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bearmstead

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New Website Hangs my computer!!
« on: November 14, 2004, 02:33:44 PM »
I've used Avast & loved it for over 4 months now. My problem began with the updated program & website on the 13th. Everytime I close  the Avast webpage & go to my desktop, my system hangs for 30-45 seconds. The start button depresses, then just hangs idly. This also happened when I was using AVG, their webpage & updates froze my computer. I use winME, IE6sp1. Is this a Java thing? My system is free of spyware. Please help.

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Re:New Website Hangs my computer!!
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2004, 02:38:59 PM »
Close your browser, delete all cookies, temporary files, temporary internet files, downloaded program files etc.

Reboot and try again. Does this solves it?

bearmstead

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Re:New Website Hangs my computer!!
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2004, 02:43:35 PM »
I'm sorry, I should have told you that I had done all of that before posting.

bearmstead

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Re:New Website Hangs my computer!!
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2004, 02:46:03 PM »
And with that, I should have tested for the hang, which now appears to have cleared itself. Thanks for the help. I will post back if this problem returns.

bearmstead

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Re:New Website Hangs my computer!!
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2004, 09:28:25 PM »
My victory was temporary. This website is again hanging my computer when I exit to the desktop. What could be different from the old webpage?

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Re:New Website Hangs my computer!!
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2004, 09:31:05 PM »
Try another browser. That will at least tell us if it is a browser related problem or not.

bearmstead

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Re:New Website Hangs my computer!!
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2004, 10:07:30 PM »
I installed Firefox & the hanging problem has disappeared. I'm not totally comfortable with Firefox though. Any suggestions on correcting the problem with Internet Explorer?

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Re:New Website Hangs my computer!!
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2004, 10:10:41 PM »
Try a repair of IE as explained HERE

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Re:New Website Hangs my computer!!
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2004, 10:11:47 PM »
Also make sure your IE is upto date

--lee

bearmstead

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Re:New Website Hangs my computer!!
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2004, 11:15:15 PM »
I have Windows ME, I've tried the repair feature in "add/remove programs" file. It will always bug me, but hey, I'm starting to like this Firefox. Seems more stable & lots faster.

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Re:New Website Hangs my computer!!
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2004, 11:20:38 PM »
You can remove IE with THIS util and than reinstall IE. It may solve the problem.

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Re:New Website Hangs my computer!!
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2004, 11:25:02 PM »
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I'm starting to like this Firefox. Seems more stable & lots faster.

I have been using firefox for a while and, and i now don't see how i used the internet without it, its faster and has more security!!, also you may want to go to tools>extensions>get more extensions, where there are some good optional add ons

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Re:New Website Hangs my computer!!
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2004, 01:05:53 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions, I think I'll just stay with  Firefox, probably do more harm than good deleting IE & reinstalling it.

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Re:New Website Hangs my computer!!
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2004, 11:12:24 AM »
Hello bearmstead

I'm glad that you like firefox.  May I suggest you some very useful extensions ?

- mouse gesture : navigate with mouse moves.
- tabbrowser preferences : manage your windows in tab

After these "must have" you can add :
- googlebar : the google bar for firefox
- ieview : some sites require IE. With ieview you can launch IE on the current page in one click
- tab X : add 'X' icon in tab title to close it easily

With all these I'm sure you will never return to IE

Enjoy !

Farfouille