected computers are HP Pavillion dv Series laptops (such as dv4 and dv6 models), but we have had reports of other manufactures having the same issues. (Before turning your computer back on see the Second Step below.) B. The power button method is very straight forward, but immediately shuts your computer off and can result in damage to Windows and other running software. You may still lose unsaved data, such as Word files depending on what locked up your computer in the first place. Press the Ctrl, Alt, and Delete keys at the same time; keep holding these keys and press them down a second time.
However, it will keep power surges and other nasty things from damaging your computer and will usually result in a recoverable Windows restart. However, if you are careful in how you do it, you can reduce damage to Windows and your computer's hard drive.
Wait a few seconds and then press the power on button to restart your computer (however before turning your computer back on see the Second Step below ).
Push down on your computers "power on button" and hold it down until your computer turns off.
Chrome is installed and has the Flash plug-in, but I rarely use it.
Crashes seem to be completely random and unrelated to the content itself -- it could be simple animation or video, Actionscript or no Actionscript.
Try the first method (using Safe Mode), and if that doesn’t work try the second method (using System Restore).