Basilisk at Washington Post causes reboot

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Basilisk at Washington Post causes reboot

Post by gracious1 » 2019-07-19, 23:17

Quite often when I use Basilisk at the Washington Post site, if I am on for any length of time and have multiple tabs of it open, my PC crashes and reboots. (Running Windows 10). I am a neophyte with Windows these days, but I can consistently make this happen when I visit Washington Post, with nothing else running and no other pages open.
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Re: Basilisk at Washington Post causes reboot

Post by RJARRRPCGP » 2019-07-20, 06:59

gracious1 wrote:
2019-07-19, 23:17
Quite often when I use Basilisk at the Washington Post site, if I am on for any length of time and have multiple tabs of it open, my PC crashes and reboots. (Running Windows 10). I am a neophyte with Windows these days, but I can consistently make this happen when I visit Washington Post, with nothing else running and no other pages open.
All I know is, that's not a good sign. If you're lucky, it's just a video driver problem. (with sound driver being less likely) Or else, hardware failure, possibly a faulty graphics card or power supply. (can be failed capacitors in the power supply)

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Re: Basilisk at Washington Post causes reboot

Post by Moonchild » 2019-07-20, 10:56

It's usually a sign of a faulty video driver. Basilisk doesn't run anything that low level that can cause a blue screen/reset. At most it would have an appcrash.
Please check your video drivers first. if it's for embedded (Intel) graphics you really should check for the latest drivers for it. Alternatively, as a workaround, you could disable hardware acceleration in the browser to try and dodge these issues.
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