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Firefox keeps crashing my Video card driver... Is there any reason for this? And is there anything I can do to stop it from happening?

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The problem keeps surfacing every time I use the browser. Around 1-2 times per session. It causes the screen to become unresponsive, and soon after it blacks out for about a second or so. Once it comes back I get a message saying that my Display driver has become unresponsive, but has recovered. Firefox continues to work, but sometimes the upper right row of buttons (minimize, maximize, close) either disappears or ceases to work. Never have had a similar problem before with any other browser or application.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

Since I installed Firefox 4 Beta

Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5.8.612
  • 6.2.0.0
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_22 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • 4.0.50917.0
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • NPWLPG
  • Version 1.1.5, copyright 1996-2010 The VideoLAN Teamhttp://www.videolan.org/
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.1"
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0b7) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b7

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
4.0b7
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0b7) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b7
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
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0.7.1
false
aging-tabs@design-noir.de
All-Glass Firefox mod, based on Glasser
2.1.4
false
allglassv2@ambroos.neowin.net
BarTab
2.0
false
bartap@philikon.de
InvisibleHand
2.8
false
canitbecheaper@trafficbroker.co.uk
Glasser
3.5.2
false
glasser@sixxgate.com
ThumbStrips
1.7
false
ilab@intuit
Read It Later
2.0.6
false
isreaditlater@ideashower.com
Lazarus: Form Recovery
2.0.5
false
lazarus@interclue.com
Morning Coffee
1.33
false
morningCoffee@shaneliesegang
Liquid Tabs
1.3.2
false
smoothlyclosetabs@gmail.com
Sxipper
2.3.4
false
sxipper@sxip.com
Tabberwocky
1.1
false
tabberwocky@studio17.wordpress.com
Yet Another Window Resizer
1.21
false
yawr@sdx.hu
Firefox Sync
1.5.1
true
{340c2bbc-ce74-4362-90b5-7c26312808ef}
Linkification
1.3.8
false
{35106bca-6c78-48c7-ac28-56df30b51d2a}
ReminderFox
1.9.8.4
false
{ada4b710-8346-4b82-8199-5de2b400a6ae}
Tab Mix Plus
0.3.8.4
false
{dc572301-7619-498c-a57d-39143191b318}
Evernote Web Clipper
4.0.0.106602
false
{E0B8C461-F8FB-49b4-8373-FE32E9252800}
Feedback
1.0.3
true
testpilot@labs.mozilla.com
TwitterBar
2.9.10
true
{1a0c9ebe-ddf9-4b76-b8a3-675c77874d37}
pearltrees
5.2.3
false
collector@broceliand.fr
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.history_expire_days.mirror
180
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
www.google.com
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20101104131838
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:2.0b7
browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab
false
browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent
false
extensions.lastAppVersion
4.0b7
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
network.dns.disableIPv6
true
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
127811
places.last_vacuum
1286065081
print.print_printer
Microsoft XPS Document Writer
print.printer_Lexmark_X5100_Series.print_bgcolor
false
print.printer_Lexmark_X5100_Series.print_bgimages
false
print.printer_Lexmark_X5100_Series.print_command
print.printer_Lexmark_X5100_Series.print_downloadfonts
false
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0
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0
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0
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0
print.printer_Lexmark_X5100_Series.print_evenpages
true
print.printer_Lexmark_X5100_Series.print_footercenter
print.printer_Lexmark_X5100_Series.print_footerleft
&PT
print.printer_Lexmark_X5100_Series.print_footerright
&D
print.printer_Lexmark_X5100_Series.print_headercenter
print.printer_Lexmark_X5100_Series.print_headerleft
&T
print.printer_Lexmark_X5100_Series.print_headerright
&U
print.printer_Lexmark_X5100_Series.print_in_color
true
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0.5
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0.5
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0.5
print.printer_Lexmark_X5100_Series.print_margin_top
0.5
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1
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print.printer_Lexmark_X5100_Series.print_to_file
false
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print.printer_Microsoft_XPS_Document_Writer.print_bgimages
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print.printer_Microsoft_XPS_Document_Writer.print_command
print.printer_Microsoft_XPS_Document_Writer.print_downloadfonts
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0
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print.printer_Microsoft_XPS_Document_Writer.print_footerright
&D
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&T
print.printer_Microsoft_XPS_Document_Writer.print_headerright
&U
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0.5
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0.5
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0.5
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0
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1
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0
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0
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print.printer_Microsoft_XPS_Document_Writer.print_unwriteable_margin_left
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print.printer_Microsoft_XPS_Document_Writer.print_unwriteable_margin_right
0
print.printer_Microsoft_XPS_Document_Writer.print_unwriteable_margin_top
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privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
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Graphics
Adapter Description
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Vendor ID
10de
Device ID
0a74
Adapter RAM
256
Adapter Drivers
nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version
8.17.12.5957
Driver Date
9-1-2010
Direct2D Enabled
true
DirectWrite Enabled
true
GPU Accelerated Windows
1/1 Direct3D 10

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