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After I have logged in to my Windows XP SP3 laptop, it takes a while for Windows to finish loading and for explorer.exe to become responsive and allow the Start menu to load.

Once the Start menu is working, I start Firefox, which opens, and it loads the tabs which were last open, which is okay, but it sits there and spins its wheels for about 2 minutes, doing nothing except displaying the hour glass icon and looking like it is trying to load the webpage, but no status messages appear in the status bar.

Why is it spinning it's wheels and doing nothing for so long?

I have 2 extensions and 1 plugin active:

Extensions: User Agent Switcher 0.7.3 Add to Amazon Wish List Button 1.7

Plugins: Shockwave Flash 10.3.183.10

Cheers.

After I have logged in to my Windows XP SP3 laptop, it takes a while for Windows to finish loading and for explorer.exe to become responsive and allow the Start menu to load. Once the Start menu is working, I start Firefox, which opens, and it loads the tabs which were last open, which is okay, but it sits there and spins its wheels for about 2 minutes, doing nothing except displaying the hour glass icon and looking like it is trying to load the webpage, but no status messages appear in the status bar. Why is it spinning it's wheels and doing nothing for so long? I have 2 extensions and 1 plugin active: Extensions: User Agent Switcher 0.7.3 Add to Amazon Wish List Button 1.7 Plugins: Shockwave Flash 10.3.183.10 Cheers.

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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

Since upgrading to version 6, I think.

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:7.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0

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Jacki88 0 solutions 4 answers

I have had that problem ever since 6 came out, 7 did not fix it. So I went back to 5. The moment I went back it was all fixed. I thought it was me, I thought it was my isp. But everything else would work fine, it was JUST Firefox 6 & 7. Take it back to 5. I was lucky enough to still have it stored. You will find it goes away. They need to fix the issue.

I have had that problem ever since 6 came out, 7 did not fix it. So I went back to 5. The moment I went back it was all fixed. I thought it was me, I thought it was my isp. But everything else would work fine, it was JUST Firefox 6 & 7. Take it back to 5. I was lucky enough to still have it stored. You will find it goes away. They need to fix the issue.
Hasan 469 solutions 5600 answers

Server not found

Check and tell if its working.

Server not found * https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Server%20not%20found Check and tell if its working.

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I receive no errors as stated in the original post.

Eventually the webpage does load, but it takes 2 minutes for anything to start happening.

During that time, the program is responsive, but displays no errors or status messages.

This happened in Firefox version 6, as it did for the other poster in this thread.

I receive no errors as stated in the original post. Eventually the webpage does load, but it takes 2 minutes for anything to start happening. During that time, the program is responsive, but displays no errors or status messages. This happened in Firefox version 6, as it did for the other poster in this thread.
Hasan 469 solutions 5600 answers

Even if you are not receiving any error messages, try the suggestions mentioned in the above article.

Even if you are not receiving any error messages, try the suggestions mentioned in the above article.

Question owner

Okay, thanks.

I rebooted, and loaded Google Chrome and Firefox at the same time. Chrome was able to load a website within 30 seconds, and Firefox was about 45 seconds, which is much quicker. Perhaps Chrome is connecting to the DSL router faster than Firefox is, and perhaps prompting the router to assign an IP address to the computer? If so, Firefox would not have to do this, which would reduce connection time. I will try this again first thing tomorrow morning, at which time the IP lease may have been dropped.

The other thing that might apply is DNS prefetching, which I've turned off. I will test the difference tomorrow.

Okay, thanks. I rebooted, and loaded Google Chrome and Firefox at the same time. Chrome was able to load a website within 30 seconds, and Firefox was about 45 seconds, which is much quicker. Perhaps Chrome is connecting to the DSL router faster than Firefox is, and perhaps prompting the router to assign an IP address to the computer? If so, Firefox would not have to do this, which would reduce connection time. I will try this again first thing tomorrow morning, at which time the IP lease may have been dropped. The other thing that might apply is DNS prefetching, which I've turned off. I will test the difference tomorrow.

Modified by SRD75

Question owner

Firefox has been much quicker since disabling DNS prefetching.

Thanks mha007

Firefox has been much quicker since disabling DNS prefetching. Thanks mha007
Jacki88 0 solutions 4 answers

I actually had to make a new profile, so I dont use the defult. That mean adding my addons all over again. Then I actually disabed IPv6 in the about:config part. ....well I set it to true. Fixed it instantly. I then managed to be able to use FF7 again.

