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Windows 7: Regarding Win7 Crashes!

02 Nov 2014   #1
FlaPC7

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Regarding Win7 Crashes!

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Win 7 crash history! It's been happening to me over the past several months! I have Driver Update software, Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes, CCleaner and Carbonite to provide security and enhanced performance! I use Firefox and IE occasionally! I shut down Firefox and am now only using IE! So far, no more crashes!

Anyone know why?

Lawrence W.


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02 Nov 2014   #2
richc46

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Welcome To Our Community

Is Firefox the most up to date version?
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02 Nov 2014   #3
FlaPC7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome To Our Community

Is Firefox the most up to date version?
Hello Richard!

Thanks for the quick response!

FireFox V33.0.2
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02 Nov 2014   #4
richc46

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Go to this site. They will either say you have the most up to date or tell you to download it. If you do not have most up to date, download now.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...-you-are-using
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02 Nov 2014   #5
FlaPC7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Go to this site. They will either say you have the most up to date or tell you to download it. If you do not have most up to date, download now.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...-you-are-using
That is where I found my version 33.0.2.

Underneath the version it said, "Firefix is up to date"
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02 Nov 2014   #6
richc46

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Good
Since I am not there we have to go step by step and hope that we do get the solution.
As of now I think that the problem is caused by FF and a conflict with other software.
Go into clean boot mode. Use FF long enough to be sure that it will or will not crash.
If you do not crash put the software back one by one as explained in the tutorial.
If you do crash put them all back and we will try another method.
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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02 Nov 2014   #7
gregrocker

 

What driver update software are you using on a driver-complete OS?

This can cause problems.

If you can System Restore to before you installed that, then follow the correct procedure to enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) to Check for Updates, install all Important and Optional Updates, with requested reboots, until there are no more offered. This is how WIn7 delivers the drivers IT wants, as well as critical patches.
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02 Nov 2014   #8
FlaPC7

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Preventing FireFox-related Crashes!

Richard: Yes, FF appears to have a connection to the crashes! I periodically check my Startup folders for files that don't belong there and I remove them! I will continue to monitor activities until the problem is resolved and post the results of my findings to share with my fellow members! Thanks for your input and suggestions!

Gregg: I've been using SlimDriver's upgraded version of DriverUpdate! I will review that situation and work on using the Windows Driver Update version that has been rather elusive when it comes to being available. Thanks to you for your input and suggestions!
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03 Nov 2014   #9
sgage

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Just something to think about: Only 2 things have ever made Windows 7 crash on me since its release.

1) Google Maps in Firefox
2) DropBox (the sync program that runs on the PC)

Both of these still reliably crash my system, so I simply avoid them.
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03 Nov 2014   #10
gregrocker

 

A better option than driver finders to update drivers is to install Driver View, on View tab select Hide MS Drivers, then check for each driver left (except dump. prefixed) on the OEM PC or device maker's Support Downloads webpage for newer drivers.
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