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#1 Oddworld

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 03:23 PM

Ya, another problem. Except it's very, very annoying. And it happens still.

If I were to have two or more tabs on FireFox, after a while of browsing through the internet, the computer suddenly just freezes.

Now, I do not mean completely frozen, but every program I have on gets frozen (like the Music folder and Firefox), and I can't get to my Task Manager. Not even the simple CTRL+ALT+DEL helps. I used Avira to search the ENTIRE computer, but it said that there were no detections. (I'm using the free version, by the way) It is frozen enough that I have to restart my computer.

So, may anyone help me on this? This is probably the biggest problem I have so far on my computer.

Edit: Actually, it freezes the computer EVEN WITH ONE TAB, and even with almost every other program closed but Avira.

FYI, the freezing occurs randomly, which means it could be five minutes after starting up FireFox, to an hour.

Edited by Oddworld, 21 January 2010 - 03:44 PM.

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#2 Randallrocks

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 05:47 PM

Pinpoint the problem.

Use a different browser, antivirus (or no antivirus, I find them to be very bloaty). Keep task manager in the background where you can see it.


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Posted 21 January 2010 - 06:42 PM

Pinpoint the problem.

Use a different browser, antivirus (or no antivirus, I find them to be very bloaty). Keep task manager in the background where you can see it.

I'll try that. But question, which browser should I use, besides IE?

Edit: I tried out the Task Manager in the backround thing, but when I tried to end process of what are freezing, they don't end the process, which means, as usual, I need to restart the computer. So, the only option left is to use a different browser...but what's the a really good browser besides FireFox? =/

Edited by Oddworld, 21 January 2010 - 06:58 PM.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:02 PM

What processes are causing the problem? Write them down and post.

CHROME CHROME CHROME. WEBKIT, SEPARATE PROCESSES FOR TABS + EXTENSIONS, EXTENSIONS, THEMES, WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR? CHROMEEEEEEEEEEEEE. <3

http://www.google.com/chrome


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Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:29 PM

What processes are causing the problem? Write them down and post.

CHROME CHROME CHROME. WEBKIT, SEPARATE PROCESSES FOR TABS + EXTENSIONS, EXTENSIONS, THEMES, WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR? CHROMEEEEEEEEEEEEE. <3

http://www.google.com/chrome

Well, basically...

explorer.exe and firefox.exe .

Also, I may try out Chrome, but for now, since it didn't seem to freeze now for an hour, I'll try it tomorrow, but if my computer magically doesn't freeze anymore, I may not try it.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 11:22 PM

hehe. Hmm... are you copying or backing up files?


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Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:35 AM

Chrome is actually quite decent. I used to lag with Firefox so I switched to Chrome and haven't looked back since. Does this only happen with web browsing? 'Cuz it also might be just lack of RAM.

Not so sure I agree with the last part, but the beginning is true.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 05:58 PM

Oh right. What are your computer specs?

Also, open up your computer and dust it out using a can of compressed air.


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Posted 22 January 2010 - 06:56 PM

Oh right. What are your computer specs?

Also, open up your computer and dust it out using a can of compressed air.

I dun't knew haow tu check da cawmputah cpekz. (In other words, I don't know how to check the computer specs.)

My dad tried the dusting it out thing, but that doesn't seem to work. However, your plan of using Google Chrome was a good idea, because two hours have passed, and it didn't freeze yet. Avast also seems to fix the problem, even if it haven't detected YET (yes, it's still searching), and I'm using the free version.

So thanks for the Chrome suggestion.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:56 PM

Press Windows + R. Type in dxdiag, and you'll get a box like this:

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Tell us everything under System Information.


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Posted 23 January 2010 - 01:03 PM

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Lol, yes, ODDWORLD-PC.
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 01:12 PM

You should have no problems with freezing, regardless of if you use Firefox or not.


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Posted 23 January 2010 - 03:58 PM

Well despite that I got most things at good shape, I still freeze. However, they only last for around 5 minutes, and if I never shut off my computer at any freeze, it would only require 5 freezes to make the computer work as normal.

Even though it's annoying, at least it's no longer a permanent freeze. =/
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 02:24 PM

Worst case scenario, it's a hardware problem. That is if the freezes seem random. If not it's a program error somewhere, or even a driver error.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:46 PM

Hardware problem? Already? I only had it for 6 months, I didn't know it could have a problem ALREADY. O.o
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 05:46 PM

I'm going with virus or driver error, because there's no way that that hardware could cause freezing, especially only at the 6 month mark.


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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:37 PM

To me, I'll go with virus. Why?

While I was casually browsing through the TF2 Wiki like I do, since five months ago, out of nowhere, a pop-up (no I don't have spyware nor adware nor pop-up-ware, if such exists) came up and gave me a malware...and that pop-up has appeared TWICE. Even if Avira (but now using Avast Your love) did manage to block it, I assume that did not work. Hell, why didn't Avira gave me the option to delete the damn thing?!

If malware does not do that, then I'll go with the driver error.

Yes, that is an unlucky scenario.

Edited by Oddworld, 25 January 2010 - 07:38 PM.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:43 PM

You can't get viruses from ads.


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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:47 PM

Oh, but it did. As soon as the pop-up appeared, Avira told me I got malware. (Again, now I have Avast)
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Posted 26 January 2010 - 05:42 PM

You can't get a virus unless you download something and run it.





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