I actually had to make a new profile, so I dont use the defult. That mean adding my addons all over again. Then I actually disabed IPv6 in the about:config part. ....well I set it to true. Fixed it instantly. I then managed to be able to use FF7 again.

Question owner

You mean IP6.disabled = true (in essence) ?

You mean IP6.disabled = true (in essence) ?

Question owner

bump

This is still occuring, in a different form.

When I first login to Windows, the first time Firefox loads, it always becomes "Not Responding".

If I end the firefox process and start it again, it will load quite normally the second time. The 2nd time I load it, the same plugins are enabled. Does this imply plugins are not the source of the problem?

DNS prefetching is still disabled, which initially cured Firefox spinning its wheels.

The following plugins are enabled:

  • Add to Amazon Wish List Button 1.7
  • Boomerang for GMail 1.0
  • DownThemAll! 2.0.8
  • Firebug 1.8.4
  • Memory Fox 7.4
  • User Agent Switcher 0.7.3

Firefox version is 7.0.1

I will disabled them, reboot, and see how Firefox performs on first run.

Cheers.

'''bump''' This is still occuring, in a different form. When I first login to Windows, the first time Firefox loads, it '''always '''becomes "Not Responding". If I end the firefox process and start it again, it will load quite normally the second time. The 2nd time I load it, the same plugins are enabled. Does this imply plugins are not the source of the problem? DNS prefetching is still disabled, which initially cured Firefox spinning its wheels. The following plugins are enabled: * Add to Amazon Wish List Button 1.7 * Boomerang for GMail 1.0 * DownThemAll! 2.0.8 * Firebug 1.8.4 * Memory Fox 7.4 * User Agent Switcher 0.7.3 Firefox version is 7.0.1 I will disabled them, reboot, and see how Firefox performs on first run. Cheers.

Modified by SRD75

Question owner

After disabling all Extensions and rebooting, Firefox starts fine, so it is Extension-related.

The most recent extensions installed are:

- Boomerang for GMail 1.0
- DownThemAll! 2.0.8 

I will leave them disabled, and enabled the others.

After disabling all Extensions and rebooting, Firefox starts fine, so it is Extension-related. The most recent extensions installed are: - Boomerang for GMail 1.0 - DownThemAll! 2.0.8 I will leave them disabled, and enabled the others.
cor-el
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Try to disable the Java Quick Starter extension.

  • Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions
  • Control Panel -> Java -> Advanced tab -> Miscellaneous -> Java Quick Starter (disable)

Your above posted system details show multiple Java Console extensions.
You can uninstall and remove Java Console extensions, you do not need them to run Java applets.

See:

Try to disable the Java Quick Starter extension. * Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions * Control Panel -> Java -> Advanced tab -> Miscellaneous -> Java Quick Starter (disable) Your above posted system details show multiple Java Console extensions.<br /> You can uninstall and remove Java Console extensions, you do not need them to run Java applets. See: * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#Multiple_Java_Console_extensions
Hasan 469 solutions 5600 answers

-> Test for faulty extensions

Check and tell if its working.

-> [[Troubleshooting extensions and themes#w_test-for-faulty-extensions|Test for faulty extensions]] Check and tell if its working.

Question owner

All the Java Consoles were already disabled when Firefox was initially not responding.

I do have the following Plugins though:

- Java Deployment Toolkit 6.0.240.7
- Java Platform SE 6 U24.
All the Java Consoles were already disabled when Firefox was initially not responding. I do have the following Plugins though: - Java Deployment Toolkit 6.0.240.7 - Java Platform SE 6 U24.
cor-el
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Chosen Solution

Also these?

Java Quick Starter 1.0 false jqs@sun.com
Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 0.0.0 false
Also these? Java Quick Starter 1.0 false jqs@sun.com Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 0.0.0 false

Question owner

Yes, already disabled, thanks.

Yes, already disabled, thanks.

Question owner

It's working fine now. I think it is one of:

  • Boomerang for GMail 1.0
  • DownThemAll! 2.0.8
It's working fine now. I think it is one of: * Boomerang for GMail 1.0 * DownThemAll! 2.0.8