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My firefox keeps freezing. It just stops doing anything, and windows doesnt recognise it as "non responsive'. I don't know why its been doing this, help?

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Hi there.

For the past 2 days, my firefox has been freezing up. That is, it stops moving and I can't do anything. It started randomly doing this yesterday and I can't possibly think of whats causing it, since google chrome is working fine.

All help appreciated. :)

Hi there. For the past 2 days, my firefox has been freezing up. That is, it stops moving and I can't do anything. It started randomly doing this yesterday and I can't possibly think of whats causing it, since google chrome is working fine. All help appreciated. :)

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m-wynn 15 solutions 204 answers

Firefox hangs should help resolve this issue.

[[Firefox hangs|Firefox hangs]] should help resolve this issue.

Question owner

Thanks. Read the article, but none of the situations seem to apply to me. :S The concept of hanging, yes, but the actual situations theyre mentioning arent affecting me.

Originally it was just youtube doing it, then every site started doing it afterwards. Now it just "hangs" after being open for 10 seconds on any site.

Thanks. Read the article, but none of the situations seem to apply to me. :S The concept of hanging, yes, but the actual situations theyre mentioning arent affecting me. Originally it was just youtube doing it, then every site started doing it afterwards. Now it just "hangs" after being open for 10 seconds on any site.

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m-wynn 15 solutions 204 answers

hmm... Does it hang in Safe Mode?

hmm... Does it hang in [[Safe Mode|Safe Mode]]?

Question owner

Yes. I just tried it and it was hanging again. :S

The first link you provided told me to scan my computer in-case, so I'll do that. I scanned my computer a week ago and I haven't done/gone anywhere that would give me a virus or malware, nor have I downloaded anything so I really dont know.

Yes. I just tried it and it was hanging again. :S The first link you provided told me to scan my computer in-case, so I'll do that. I scanned my computer a week ago and I haven't done/gone anywhere that would give me a virus or malware, nor have I downloaded anything so I really dont know.
the1dea 0 solutions 4 answers

When was the last time you have cleared your cache?

When was the last time you have cleared your cache?

Question owner

I don't even remember, it's been that long. I never actually clear my history for browsing, cookies or my cache. Only my downloads.

So i cleared it now just incase. Still hanging.

I don't even remember, it's been that long. I never actually clear my history for browsing, cookies or my cache. Only my downloads. So i cleared it now just incase. Still hanging.
the1dea 0 solutions 4 answers

Do you have any missing plug ins?

Do you have any missing plug ins?
the1dea 0 solutions 4 answers

Best solution would be to uninstall Firefox and reinstall it. You could also try a system restore but that takes more time.

Best solution would be to uninstall Firefox and reinstall it. You could also try a system restore but that takes more time.

Question owner

I don't think so. :S

Also, is it normal for "plug-in container" to be showing in my processes? It always opens with firefox.

I don't think so. :S Also, is it normal for "plug-in container" to be showing in my processes? It always opens with firefox.
m-wynn 15 solutions 204 answers

plugin container keeps your plugins in a separate process, so that if one of your plugins crashes, firefox won't crash.

Reinstalling firefox should fix it, but, if you don't want to do that, you can try creating a new profile.

plugin container keeps your plugins in a separate process, so that if one of your plugins crashes, firefox won't crash. Reinstalling firefox should fix it, but, if you don't want to do that, you can try creating a [[Managing Profiles|new profile]].

Question owner

If i uninstall then reinstall my firefox, will all my history, cookies and bookmarks be removed?

If i uninstall then reinstall my firefox, will all my history, cookies and bookmarks be removed?
m-wynn 15 solutions 204 answers

It should keep everything, but just incase, you should back up your profile.

It should keep everything, but just incase, you should [[Backing up your information|back up your profile]].

Question owner

Uninstalled then reinstalled. Still getting the silly hanging.

This is so frustrating. I can't think of anything that'd be causing this.

Uninstalled then reinstalled. Still getting the silly hanging. This is so frustrating. I can't think of anything that'd be causing this.
m-wynn 15 solutions 204 answers

The only other thing I can think of is testing with a new profile. Sorry this is being so hard to fix.

The only other thing I can think of is testing with a [[Managing Profiles|new profile]]. Sorry this is being so hard to fix.

Question owner

Made a new profile and tried it. Still hanging. I'm guessing this is the end of the line and it cant be fixed.

Made a new profile and tried it. Still hanging. I'm guessing this is the end of the line and it cant be fixed.
m-wynn 15 solutions 204 answers

I'm only an untrained volunteer. You might get better luck at http://forums.mozillazine.org/. Make sure to mention that you tried safe mode, a new profile, and reinstalling firefox.

I'm only an untrained volunteer. You might get better luck at [http://forums.mozillazine.org/ http://forums.mozillazine.org/]. Make sure to mention that you tried safe mode, a new profile, and reinstalling firefox.

Question owner

I will.

Thank you for all your help and time with the matter, I really appreciate it. :)

I will. Thank you for all your help and time with the matter, I really appreciate it. :)
jackieaustin 1 solutions 5 answers

Actually there can be a lot of reasons. In most cases, a plugin, an addon, a virus or may be a registry error. Check out this: http://reallyhowto.com/fix-firefox-keeps-freezing-crashing-slow-issue/ Worked like a charm after installing that tool.

Actually there can be a lot of reasons. In most cases, a plugin, an addon, a virus or may be a registry error. Check out this: http://reallyhowto.com/fix-firefox-keeps-freezing-crashing-slow-issue/ Worked like a charm after installing that tool.