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Old 12-27-2008, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First laptop i bought around a year ago is a basic compaq celeron. and Firefox keeps crashing! I don't really have an explanation as to why it is doing this. Firefox ran and still runs on my new laptop and my mates laptop so i know it isn't down.

Ie has those global viruses apart from the fact i havent used ie for well over 3 years. I find google chrome is horrible with file transfer speeds as is Opera. I don't like the interface of Safari at all and the available extensions or add-ons is minimal at this point in time.

So Firefox is the only one I am content with and It doesn't work. I am running safari atm.

I got recovery disks for this compaq. so i am thinking about wiping the C partition and starting again. It's just getting slow-ish.
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Have you uninstalled Firefox and removed all the App Data folders for it? So that it will be seen as basically a fresh brand new install instead of a update?
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There are many things that can cause firefox to crash.
Check the MozillaZine Knowledge Base to find out some of those things. You may find out why Mozilla Firefox is crashing over there.
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You may also look for some portable version of Firefox (I know it exists, do not remember where and what is its name though). This will release some memory, and I hope prevents often crashing.
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PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB drives

It is listed there.
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