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Firefox 'hanging' problem

By Peter
Jul 29, 2005
  1. This has been bugging my system ever since I first installed Firefox about six months ago.

    Every so often - maybe twice a day at worst Firefox will simply hang. I can type an address into the address box but nothing happens when I click 'Go'. Likewise if a link is clicked, either on a Firefox screen or say an email link the same happens - nothing.

    Shutting down any open Firefox windows does not reslove the problem. The only resolution is ctrl+alt+delete to pull up the Windows Task Manager where it is found that Firefox.exe is still running as a process. End the process and everything goes back to normal.... until the next time.

    There is no discernible pattern to when the problem occurs.

    I have tried reinstalling Firefox to no effect.

    The system is a P IV running XP Home.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Any hints for a resolution?

    Pete
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Make sure you uninstall before you install the newest version (1.0.6).
    Your bookmarks and settings will automatically be re-installed as well.
     
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