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My computer keeps freezing and says you've reached your breaking point. It only does this when I use Firefox. How can I fix this?
If I'm on Firefox for more than 10 minutes, my computer will freeze. I have to use 'control, alt, delete' to get out. I briefly see a pop up screen that says 'you've reached your breaking point'. I cannot figure out whats causing this. It only happens when I use Firefox. I hope someone knows the answer. Thank you
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Are you using Ctrl+Alt+Del to call up the Task Manager and "kill" Firefox that way? If you pause for a moment, can you see whether Firefox (or on the Details tab firefox.exe) is using an extraordinarily high amount of CPU time or memory?
You might already have seen these articles, but just in case:
- Firefox hangs or is not responding - How to fix
- Warning Unresponsive script - What it means and how to fix it
Since Flash is so widely used on the web, you might also try turning off the protected mode feature of the Flash player plugin. That feature has security benefits, but seems to have serious compatibility issues on some systems. You can disable it using the Add-ons page. Either:
- "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
In the left column, click Plugins. On the right side, find "Shockwave Flash" and click the More link. Then uncheck the box for "Enable Adobe Flash protected mode" and try that for a day to see whether it helps.