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Posted July 31, 2014 - 01:24 AM

I bought a new Lenovo Y510p laptop a few months back, and just last week I decided to transition from my old computer to this laptop. The OS was Windows 8 for the laptop, later upgraded to 8.1, and everything was fine until about three days later when suddenly I realized that whenever I went on Youtube or any website with flash-based content(using Chrome btw) AND games such as WoW they crashed. 

I assumed it was a problem with the new 8.1 or something with updating the graphics drivers, so I decided to completely factory reset back to 8. Re-installed Chrome and my games, and it worked fine again for a day, then started to crash again. At that point I downgraded my windows 8 to windows 7. Re-installed everything again, but it still crashed. Can't play youtube, flash content, or any games(not even the pre-installed windows games like minesweeper, solitare, etc.).

 

Long story short, I can't play flash content like Youtube or any games. Tried Win 8.1, 8, 7. Not even with updated drivers.

Could it be one of my graphics drivers causing the problem? If so, why does it affect my Youtube or flash? Please, I would appreciate any bit of help. Thank you. Here are my specs:

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Posted July 31, 2014 - 03:05 AM

I once had a similar problem. Both Firefox and Chrome were fine until I encountered something Flash-based and then the CPU went ballistic at 25%.

I think you should reinstall Windows 8, check the graphics drivers and then get the latest Adobe Flash Player directly from Adobe.

 

By the way, when you say YouTube and the other things crashed, what do you mean? The browser crashes or it says there's a missing plugin or what?






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