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sherlock23

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I have been having this problem for a few weeks now. I primarily use Firefox, but I have had the same problem with IE. On practically any web site that has a song, video (specifically, wmv files, though it has happened with mp3 and mpeg files), or anything embedded on it my browser will freeze up. I have the most recent version of windows media player, which may or may not mean anything.

Any suggestions/help/advice?

Thanks in advance.

-Sherlock
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Sherlock,

Tell me, do you have any spyware programs? i.e. spybot and ad-aware? If not, I suggest d/l those programs and run them.
Spyware tends to screw things up.

Good Luck!
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Yeah, I have Spybot but not ad-aware, as well as Norton Internet Security and Ewido (which I downloaded at the recommendation of another post on these forums).

I run Spybot once every few days just to be safe, but really I have no other problems than this one. Spybot doesn't seem to fix it.

Any other suggestions? :tazz:

Thanks in advance
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reinstall IE 6.0

go into control panel and select add/remove, Click Windows Components, Un Check IE, Click OK, Reboot when it is done, now go back to windows components, and re check IE, click OK, this will re-install it.

Also, d/l BHODemon and lets see what BHOs' are running on your system
go here to get the program: http://www.softpedia.../BHODemon.shtml

I am curious as to what is causing this problem, some kinda interferance.
Have you use HJT (highjackthis).?

Edited by John_Doe, 22 May 2005 - 08:38 PM.

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I will do that, but I primarily use firefox and have these problems... should I reinstall Firefox too?

Thanks again for all the help.
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Probably wouldnt hurt, but one browser at a time, make sure you can still access the intenet.

You said you use Firefox mostly, and does it do it in that browser also?
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Yeah, the problem started several weeks ago, when I mostly used IE. But it started to get annoying, so I switched to Firefox to see if that made any difference, but it didn't. I downloaded the most recent version of windows media player, as files associated with it seemed to be causing the most problem, but that didn't help either. Maybe I need to reinstall the media player?

I am not sure at this point. I will try to reinstall my browser(s) tomorrow if I have some free time. Thanks again for all of the help!
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Yeah, maybe a reinstallation of the media player. It actually wouldnt hurt and it would rule it out as being screwed up. It s weird that when you read a certain type of file that problem occurs.
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How can I uninstall/Reinstall Windows Media Player? Hopefully that doesn't sound too ridiculous, but I am not sure how to go about doing it. I tried to do a software restore by clicking help and support > restore software, but the WMP was not on the list. I also looked at the "add/remove programs" list, but saw nothing.

Thanks!
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Didn't get a response the first time, so I am posting again to try and bump this to the top. Hopefully someone can give me a hand.
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