When opening certain videos on YouTube, I am met with a "Black Screen of Death". In other words, there is a black screen from the top of the URL bar to the bottom of my screen. I can still interact with the objects on my screen and click them. Some information about my PC and browser:

Browser: Google Chrome
PC: dv7 (a lot of people say they are having problems on the dv6 and dv7 too)
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
RAM: 6 gigs
Processor: 2.4 GHz quad-core

The black screen of death is also occurring on other web pages too. Here's a sample YouTube video that it occurs on.

  • Don't have Windows so I cannot repro, but thanks for the Electro mix link :) Screenshot (sounds obvious, black screen? I know but) would help as well as a screenshot of what your Web Inspector shows.
    – phwd
    Commented Apr 13, 2012 at 1:15
  • I can't add pictures because I have less than 10 reputation. It's just a black screen. Nothing to see.
    – Griffin
    Commented Apr 13, 2012 at 1:24
  • Okay, well the image of what the web inspector sees is still needed. Upload to imgur drop the imgur link in the question (remove the youtube one, I will put it back after)
    – phwd
    Commented Apr 13, 2012 at 1:29
  • I can't upload any images.
    – Griffin
    Commented Apr 13, 2012 at 1:39

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I've had similar problems and I have one solution that may work.

I would suggest making sure you have the latest version of Google Chrome.

Click the wrench then click the about tab and it will tell you if your up to date

  • No problem! The problem was that Google Chrome was having some kind of issue where it would conflict with Adobe Flash Player. Google has it's own built in flash player. This was fixed in updates following therefore that is why updating fixed it! Commented Apr 13, 2012 at 2:02

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