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Mozilla Ridiculously Slow to Load


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#1 Wolf Chief

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 07:12 PM

Hey guys,
I've done my fair share of lurking on this site, some exceptional information! I do have a minor problem with my Firefox though. I've searched high and low, the annals of the internet, and haven't found nothing that has helped. I've compressed my Mozilla .dll files in the Mozilla directory using UPX, that didn't help. I have prefetched my Mozilla shortcut target, no go. Lastly, I have altered my Mozilla shortcut to be compatible with a Windows 2000 set-up, still no improvement. Every time I completely exit out of Mozilla, and click back on it, it literally takes 10-15 seconds for the program to load. Any other suggestions?

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#2 MadDawg

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 07:50 PM

How many add-ons do you have installed for it? Excessive add-ons will slow down the browser. Also, how much RAM do you have? I used to have 448MB of RAM and I would hesitate to open Firefox, because it took so long to open.
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#3 Wolf Chief

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 09:16 PM

The only add-ons I have are Better Privacy, Colorzilla, and Norton IPS...and 2 GB of RAM.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 09:29 PM

With 2GB of RAM it should open pretty quickly. Do you save your tabs when you close the browser?
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#5 Wolf Chief

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 09:52 PM

Nope, and I clear everything (cookies/history) every time I close the browser.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 10:07 PM

Hmmm, I'm stumped now... those were my only suspicions. :thumbsup:
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Posted 18 May 2009 - 03:48 PM

Run some spyware scans.

#8 Wolf Chief

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:25 PM

My PC is clean. Just actually ran SDFix today, and have MBAM, Ad-Aware AE, and Norton protection running.

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:41 PM

I will guess you've already tried running Firefox(Safe Mode) from the start menu?

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:12 PM

Actually, no. I tried it, and it's much improved. It's literally 1-2 seconds to load. I guess I'll just sacrifice my themes and add-ons for a faster start-up. Thanks!

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 12:55 PM

It may be just one of your add-ons causing the slow start, disable or uninstall them one at a time to see if you can find which one is causing the problem.




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