More details: Updated to latest Firefox 41.0, installed latest Flash, configured (with "Ask...") to block unless explicitly allowed. Only other update is ABP (AdBlock P… (читать ещё)
More details: Updated to latest Firefox 41.0, installed latest Flash, configured (with "Ask...") to block unless explicitly allowed. Only other update is ABP (AdBlock Plus), which is now considered manditory add-on. All works fine, until random crash, typically once or many times per day. System is an HP-Intel 32-bit box, 2 gig memory, stable as a rock - many other programs, including video, audio, math-calcs, big graphics programs (WGNUPlot, APL's ,etc...) *all* run flawlessly. System runs a patched (clean) WinXP-SP3. Numerous tweaks to limit lots of actions, stop autoplay, prevent any remote-desktop or Windows messaging, no Outlook or "cloudy" nonsense. Packets in and out are inspected, etc, etc... Solid box. Only weak point is Firefox browser.
I undertook to re-install the Intel 126.96.36.19964 driver, just incase it had become corrupted. It wasn't. Adapter ID is 0x2582, which is VGA standard, AdapterVendorID: is 0x8086 (which is Intel), AdapterSubsysID: 300d103c, AdapterDriverVersion: 188.8.131.5264. System has been scanned, is clean and stable. HP, Microsoft and Intel diagnostics report no conflicts or technical issues with any drivers. Network protocol is only TCP/IP, (NetBIOS support removed, just to see if it made any difference..)
The "details" on Firefox crash report indicates problem is: GraphicsCriticalError GFX1 - Failed to create device / Could not initialize the DeviceManagerD3D9. A snip of part of the "details" report, generated by Firefox, after it's crash, is provided below:
Start of Firefox "Details" Crash Report snip -----
GraphicsCriticalError: |[GFX1]: [D3D9] Failed to create the device, code: 0x8876086c|[GFX1]: [D3D9] Could not Initialize the DeviceManagerD3D9|[GFX1]: [D3D9] Could not Initialize the DeviceManagerD3D9|[GFX1]: [D3D9] Failed to create the device, code: 0x8876086c|[GFX1]: [D3D9] Could not Initialize the DeviceManagerD3D9|[GFX1]: [D3D9] Failed to create the device, code: 0x8876086c
Notes: AdapterVendorID: 0x8086, AdapterDeviceID: 0x2582, AdapterSubsysID: 300d103c, AdapterDriverVersion: 184.108.40.20664
D3D11 Layers- D3D9 Layers-
end of portion of Firefox Crash "Details" report ------
What causes this? Is it related to an attempt to run Flash or OpenH264 ? I have OpenH264 plugin disabled, and Flash plugin (version 220.127.116.11) set to "Ask to Activate".
This is way beyond annoying. Firefox - latest version 41.0 - is now so unstable, I will have to dump it,
hidden, and java operation is unclear. For now, Firefox has become so unreliable as to render it useless.
Is there an obvious solution here? What else produces "GraphicsCriticalError" ?
If I can resolve this, I will post a followup to this question.
Also, I clicked the "Share Data" button, and have included Firefox details produced..