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Crashing often - Opera v34.0 Windows 7 32 bit

  • But it's Opera that is creating the system (browser coding).
    And if I take my car to a mecanic and tell him/her it is something wrong with it, I expect that the mecanic can find out what is wrong with my car.

    If your car has got intermittent issues (bad wiring contact), then most often they don't find it out.

    In my case the problem appears on 2 computers, and they have no malware, no bad drivers, no extensions, no damaged OS etc etc..... The only thing the 2 computers have in common is, both runs Windows 10 latest build and Opera v.35.

    And both are used by same user, don't forget that 🙂

    I know that such issues are extremely hard to pinpoint (I have dealt with software and hardware support for many years, some intermittent problems with our software took months to resolve), but maybe you can find something more common. Like some website or page, which causes opera to crash (usually not immediately, rather after prolonged use or after closing); or some your other action in your computer, like switching to and from some other application.

    What other common system-level software (like antivirus) you are running on your computers?

  • Same problem here... Opera 35 crashes continuously... I thought it was my computer and I have reinstalled Windows 10 (no extension is present) . Nothing changed, opera still crashes.

  • donq

    About antivirus software, I've been using Avira Free antivirus on all my computers for the last 8-10 years. I've also tried to delete Avira and using Windows Defender, but the problem with "Application hang" is still there.

    Firewall is Windows inbuilt.

    The only thing I can think of that could be the problem is web pages with a lot of pictures, flashing commercials/ads. I don't know if Opera browser is RAM hungry?

    But both my computers have 6 Gb RAM, so it could not be the lack of RAM causing the problem either.

  • Windows warns you before you run out of RAM on Windows 10.

  • The only thing I can think of that could be the problem is web pages with a lot of pictures, flashing commercials/ads.

    Have you tried run opera with plugins disabled (or better, set them 'click to activate' - this way you can watch some videos at least)?

    My opera setups (XP, W7, W10 - I have yet to see any crash) have plugins configured to 'click to activate'.
    Then I'm using Adblock + Ghostery, no ads and trackers enabled - this kills most of flashing (graphics overload) at the core. (Sorry ad networks, I won't help you.)

    Can you set your opera graphics hardware acceleration to disabled? I'm not sure, which flags need to alter - but you can experiment with anything, related to graphics acceleration, direct write and similar things. Of course if your computers have very different graphics hardware, then this is unlikely to have any effect.

    I would disable non-microsoft antivirus or configure it to exclude everything, related to opera (including profile folder) for some days. I have not heard major problems with Avira, but it is not very popular here either.

    (For quite different software (our company produced ERP software) we have had couple problems with Avast lately - it did block some of our components. This is not directly related to your problem.)

  • donq

    First of all, my computers have different graphics setup.

    1. Acer Aspire desktop (4-5 years old), i3-2100, 3.1 Ghz, AMD Radeon HD 6570 graphic card 1 mb.
    2. Asus laptop (6 month old), i5-5200u, 2.2 Ghz, intel HD 5500 graphics.

    My new Asus laptop have most problem with Opera browser freezing/hang.

    Since my Acer desktop computer have better (more powerful) graphic card, it could be a problem related to graphic cards, or how the computers handle graphics (pictures, flashing ads/commercials) but this is just a guess by me.

    How do I disable plugins? And what do you mean by plugins?

    I'm not a computer geek. 🙂

  • Now I have tried to disable plugins. Still Opera freezing/hang like before.

    I also tried to disable Opera hardware acceleration. Still Opera freezing/hang.

    It is useless to try to twist and tweak any more with my software or hardware. I have not have any issu with my computers since I was using MS-Dos and Windows ME og a few problems with Windows Vista. I know for sure this have to do with some coding in the Opera browser that is not working properly in Windows 10, latest build.

    I just have to wait and see if there will be a fix in later versions of Opera.

  • Of course it is related to some "coding in the Opera", I just attempted to find out, which part of code can be faulty (and find some workarounds). I hope some opera devs read these forums and such info could help them fix errors. As you can understand, there are many Opera users, not experiencing any problems with Opera.
    Well, I have W10 1511 build 10586.71 and updates deferred - maybe my Opera would crash on the 'latest and greatest' windows builds too.

    Last question: does Chrome work well or does it crash either? Opera and Chrome share most of rendering code and it is possible that problems are not Opera generated at all.

  • Rename the profile and test how it works.
    Just find the path in Menu > Opera About

    Using Opera sync all your data will be saved and after login in the new profile will be added in it.

  • donq

    Now I have been testing Chrome for the first time.

    I tried my very best to force it to freeze/hang, but I couldn't make it. I tried for maybe 1,5 hours. I used my new Asus laptop, since this is my computer that have the biggest problem with Opera. My 5 years old Acer desktop computer is slightly better.

    I can get Opera to freeze/hang in about 5-10 minutes if I try hard.

    So, to sum it up, I still think Opera have to find the "problem" in their coding of Opera browser.

    By the way, I did not like Chrome browser so I stick to Opera anyway.