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how come IE works fine while Firefox crashes and hangs constantly

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IE works fine while Firefox opensn 1 web page then hangs, crashes when trying to access "source", does not render Windows Media Player content, update to 3.6.9 hangs in eternal download mode, then frazzles, on Windows XP with AMD processor and Firefox 3.6.8.

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Your plugins list in the system details doesn't show the WMP plugin.
You need to install the WMP plugin for Firefox if you want to see embedded WMP content.

See:

Play Windows Media files in Firefox with the Windows Media plugin
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Windows_Media_Player#Missing_plugin

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Software_Update (Software Update not working properly)
Remove the files in the updates and updates\0 folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Mozilla Firefox\updates
(%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Mozilla Firefox\updates)
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\updates

Download a fresh copy of Firefox ( http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/all.html ) and do a reinstall of Firefox over the top of the current version.

If that still causes the same problem then do a clean reinstall and download a fresh Firefox copy from http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/all.html and save the file to the desktop.

Uninstall your current Firefox version and remove the Firefox program folder before installing that copy of the Firefox installer.