Posted 22 March 2009 - 11:14 AM
This is really starting to get on my last nerves;
Whenever i'm browsing images (a gallery), periodically Firefox, while loading an image i clicked on, locks up. Windows doesn't respond. I have to do a hard shutdown. Restarted. I shut off my firewall (ZA) and but left windows' firewall on. I left my AV on. I went back to the same page and clicked on the same pic. Firefox AND Windows hung up again. Had to do a hard shut down again.
This has been going on for the last 4 weeks since i took the Firefox 3.0.7 upgrade. I even tried going back to the previous version. Same crap with the previous version. It's getting to the point that i never know what site is going to lock this computer up.
I reinstalled windows a few weeks ago and even did a system upgrade (new CPU and graphics card). I'm assuming it isn't my Nvidia doing this.
I'm at my last wits. I've been told it's my firewall. Well, it does the same thing without it on. I've tried using PC Tools firewall and it's the same. I tried using Avast AV and then AVG. It's the same.
Asking folks in Mozilla forums is like smashing your head against a wall.
I've also ran FF in Safe Mode, viewed a page, clicked 3 pics and by the 3rd pic, it froze my system up again. So, it's not my extensions.
I rebooted and viewed that same link in Internet Explorer. Clicked all 3 pics. Nothing froze up.
Last night, i uninstalled Spybot S & D... thinking it had something to do with it's immunization feature. No go. Still had a lock up this morning.
By the way, my system has......
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
FOXCONN MCP61M05 FAB A1
2.30 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Main Circuit Board
Board: FOXCONN M61PMV FAB A1
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD P02 07/08/2008
2944 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'A0' has 2048 MB
Slot 'A1' has 2048 MB