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Grand Master

"Firefox has stopped working" occurs frequently

Recently FireFox has begun crashing repeatedly and at unexpected times. Simply presenting me with a dialogue box saying 'FireFox has stopped working'. Vista 'tries to find a solution' but to no end.

The crashes seem to occur exclusively when new websites are opened, or when I trigger some means of new data transfer. For example, I can load a website successfully and leave it up for hours without crashing, however if I were to click a link from that page it would most likely crash.

No particular websites appear to cause the problem. Even clicking simply links from Google can cause it. Yet the same link a few moments later on a second try can work fine.

Finally, it seems that FireFox is causing other applications - that use it - to crash also. For example if I click a link that opens Windows Media Player, some times WMP will 'stop working' in the same way. If I download files and then attempt to open file location via FF's download box, Windows Explorer will 'stop working'.

I do not have any crash reports available, but help would be greatly appreciated.

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Grand Master

Re: "Firefox has stopped working" occurs frequently

firefox stops working within a minute of me being on a website

Grand Master

Re: "Firefox has stopped working" occurs frequently

get message saying firefox has stopped working & have to reset it every time. also home page somtimes shows only text & suggests disabling page reader

New User

Re: "Firefox has stopped working" occurs frequently

I got the same problem after I installed Thunderbird. So I uninstalled it again and FF is working again.