Vista is driving me crazy !!!

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    Normally Vista seems to work ok, But everytime I go to a page that needs flash IE7 crashes. It's always the same warning too- appcrash and ntdll.dll.

    I have tried using Opera on the same pages and it crashes too. And I have tried pretty much everything with IE7- disabled all add-ons, disabled UAC, everything that I can think of. I can disable flash and that seems to stop the crashes but then the pages cannot be rendered properly.

    I googled "crash" and "ntdll.dll" and get 85k+ results. On Clusty, nearly 200k results. Live search 107K results. But nobody seems to know how to fix this, or even give a work-around.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. zapjb

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    Sorry about that.
     
  3. EASTER

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    Only One. Stay with XP, but if you already invested in Vista that's not an option for you.

    IMHO Vista is flawed, and untill SP1 for it is officially released, i expect this and other problems will continue to harrass users of it.
     
  4. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    go to adobe flash player website, re-install it.

    then go to windows/system32/macromed/flash/

    double click on NPSWF32_FlashUtil and click INSTALL.

    reboot, and hopefully your flash problems are fixed on vista.
     
  5. AKAJohnDoe

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    I've not had any troubles with flash on Vista at all. However, I do not ever use IE7, and only rarely use Opera. Firefox almost always in use.

    I show two Adobe Flash entries in Add/Remove Programs:
     

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  6. Perman

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    Hi,

    When I ran IE7 with WinXP sp2, everything was OK until one MS update. IE7 kept on crashing from then on with Flash, flash 8 . After I clean install SP3, everything is back to normal again, no more crash.

    Do you know why ? Because SP3 uses IE6 !. IMO, IE7 could be the culprit.
     
  7. EASTER

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    Why on earth doesn't microsoft test these for compatibility is beyond me but never unexpected of them.

    Thanks for the results of SP3 with IE6, i never tried IE7 and i refuse to because microsoft is very expert at disrupting a perfectly good working setup with these type of so-called PATCHES, updates. I cannot trust them and will not untill they prove they have users interests in mind before throwing us their bones.
     
  8. iceni60

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    try using firefox. flash is rubbish it's probably their fault it doesn't work and not yours.
     
  9. acr1965

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    Giving FF a whirl. So far so good. Ubuntu is in the mail (as of 10 minutes ago). Thanks for all the suggestions.
     
  10. Chuck57

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    I had IE7 briefly. VERY briefly. My wife had it on her computer just a bit longer. She's back to IE6 and I'm using Opera. I have FF3 on my other drive but don't want to load the beta on C, so I'll install it, run it and when I shut down, it disappears thanks to FD-ISR.

    I like FF3. On this computer, it's faster than Opera, but I'll wait until its final before considering it.

    As for MS, I'll say that MS makes a fine mouse and keyboard. I use both and love them. Maybe they ought to consider focusing on hardware rather than software.
     
  11. MikeBCda

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    With regard to the topic title:

    While there's obviously nowhere near unanimous agreement, there's one heck of a lot of us will tell you that in the case of Vista, it's not a long drive, just an easy putt. ;) :D
     
  12. InfinityAz

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    You may want to run the flash uninstaller utility (this is what I do each time a new version comes out and it seems to help). After uninstalling, download and reinstall using the flash versions specific to each browser.

    Instructions and download here.
     
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    i suggest you check your pc really well for spyware. this update might be triggering it.
     
  14. C.S.J

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    yo acr1965, did you try this?
     
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    Yes I tried that. Just using FF seems to help more than anything. But FF has crashed three times when I go to a page that needs flash. And it is the same "ntdll.dll" warning. I searched for that .dll and it is in D drive? I'll try to uninstall flash completely and reinstall it again.
     
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    Yes, latest versions. Also, FF has began to regularly crash.
     
  18. lodore

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    oh ye that happerned to my old computer running xp everytime my dad went to youtube. uninstall all versions of flash in add/remove programs and reinstall and try again. worked on xp when same thing happerned.
    lodore
     
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    About the only work around I have found that seems to help is using firefox and excluding firefox.exe from DEP. I have no ntdll.dll problems since doing that.
     
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    for me i use the number 1 broswer MAXTHON uses onky ieX engine.
    ieX sux! and vista more lol


    cheers
     
  21. lodore

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    im sure i had a problem with that .dll crashing when opening sonicstage music player from sony once. lucky for me i had an image from the day before and havent had the issue since.
    at least for now im disapointed with vista.
    my last pc came from factory with windows xp sp2 installed and worked almost flawlessly.
    im hoping when vista has one or two service packs it will be as reliable.
    maybe once service pack 1 comes out you can reinstall vista from scratch?
    lodore
     
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    Heres the Solution Boys and Girls :cautious: Install Adobe Flash Player, and then install Shockwave Player, Problem solved :shifty:
     
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    DVD+R? Are you here in my room? :eek:

    I did just that for both players this evening to solve some flash player issues, what timing! LoL
     
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    :D Big Brother is watching EASTER :cool:
     
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    Corruption of Flash/Shockwave DLLs may be resolved by uninstalling the players with the specific Adobe tool and then reinstalling the players:
    - Flash IE
    - Flash (non-IE)
    - Shockwave
     
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