I quit using Internet Explorer in favor of Firefox a few years ago. So far, all was well–until the past month or so. I’m running Firefox 2.0 and I also have IE 6.0 (because you can’t get rid of it).
Now, 9 times out of 10, Firefox does not load amazon.com pages. It produces only a completely blank page. The title bar displays some sort of URL (instead of the actual page title), while the browser window is 100% blank. I can get a page to load if I go back and hit the link again… and again… usually 8, 9, 10 times. If I have enough patience, I can get the page to load with repeated attempts.
When I attempt to access my cart, Firefox displays some incomprehensible code in plaintext, though again after any number of repeated attempts, I can get the cart page to load.
I’ve never seen any browser go haywire in this way before, and it only happens with Amazon. I would like to know what could have happened recently to cause this, and how to fix it.
IE is worse. The entire browser just freezes up and hangs if I try to access an Amazon login page. I see the CPU usage shoot through the roof every time I try to do anything with IE. I’ve been dumping all the error reports in Microsoft’s lap for all the good it will do. The explanations they refer me to never explain anything. I’ve just given up completely on IE.