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Why does it take Firefox so long to load when I first start the program?

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Why does it take so long to open Firefox when selected?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== has continually gotten slower for months. Last time it took 92 seconds.

Why does it take so long to open Firefox when selected? == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == has continually gotten slower for months. Last time it took 92 seconds.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • -Macromedia Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 8.5
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • 1.9.0042.0
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 8.2.2
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r42
  • Garmin Communicator Plug-In 2.8.3.0
  • Picasa plugin
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Google Updater pluginhttp://pack.google.com/
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.4) Gecko/20100611 Firefox/3.6.4 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

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I operate on Comcast cable at 10mbs running XP. I like Firefox and I don't really want to go back to Explorer. I have the latest updates.

Question owner

The problem remains, if not worsened, in 3.6.8.

The problem remains, if not worsened, in 3.6.8.
dloconn 0 solutions 1 answers

It takes a long...........time for Firefox to open, and when it opens, sometimes it shuts down, and is reaaaaaaaaaaaaal slow, this just happened recently, what can I do? It is doing weird things.

It takes a long...........time for Firefox to open, and when it opens, sometimes it shuts down, and is reaaaaaaaaaaaaal slow, this just happened recently, what can I do? It is doing weird things.
rplotner 0 solutions 2 answers

When none of the suggested fixes worked for me, I did a system recovery to an earlier date when I know Firefox worked, and that did it for me - after the system recovery, Firefox automatically updated to version 13, and it's super fast now. Obviously, the slowdown was caused by Windows security updates...

When none of the suggested fixes worked for me, I did a system recovery to an earlier date when I know Firefox worked, and that did it for me - after the system recovery, Firefox automatically updated to version 13, and it's super fast now. Obviously, the slowdown was caused by Windows security updates...