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Kelvin

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Finally, my turn to be helped. xD

I don't know why, but once I uninstalled the Vista Sidebar for XP because of some problems it encountered during startup, Google began to malfunction for me. I can't connect to the Google server, Yahoo server and also a few other websites. It just sticks at 'Connecting to google.com...' and then it ends up in the page not loading. I load G2G very well though.

Also, FF keeps freezing on me for no reason. I click on a link in G2G and it freezes. And with only 2 tabs opened too. What is wrong? Should I scan my computer? Is it malware? :)

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Scan your computer for malware and viruses etc, and see if there's any addons in FF that's causing a conflict. Are you using Google through www.google.com or the search engine provided with FF? Try both - if they're both stuffed, and there's no conflicts, try another browser like IE (or even Windows Explorer if you have nothing else) and see if you get the same thing.

If other browsers work and it's just FF that's stuffed, maybe uninstall and reinstall the browser - it's small enough. Before reinstall, do a registry cleanout (I use CCleaner (www.ccleaner.com) for quick fixes and System Mechanic 6 for more in-depth stuff.

System Mechanic - not many people know this, but they recently went from version 6 to version 7. Personally, I prefer 6 and found a FREE LEGAL download of it. It's a fantastic product and includes a disk checker, defragger, spyware remover, registry cleaner, temp and junk files cleaner, internet optimiser and a lot of stuff that really helps.

Free, free, free. I'm always searching for the best free stuff. Might as well tell you where to get it:

For some reason, I couldn't use Firefox and had to use internet explorer. Go to: http://www.iolo.com/...u/sm6promo.aspx and follow the links to register. They will e-mail you your registration information. Download the prog, install, register and it's up and running.

You'll be surprised by how many errors it finds. Most of my errors are cleared out with System Mechanic, although my internet issue at present is a headache. I highly recommend System Mech for XP users.
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Scan your computer for malware and viruses etc, and see if there's any addons in FF that's causing a conflict. Are you using Google through www.google.com or the search engine provided with FF? Try both - if they're both stuffed, and there's no conflicts, try another browser like IE (or even Windows Explorer if you have nothing else) and see if you get the same thing.

If other browsers work and it's just FF that's stuffed, maybe uninstall and reinstall the browser - it's small enough. Before reinstall, do a registry cleanout (I use CCleaner (www.ccleaner.com) for quick fixes and System Mechanic 6 for more in-depth stuff.

System Mechanic - not many people know this, but they recently went from version 6 to version 7. Personally, I prefer 6 and found a FREE LEGAL download of it. It's a fantastic product and includes a disk checker, defragger, spyware remover, registry cleaner, temp and junk files cleaner, internet optimiser and a lot of stuff that really helps.

Free, free, free. I'm always searching for the best free stuff. Might as well tell you where to get it:

For some reason, I couldn't use Firefox and had to use internet explorer. Go to: http://www.iolo.com/...u/sm6promo.aspx and follow the links to register. They will e-mail you your registration information. Download the prog, install, register and it's up and running.

You'll be surprised by how many errors it finds. Most of my errors are cleared out with System Mechanic, although my internet issue at present is a headache. I highly recommend System Mech for XP users.

No addon conflicts, no viruses. Also, I used Google through the link and also the search bar already last night but last night I think it had a problem connecting to my ISP. It's up now though. Thanks for the tip.

IE also didn't work last night, but it's working now.

I also use CCleaner. Already cleaned but had no effect on my computer last night. I use TuneUp Utilities. Far better then System Mechanic in my opinion. Has the same stuff SM has, but has a backup OS, file shredder and file recovery! :)

Same thing happened to me when I got my copy of TuneUp Utilities, I was shocked to see the long list of wrong configurations on my computer.

Anyway, the freezing has stopped all of a sudden. I don't know whether it is good or bad but I'll just stick to it for now, and if the problem strikes again I'll just do another step. Thanks for the help.

~Kelvin
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