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Post Posted March 11th, 2006, 1:12 pm

Starting last Friday night, firefox has been crashing my computer. After browsing using FF, for what seems like a random amount of time, and on random pages (ie hotmail, digg, random other webpages) my entire screen goes black and my computer freezes (I know this because Itunes freezes also). This happens only in firefox, not IE, so I think the problem is with the app or one of it's extentions.The only thing that I have found that consistantly makes this problem occur is located here:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Reducing_memo ... e_(Firefox)
Browse about half way down the page and click one of the two links, [1] or [2], with the little locks after them located under the download history header.

I am running:
Windows XP, service pack 2
768 MB Ram

Firefox extensions:
Foxytunes 1.2
FasterFox 1.0.3
IE Tab 1.0.8
Backgroundimage Saver 0.1

If anyone can help fix this (or if you need more info please let me know). I am getting quite discoraged...

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Post Posted March 11th, 2006, 1:31 pm

Try running in Safe Mode for a while to see if that resolves the issues -- http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_mode

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Post Posted March 11th, 2006, 2:39 pm

Ok, I tried running in firefox safe mode and my computer still crashes... anyone else have an idea?

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Post Posted March 11th, 2006, 2:56 pm

Sounds like system conflict on your machine. investigate further.

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Post Posted March 11th, 2006, 4:26 pm

Where should I start... I know my way around computers somewhat, but not enough to just go stabing in the dark...

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Post Posted March 11th, 2006, 4:52 pm

Start with a throough check for malware. See this URL for a list of free software for that purpose --
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic ... 32#2048632
You might try a Repair installation of Win XP. See this URL for MS Help and Support page on the subject -- http://support.microsoft.com/default.as ... -US;315341

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Post Posted March 11th, 2006, 5:07 pm

Update your graphics driver, that is IMO the number one cause of crashes.

Then if that doesn't fix it, make a new profile. Since you already tried safe mode this is not guaranteed to help, but it couldn't hurt. If the new profile fixes it you can copy your bookmarks and some stuff to the new profile. If the new profile doesn't fix it then just go back to your normal profile.

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Post Posted March 13th, 2010, 7:00 pm

It made my start up screen black, totally screwed the entire computer. Any ideas?

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Post Posted March 13th, 2010, 7:13 pm

You've posted to a thread that died out four years ago when much earlier versions of Firefox were in use. To get support on a current version, please create a new topic and provide details of the problem.

Locking this due to the age of the original posts.

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