The Symptoms: After browsing the internet for a while in Firefox, suddenly when I click a link, nothing happens. Well, for about a quarter of a second, the "working " icon in the top right swirls, the stop button turns red and the name of the web page on the tab flashes, but the page does not load. If I keep clicking, the page might eventually load like normal on some random try (sometimes on the first few tries, sometimes it takes up to twenty tries). The same thing happens whether I am clicking a link, selecting a bookmark, typing a web address into the address bar. It doesn't matter if its in a new tab or existing tab. Also, sometimes pages will not render correctly. Sometimes every video on YouTube says "video no longer available". Videos and flash games sometimes work and sometimes don't. If I switch to Internet Explorer while the problem is there pages do not load correctly, if at all. If I work simultaneously in FF and IE, the problem starts at the same time. Since the problem began I have not gotten good connections on my bitTorrents either and after a while, they grind to a halt.
What I've Tried: Upgrading to FF 3. Clearing the cache and deleting
all cookies. Uninstalling or disabling most of my
add-ons including Greasemonkey. (Those three were before I realized it wasnt just a Firefox problem.) Running a virus scan
with AVG. Enabling ALL of the services and start up programs in windows (I had disabled many of them about a month before all this began). Doing a system restore to a point before the problem occured. Defragmenting. Nothing has helped.
Notes: This has happened on several different wireless connections, so I know its not the router. When the problem occurs, I can repair the connection and it will start working properly again for a while. I am guessing that my wireless card may be at fault. It is a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card. I haven't tried using a wired connection to the router to see if it still happens. I will try that when I get home. Does anyone have any sugestions has to how to further troubleshoot this?
The System: Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3.
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well it would be great , if you can check the same on the wired connection. I guess the problem is with the windows . Start the computer in safe mode with networking and check browsing on the wireless connection in safe mode with networking . if the same works fine . Try creating a new user a/c if the same works fine in safe mode with networking . Other wise it would be best to reset the entire computer.
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Step 1: Stop Web History on Internet Explorer b> Every time you visit a website, the web address, date and time of your visit is recorded in your Web browser history. The length of time this information is saved varies depending on what browser is used. If privacy is a concern, popular browsers such as Firefox and Internet Explorer offer enhanced privacy features that allow you to prevent your browser history from being stored.
Update your Web browser to the latest version of the product. Browser updates often include important security patches. Automatically clear your browser history each time you exit. In Firefox, this option is located under "Tools" and "Options." Select the "Privacy" tab and check the box marked "Always clear my private data when I close Firefox." If you're using Internet Explorer, click on "Tools" and "Internet Options" and check "Delete browsing history on exit." Use private browsing if your browser supports it. Private browsing prevents your browser from storing any information about your browsing history, including cookies, temporary Internet files and history. Pressing CTRL+Shift+P on your keyboard will activate private browsing mode in both Firefox and Internet Explorer. It can also be accessed in Firefox by clicking "Tools" and selecting "Start Private Browsing," and in Internet Explorer by clicking "Safety" and selecting "InPrivate Browsing." Private browsing must be activated each time you open your browser.
hi there! :) try to clear the cache and cookies it might work! :)
for firefox At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button and then click Options. Select the Advanced panel. Click on the Network tab. In the Offline Storage section, click Clear Now.
for internet explorer 1.On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options. The Internet Options box should open to the General tab. 2.On the General tab, in the Temporary Internet Files section, click the Delete Temporary Internet Files button and Cookies. This will delete all the files that are currently stored in your cache and cookies
for google chrome Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar. Select Tools. Select Clear browsing data. In the dialog that appears, select the checkboxes for the types of information that you want to remove. Use the menu at the top to select the amount of data that you want to delete. Select beginning of time to delete everything. Click Clear browsing data.
dont forget to close your browser and open a new one once your computer is done clearing the cache and cookies. hope it works! :)
Usually its on the browser try to used other browser
You may also try to delete browsing historues
On I.E 1 Go to tools on the right upper corner Internet Options Make sure there's a checked mark on filtering data , password ,browsing history cookies ,cached click delete all . also do this one to other browsers In case nothing happens try it to other browsers .try to click this link Mozilla http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/fx/ Google chrome http://www.google.com/chrome/
First, try to access the web site in a different computer that is connected to a different network. There are times that the site itself has the problem and not the computer.
If you can access the site in a different computer, then the problem has something to do with the internet browser that you are using. Try to use different internet browsers (i.e. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera). OR, you may optimize your browser. Here's how:
* For Internet Explorer:
1. Run Internet Explorer and click on 'Tools' menu. 2. Go to Internet Options and locate the Browsing History section. 3. Click the 'Delete' button and delete the Temporary Internet Files, Cookies and History. 4. Close the Internet Explorer and re-open it. 5. Access your e-mail.
* For Mozilla Firefox:
1. Run Firefox and hit 'Tools' menu. 2. Go to 'Clear Recent History' and click the drop-down arrow for 'Time range to clear'. 3. Select 'Everything' and then click the line beside details. 4. Check browsing & download history, form & search history, cookies, cache. 5. Click "Clear Now" button. 6. Close and re-open Firefox. 7. Access your e-mail.
* For Safari:
1. Open the Safari. 2. Click the Safari menu (right beside the Apple icon) and select "Empty Cache". 3. When asked "Are you sure you want to empty the cache?", click "Empty". 4. Click the Safari menu (right beside the Apple icon) then go to "Preferences". 5. From the security dialog box, click "Bookmarks". 6. Click on "Show Cookies" button and then hit "Remove All" button. 7. Select "Done". 8. Access your email.
This is a browser issue, try to delete all cookies and clear all cache. Please follow the steps provided below.
Internet Explorer : 1. Open Internet explorer > Tools > Internet Option 2. On the General Tab under Browsing History, click on Delete 3. On the pop up windows that opens, make sure all check box are checked that has
cookies, temporary files, and etc..., then click on delete 4. Just close and re-open Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox 1. Open Mozilla Firefox > Tools > Clear Private data 2. On the pop up windows, make sure all boxes are checked as well and click on
Internet Explorer : 1. Open Internet explorer > Tools > Internet Option 2. On the General Tab under Browsing History, click on Delete 3. On the pop up windows that opens, make sure all check box are checked that has cookies, temporary files, and etc..., then click on delete 4. Just close and re-open Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox 1. Open Mozilla Firefox > Tools > Clear Private data 2. On the pop up windows, make sure all boxes are checked as well and click on delete. 3. Close and reopen Mozilla Firefox.
There's nothing wrong with the computer. But I'm suspecting that you have a corrupted Internet Explorer. Try to optimize the browser by deleting the Cookies and Temporary Internet File. Please follow the steps below:
1. Run Internet Explorer 2. Click on Tools > Internet Options... 3. Click the Delete button under the Browsing History. 4. Select Cookies, Temporary Internet files 5. Close and re-open the Internet Explorer
If same problem occured, try using Mozilla Firefox. If the issue would be resolved in using Firefox, then the Internet Explorer is corrupted and needs to be updated.
You can't force a link to open in a present window, if a link instructs a browser to open it in a new tab/window. (that is the case with most of the download links, and more of them.) If You want to open it in a new window instead of a tab, go to Tools, Options, go to Tabs, and in the firs row, select in a new window instead of in a new tab.