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Browsers freezing up


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mike9999

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All of my browsers are freezing up on me. Firefox, Opera IE7, and Google Chrome freeze up for no apparent reason. Sometimes it takes 20 minutes of surfing, sometimes only 2 or 3 minutes. When it freezes up, I can move my mouse pointer, but cannot push any buttons. The little hour glass icon on the pointer stops moving. It does not seem to happen while loading a page. It can happen while sitting idle.

I have no problems running any other non-web based software.

It seems the problem started shortly after syncing with my cell phone. I have an HTC with Windows 6.1 mobile on Sprint. The phone started freezing up and I took it in to be serviced, and it works fine now. The tech said he upgraded the software.
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You can use TFC, it will clear your temp files, also be sure to save any unsaved work.
http://www.geekstogo...er-file187.html

If that was no good, try this:
Shut down your computer again, and unplug your router (and possibly a modem, if you have one)

Wait a minute or so.
(Power up the modem first, wait for all the lights to turn on.) << if you have a modem, obviously
Now power up the router, and again, wait for all the lights.
Power on the computer.

Check if the problem still persists.


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Thanks for the quick response. I cleared temp files. I have to go to work now. I will test tonight (6pm EST-US).

Thanks.
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So far, so good. I've been on about half an hour, with about 20 tabs open and no problems. I had a feeling there was a bad file in there somewhere. That Windows Mobile has been nothing but problems. Want to buy a phone? Haha.

Thank you very much!
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No problem and have fun :) .
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Dude,

I'm still having a problem. Checked the modem - OK. Called the cable company (ISP), everything fine.

I left the browser window open overnight and the screen saver froze. I restarted it, and it froze after about 3 minutes of surfing. Now, I've been going for about 20 minutes.
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Hi, do you still have these problems ?
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Yes. It is really weird. One time when it happened, I got a constant, steady "beep" from inside the computer box. It was like it was caught in a loop, or something. Another time, there was a constant "ticking" sound coming from the monitor.

Perhaps, I need an Exorcist? :)

I've run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Super anti-spyware, along with my resident McAfee scan, and I got this from Malwarebytes:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Would you like a "hijack this" log?
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Hi, the beep would be normal, as your browsers are freezing.

Try this:

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

For these commands click on Start.... Run..... type in...CMD ....press enter....to open a command prompt box

to Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults...type in ... netsh winsock reset catalog .... press ...enter

to Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults...type in...... netsh int ip reset reset.log ... press ...enter


If that does not work, you might want to post a log, yes .

Please do so here:
http://www.geekstogo...emoval-f37.html

Be sure to read this first:
http://www.geekstogo...uide-t2852.html

Good luck :)
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