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firefox keeps locking up for a few minutes, the screen goes white and cant click anything till it begins responding, which sometimes never happens. Whats going on?

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Firefox, at random locks up and "is not responding" the page sort of white's out, making everything pale, and i cant click anything within firefox until it's okay again

Which someitmes is minutes, sometimes it never responds again forcing me to quit it.

I would try another browser, but firefox has literally stolen the internet from my laptop. Nothing else willconnect to the internet now.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

its random, but will happen at least one evey half an hour

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • 4.0.50917.0
  • BitTorrent Plugin 1
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Default Plug-in
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Office Live Update v1.3
  • NPWLPG
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Google Update
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:1.9.2.12) Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C)

More Information

mervyng 0 solutions 2 answers

This also happens with me frequently, mostly with Firefox 3.6.12, but occasionally with othe applications such as Microsoft Outlook, therefore I suspect that it is a general Vista problem, and a solution may be found there.

shsaci 0 solutions 1 answers

Its only really started happening since the last update 3.6.12. Especially when using dwhelper to download something - after about 3 mins or so - Firefox becomes unresponsive.

 I've even tried to browsing with history records at a minimum and also a few times in 'private browsing', but same problem. Firefox becomes unresponsive after a few minutes and hangs. Then have to shut it down via task mgr.

I'll try uninstalling this version and installing an older one from file hippo. Hope that works as great as it used to.


 Application Basics
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       (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
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cvmelson@verzon.net 0 solutions 2 answers

FIREFOX DOES NOT WORK IN ANY OF THE ONES I HAVE TRIED. I AM UP TO 9 NOW & IT STILL DOES NOT WORK. FADES A LOT & I CANNOT SCROLL MOST OF THE TIME. WHAT A PIECE OF CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!