I am back on dial-up ( sigh ) and in an effort to speed my internet experience up, I am trying to do the Firefox™ thing.
Several downloads and reinstalls and tweaks later I am still having on problem.
If I get online (aohell dial-up ISP ) and launch irefox soon after, it comes up, goes to my home page ( Google) and works just fine…
If I wait and read mail and some message boards and then try to launch irefox, it comes up and seems to go to the home page but the little blue progress bar never goes out as it should/does with a 100% load. Page looks loaded.
I can try to go to other places and it just sits there and laughs at me. No matter the close and open tries, nada. I must do a complete shut down and reboot to get irefox™ to fly properly.
I three finger saluted and find that with all things closed, Firefox™ is still on my running apps.??? wtf???
If I get it going right away and keep it in use, it does fine, but let it ( irefox™ ) sit, or leave the computer on for with no apps running and try to re-launch or if I left the apps running and try to use it, nada, locked up and a reboot is the only thing that will get it going. Everything else and all the other browsers work just fine.
I did try to kill it with the three finger salute and got that to work after several tries and then got aohell back up and it launched okay but the messing required takes longer than just shutting down and rebooting.
This happened on the first installation, 9.1 .xx and also on the second installation, 9.2.xx. I’ve got the latest version ( free ) ( no mozzilla just irefox ) and I’m wondering what the hang is all about and how to fix.
This is all on an old 600hz AMD, 512+ meg ram, 100hz buss, 40 gig HD blah, blah
Win98-se with all updates and patches and stuff and such.
Ad-ware and Spybot, ZoneAlarm ( older version with no troubles at all ) and I scan and defrag regular.
Been fighting this a while, Irefox™ is the only thing that ever acts this way.
Got IE, Oprah, Irefox, AOHell as browsers and use all four for different things.
Any ideas, experience or solutions with same type trouble?