Posted 27 February 2006 - 05:52 PM
hello: Its been a while since I'd had to come and search your brains.
This time its FireFox Browser causing me no end of grief. I was finally convinced to add and use it for additonal /or better surfing security. but I find quite often when I request a web page, it times out on me, and I get an error "connection has timed out" # The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
# If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
# If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
Now I finally got peeved and decided to remove the silly thing. Of course afterword it was worse- I couldn't access mail or any quick launch items it seemed. So Idid a system restore, and that didn't help at all except to put FF back on. So I uninstalled it again, deleted program files, etc ( and I don't know how to remove registry keys if necessary.) Then redownloaded FF and installed it once more. Now I can access quick-launch items and mail, and when FF is open to a web site and I want to choose a different page or new site - most often it starts the search then just stops, and times out.
I have NO problem with IE so it isn't my connection to the net. I have specifically put accept Firefox into zonealarm control centre for programs.
Has anyone had this problem? I mean I heard it was so good aND FASTER . Heck i can't even figure out how to get rid of it so as to be able to use the computer after.
Ok > I use XP Pro - SP2
I HAVE 512 MB MEMORY
80 GIG HARD DRIVE W/20GIG SLAVE
I run zonealarm free
Norton corporate (9) version
I run adaware pro, spybot S&D spyware guard and spywareblasater ( I run thru scans every week, as there isn't much found except a few cookies)
I wonder if you geniuses can figure whats behind this problem? hope so if anybody can it would be you all.