Fixing Shockwave/Flash crashes on Google Chrome
This is annoying. On some of the latest Google Chrome versions, Shock wave and flash applications tend to crash the browser or result in “unresponsive script” errors. This is especially for the versions of Google Chrome that already come with the Flash and Shockwave bundled inside.
How to fix? “How to fix: Shock wave crashes on Facebook using Google Chrome” has a solution that works:
Follow steps in this order:
Update Google Chrome.
Make sure you're using the latest version of the browser by clicking the Tools menu and selecting About Google Chrome. Learn more about updating Google Chrome
Uninstall and reinstall Adobe Flash Player.
Follow these instructions at the Adobe support site to download the uninstaller. Be sure to close all your open applications and programs before running the uninstaller.
The uninstaller removes Adobe Flash Player for all browsers on your computer.
Restart your computer.
Download Adobe Flash Player athttp://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/. Make sure you download the version called "Flash Player X for Windows - Other Browsers." If you use Internet Explorer as well, you may also want to download the version called "Flash Player 10 for Windows Internet Explorer."
Test whether the plug-in downloaded successfully by visitinghttp://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ in Google Chrome. Look for the message "Adobe Flash Player successfully installed."
Uninstall and reinstall Shockwave Player.
Shockwave Player is also another common Flash media player. Sometimes Flash issues are due to Shockwave Player, rather than Adobe Flash Player, so we suggest uninstalling and reinstalling your Shockwave Player.
Use the Add/Remove programs function in Window XP's Control Panel or Programs and Features in Windows Vista to remove Shockwave Player.
Visit http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/ in Google Chrome.
Click Agree and install now to start the download.
Test whether the plug-in downloaded successfully by visitinghttp://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/.
[If you have a Sony hardware device]
Update a Sony driver.
In some cases, an outdated Sony driver has caused issues with Flash. Click the following link to install a Sony driver update:http://dlv.update.sony.net/pub/vaio/...0000166578.exe
Turn off hardware acceleration of Adobe Flash.
Hardware acceleration is used to speed up performance of your graphics hardware. If your video drivers are outdated, hardware acceleration can cause issues with Flash. Try turning off hardware acceleration:
Right-click the video.
Deselect the "hardware acceleration" checkbox.
If this doesn’t help, try disabling some of your Google Chrome extensions. It could be that one of those has a conflict with the Shockwave/Flash extension.
Hope that helps.