IE8 & Mozilla freeze my whole PC while browsing.

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  1. sotorious

    sotorious New Member

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    I would like to update you people, I think i found the problem. It was the XMP mode on my corsair ram. Which is funny since it never crashed in games only while pretty much browsing / sitting at the desktop. 8 days ago i turned it off and i havent had a freeze yet. Longest time without a freeze with XMP mode was 8 days. So I'm giving it another 2 to 4 days before i can give a 100% yes that this was the problem. After those 2 to 4 games I will go back and turn it on and check to see if it freezes again just so i can be 101% sure.
     
  2. tapiocableu

    tapiocableu New Member

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    It's Windows 7 We're all having similar freezing problems!

    Don't fret. it is Windows 7 that is causing Mozilla and I suppose from what I have read IE to freeze. I Have to restart over and over again. When I look in task manager it shows mozilla AND open window. don't know what the open window is. When I force a restart it says explorer needs to close when I don't have explorer active or open. I understand you can't fully remove explorer (which i thought may be interfering), but i thought I would try. Too bad it's just us here and no mozilla staff trying to help. May be I'll just resort to using IE which is what they probably are trying to make me do. installed as many possible solution add ons ad plug ins as I could. google talk can't work well with it either.

    *slow
    *freezes
    *can't open up new windows, just new tabs
    *can't open embedded links

    Good Luck! So glad it's not just me.
    check this out. but no microsoft people help and mozilla staff are at a loss apparently too - hoping we'll just figure it out on our own.
    Firefox in a sense "freezes" in windows 7 (can't close windows, can't change windows, firefox closes instantly when i press the X without asking if you want to close the windows but still stays active in task manager)

     
  3. Sonny

    Sonny Fantastic Member

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    Just wondering if you have Skype downloaded.
     
  4. tapiocableu

    tapiocableu New Member

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    yes. why? (10 characters...)
     
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    Sonny Fantastic Member

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    My browsers were freezing up after I downloaded skype and found that I had to uninstall skype web features. After that no more freezing. I don't know if anybody else has had that happen, but thinking that might be the problem or part of the problem with IE8 freezing.
     
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    yeah i read that before somewhere else. removed and uninstalled skype and any add ons and google talk but same problem when reinstalled. but thank you very much!
     
  7. Sonny

    Sonny Fantastic Member

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    You don't uninstall skype just skype web features. Skype will work without the web features.
     
  8. tapiocableu

    tapiocableu New Member

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    I just don't know how to do that. Sorry. Could you advise further?
     
  9. Sonny

    Sonny Fantastic Member

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    You go to Start>Control Panel>Uninstall Programs.

    In uninstall programs scroll down till you come to skype web features. click on that and hit uninstall. Do not uninstall skype which is right below it. It solved my trouble with freezing up. I don't know if that is what is causing your troubles but it could very well be. My wife had same problem as me. She has had no problems since. Skype will still work.
     
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    tapiocableu New Member

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    Thank you again for your help. But I tried on all my computers to find such an option of "web features". There is nothing that I can see. You have only the option to uninstall the full skype. I even looked inthe program file and through all the extras and such...i can't find anything resembling "web features" but thank you. I'll uninstall skype again and test they system without it. But i have a sneaking suspicion that ....well I'll try. thanks a lot for your time. I'll let you know.

     
  11. Sonny

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    Your welcome, I am sorry I could not have been of more help.
     

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