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Windows 7: firefox hanging

31 Dec 2010   #1
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 
firefox hanging

lve looked around but found allot on similar issues but not my specific issue.

long story short is firefox hangs when l start it up.. not sure if its windows 7 or just something to do with an update.

its only started happening the last couple of days, all l have to do to create the issue is start firefox up and for maybe 5/10 seconds the browser hangs as a white page with just the title bar along the top before icons and the search bar shows up. the only thing l have installed is CCleaner which was just before it started happening (by maybe a few days)

lve done a little testing like disabling addons, cleared temp files, and history which l admit lve not cleared for a good year.. but the problem is still persisting, opening new windows while the program is active seems to be ok so its just when it starts from scratch.. in any case l guess its no biggie if l dont find the issue as it could be random and may not affect if l reinstall, which l intend to do over the next 4 weeks at some point (been installed for a year so its worth an occasional clean l guess) but l must admit it would be nice to know what the problem is if it should return again especially if someone has some interesting ideas on what it could be.


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01 Jan 2011   #2
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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01 Jan 2011   #3
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

If you close Firefox down and then go to the event viewer. When in the event viewer-- wipe all of the log history in each category. Once done, leave the event viewer open and restart Firefox. You will either see messages in the event viewer which confirm your suspicion that Firefox needs reinstalled or something more interesting. Who knows, maybe your computer's hard drive just needs a defrag :/

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01 Jan 2011   #4
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, timeless!

Which version of FF are you running, 3.6.13?
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01 Jan 2011   #5
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

yeah its the latest version. however l may have tracked down the issue.

the strange thing is l disabled all the addons already however l decided to use firefox safe mode and disabled the addons there instead and then enable them one at a time.. once all the addons were disabled firefox started fine, after enabling addons l found that Flashgot was the culprit.. but what l dont understand is that nothing has changed or updated since before the problem started so lm confused as to why the problem started when nothing is any different than before it started.. apart from the fact l cleared cache, but only when disabling addons through safemode firefox and enabling one at a time did things become apparent.

still lm glad l worked out the issue tho l still intend to reinstall my OS in the next few weeks before l go away, usually do once a year to keep my comp running well.
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01 Jan 2011   #6
krokusnat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah Timeless those addons can become a real problem sometimes, that is usually the cause of all firefox issues...
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01 Jan 2011   #7
BWK

 

My opinion on firefox any more is CRAP! I used to be almost religious with it, but any more it just seems like any type of add-on you use causes it to crash and reset to home page. I trashed FF and went to the newest Google Chrome, the apps store has a lot of really nice ad-ons as well as some neat little games to play. I am not having any more crashes like FF used to give me, I'm not having to wonder is this page going to load or crash, I'm not googleing to find a fix for a crash that occurred because of a FF incompatibility issue any more. All my problems seemed to go right out the door after I removed it. Remember this just my opinion based on my factual findings and actual experiences.


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01 Jan 2011   #8
krokusnat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would use google chrome but it uses to much ram, for firefox I just run the older versions and tweak the settings in about:config to my preferences and don't update it. Lately FF has been trying to keep up with IE as far as being an overweight pig. LOL! Honestly the more newer the versions the worse it becomes almost like some bad conspiracy...
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01 Jan 2011   #9
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

@timeless, perhaps the issue occurred with Flashgot because of an update of that extension. I assume you have extensions set to automatically check for update?

I am very happy you solved the issue!

Hey, guys, quit hatin' on FF ...
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01 Jan 2011   #10
krokusnat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
@timeless, perhaps the issue occurred with Flashgot because of an update of that extension. I assume you have extensions set to automatically check for update?

I am very happy you solved the issue!

Hey, guys, quit hatin' on FF ...
Hehe I don't hate it just wondering why it isn't as good as it used to be....
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