I have been having constant problems with Firefox and Windows 8. What will happen is that Firefox will lock up my entire computer piece by piece until I am unable … (read more)
I have been having constant problems with Firefox and Windows 8. What will happen is that Firefox will lock up my entire computer piece by piece until I am unable to interact with anything, after 1 - 2 minutes, the system will work again. Checking event logs shows nothing. The system does not crash but simply slows everything down until no movement is possible then it works. I honestly do not know how to fix this and any advice from anyone will be helpful. Below is a list of everything that I have done. It will happen with one tab or multiple tabs. It will happen on ANY site.
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
AMD FX 8120 CPU
16GB DDR3 1066
120GB SSD Boot Drive
6870 2GB Video Card
Completely reinstalled Windows. - One of the first applications (after drivers of course) was FF. Started happening almost immediately.
Upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1 - No Change
Disabled HW acceleration - No change
Enabled HW acceleration - No Change
Changed Flash to click to enable - No change
Updated BIOS - No Change
Updated video card drivers - No Change
Set FF to run as admin - No Change
Disabled C State in my CPU - No Change
Ran FF in comparability mode - No Change
Updated sequentially to other FF versions - No Change
This is pretty infuriating when I am trying to work. I love FF and although I am OK using IE, and have no issues there.