cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shockwave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.

SOLVED
Highlighted
New User

Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shockwave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.

I've been using firefox for a really really long time, and I play quite a lot of facebook games. Yesterday morning, things were working perfectly fine, but later in the day, I suddenly started getting these shockwave errors. I can't recall downloading anything and I must have uninstalled and reinstalled the flash player at least 8 times. It's honestly starting to frustrate me. I love firefox, but if the browser refuses to work, I probably won't be using it for much longer.

Tags (2)
3 ACCEPTED SOLUTIONS

Accepted Solutions
New User

Re: Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shockwave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.

I among many others have this problem. I've tried every suggested solution and no dice. It really does appear as if the powers that be are completely aware of this problem, but unable or unwilling to provide a solution. Here's a suggestion, stop posting replies that repeat advice already offered.

New User

Re: Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shockwave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.

disabling the Silverlight plugin fixes the problem for me..

Site Moderator

Re: Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shockwave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.

This thread is now 5 pages and so excessively long. The comments possibly do not all relate to exactly the same problem.
(Just unlocking temporarily to comment this page at August 2013 has had about 156 thousand Views. It was opened in April so that is over 10 thousand hits a week)


At this point it is going to be impossible to propose a solution that everyone will agree on. I will lock this thread, marking this post as the solution and link to some of the post most likely to be helpful:

Potentially Useful posts


I think really it would have been better to lock this thread earlier. Threads are best when they are definitely a single problem with solutions, rather than being about a symptom with many possible causes.

88 REPLIES
Site Moderator

Re: Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shockwave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.

Hello,

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.

Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

Thank you.

New User

Re: Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shockwave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.

Just refresh the page. That usually happens here when Flash freezes or crashes.

New User

Re: Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shockwave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.

I've tried all of that, no luck.

New User

Re: Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shockwave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.

Is your Flash plugin up-to-date, just in case? Go to Addons -> Plugins -> and then check for updates.

New User

Re: Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shockwave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.

Yes I have checked for updates, I have disabled/uninstalled old version, I have done a full reset, I have done a full reinstall, I have checked my other plug ins and none of it has worked.

New User

Re: Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shockwave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.

Same problem here. I've done everything that is suggested above, and nothing works. As soon as I launch firefox the next time I get the unresponsive shockwave plugin error message. Just started maybe a week or so ago. Would be great if there were a real solution posted.

New User

Re: Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shockwave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.

I found this, haven't tried it yet, but it's worth a try: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/adobe-flash-plugin-has-crashed

New User

Re: Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shockwave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.

I too have been having the same problem repeatedly for 4 days despite following all suggestions her - I'm getting nowhere!

Re: Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shockwave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.

Ive been using Firefox for almost 7 years, But this error is enough for me to quit Firefox for good. The majority of everything I do on the internet involve the flashplayer some way or another. So I literally can't do anything. Every 5 seconds this dumb error keeps popping up, again and again. I bring out my task manager, directly end flashplayer, it crashes ofcourse, refresh, and the error pops up withing seconds once again. I've done everything these recommended "solutions" have said to do. All it did was waste my time, because that error still continues to pop up. I was at my mother's house the other day, and I used her computer. I'd hate to say it, But I was using Internet Explorer, and the internet ran smoothly. Not encountered any flashplayer problem. At the moment, I'm switching over to Internet Explorer. I want to use the internet. Not sit here, and fart around with a faulty web browser.