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This one looks like a winner:

http://kb.mozillazin...Afee_Anti-virus

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As for McAfee, I'm unable to find any option that resembles the instructions in the Mozilla knowledge database. I'm running VirusScan 10.0.27, and there's simply nothing that I can see that comes close to that sort of option.

I'll try sfc now.
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One of these days, I'll actually start doing something before I make a post about it.

I keep getting the dialog box referenced on the UpdateXP page you linked to when I run sfc. I currently don't have an XP Install disk around, as being a stupid college student, I've left mine at home. I'll ask my roommates if they've got theirs after they start waking up.
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As for McAfee, I'm unable to find any option that resembles the instructions in the Mozilla knowledge database. I'm running VirusScan 10.0.27, and there's simply nothing that I can see that comes close to that sort of option.

I'll try sfc now.


OK Keep us posted.
If necessary I can get an experienced McAfee helper to have a look.
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Okay, so, news.

I randomly got a Java Install Update today. So now I have Java Update 9 on my computer. I also ran sfc, and after that completed, I tried to crash Firefox. It seemed like it wasn't crashing, so I tried to crash using Magic Workstation. That crashed as normal, taking the Magic Workstation play module and Magic Workstation out. I tried to crash Firefox again after this, and sure enough, it crashed and the 50% CPU wouldn't go away. So I think now I'm going to run sfc again to see if that helps.
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If it doesn't can you try stopping the resident scanner from McAfee for a while?
Make sure you surf to safe places only when you do so.
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Should I try to crash Firefox with the Scanner off?

I finished running sfc again and tried to crash Firefox, and it required a hard reboot again.
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Yes please. I want to know if it is McAfee or not.
If it is, I'll call in the cavalry. :whistling:
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Nope, not McAfee. I disabled VirusScan, Personal Firewall, Privacy Service, and SpamKiller, and it still crashed. Rebooted through a simple reboot command from the Task Manager this time, which was nice. Don't much enjoy having to hold the power button down to get a response out of it.
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OK. Let's blame Firefox then. See if that sticks.

Can you download and install Opera:
http://www.opera.com/download/

After you installed it set is as your Default browser.
Let me know if that works for you.
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Um...okay, update.

I haven't installed Opera yet. It's been a busy day.

I was watching TV using my TV tuner card and the application that came with it, called UltraTV. My TV show ended, so I right clicked inside the application to open an options window similar to the ones that appear in the File/Edit/View menus. Except the menu was dark black and inoperable. I checked Task Manager, and sure enough, the application was using 50% CPU. I closed it, and the usage went to explorer.exe, and I had to reboot. I didn't have anything unusual open in Firefox.

So now...I'm really not sure what to do.

Edited by Buzz Buzz, 27 October 2006 - 10:26 PM.

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Me neither, but I think it's time to have a hardware specialist look at this.

Can you start a new thread here:
http://www.geekstogo...pherals-f9.html

State your problem and point them here so they can see what we already tried.

Keep me posted.

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