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What's up with my Firefox browser?

by Ralph V / January 7, 2006 12:22 PM PST

I'm using Firefox 1.0.7 and most of the time it loads flawlessly. However, at times when I click on the icon to open it up all I get is an hourglass that flashes constantly but the browser never loads. In task manager I notice cpu useage going to Firefox. So far I've managed to correct things with a system restore for my XP version of windows but I'd really rather find the reason and correct it and not have to restore so often. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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RAlph, Have You Tried The Newest FireFox 1.5?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 7, 2006 12:29 PM PST

If you want to give it a try, download from the link below, uninstall your current 1.0.7 version, then install the newest one from Add/Remove Programs..All your Bookmarks will be automatically transferred over to the new version.

http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

Hope this helps.

Grif

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firefox
by tomron / January 7, 2006 12:35 PM PST
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It happens
by joe_smith / January 7, 2006 8:56 PM PST

Every couple of blue moons, Firefox will create a zombie process like you describe. I've never seen it happen more than once in a great while, and all you have to do is just kill the Firefox process and start again.

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