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Internet Hangs After Short Use (ie 7 / Firefox)


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#1 misterpomp

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 03:18 PM

Help much appreciated if anyone can point me in the right direction.

I've recently got a Vista machine. When I start up the machine I can get on the Internet no problem (IE7 or Firefox). After a while it just hangs. The pages doesn't even resolve to one of the usual ".. could not reach the page..." type messages. Usually the message bar at the bottom says it's waiting for the website to reply but it just hangs. It then also won't close the browser properly. I end up with residual processes that I can see in Task Manager Processes window (iexplore.exe, firefox.exe, ieuser.exe). Task Manager can't kill these processes though. I have to reboot every time it happens and it's happening every 1/2 hour to hour on average of internet usage but sometimes even less. Windows Mail seems affected by it too (although it happens even when just the browser is running) but other applications can still do internet updates successfully (Spyware Blaster, Ad-Aware etc). I've tried IE7 without add-ons - that made no difference. I tried running Firefox - exactly the same symptoms.

I should add - I also can't shut down the machine when this happens - have to turn the power off.

Any clues? Thanks

Edited by misterpomp, 29 July 2008 - 04:02 PM.


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